Westhill Pulls Away in Final Three Minutes To Beat O.F.A. in Semis

Madrid-Waddington’s David Odendahl (4) gets double-teamed under the hoop as he looks for help on the pass. The Moriah Vikings bounced back from an early hole, then erupted for an 11-2 run in the final three minutes to put away a 51-41 victory in the New York State Class D quarterfinal at SUNY Canton.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Final Standings & Non League Stats

EAST DIVISION                  W-L   GB   Non-Lg
x-St. Regis Falls
Tupper Lake
14-0       -        4-0
11-3       3       1-3
10-4       4       2-2
  8-6       6       1-3
  7-7       7       2-2
4-10     10       2-2
1-13     13       2-2
1-13     13       1-2
CENTRAL DIVISION           W-L    GB  Non-Lg
Salmon River
St. Lawrence Central
14-0       -        3-1
12-2       2       2-2
10-4       4       4-0
  7-7       7       2-2
  6-8       8       2-1
  5-9       9       4-0
3-11     11       3-1
0-14     14       2-2
WEST DIVISION                 W-L    GB  Non-Lg
12-2       -       3-2
11-3       1      1-0
10-4       2      3-2
  9-5       3      2-2
  8-6       4      1-3
3-11       9      1-4
2-12     10      1-3
1-13     11      0-2

New York State Playoffs

 NCSN Boys N.Y. State Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

New York State Playoffs - Class B Semifinal
Westhill (III) 74, Ogdensburg (X) 67



New York State Playoffs - Class D Quarterfinal
Moriah (VII) 51, Madrid-Waddington (X) 41
New York State Playoffs - Class B Quarterfinal
Ogdensburg (X) 92, Plattsburgh (VII) 49



New York State Playoffs - Class A Opening Round
Bishop Ludden (III) 71, Massena (X) 50



New York State Playoffs - Class B Opening Round
Ogdensburg (X) 80, Voorheesville (II) 49
New York State Playoffs - Class C Opening Round
Seton Catholic (VII) 60, Tupper Lake (X) 57


Seton Catholic’s Chris Kustos (3) leaps over Roger Delair (32) and two other Tupper Lake defender’s to sink the two points. Tupper tied the game 57-57 with 5.1 seconds left, but Seton Catholic’s Kaden Baugh (12) made a long-range three-pointer to capture the 60-57 win in the State Class C opener. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (10) fights his way through the defense to back a hard-fought basket against two Seton Catholic defenders. The Lumberjacks battled back from a 15-point deficit early in the third quarter, twice closing within two points, finally tying the game at 57-57 with just 5.1 seconds remaining, before falling to Section VII champion Seton Catholic 60-57 on a three-point buzzer beater in the New York State Class C Region II opener at SUNY Potsdam. After Tupper Lake scored the first six points of the ball game, the Knights battled back to take a 25-18 lead at the half. Anson Gagnier’s three-pointer sparked a furious Lumberjack comeback that tied the game in the closing seconds. As Seton Catholic inbounded the ball for their final play, Tupper Lake got a tip and deflected the ball out of bounds with 1.9 seconds remaining. The Knights’ scoring leader, Kaden Baugh took the subsequent in bounder and two dribbles, before firing up a desperation 22-footer. The ball bounced off the back of the iron, went straight up 12 feet into the air and came straight down through the hoop for the game-winner. Baugh finished with 25 points, while Chris Kustos scored 14 and Keegan Briggs added 11 points. Mitch Keniston led Tupper Lake with 22 points. The Lumberjacks finished their championship season at 14-8.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Massena boys basketball team put up a fight in the first half, but a lopsided third quarter and sizeable margin from the free-throw line doomed the Section X Champion Red Raiders in the opening round of the New York State Class A playoffs at Cicero-North Syracuse. The Raiders held their own, trailing Section III Champion Bishop Ludden 19-14 at the end of the first quarter and down 36-27 at the half. However, the Gaelic Knights outscored Massena 20-7 in the third frame to build a commanding 56-34 lead, en route to a 71-50 victory. There was also a sizeable difference in scoring from the charity strip as Ludden knocked down 21 free throws, compared to just five for the Red Raiders. The Knights’ Daniel Kaigler led all scorers with 19 points, including 11 from the foul line. Ben Hackett chipped in 16 points, Zach Walser chimed in with 14 points and Kevin Sierotnik tossed in 13 points, including three shots from outside the arc. Massena was led by Xavier Viskovich with 12 points. Devon Viskovich and Rhoades Tarbell tossed down 11 points each, while Dante Viskovich notched eight points, including a pair of three-pointers. Bishop Ludden, looking sluggish at times except for the third quarter, held only a 23-20 edge in field goals made overall. Massena held the edge in three-pointers 5-4 and outscored Ludden 16-15 in the final quarter. The Raiders close their campaign at 16-5.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Ogdensburg Blue Devils took their high-performing game on the road to Saratoga Springs for the first round of the New York State Class B playoffs and executed the same way they ran through Section X all season. The Devils had their way with Section II champion Voorheesville in an 80-49 victory. Both teams entered the game at 21-1 overall. Kinnon LaRose led Ogdensburg with 30 points, which included hitting 12-of-20 field goals. Matt Piercey chipped in 18 points, while Colin Ross notched 16 points. Ogdensburg opened leads of 23-14 in the first quarter and 40-23 by intermission. In all, O.F.A. hit 31 of their 54 shots from the field, including eight three-pointers. Logan Hotaling led the Blackbirds with 19 points. The Blue Devils advance to face Section VII champion Plattsburgh at SUNY Plattsburgh Saturday at 1:45 p.m., for the chance to reach the New York State Final Four in Glens Falls the following weekend.


