Edwards-Knox Beaten in New York State Class D Semifinal 59-40

Final Standings & Non League Records

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

Madrid-Waddington’s Danielle Hough (1) fires a three-pointer over Cambridge’s Gracie Snyder (12) in the Yellow Jackets comeback effort. Cambridge came into the game with only one loss on the season, and were able to highlight their offensive attack throughout the game. The Indians took down the Yellow jackets 60-36, earning their spot in the Final Four. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery


Section X Class D Playoffs

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NYSPHSAA Class D Tournament - Semifinals
Franklinville (VI) 59, Edwards-Knox (X) 40



Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Edwards-Knox 45, (#2) Hammond 39



Section X Class D Semifinals at SUNY Canton
(#2) Hammond 55, (#3) Colton-Pierrepont 31
(#1) Edwards-Knox 38, (#4) Heuvelton 34



Section X Class D Quarterfinals at SUNY Canton
(#3) Colton-Pierrepont 46, (#6) Harrisville 38
(#2) Hammond 67, (#7) Hermon-DeKalb 31
(#4) Heuvelton 64, (#5) Chateaugay 35
(#1) Edwards-Knox 65, (#9) Lisbon 26



Section X Class D Opening Round
(#9) Lisbon 39, (#8) Parishville-Hopkinton 33
(#7) Hermon-DeKalb 72, (#10) St. Regis Falls 20
(#6) Harrisville 73, (#11) Tupper Lake 23
(#5) Chateaugay 40,(#12) Morristown 28


Hammond’s Kelsey Bennett (13) leaps over Colton-Pierrepont defender Kaitlynn Long (15) to score the short jump shot to extend the Red Devils' lead to three points over the Colts to end the first quarter. Hammond pulled away from Colton-Pierrepont in the second and third quarters to capture the 55-31 victory to advance into the Section X Class D Championship game on Saturday when they will take on the Edwards-Knox Cougars. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Katie Cary (30) fires the corner three-pointer past Hammond defender Kelsey Bennett (13) to cut into the Red Devils lead late in the first quarter. The Colts held down Hammond in a sluggish 8-5 first quarter.  The Red Devils' Alyson Crosby lead all scoring with 17 points, followed by teammate Breanna Harrington with 11 points.  The Colts, who closed out the school's best girls hoops record ever at 18-4, were led by Katie Cary who downed 14 points while teammate Schyler Chamberlin scored seven.

Hammond advances past hermon-dekalb in 67-31 win

Hammond’s Kelsey Bennett (13) breaks around Hermon-DeKalb defender Brooke Reed (13) to score off the quick layup to extend the Red Devils' lead to 20-7 over the Green Demons near the end of the first quarter. Hammond pulled away early to capture the 67-31 victory over Hermon-DeKalb to advance to the Section X Class D Semifinals where they will take on the Colton-Pierrepont Colts this Wednesday night at SUNY Canton. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery 

Hammond’s Avery Kenyon (11) leaps over Hermon-DeKalb’s Brooke Reed (13) to score three points midway through the first quarter. Hammond’s Kelsey Bennett and Breanna Harrington each scored 16 points for the Red Devils, while teammates Alyson Crosbie and Avery Kenyon scored 15 and14 points respectively.  For the Green Demons, Marinda White scored 12 points and Hillary Jones netted eight.

Edwards-Knox cruises past lisbon in quarterfinals

Lisbon's Alexa McKee (23) takes a jumper over Edwards-Knox's Riannon Holly (33) during quarterfinal action.  The #9-seeded Lisbon Golden Knights fell to the top-seeded Edwards-Knox Cougars 65-26.  Carly Frary scored a game-best 14 points, while Abby Hart and Koryn Rowe netted 13 points apiece. For Lisbon, Alexa McKee led with 12 points, while Riley Green had nine. The Cougars move on to take on Heuvelton. (Troy O'Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox Koryn Rowe sinks a three from isolation. Rowe netted 13 points.  Lisbon's season closed at 7-15 overall.

Lady Demons CRUSH Saints 72-20 during opening round

Hermon-DeKalb’s Brooke Reed (13) shoots a deep two during the second half, giving her seven points on the night, as the Green Demons eliminated St. Regis Falls 72-20 in the opening around of the Section X Class D playoffs. Hermon-DeKalb's Miranda White led the way with 16 points, while Zarina Hernandez notched 13 before exiting the game with an injury in the second quarter. The Saints' leading scorer was Alexis McDonald with eight points. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

Lady Demon Hillary Jones (21) hits one of her two shots over Saints defenders Emily Mose (25) and Maya Walker (13) during third-quarter action. Hermon-DeKalb jumped out to a 31-6 lead at the half and was able to play most of the squad.

