Heuvelton Repeats As Class D State Champions Beating Panama

Final Standings & Non League Records

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

The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate with their championship plaque, banner and bracket after defeating the Panama Panthers to win the New York State Class D Championship for the second year in a row 62-60.  Heuvelton closed out a perfect season at 28-0 with its 31st win in a row.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


Section X Class D Playoffs

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SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2016

New York State Class D Championship
Heuvelton (X) 62, Panama (VI) 60



New York State Class D Semifinal
Heuvelton (X) 59, Eldred (IX) 45



NYS Class D Quarterfinal at Whitesboro High
Heuvelton (X) 68, New York Mills (III) 48



Class D Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Heuvelton 58, (#2) Chateaugay 49 (OT)



CClass D Semifinals - at Potsdam High School
(#2) Chateaugay 43, (#3) Hammond 42
(#1) Heuvelton 58, (#5) Edwards-Knox 42/p>


FRI.-SAT., FEBRUARY 12-13, 2016

Class D Quarterfinals - at SUNY Canton
(#3) Hammond 69, (#6) Hermon-DeKalb 32
(#2) Chateaugay 50, (#7) Lisbon 27
(#5) Edwards-Knox 58, (#4) St. Regis Falls 47
(#1) Heuvelton 73, (#8) Harrisville 38



Class D Play-In Game - Home of Higher Seed
(#8) Harrisville 48, (#9) Parishville-Hopkinton 34

Heuvelton advances to final, holding off cougars

Edwards-Knox's Koryn Rowe (4) lines up her three-point shot past Heuvelton defender Hannah Thornhill (21) to cut the Bulldogs' lead to six points in the fourth quarter. Heuvelton went on an 11-5 run at the end of the fourth quarter and pull away from the Cougars for the 58-42 Class D semifinal victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton's Alexis Steele (10) spins past Edwards-Knox defender Makenzie Frary (12) to extend on the Bulldogs lead in the second quarter.  The Cougars hounded Heuvelton’s top scorer Paige McCormick, but the junior leader still racked up 28 points to advance the defending state Class D champions back to the Section X championship. Nathalie Barr chimed in with 11 points for the Bulldogs, who will face second-seeded Chateaugay for the Class D title. Arael Scott provided the Cougars with 15 points, while Mackenzie Frary tacked on 13 points for E-K that ended the season at 10-7.

CHATEAUGAY ownS lisbon to advance to semifinals

Chateauguay's Danielle Charland (1) drive the ball through two Lisbon defenders as the Bulldogs began to build separation from the Knights in the second quarter. The Golden Knights led 11-9 after the first quarter. However, Chateaugay took charge in the second quarter, en route to a 50-27 quarterfinal victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Chateauguay's Alicia Cook (11) powers around Lisbon's Kathryn Sovie (20) to sink the shot in the fourth quarter.  A pivotal 19-3 second quarter run by the second-seeded Bulldogs reversed Lisbon’s lead through the first quarter. In a balanced offense, three Chateaugay players – Danielle Charland, Danielle Cook and Brianna Cook – posted nine points each, which Rachel Young chipped in eight points. Chateaugay will advance to face third-seeded Hammond in the semifinals on Tuesday. Maddie Vine notched nine points for Lisbon which closed its season at 4-17 overall.


Top-seeded and defending state champion Heuvelton began its post-season with a convincing 73-38 victory over #8-seeded Harrisville. Paige McCormick poured in 28 points and snagged 12 rebounds in leading the undefeated Bulldogs, while Madison McCormick tacked on 14 points and Alex Steele chipped in 11 points. Heuvelton moves forward to face Edwards-Knox in the semifinals. Cali Moore tallied 12 points and Alyssa Fowler netted eight points for Harrisville that closed its season at 4-18.

Pirates pull away from p-h panthers to advance 48-34

Harrisville's Alexandria Hitchman (11) leaps over two Parishville-Hopkinton defenders for the distance two-point jump shot, as the Pirates reclaimed the lead midway through the first quarter. The Pirates carried a 20-17 lead at the half and pulled away from the Panthers to capture a 48-34 victory in the Section X Class D play-in round contest.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

A Parishville-Hopkinton forward pushes between three Harrisville defenders to drain the short jump shot in heavy coverage to bring the Harrisville lead to three points moments before halftime. The eighth-seeded Pirates outdistanced the #9-seeded Panthers 28-17 in the final two quarters to win the first-round play-in game. Alexandria Hitchman paced the Pirates with 14 points, while McKenzie LaPlatney scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Harrisville advances to face top-seeded and defending New York State Champion Heuvelton in the quarterfinals. Kelsey Putman led Parishville-Hopkinton with 10 points, while Miranda Collins added eight. The Panthers finished out the season at 1-15.