The state-ranked #2 Ogdensburg Blue Devils hung tough, but state top-ranked Westhill closed out the final three minutes with a 10-4 run to pull away for a 74-67 victory in the New York State Class B semifinals at Glens Falls. Westhill lead 24-23 after a high-scoring first quarter. The defenses slowly clamped down with Ogdensburg outscoring the Section III champions 18-17 to tie the game 41-41 at the half. Westhill edged ahead with a 13-12 third quarter. Ogdensburg was within a point, 64-63 with 3:20 remaining, before the determining final run. Westhill (24-0) keyed its defense on O.F.A.’s regular-season top scorer, Kinnon LaRose, holding him to 10 points. Matt Piercey led the Devils with 20, while Colin Ross chipped in 16 and Jack Manke tossed in 10. Seth Pinkerton closed out with nine points. Ogdensburg finished its spectacular season at 22-2. Tyler Reynolds scored 27 points to lead Westhill to the championship final vs. Olean in the Saturday finale.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Ogdensburg Blue Devils have solidly earned a trip to the New York State Final Four following yet another romp with a 92-49 victory over Section VII champion Plattsburgh in the state quarterfinal game at SUNY Plattsburgh. The win was the 22nd in a row for the state -ranked #2 Blue Devils. Ogdensburg jumped away from Plattsburgh with a 31-8 run in the second quarter. Kinnon LaRose led the O.F.A. with 18 points and notched his 1,000th varsity career point in the third quarter. Colin Ross chipped in 12 points, while Matt Piercey and Connor Hannon both scored 11 points. Plattsburgh was led by Garrett Frady with 22 points. Alex Follmer added 10 points for the Hornets. The Blue Devils fifth final four appearance of the past decade, but the first under head coach Mark Henry. The victory also sets up a potentially powerful matchup with top-ranked Westhill in the semifinals. Westhill remained undefeated at 23-0, following their overtime win over Norwich in the quarterfinals. Woodlands and Olean will meet in the other semifinal.

M-W Jackets Fall To Late Moriah Surge 51-41 in States

Madrid-Waddington’s David Odendahl (4) gets double-teamed under the hoop as he looks for help on the pass. The Moriah Vikings bounced back from an early hole, then erupted for an 11-2 run in the final three minutes to put away a 51-41 victory in the New York State Class D quarterfinal at SUNY Canton.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Barney (0) gets tied up by two Moriah players and has the ball knocked away. The Moriah Vikings will return to the New York State final four for the first time in 11 years, but not before bouncing back from a first-half deficit, then holding the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets scoreless over a four-minute span in the fourth quarter to emerge with a 51-41 victory in the New York State Class D quarterfinals at SUNY Canton. Madrid-Waddington suffered from uncharacteristic field-goal shooting trouble going just 11-for-48 for the game. The Jackets went over four minutes in the final quarter with the scoreboard stuck at 37 points, while Moriah went on an 11-point run. The Jackets also lost the services of their top scorer David Odendahl, who finished with 12 points when he fouled out of the game with 2:52 remaining. Aaron Armstrong dropped in 11 points, while Jacob Barney dished up 10 rebounds and four steals. Moriah (21-2) was led by Adam Jaquish who notched 17 points. Madrid-Waddington closed out its season at 14-10.


Section X Overall Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Overall Scoreboard


Section X Overall Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(B) Ogdensburg 86, (A) Massena 49



Section X Overall Semifinals - SUNY Potsdam
(B) Ogdensburg 82, (D) Madrid-Waddington 32
(A) Massena 45, (C) Tupper Lake 42

BLUE DEVILS Win Overall Semifinal Over M-W Jackets

Following a steal, Ogdensburg’s Colin Ross (5) speeds to the rack for a layup before Madrid-Waddington’s Aaron Armstrong (1) can deny him a path. The Devils stormed out to a 42-9 lead over the Yellow Jackets at the half.  O.F.A.’s strong defensive effort propelled them to an 82-32 win over Madrid-Waddington in the Section X overall semifinals.   (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Ogdensburg’s Seth Pickerton (10) goes over the top in an attempt to swipe the ball from Madrid-Waddington’s David Odendahl (4). Ogdensburg opened an 18-5 first quarter lead on the strength of tight defense and team play, leading the Devils to an 82-32 victory in the Section X overall semifinals.  The Blue Devils extended their winning streak to 20 games with continued multi-player pressure and a blitz of scoring off the transition and fast break to roll to another dominating win. Kinnon LaRose helped pave the way with a strong 11-point first quarter, en route to a 22-point performance. Seth Pinkerton contributed 16 points, while Matt Piercey also got a strong start with 10 points and distributing five assists. Madrid-Waddington, held to only nine points in the first half, came out a stronger second half and scored 23 points. Aaron Armstrong let M-W with 12 points, while Jacob Barney dealt six points. The Jackets, now 13-10, will continue into the New York State Class D quarterfinals next week. Ogdensburg has a return date with the Massena Red Raiders in a rematch for the Section X title at 4:00 Saturday at SUNY Potsdam.