#6-seeded pirates RACK UP 73-23 HOME WIN VS. Tupper

Sixth-seeded Harrisville defended their home court against #11-seeded Tupper Lake 73-23 and advancing past the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  The Pirates got off to a hot start, ending the first half with a 38-13 lead and holding the Lumberjacks to just 10 points after halftime. Harrisville's leading scorers were Delanie Baker with 20 points and Hannah LaPlatney with 15n. On the Tupper Lake side, no player was able to reach double digits, Cierra Touhey led with eight points while Rebecca Delair contributed six. The Harrisville Pirates move onto the sectional quarterfinals to face third-deeded Colton-Pierrepont, while Tupper Lake's season ends at 1-20.


The #12-seeded Morristown Green Rockets put forth a good showing against fifth-seeded Chateaugay, before the Bulldogs closed out a 40-28 win in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  Jaelyn Martin dropped in 15 points and Morgan Thomas chipped in nine to lead the Bulldogs who advance to the quarterfinals against Heuvelton.  Rylie Showers scored seven and Shaylyn Kasper hit six points for the Rockets, who closed out their season at 1-19 overall.


Edwards-Knox girls won their first-ever Section X Class D basketball championship title in a thrilling seesaw battle over the Hammond Red Devils.  The Cougars scored the final eight points of the game to pull out a 45-39 win and will advance to state play.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery 

Hammond’s Breanna Harrington (12) buckets two points to tie the game in the fourth quarter in a close battle with Edwards-Knox.  Winning the girls Section X Class D title is a two-week battle not for the faint of heart. By the start of the playoff stint, four teams – Edwards-Knox, Hammond, Heuvelton and Colton-Pierrepont were all ranked among the top-seven teams statewide. Five times in the past dozen years, the Section has produced state champions from Heuvelton and Hammond, while there have been four other teams just fall short in the title game, including Harrisville, Chateaugay and Madrid-Waddington. Winning the Section X Class D title makes any team battle tested for the run in the state playoffs. Now enter a new team in 2018. Edwards-Knox squeezed out to a 24-19 halftime lead, keyed by its full-court pressure, then endured an intense final-quarter surge by an ever-present playoff contender Hammond, to capture a 45-39 victory and a milestone for the Cougar program. As Hammond double-team pressed to cut into E-K’s eight-point lead, Carly Frary stepped into a long three-pointer that pushed the Devils back 30-23 late in the third quarter. But the relentless Hammond offense connected on shots from Avery Kenyon, Bre Harrington and Kylie Vaughan, then a free throw from Kelsey Bennett pulled the Red Devils even at 36-36. Alison Crosby continued the momentum shift when she scored off an inside maneuver to give Hammond its first lead of the second half 38-36 with 1:17 remaining. Both teams nicked a free-throw to make it 39-37. But in the final 50 seconds, Hammond’s momentum totally evaporated against E-K’s stingy defensive stand. After Lucy Frary dropped in a reverse layup to tie the game 39-all. On Hammond’s ensuing possession, Abby Hart stole the ball and sped to the go-ahead lay-in with 23 ticks left. Hart and Koryn Rowe connected on all four free throws in the final seconds to seal the Cougars’ inaugural championship. Carly Frary led E-K with 12 points, including two 3-pointers, while Lucy Frary and Rowe posted eight points each. Rowe also registered five steals. Vaughan and Crosby each scored 11 points for Hammond that closed out its impressive 2017-18 season at 18-4.

Edwards-Knox holds on to DEFEAT Heuvelton 38-34 

Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) banks two points in the first quarter in a close battle with the Heuvelton Bulldogs. The Cougars held off Heuvelton's late rally to win 38-34 in the girls Class D semifinal . (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton's Madison McCormick (24) hit the layup for two points as the Bulldogs sprint out to a quick 4-0 lead.  E-K held Heuvelton to just one point in a 7-1 second quarter to gain an 18-12 lead at the half.  Overall, Carly Frary led the Cougars with 12 points, while Riannon Holly added eight.  McCormick led the Bulldogs with 11 points, while Kelsey Williams posted eight.  For Heuvelton, the loss ended a three-year run as defending state champions and closed the season at 17-5.