#5 edwards-Knox advances past #4 st. regis falls 58-47

Edwards-Knox forward Cheyanne Shawrtfigure (24) downs the layup off a breakaway giving the Cougars a 12-6 lead over St. Regis Falls in the first quarter.  Edwards-Knox advanced to the Section X Class D semifinals by beatingt St. Regis Falls 58-47.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

 St. Regis Falls' Nicolette Martinez (11) steals the ball from Edwards-Knox's Carly Frary (15) and converts the turnover into a layup.  Edwards-Knox slowly pulled away all game long, building as much as a 14-point lead, before settling for a 58-47 victory. Koryn Rowe with 16 points led three Cougars in double figures. Carly Frary chipped in 14 points, while Riannon Holly 10. Edwards-Knox will await the winner of the Harrisville-Heuvelton contest, rescheduled to Saturday due to heavy snow in southern regions of Section X. St. Regis Falls was led by Jenna Susice withd 16 points, including four three-pointers. Nicollette Martinez tallied 13 and Harlie Gardner floated in 12 points for the Saints who closed out a winning campaign at 10-7 overall.

Bulldogs survive hammond in controversial 43-42 win*

Chateauguay's Danielle Charland (23) just slips the ball past Hammond defender Alyson Crosby (23) to earn the layup and to reclaim the Bulldogs' lead late in the third quarter. The Bulldogs downed two late free throws to earn the 43-42 victory over the Red Devils and to advance to the Section X Class D Championship. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hammond's Mariah Simmons (32) cuts through two Chateaugay defenders to earn the basket and to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter.  Second-seeded Chateaugay survived a fast 8-0 Hammond start and a sharp controversy in the final 13.3 seconds to pull off the win in the Class D semifinals. The game seesawed throughout the entire contest, coming in tied at 41-41 with 22.1 seconds remaining. Alicia Cook was fouled went to the line at dropped in one of two shots for a 42-41 Chateaugay lead with 13.3 remaining. On the other end, Hammond’s Sierra Fleming was also fouled went to the free-throw line and sunk the first of a pair. However, one of the officials nullified the shot saying that the Bulldog player had fouled out and Chateaugay was to be afforded the appropriate 20-second substitution timeout. The point cancellation drew immediate condemnation from Coach Shawn Dack. Fleming returned to the free-throw line and missed both shots. Chateaugay got the rebound and Brianna Cook was fouled and made the first of two shots, the sealing the win at 43-41 with a subsequent steal. [Later footnote: Hammond protested the outcome and was later awarded the one point back to the final score 43-42.  The protest committee agreed that by rule, once the ball was in the air, the circumstance could not be corrected and the made foul shot should have counted.  We have reflected the ruling and scoring change in this report.]  Brianna and Danielle Cook each scored 13 points for the Bulldogs who advance to the final against Chateaugay. Alyson Crosby racked up 20 points for the Red Devils who checked out at 14-8.

Heuvelton wins nys class d title 2nd year in a row 62-60

The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate with their championship plaque, banner and bracket after defeating the Panama Panthers to win the New York State Class D Championship for the second year in a row 62-60.  Heuvelton closed out a perfect season at 28-0. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Heuvelton's Paige McCormick (15) cuts past two Panama defenders to down the short jump shot to extend the Bulldogs' lead in the fourth quarter. McCormick was named NYS Class D Tournament MVP for the second year in a row.