The Lumberjacks rallied from a 39-20 deficit in the third quarter to draw within three points, but did not hit on four chances to score in the final 0:41. Massena won 45-42 in the Section X overall semifinal.  The Raiders opened an 11-5 lead through the first quarter, then drained three straight three-pointers to open a 20-7 lead and appeared to take charge of the game. Massena led 26-13 at the half and extended the lead to 39-20 midway through the third quarter. Then Nash Batala entered and dropped in a pair of shots around the paint where the Red Raiders had dominated with their size all night. The defense ignited and forced a pair or turnovers, with one converted for a six-point run. But the spark turned into a full flame when Anson Gagnier launched a nearly 30-foot rainmaker just before the buzzer to cut the lead to 41-32. And 10 seconds into the fourth quarter, Gagnier answered the bell again with his fourth three-pointer of the game to cut the once-formidable lead to just six points. Massena finally stopped the bleeding with back-to-back buckets and restored the lead to ten points, 45-35. But they were the last buckets they would get from the Jacks over the final 6:25. As the clock ticked down under 2:00, Morgan Stevens launched another trifecta to pull Tupper Lake within one possession at 45-42. The Jacks would get four more cracks at the lead – got a steal, but the layup just rolled off the front of the rim; and a 10-footer rattled the rim and popped out. Gagnier appaered to bury his fifth three-pointer of the night from 22 feet, but just as he launched, Coach Steve Skiff got a timeout. The shot might have been in the air before the whistle, but the officials ruled the timeout came first and wiped the bucket. Tupper Lake (14-7) returned to the floor for another three-ball opportunity, but the shot bounced almost straight up and fell out. The Raiders ran off the final 10 seconds to scrape out the win. Massena’s Xavier Viskovich scored a team-best 17 points, while Dante Viskovich added 10. The Red Raiders get a rematch with Ogdensburg for the Section X overall crown. Gagnier piled up a game-best 22 points for the Lumberjacks, while Mitch Kenniston contributed 10 points. The Jacks advance into the N.Y. State Class C quarterfinals next week.

O.F.A. Repeats Section Crown Beating Massena

The Ogdensburg Free Academy Blue Devils added to their Section X basketball resume by capturing the overall section title on Saturday. The Devils were led by Kinnon LaRose and Colin Ross who poured in 18 points apiece in an 86-49 win over Massena for their second straight title and seventh in the last eleven years. The Raiders were led by Xavier Viskovich 11 points.  (Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Kinnon LaRose (30) slashes to the basket against the Massena’s defense. The Ogdensburg Blue Devils closed out their Section X portion of their spectacular 2013-14 boys basketball season with an impressive 86-49 victory over the Class A Champion Massena Red Raiders for the Section X overall championship. The Blue Devils notched 17 three-pointers en route to their 21st straight victory of the season, their 10th overall title and seventh championship in the last eleven years. After Massena fought early to stay in the game, O.F.A. pulled away to open a 20-point lead before the half. Colin Ross scored 20 points, while Kinnon LaRose scored 18 points, Connor Hannon chipped in 14 and Matt Piercey added 12, which included three trifectas. Massena was led by Xavier Viskovich with 12 points. Dante Viskovich scored 10, while Devon Viskovich and Nick McKeel added six points each. Ogdensburg will begin state tournament play in meeting Section II champion Voorheesville at Saratoga on Tuesday. Massena faces Bishop Sudden on Wednesday at Cicero North Syracuse.

Massena Narrowly Averts Tupper Upset in Semis 45-42

Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (10) and Roger Delair (32) double-team Massena’s Xavier Viskovich (50) to force a jump ball. The Red Raiders led the Lumberjacks by 19 points (39-20)midway through the third quarter.  Tupper Lake’s furious comeback fell short, as Massena held on for a 45-42 win in the Section X overall semifinals.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Lake’s Vodel Wesby (22) soars for the jumper over Massena’s Xavier Goyco (2).