Mccormick nets 27 during 64-43 heuvelton victory

Heuvelton’s Madison McCormick (24) elevates above three Chateaugay defenders during the Section X Class D quarter-finals, as #4-seeded Heuvelton took down fifth-seeded Chateaugay 64-35.  McCormick led all scorers with 27 points, while teammate Alex Steele netted 14 points.  Chateaugay was led by Morgan Thomas with 16 points and Jaelyn Martin with 12.  Heuvelton moves on to the Class D semifinals against Edwards-Knox. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

Chateaugay’s Morgan Thomas, who led her team with 16 points, attempts a shot over a Heuvelton defender. The H-Bulldogs outscored the C-Bulldogs 41-21 during the second half.  Chateaugay closed its season at 13-9 overall. 

colton-pierrepont pulls out 46-38 win vs. harrisville

Colton-Pierrepont’s Schyler Chamberlain (14) wraps around Harrisville defender Hannah LaPlantey (2) to down the basket and give the Colts a three-point lead midway through the third quarter. The Colts pulled away from the Pirates going on an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to capture the 46-38 victory and advance to the Section X Class D Semifinals where they will challenge the Hammond Red Devils this Wednesday night at SUNY Canton.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Harrisville’s Alysa Tuttle (5) leaps over Colton-Pierrepont defenders to score on the jump shot and cut the Colts' lead three points early in the third quarter.  Harrisville edged out to a 30-27 lead in the third quarter, but was outscored 19-8 the rest of the way.  Harrisville's season ends at 9-13.


Lisbon’s Alexa McKee (23) puts up two points on a baseline eight-footer for the first points of the game to start what would become a seesaw battle at Parishville-Hopkinton in the Section X Class D opening round.  Lisbon outlasted the P-H Panthers 39-33 to advance against Edwards-Knox.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Clare Snell (4) buckets two points open a slim Panther lead in the first half.  P-H led 20-12 at the half, but Lisbon clawed back to within a point at 27-26 through three quarters before securing the win in the final period.  McKee led Lisbon with 16 points, while Riley Green chipped in nine.  Snell led the Panthers with 16, while Megan Converse scored eight. P-H closed its season at 6-13 overall.


Section X Class C Playoffs

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Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 46, (#2) St. Lawrence 23



Section X Class C Semifinals
(#3) St. Lawrence Ctl. 55, (#2) Brushton-Moira 38
(#1) Madrid-Wadding. 40, (#4) Norwood-Norfolk 32


St. Lawrence Central’s Maggi Yandoh (4) hits the jumper in the paint in the third quarter. St. Lawrence Central pounced on the Panthers in the first quarter, converting three steals and pulling out to a 16-8 lead.takes a 55-38 win over Brushton-Moira. Yandoh led the Larries with a game-best 22 points. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Brushton-Moira’s Alexis Poirier (25) makes the layup for two  points.  Brooke Rabideau led the way with 21 points for the Panthers who finished 10-9 overall for the season.  For the Larries. Abby Lemieux tossed in 11 points, while Tessa Taylor and Marissa McLean each tallied 10 points.  The Larries advance to the Class C final vs. Madrid-Waddington.


Top-seeded Madrid-Waddington had its hands full against upset-minded and fourth-seeded Norwood-Norfolk in the Section X Class C semifinals.  Trailing by 12 entering the fourth quarter, the Flyers cut the Jackets' lead to 36-30 with just under three minutes remaining.  However, Madrid-Waddington connected on back-to-back baskets and held the Flyers to just two points in its end game to pull out a 40-32 victory.  The Jackets advance to the Class C title game vs. St. Lawrence Central.  M-W's top scorers included Morgan Burns with 10 points and Emma Plumley with nine.  Emma Schiavone and Maisie Voss scored nine points each to pace the Flyers who closed out their campaign at 8-13.

Cambridge advances to final four by defeating M-W

Madrid-Waddington’s Danielle Hough (1) fires a three pointer over Cambridge’s Gracie Snyder (12) in the Yellow Jackets comeback effort. Cambridge came into the game with only one loss on the season, and were able to highlight their offensive attack throughout the game. The Indians took down the Yellow jackets 60-36, earning their spot in the Final Four. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

Cambridge’s Helen Mooney (32) puts up a shot over Madrid-Waddington’s Stephanie Curran (25). The Indians outscored the Yellow Jackets the entirety of the game, coming into the event with an overall record of 23-1. They continue their impressive season as their 60-36 win over Madrid-Waddington earns them a spot in the Final Four