The Heuvelton Central girls basketball team successfully defended its New York State Class D championship, surviving a late-game scare, in a nail-biting 62-60 win over western New York’s Panana Central. And the Bulldogs’ Paige McCormick survived early foul trouble, which benched her for the entire second quarter, to rattle off 27 points, including an unstoppable 11-for-12 assault on the basket in the second half, to lead the Heuvelton to its second straight state title at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. While McCormick watched from the sideline, sister Madison’s tenacious defense and a pair of Nathalie Barr three-pointers put Heuvelton ahead 24-22, before settling for a 24-24 tie at intermission. But while McCormick watched from the sideline, she also had time to study the opponent and its weaknesses, and plan how to make her return. After Panama knocked down two quick buckets start the third quarter, McCormick took over the game. Her effort became like a runaway train, draining picture-perfect three pointers, or snaking through Panama defenders to convert inside jumpers and layups with seemingly confident ease. The Bulldogs established a 54-41 lead by early in the fourth quarter. But again, the only thing that slowed Paige McCormick was Paige McCormick. Registering her fourth personal foul with 2:50 still remaining seemed to be Panama’s queue to up the ante: take the ball at the foul-strapped defender and make a final run at overtaking the defending champs. Emilee Sperry (17 points) and Taylor Bowen (14 points) led the comeback charge for Panama. Heuvelton’s shooting began to cool and became rushed. The Bulldogs had opportunities to slow the pace in the final three minutes, chew up some clock and prevent the Panthers from gaining any momentum, but instead fired off rapid-take chances that quickly gave the ball back to a rising and hungry Panther offense. When Barr delivered two clutch free-throws with 30 seconds left, Heuvelton upped its lead to 62-55, just enough to overcome two final Panama buckets, including a 30-foot buzzer-beater by Bowen. Madison McCormick tossed in 18 points and registered seven steals. Barr, a senior, finished with 15 points and earned an All-Tournament Team selection in her final high school game. Alex Steele was awarded team sportsmanship. The win completed a perfect 28-0 run to this year’s state title, and extended the Bulldogs’ winning streak to 31 straight games. Heuvelton became the first team to repeat the state Class D title since the Hammond Red Devils did so in 2007 and 2008.


Heuvelton's Maddison McCormick (24) lays in the ball off a breakaway, beating Eldred defender Alania Gaughan (3) to extend the Bulldogs' lead in the third quarter. The Bulldogs fell behind 26-22 at the half, but mounted a third-quarter turnaround to capture the 59-45 win in the N.Y. State Class D semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Heuvelton's Paige McCormick (15) leaps over two Eldred defenders to drain the two point jumper to bring the game to three points early in the third quarter.

Down by four points at the half and six points early in the third quarter, Heuvelton turned the switch on its full-court pressure and relentless in-your-face shooting. The result: their 30th win in a row and a 59-45 win over Section IX’s Eldred in the New York State Class D girls basketball semifinals. In the first half, the Bulldogs struggled, shooting just 19-percent on from the field, but still managing to stay within a point until a backcourt buzzer beater by Jordan Lepes (16 points) for a 26-22 lead. The Yellowjackets erased a 16-14 Bulldog advantage in the first quarter with sticky 3-2 zone defense that targeted its containment on last year’s New York State Class D MVP Paige McCormick, and produced a 12-6 run in the second period to take the lead. However, the rest of the Bulldogs completed the well-rounded team effort, and were not just a supporting cast. Heuvelton answered with a trapping, full-court defense and an in-your-face counterattack that rattled Eldred into 25 turnovers. The Jackets had no answer for the shift in momentum, with waves of open transition buckets and free-throw opportunities that seemed unstoppable. Even fouling was an ineffective strategy as Heuvelton hit 21-of-29 free throws, compared with just 5-of-6 for Eldred. The Bulldogs were led by McCormick who poured in 29 points, including 9-for-10 from the free throw line, and a 15-rebound effort in securing another entry to the title game. Nathalie Barr tossed in 16 points and worked for five steals, while Paige’s younger sister Madison McCormick scored another eight points, which included spilling a distance three-pointer that sparked a 9-2 run in the final four minutes to close the game. Kelsey Collins led Jackets with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Heuvelton faces Section VI’s Panama for the title.


Heuvelton demonstrated a dominant performance in the New York State Class D quarterfinal, capturing a big lead early, then cruising to a 63-48 victory over Section III champion New York Mills. Paige McCormick splashed a game-high 22 points, added 10 rebounds and five assists, while Madison McCormick flashed 15 points and Natalie Barr pitched in 10 points to lead the Bulldogs back to the New York State Final Four. Heuvelton will face Section IX’s Eldred in the state Class D semifinal at Hudson Valley on Saturday. The Bulldogs quickly took control with a 9-1 opening that turned into an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, thanks to forcing six Marauder turnovers. NY Mills opened the second quarter with a mini 6-2 run, but Heuvelton commanded the rest of the half with a 20-4 explosion that stacked up an enormous 40-15 lead at the break. The Marauders, led by Megan Crist’s 18 points, never got closer than 14 points in the second half.