Section X Class A Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class A Scoreboard


Section X Class A Championship - at SUNY Canton
(#1) Massena 62, (#2) Malone 52

Malone’s Chris Poupore (4) cuts between Massena’s Zevon Viskovich (44) and Rhoades Tarbell (55) to create an opening for the jumpshot. The Huskies led most of the first half, then battled the Raiders through six lead changes and three ties. Massena pulled away with a 23-14 fourth quarter run to win the Section X Class A championship game 62-52.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Massena Outlasts Malone in Class A TITLE GAME 62-52

Massena’s Zevon Viskovich (44) gets the lay up after spinning past Malone’s Kody Mulverhill (3). The Franklin Academy Huskies jumped out to a six-point lead and maintained the advantage till the final second of the first half, when Tyler Haas drained a key three-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining to knot the game at 28-28 at intermission. The shot was a catalyst for the Red Raiders, who had trailed virtually the whole first half, but sparked a 62-52 victory over the Huskies in the Section X Class A championship at SUNY Canton. The Raiders slid ahead of 39-38 at the end of the third quarter, then pulled away with a 23-14 outburst in the final frame. Massena’s Dante Viskovich led all scorers with 18 points, while Xavier Viscovich and Xavier Goyco scored 12 points apiece. Tyler Haas added eight. For the Huskies, Chris Poupore scored 14 points, while Kody Mulverhill scored nine points. Jordan Yando, Cameron Gallagher and Austin Lamay chipped in seven points apiece. The Raiders will advance to the overall Section X semifinals against the team yet to be determined. Malone closed out its season at 14-5.


Section X Class B Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class B Scoreboard


Class B Championship
(#1) Ogdensburg 90, (#2) Potsdam 28



Class B Semifinals - Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Ogdensburg 85, (#4) Canton 36
(#2) Potsdam 61, (#3) Salmon River 51



Class B Play-In - at Home of Higher Seed
(#4) Canton 50, (#5) Gouverneur 45

Potsdam Beats SHAMROCKS 61-51 in Class B Semifinal

Salmon River’s Russ Oakes (23) spins past Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes (21) to create an open jump shot on the basket for two points and tie the game late in the first quarter. The Shamrocks and the Sandstoners pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Salmon River 61-51 in the Section X Class B semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Dequan Pitts (35) looks for an open shot, while facing strong defense from Salmon River’s Zach Smith (22).   Potsdam scored the game’s first 10 points, then held off Salmon River for a 61-51 win in the Section X Class B semifinals. Nick Vaccaro and Daquan Pitts both scored 15 points, while Jake Mitchell posted 13 points to lead the Sandstoners. Second-seeded Potsdam will face top-seeded and state-ranked Ogdensburg for the championship on Saturday at SUNY Canton. Salmon River as close as two points, 12-10 at the end of the first quarter, but fell behind again 24-16 at the half. Antoine Domino and Nick Hynes led the Shamrock effort with 17 points each, while Josh Hynes fired off 11 points. The rising Shamrocks closed out their season at 8-10 overall.

Canton Holds On To Beat Wildcats in "B" Play-In

Canton’s Scotty Wight (15) starts a fast break after getting a steal. Canton rebounded from an 11-point first-half hole to tie the game at intermission. The Golden Bears would win the Class B play-in game 50-45, led by Evan LaPoint’s with 21 points. Canton advances to take on top-seeded O.F.A. in the semifinals.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Evan LaPoint scores two points over Gouverneur’s Curt LaPlant (12). The Bears bounced back from an 11-point, first-half deficit to overtake the Wildcats in the third quarter and went on for a 50-45 in the Section X Class B play-in game. The #4-seeded Bears rallied to outscore #5-seeded Gouverneur 15-4 before the half, tying the game at 21-21 at intermission. Canton edged out to a 33-31 lead the end of the third quarter, then closed out with a 17-14 final period. Evan LaPoint led the Bears with 21 points, while Scott Wight added 11 and Ryan Caldwell chipped in six points. Canton will advance to play top-seeded Ogdensburg in the Class B semifinals. Gouverneur was led by Curt LaPlant with 17 points, followed by Devin Cox with 16 points. Gouverneur closed its season at 6-13.

O.F.A. Beats Potsdam in Dominant Class B Final 90-28

Ogdensburg’s Colin Ross (5) fires a jumper past Potsdam’s Jake Mitchell (1) for an early 10-6 lead over the Sandstoners. O.F.A. flew out to a 32-8 lead at the end of the quarter. The Blue Devils continued to rack up points on converted turnovers, free throws and rebounds. O.F.A. beat Potsdam 90-28 in the Section X Class C championship game.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