Madrid-Waddington WINS CLASS C TITLE 46-23 over slc

Madrid-Waddington broke away from an early seesaw battle with solid defense against St. Lawrence Central to take home the girls Class C championship.  The Yellow Jackets turned a 8-7 deficit into a large 30-9 halftime lead. While Madrid-Waddington was then held to just three points in the third quarter, the Larries were unable to capitalize, scoring just six points.  The Jackets went on to win 46-23 over St. Lawrence Central to claim the 2017-18 Section X Class C Championship.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Maggi Yandoh (4) makes the jumper for two points to give the Larries the lead in the first quarter.  Yandoh and Abby Lemieux scored eight points each to lead the Larries who closed their season at 8-14.  Madrid-Waddington's balanced attack was led by Morgan Burns with 11 points, Danielle Hough with 10 and Kellsie Tiernan 7. 


Section X Class B Playoffs

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Northeastern Clinton (VII) 33, Canton (X) 29



Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Canton 55, (#2) Gouverneur 43



Section X Class B Semifinals
(#2) Gouverneur 49, (#3) Ogdensburg 38
(#1) Canton 61, (#4) Potsdam 42



Section X Class B Play In Game
(#4) Potsdam 64, (#5) Salmon River 37

gouverneur advances to title game past o.f.a. 49-38

Gouverneur’s Abigail Riutta (4) takes the jump shot past Ogdensburg defender Natalie McCormick (5) to score the distance two-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a five-point lead midway through the first quarter. Gouverneur broke away from Ogdensburg in the fourth quarter to capture a 40-32 victory and advance to the Section X Class B Championship where they will face the Canton Golden Bears. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Chelsey Raven (31) fires her shot past Gouverneur defender Jacqueline Storrin (11) from the free-throw line to trim the Wildcats lead to just one point late in the first quarter.  Emma Bell led the Cats with 13, while Elaina Porter chipped in 12.  OFA was led by Chelsea Raven with 11 points.  Ogdensburg finished its season at 7-133 overall.

canton pulls away in third QTR. TO BEAT pOTSDAM 61-42

Canton’s Katelyn Flannigan (11) breaks through the Potsdam defense and scores off the layup to expand the Golden Bears' lead to 10 points in the third quarter. The Bears pulled away in that third quarter en route to a 61-42 victory and advance to the Section X Class B Championship game where they will take on the Gouverneur Wildcats Thursday night at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Hunter Wilson (12) battles her way around two Canton defenders to net a quick layup to draw Potsdam within one possession early in the third frame.  Canton edged out to a 25-23 halftime lead, before a 21-9 run in the decisive third quarter.  Canton's Meredith Drury scored a game-best 15 points. Kate Flanagan and Sarah Sieminski chipped in 10 points each. Luca Pecora led  the Potsdam attack with 13 points, while Wildson and Gabby Sutliff downed seven points each.  Potsdam's season ended at 7-15 overall.

Canton pulls AWAY IN 2ND HALF TO WIN CLASS "C" 55-43

The Canton Lady Bears pulled away from a slim 24-21 lead at the half behind the three-point shooting of Meredith Drury to blow open a 19-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.  Drury finished with 15 points, all from beyond the arc, to lead the Bears to a 55-43 win over Gouverneur in the Section X Class B championship at SUNY Potsdam.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Gouverneur’s Jacqueline Storrin (11) takes a jumper over Canton's Sara Sieminski for two points to cut the Canton lead to just one point before the half.  Gouverneur outscored Canton 13-9 in the second quarter, but the Bears' shooting improved markedly in the third quarter. Behind Drury''s 15, Mary Lobdell posted nine points and Catherine Chisholm sunk eight. Riley Storrin led Gouverneur with 14, while Emma Bell notched nine points.  Gouverneur finished at 14-7.

Potsdam pulls ahead in the second half for play-in win

Potsdam’s Hunter Wilson (12) banks two points to extend the Sandstoners' lead in the fourth quarter.  Wilson led Potsdam with 13 points.  The Sandstoners pulled away from a 24-23 lead in the third quarter, then held the Shamrocks to just 14 points the rest of the way.  Potsdam went on to a 64-37 victory over Salmon River in the Section X Class B play-in. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Jillian Benedict (3) hits the layup for two points early in the fourth quarter.  Benedict led the Shamrocks with 14 points, while Dava Thompson chipped in nine points. as Salmon River closed out its season at 1-18 overall.  Potsdam racked up 24 points in a decisive third quarter.  Gabrielle Sutliff and Luca Pecora each netted 11 points for the Sandstoners, who advance to face top-seeded Canton in the semifinals.