Heuvelton nips Chateaugay in overtime to win "D" title

Heuvelton’s Kristi Donnelly (13) hits the floater over the Chateaugay defense. The Heuvelton Bulldogs scored the first 10 points of the overtime to overcome the Chateaugay Bulldogs 58-49 in overtime in the Section X Class D Championship. (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery

Chateaugay’s Rachel Young (3) goes up for the layup in transition past Heuvelton’s Madison McCormick (24).  After Heuvelton built a 16-7 first quarter lead, Chateaugay scratched its way back to close within three points at the half.  The defending state champions opened the second half by building a 10-point lead, before the second major of Chateaugay offense pulled the East Bulldogs ahead at 40-39 with 22 seconds remaining.  Heuvelton reversed the lead on the next two possessions, but Breana Cook struck an astounding three-point turnaround on the designed inbound play to knot the game 43-43 with 0.6 seconds left and forcing overtime.  Heuvelton's Paige McCormick drained a three-pointer to open the extra period.  Heuvelton whipped up 10 unanswered points and held on for a 58-49 win.  McCormick finished with 25 points, followed by Alex Steele with 11 points, including two threes and several key steals.  Kristi Donnelly finished with five points. Chateaugay was led by Cook's 15 points, all in the second half.  Jaylyn Martin finished with 13 for the Bulldogs who closed out the season at 17-6 overall.

Red Devils storm past h-d demons in quarterfinal

 Hammond's Kelsey Bennett (13) leaps over a Hermon-DeKalb defender to earn the open look at the layup to extend on the Red Devils lead in the third quarter. Hammond used a strong first half to pull away from the Green Demons 69-32 in the Class D quarterfinal.  (Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb's Breanna Harrington (12) Knocks down a shot past a Hammond defender in the fourth quarter.  Sixth-seeded Hermon-DeKalb scored an opening three-pointer for a short-lived lead, but #3-seeded Hammond dominated much of the game, leading 32-12 at the half and cruising to a 69-32 win in the quarterfinal game. Alyson Crosby led the way with 16 points for Hammond. The Red Devils advance to face second-seeded Chateaugay in the semifinals on Tuesday. Bridget Rust scored 13 points and Breanna Harrington added 10 for the Green Demons who wrapped up a winning season at 11-10 overall.


Section X Class B Playoffs

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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

New York State Class B Semifinal
Livonia (V) 50, Canton (X) 41



NYS Class B Quarterfinal at SUNY Potsdam
Canton (X) 50, Northeastern Clinton (VII) 48



Class B Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Canton 67, (#2) Ogdensburg 44



Class B Semifinals - Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Canton 89, (#4) Salmon River 26
(#2) Ogdensburg 41, (#3) Gouverneur 38

Canton outscores Blue Devils 67-44 winning "B" title

Canton’s Bailey Luther (10) sneaks between Ogdensburg defenders Emma Henry (1) and Lindsay Beach (21) to attack the rim.  The Golden Bears overwhelmed the Blue Devils to pull out the 67-44 victory in the Class B Championship. (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery

The Blue Devils' Taylor Piercey (13) rises to score for Ogdensburg beating Canton defender Ketelyn Flanagan (11).  After falling behind 7-2 in the opening minutes, Canton went on a mini-run of eight straight points. Ogdensburg regained the lead 11-10 on back-to-back buckets. Then the slumbering Canton Lady Bear awoke with a vengeance. Canton disrupted defensively, transitioned quickly and exploded offensively in a full display of championship form. The Bears glided to a 31-16 halftime lead, then built a 33-point separation in the third quarter that effectively sealed the win. Canton was led by Maggie Smith with 19 points, followed by Bailey Luther with 15, Meredith Drury with 11 and Katie Clemmer with 10 points. The Bears advance to the overall Section X semifinals and state playoffs. Ogdensburg was led by Taylor Perry with 16 points. Chelsey Raven pitched in 10 points, while Taylor Piercey added nine and Shelby Ross eight points for the Blue Devils, who logged out of the season at 12-10. 

o.f.a. Blue Devils HOLD off Wildcats to advance 41-38

Ogdensburg Coach Lynn Blevins looks on as his guard Taylor Piercey pushes past Gouverneur's Jackie Storrin (11) and toward the basket.  Despite comeback efforts by Gouverneur in the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils held off the Wildcats late in the game for the 41-38 Class B semifinal victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Gouverneur's Emma Bell (2) leaps through two Ogdensburg defenders to earn the jump shot from near the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.  Chelsey Raven notched 12 points and Taylor Piercey added 11 points for the Blue Devils in the Class B semifinal against Gouverneur. O.F.A. advances to face top-seeded Canton for the Class B title on February 19th at SUNY Potsdam. The Wildcats were led by Elaina Porter with 17 points. Gouverneur closed its season at 10-11.