 Potsdam’s Matt Stone (24) skies and drains a jumper for two points over Ogdensburg defender Tristan Moore (20).  Defense anchored the win and fueled a potent Blue Devil offense in Ogdensburg’s decisive 90-28 victory over the Potsdam Sandstoners in the Section X Class B championship. “Coach Henry brings a lot of offense, but it’s really our defense that drives us,” said junior forward Kinnon LaRose told North Country SportsNet. “Coach Henry preaches defense every day.” Pressure defense controlled the action in the opening five minutes as the Blue Devils opened with a 20-0 lead. Potsdam was unable to get off a shot for the first three minutes. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils only committed four turnovers in the entire game. LaRose drilled three three-balls in the first quarter and scored a game best 22 points and 13 rebounds. Seth Pinkerton added 17 points. Matt Piercey contributed 12 points and distributed four assists. Jack Manke had a season-best 15 points, while Colin Ross contributed 12 points. Dequan Pitts led Potsdam with five points, while Connor Prosper connected for four. Eight other Potsdam players had a bucket apiece. With the win, the Blue Devils extended their winning streak to 19 games. The Section X Class B title was their second in a row and 10th in the last 14 years. Ogdensburg will advance to the overall Section X semifinals against Madrid-Waddington, then enter the New York State regional tournament to face Section II Troy on March 4th. Potsdam closed out its season at 10-10 overall.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Ogdensburg Blue Devils poured in 38 points in the third quarter en route to an 85-36 victory over the Canton Golden Bears in the Section X Class B semifinals. Kinnon LaRose led all scorers with 24 points, while Matt Piercey dealt 21 points as the Blue Devils stretched their winning streak to 18 games. The top-seeded Blue Devils will face second-seeded Potsdam in the Section X Championship game on Saturday at SUNY Canton. Canton’s balanced scoring effort was paced by Evan LaPoint’s 13 points and six points from Dane Ames. The Golden Bears finished off their season at 9-11.


Section X Class C Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class C Scoreboard


Class C Championship
(#1) Tupper Lake 78, (#2) Brushton-Moira 40



Class C Semifinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Tupper Lake 59, (#4) St. Lawrence Central 29
(#2) Brushton-Moira 77, (#3) Norwood-Norfolk 24

Brushton-Moira Beats N-N Flyers in Class C SemiFINAL

Brushton-Moira’s Alex Burnett (5) fires in a jumper past Norwood-Norfolk’s Zach Benware (24). Top scorer Adam Martin drilled 27 points for the Panthers. Burnett put up another 10 points to put the Panthers ahead of the Flyers. Brushton-Moira went on to defeat Norwood-Norfolk 77-24 in the Class C semifinal.  (Alex Brock photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Zach Benware (24) sends a jump shot over three Brushton-Moira players. The Panthers took control of the game with a 42-16 advantage at the half, en route to a 77-24 victory over the Norwood-Norfolk Flyers in the Section X Class C semifinals. Adam Martin led all scorers with 27 points, while Alex Burnett contributed 10 points for the second-seeded Panthers. Travis Gay led the #3-seeded Flyers with nine points, while Ian St. Hilaire chipped in six. Brushton-Moira will advance to the Section X Class C championship on February 22nd to face top-seeded Tupper. N-N closed its season at 3-16 overall.

Lumberjacks Chop Down Panthers For C Title 78-40

Brushton-Moira’s Adam Martin (3) leans into Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (10) to create an opening for the layup. Tupper Lake jumped to a big 42-18 halftime lead, en route to a 78-40 victory in the Section X Class C Championship.  (Alex Brock photo)   Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Lake’s Nash Botala (55) cuts between two Brushton-Moira defenders to get the jump shot for two points and draw a foul. The Lumberjacks surged early in the first quarter to jump to a 17-5 lead. Tupper Lake’s efforts were swift and decisive as the Lumberjacks built a 42-14 halftime lead, then cruised to a 78-40 victory over the Brushton-Moira Panthers in the Section X Cass C boys basketball championship. It was the first title for the Lumberjacks since 1977, before their break with Section X. The Jacks returned to the league in 2003. Tupper Lake struck quickly with 21 first-quarter points on a pair of Cody LaPierre three-pointers, while Anson Gonyea also scored on three buckets. Mitch Keniston racked up 29 points, including nine points in the second quarter to expand the lead. LaPierre finished with 16 points including four three-pointers. Gonyea closed out with 11 points. Roger Delair, Nash Botalo and Devin Larson all scored six points. Brushton-Moira was led by Adam Martin with 11 points. Bryan Aubrey added nine, Connor Trudeau scored seven and Zach Burnett chipped in six. Tupper Lake advance to the Section X overall championship to face the Massena Red Raiders on Wednesday at approximately 7:45 pm, following the boys league awards. Brushton-Moira close out its season at 10-10 overall.

Top-Seed Tupper Lake OUSTs St. Lawrence Central 59-29

Tupper Lake’s Vodel Wesby (22) leaps up over St. Lawrence Central defenders Cody Meacham (5) and Josh White (3) to earn two points and put the Lumberjacks up by 11 in the second quarter. The Jacks jumped to an early 12-4 lead to start the game , then went on to defeat the Larries 59-29 in the Class C semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Shane Fuentes (10) cuts past Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (10) earn a jump shot, attempting to chip away at the Lumberjacks’ lead. Top-seeded Tupper Lake jumped out to a quick 12-point lead and never let up in defeating the St. Lawrence Central Larries 59-29 in the Section X Class C semifinals. Mitch Keniston led all scorers with 12 points, while Roger Delair added 11points for the Lumberjacks. Josh White scored eight points, while Shane Fuentes scored seven points for the Larries. Tupper Lake will advance to face Brushton-Moira in the Section X Class C championship on February 22nd. St. Lawrence Central closed out its lone season in the Central Division at 2-17.