Section X Class A Playoffs

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NYSPHSAA Class A Tournament - Opening Round
Jamesville-Dewitt (III) 64, Massena (X) 29



Section X Class A Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Massena 47, (#1) Malone 44

Red rams pull away in 2nd half to beat massena 64-29

Jamesville-DeWitt’s Gabby Stickle (11) hits the layup off the steal for two points as the Red Rams broke away from a 7-6 lead in the first quarter.  The Rams would go on the beat Massena 64-29 in the New York State Class A opening round.   (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Paige Perry (31) buckets the long two-pointer to cut the Rams lead in the first quarter of the contest.

Carroll drops IN 17 during raiders 47-44 Class A WIN

Massena’s Sydnee Carroll (12) capitalizes on the fast break by scoring an uncontested layup during fourth-quarter action. Carroll led the Red Raiders with 17 points, while teammates Paige Perry and Bailey Trumble put up seven and five points respectively. The Huskies' Haley Raville led all scorers with 18 points, while Leah Gallagher and Madison Ansari each put up nine. The Red Raiders held off the Huskies late-game rally to claim the Section X Class A Championship 47-44. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

The Massena Red Raiders claimed the Section X Class A championship, beating Malone 47-44.  Although hotly contested throughout, the Red Raiders used an 8-2 run in the fourth quarter to gain a nine-point lead, then held off the Huskies' late comeback effort.


Section X Overall Championship Playoffs

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Section X Overall Championship
(D) Edwards-Knox 58, (B) Canton 57 (2OT)



Section X Overall Semifinals
(B) Canton 52, (C) Madrid-Waddington 43
(D) Edwards-Knox 74, (A) Massena 43


Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) hits the jumper for two points in a tight first quarter. Edwards-Knox would pull ahead 32-24 at the half, but outscore Massena 28-7 in a decisive third quarter in the beating the Red Raiders 74-43 in the Section X overall semifinals at SUNY Potsdam.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Massena’s Sydnee Carroll (12) fires off a two-pointer in the first quarter. Abby Hart led all scoring by connecting for 22 points, while teammate Carly Frary downed 14 points. For the Red Radiers, Sydnee Carroll led the way with eight points, followed by Lexi Jacobs with five points.


E-K outlasts canton in double overtime for title

Edwards-Knox's Koryn Rowe (4) brings the ball up the court for the Cougars during overtime against the Canton Bears. After regulation, the game was tied 49-49 and after the first overtime period, the game remained even 53-53.  Rowe was able to sink a shot from the left elbow which put the Cougars up by one with five seconds to go and then stole the ball to run out the clock and seal the first-ever Section X Championship for the Edwards-Knox Cougars in their history. Rowe, Abby Hart, and Riannon Holly each had 13 points for the Cougars in their win, while Meredith Drury led the Golden Bears with 17 points. Edwards-Knox outlasted the Canton Golden Bears winning 58-57. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Canton’s Mary Lobdell (10) shoots over Edwards-Knox's Riannon Holly (32) and Lucy Frary (3) for two points during regulation. Lobdell scored seven points, while teammate Meredith Drury put up 17 and Sarah Sieminski netted 13.

canton surges in second half to win 52-43 over m-w

Canton's Katelyn Flannigan (11) leaps over Madrid-Waddington defenders Danielle Hough (1) and Kelsie Tiernan (11) to score the three-pointer to extend the Golden Bears' lead to ten points late in the first quarter. The Bears advanced into the Section X Overall Championship by defeating the Yellowjackets 52-43. Canton will face Edwards-Knox for the overall final.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Madrid-Waddington's Emma Plumley (5) battles against Canton's Catherine Chisholm (3) to score the jumper to cut into the Bears' lead in the first quarter. Canton's Meredith Drury and Katelyn Flannigan each downed 14 points, while for the Yellow Jackets, Danielle Hough led the scoring with 13 points while Emma Plumley pumped in 10 points.

heuvelton'S alex steele wins 2018 jan reetZ award

Heuvelton's Alex Steele was honored with presentation of the 2017-2018 Jan Reetz Award, recognizing Section X basketball players for their playing abilities, academics, leadership and sportsmanship. Other nominees for the award this year were Gouverneur's Elaina Porter, Hammond's Alyson Crosbie and Brushton-Moira's Alexis Poirier.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Awards Gallery