Section X Class D Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class D Scoreboard


Section X Class Championships - at SUNY Canton
Class D Championship
(#7) Madrid-Waddington 68, (#4) Chateaugay 52



Class D Semifinals - at SUNY Canton
(#7) Madrid-Waddington 57, (#3) Lisbon 40
(#4) Chateaugay 54, (#1) St. Regis Falls 47



Class D Quarterfinals - SUNY Canton’s Roos House
(#3) Lisbon 45, (#6) Harrisville 43
(#7) Madrid-Waddington 59, (#2) Morristown 56
(#4) Chateaugay 64, (#5) Edwards-Knox 54
#1) St. Regis Falls 55, (#8) Heuvelton 39



Class D Opening Round - at Home of Higher Seed
(#8) Heuvelton 64, (# 9) Colton-Pierrepont 59 (OT)
(#7) Madrid-Waddington 71, (#10) Hammond 29
(#6) Harrisville 53, (#11) Hermon-DeKalb 37
(#5) Edwards-Knox 77, (#12) Parishville-Hopkinton 42
(#4) Chateaugay 62, (#13) Clifton-Fine 35

Chateaugay Deals St. Regis' First Loss in SemiFINALS

St. Regis Falls’ Brandon Votra attempts a jump shot in the lane, surrounded by Chateaugay’s Tyler Jones (15), Dylan Lavoie (24) and Jordan Martin (12). Chateaugay led 29-25 at halftime. The Bulldogs gradually pulled away in the second half for a 54-47 win in the Section X Class D semifinal.  (Alex Brock photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Chateaugay’s Jordan Martin (12) floats a shot over St. Regis Falls’ Ryan Duquette (5). Two fourth-quarter surges provided enough separation to for the Chateaugay Bulldogs to overcome previously-undefeated and top-seeded St. Regis Falls 54-47 in the Section X Class D semifinals at SUNY Canton. The Bulldogs led 29-25 at the half. Scott Young buried a three-pointer with 4:10 remaining to interrupt a St. Regis surge and put the Bulldogs up 44-36. Chateaugay outscored St. Regis Falls 19-15 down the stretch to seal the victory. Jordan Martin disrupted the St. Regis Falls offense by forcing six turnovers that resulted in seven points scored. Chateaugay’s Scott Young led all scorers with 22 points including two three-pointers. Noah Bowes added 16 points, while Jordan Martin finished with eight, including two three-pointers. Brandon Votra had the hot hand for the Saints with 20 points, while Louis Goudreau added nine and Ryan Duquette and Corey Labounty chipped in six points each. Chateaugay advances to face Madrid-Waddington in the Class D championship on Saturday afternoon at SUNY Canton. St. Regis Falls closed out its season at 19-1 overall.


Morristown’s Zack Kanaly (15) drives baseline past Madrid-Waddington’s Zach Brock. Madrid-Waddington put together a second half surge to win the game 59-56 in the Class D quarterfinals.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington’s Aaron Armstrong dishes the ball off to a teammate from the perimeter. The Yellow Jackets scored the last seven points of the game by effectively controlling rebounds and hitting keyshots in bouncing back for a 59-56 victory over Morristown in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. The second-seeded Rockets grabbed a 23-13 lead and led 41-28 in the second half, but #7 seed Madrid-Waddington fought back through better second-half rebounding. The Jackets finally able to reverse the score, taking their first lead with 43 seconds remaining, when Jacob Barney buried a three-pointer. Zach Brock, who tallied a game-best 21 points, added two free throws with 15 seconds left. David Odendahl finished with 14 points, while Barney scored 12 and T. J. Gagnon on added 11 points. Jake VanArnum led Morristown with 19 points, while Zach Kanaly scored all of his 13 points in the second half. Ryan Vollmer also fired in 13 points, followed by Devon Dulmage with nine points. Madrid-Waddington advances to play Lisbon in the Class D semifinals. Morristown closed out its season at 12-4.


St. Regis Falls Ryan Duquette (5) spins around Heuvelton defender Joe McDonnell (24) to create the open shot. The top-seeded and unbeaten Saints captured 55-39 win over the Bulldogs and advances to the Section X Class D semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Casey Smith (23) skies past St. Regis Falls defender Tyler Fraser (13) for the layup. St. Regis Falls continued its unbeaten run with a 20-5 first quarter advantage over Heuvelton, then stepped up the lead with an 11-4 second frame to capture a 55-39 victory in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. The top-seeded Saints, 19-0 overall, were led by Louis Goudreau with 17 points. Corey LaBounty chipped in 12 points, while Tyler Daggett scored 10 and Brandon Votra tossed in eight. Heuvelton was led by Jack Palmer with 14 points and Jeff Arquette with 11. St. Regis Falls advances to face #4-seeded Chateaugay in the Class D semifinals. Heuvelton closed out its season at 10-10.

Harrisville Advances Past Hermon-DeKalb in 53-37 Win

Harrisville’s Brennen Best (24) cuts between Hermon-DeKalb defenders Jaron Robinson (11) and Cody Merritt (5) to finish a layup. The Pirates raced to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter, but the Demons closed the gap to six points in the second. Harrisville pulled away for a 53-37 win in the Class D opening round.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Harrisville’s Tim Fowler (4) rifles a three-pointer with Hermon-DeKalb’s Jacob McDonald (34) trying to distract. The rejuvenated Harrisville Pirates made use of recently-returning players to capitalize for a 53-37 victory over the Hermon-DeKalb Green Demons in the Section X Class D opening-round playoff game. The Pirates recently saw the return of Jared Drythaler who led the way with 19 points. Drythaler suffered a broken leg at the close of the soccer season. Brennen Best added 11 points for Harrisville. The #6-seeded Pirates advanced to face the third-seeded Lisbon Golden Knights in the Class D quarterfinals on Saturday at SUNY Canton. Hermon-DeKalb was led by Cody Merritt who also scored 19 points. The Green Demons closed their season at 3-16 overall.


The seventh-seeded and defending Class D Champion Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets eliminated the Hammond Red Devils 71-29 in the opening-round playoff game. The Jackets were led by Alex Hammond with 15 points and Jacob Barney with 12 points. Madrid-Waddington advances to play second-seeded Morristown in the Section X “D-Arama” at SUNY Canton on Saturday for the quarterfinal round. Zech Cunningham scored 11 points while Brock Tulley added nine points for the Devils. Hammond closes out its season with a record of 4-16.


After the Colts raced out to a 21-8 first-quarter lead, Heuvelton regrouped and rallied to close the gap to 30-26 at the half. The Bulldogs held a slim two-point advantage in the final seconds, before Colton-Pierrepont’s Ethan Knight banked in a shot at the buzzer to tie the game and force overtime. Heuvelton went on to defeat #9-seeded Colton Pierrepont 64-59 in the Section X Class D opening-round playoff game. Heuvelton’s Jeff Raquette led all scorers with 24 points, while Reilly Pierce contributed 10. For Colton Pierrepont, Knight poured in 19 points, while Zach Farr chipped in 13. The #8-seeded Bulldogs advance to play top-seeded St. Regis Falls in the Class D quarterfinals (D’Arama) at SUNY Canton on Saturday. Colton-Pierrepont closed out its campaign at 6-13 overall.


The fourth-seeded Chateaugay Bulldogs defeated Clifton-Fine 62-35 in the Section X Class D opening round. Seth Young scored 10 points and Noah Bowes was added nine to lead the Bulldogs. Chateaugay will advance to face fifth-seeded Edwards-Knox in the Class D quarterfinals on Saturday at SUNY Canton. Clifton-Fine’s Chase Koster led all scorers with 15 points, while Logan Hayes fired 10 points. The Eagles closed their season at 1-16 overall.

M-W Jackets Rally For D Title vs. Chateaugay 68-52

Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Barney (0) looks for the three-point shot, but is blocked by Chateaugay defender Noah Bowes (13). The Yellow Jackets battled back from a 24-12 deficit in the second quarter, with strong defense and free-throw shooting to surge past Chateaugay 68-52 for the Class D championship.   (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Chateaugay’s Chad Stalter (10) leaps over Madrid-Waddington’s T.J Gagnon (25) to make the short jumpshot. In a game that saw 14 lead changes and eight ties. For the second year in a row, the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets advanced from a middle-level seeding capture the Section X Class D championship. Last year, the Jackets started as a sixth seed, then this year started as the seventh seed. Madrid-Waddington bounced back from a 24-12 deficit in the second quarter, to pull within three points at the half. The comeback was forged with a 33-for-37 showing from the free-throw line and defensively hounding the Bulldogs for turnovers, in engineering a 68-52 victory in the title game. Chateaugay jumped out to a 19-10 lead at the end of the first quarter on a pair of three-pointers from Tyler Jones, while Noah Bowes connected for six points. The Jackets ran into some foul trouble early, but got strong efforts from Harrison VanBuren and Alex Hammond in helping to dig out of the hole. Shots by Aaron Armstrong and David Odendahl helped the Jackets close to within 29-26 at halftime. Odendahl’s bucket early in the third quarter tied the game at 30-30, then Jacob Barney scored to give Madrid-Waddington the lead with 3:45 left in the third stanza. The Jackets put the game away with a decisive 10-0 run to open a 15-point lead with just 1:39 remaining. The Jackets win ended Chateaugay’s seven-game-winning streak, as the Bulldogs finished at 15-7. Odendahl had a career-best day with 29 points, which included hitting 15 of his 17 free-throw attempts. Armstrong connected for 14 points, including all 10 free-throw attempts. Jacob Barney chipped in13 points and fired in all six free throws. T. J. Gagnon chipped in eight points. The Bulldogs were led by Noah Bowes with 10 points, followed by Zach Cowan and Chad Stalter with nine points each. Seth Young chipped in eight, while Tyler Jones scored six points. Madrid-Waddington will advance to play the Ogdensburg Blue Devils in the Section X overall semifinals on Wednesday at 5:30 PM at SUNY Potsdam. They will then draw a bye, then host a New York State Class D quarterfinal game at SUNY Potsdam.

M-W Jackets Surge Past Lisbon in Semifinal 57-40

Lisbon’s Jake Putney (20) hop-steps into the lane, before taking a short jumper between Madrid-Waddington’s Aaron Armstrong (1) and David Odendahl (4). After a seesaw opening quarter, the Yellow Jackets outscored the Golden Knights 31-10 over the next sixteen minutes, en route to a 57-40 win in the Section X Class D semis.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson (44) skies around Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Barney (0) for a layup. The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets surged with a key 10-point run to start the second quarter to open a 22-10 lead over the Lisbon Golden Knights, en route to a 57-40 victory in the Section X Class D semifinals at SUNY Canton. The Jackets extended their lead to 14 points with 30 seconds left in the half. By early in the fourth quarter, they had Lisbon reeling with a 43-20 lead, their biggest of the night. Lisbon rallied in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, cutting the lead to as low as 11 points, before David Odendahl’s bucket extended the lead to 49-36. Madrid-Waddington weathered the storm, pulling away with a 8-4 run in the final two minutes, mostly on free throws (14-for-19 overall). Odendahl led the Jackets with a game-high 15 points, followed by Aaron Armstrong with 11 and Jacob Barney and T.J. Gagnon with 10 points each. Lisbon was led by Jimmy Robinson with 15 points, while Ryan Buckley added 11 and Jake Putney scored seven. The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets advance the Class D championship game to face third-seeded Chateaugay on Saturday at SUNY Canton. Lisbon closed its season at 16-5.

Lisbon Roars Back To Survive Harrisville 45-43

Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson drives to the hoop to score, while being defended by Harrisville’s Brennan Best (24). Lisbon trailed early 18-2, but Jake Putney nailed two three-pointers in the second quarter to spark the comeback. Lisbon rallied for a 45-43 victory in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.   (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Harrisville’s Tim Fowler drives the baseline looking for room to the basket. The Lisbon Golden Knights rebounded from a dismal 18-2 start to overtake the Harrisville Pirates down the stretch in a 45-43 thriller in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Jake Putney nailed two three-pointers in the second quarter to spark the Knights’ comeback.  Lisbon outscored Harrisville 32-18 in the middle two quarters to climb back within four points. The Knights finally gained a four-point lead in he final minute, 43-39, but the Pirates climbed back even four four straight points. Lisbon put the game away when Alex Gravlin scored on a putback with five seconds remaining, then Kobe Jordan knocked away a long-distance desperation attempt by the Pirates to score. Jake Putney led Lisbon with 18 points, Jimmy Robinson added 15 and Gravlin finished with seven points. Fowler led the Pirates with 18 points, Brendan Best scored nine and Zane Mono eight. Lisbon will face Madrid-Waddington in the semifinals, while Harrisville closed its season at 12-8.


Chateaugay’s Seth Young (13) looks for the fade away jump shot, but is blocked by Edwards-Knox defender Danny Pharoah (33). Chateaugay pulled away in the fourth quarter to grab the win over Edwards-Knox 64-54 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox’s Kaden Dandrow (32) stretches the finger-roll shot past a Chateaugay defender.  Chateaugay climbed out to a 15-5 lead, before Edwards-Knox gained rhythm and close the margin to 35-31 at the half. However, Seth Young knocked down a three-ball in the third quarter to build the lead back to 49-36 lead for the #4-seeded Bulldogs. E-K cut the lead to 54-49 with less than five minutes remaining, but could not keep the momentum going. The Bulldogs’ Jordan Martin converted off a steal, then both Young and Noah Bowles each scored back-to-back buckets to reestablish the lead at 61-49. Chateaugay went on to win 64-54 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Bowes finished with 21 points, while Young stacked up 18, Tyler Jones pitched in eight points and Martin finished with five. For the Cougars, Kaden Dandrow closed out his high school career with a 14-point performance. Jeremiah Randall added 11, while Dan Pharaoh tossed in 10. Chateaugay advances to face top-seeded St. Regis Falls in the Class D semifinals. Edwards Knox closed out its season at 14-7.

Edwards-Knox Pounces On P-H Panthers in Playoffs

Edwards-Knox’s Daniel Pharoah (33) blocks a shot attempt by Parishville-Hopkinton’s Mike Burns (35). The Cougars came out on fire in the first quarter, posting a quick 28-7 lead on the Panthers. Edwards-Knox won 77-42 in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs. Kaden Dandrow led the Cougars with 28.  (Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox’s Jordan Davis (3) attempts a tough lay up while heavily contested by Parishville-Hopkinton’s Garrett Hayes (25). Kaden Dandrow poured in a game-high 28 points to pace the #5-seeded Cougars, while Abe White chimed in with 15 and Cody Rowe contributed 10 points. Edwards-Knox will advance to the D’Arama weekend at SUNY Canton to face #4-seeded Chateaugay in the quarterfinals. Wyatt Snell led the Panthers with 16 points, while Mike Burns and Hunter Charleson threw down six points each. The Panthers wrapped up at 2-16.