Canton overruns Salmon River 89-26 in "B" SemiFinal

 Canton’s Meredith Drury (3) attacks the rim against Salmon River defender Brittany Brooks (20).  The Golden Bears jumped out to a 30-6 lead in the first quarter and outscored the Shamrocks 89-26 to advance to the Class B final against O.F.A. (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Kera Ghostlaw (5) hits the long-range jumper over the Golden Bears' Meredith Drury (3).  Natalie DiSalvo poured in 27 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her varsity career as top-seeded Canton eliminated the Shamrocks 89-26 in the Class B semifinals. Bailey Luther chipped in 12 points, while Mikaela Bessette added 11 for Canton. Brittany Brooks nailed 13 points for the Shamrocks whose season ended at 0-17. Canton advances to face second-seeded Ogdensburg for the Class B title on February 19th at SUNY Potsdam. 


Canton's Natalie DiSalvo (14) leaps over two Livonia defenders to drain the quick jump shot in the paint to tie the game 19-19 just before the end of the second quarter. The Bulldogs ran away with the game late in the fourth quarter to capture the 50-41 victory over the Golden Bears in the New York State Class B semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Gallery posted shortly

Canton's Katlyn Flannigan (11) cuts through two Livonia defenders to earn a layup and reclaim a brief lead for the Bears in the first quarter.

The Canton Lady Bears clawed their way back from six-point deficits in the first half to tie Section V’s Livonia 19-19 at the half, then took a 33-29 lead into the final eight minutes. But the Bears faded in the fourth quarter, succumbing to a pivotal 11-2 Bulldog run in the first four minutes of the final period, falling 50-41 in the New York State Class B semifinal contest at Hudson Valley Community College. The Bears began the contest on a 5-0 run, but then gave up the next eight straight. The Bears, making their first Final Four appearance since 1988, suffered from more than a dozen turnovers in the first half, but managed to pull even at intermission. Katie Clemmer opened the second half with a pair of buckets that established a slight lead for Canton that sustained a nervous advantage through the third quarter. Then Livonia pulled away with a 21-8 performance in the fourth quarter. The Bears as a team shot 53.6 percent from the foul line all season, but misfired to the tune of 5-for-21 from the line in the state semifinal, which proved to be their undoing as the Bulldogs knocked down 18-of-26 from the charity stripe. Livonia generated its first three-possession lead of the contest with just 38.4 seconds left when Molly Stewart scrambled through a seam and for one basket, then knocked down two free throws to open a 48-41 lead. The Bears continued to struggle against Livonia’s zone press in the stretch, coughing up 24 turnovers and victimized by 17 steals overall. For Canton, Clemmer led the way with 11 points, while DiSalvo chipped in 10. Stewart finished with 15 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Madeline Herzog added 10. After the game, Canton’s Sam Curtis received the state’s annual Class B Sportsmanship award for inspiring her team all season, while undergoing treatments to deal with brain cancer.

CANTON RALLIES TO WIN 50-48 AND advance in n.y.s. final 4

The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with their Region II Championship plaque after capturing the close 50-48 victory over the Northeastern Clinton Cougars. The Golden Bears will advance to the New York State Class B Final Four where they will meet the Livonia Bulldogs in the semifinals on Friday morning at HVCC. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Northeastern Clinton’s Shaylyn Rowe (24) battles past Canton’s Bailey Luther (10) and Katlyn Flannigan (11) to earn the open look at the short jump shot.

The final 30 seconds were the game in the New York State Class B quarterfinal. Katie Klemmer scored o a putback with 26.6 seconds left to draw Canton into a 48-48 tie – the ninth tie of the game. Canton’s Mikaela Bessette snuck a hand into the ensuing inbound play and deflected the ball off a Cougars’ player and regained the ball for the Bears for the final 21.3 seconds. Maggie Smith started and finished the Bears’ final offensive. After a dish to Madeline Drury, Smith got a return pass from Natalie DiSalvo and sliced down through the heart of the lane to finger roll a shot over the front of the rim with 8.3 seconds left to lift Canton to a 50-48 lead. Without a timeout, NEC scrambled across midcourt and attempted an inside pass-and-shoot for the tie, but the pass never connected and time ran out. The Bears overcame an NEC team that came into the contest 22-1. They also overcame cold first half shooting that saw the Cougars open a 23-11 lead in the second quarter and 27-19 at halftime. Canton cut Northeastern’s lead to 40-38 at the end of the third quarter. In the final period, the Bears could not firmly snatch the lead, until their final bucket. NEC lost two starters in the period, including Kayla Carder who scored 13 points and had a solid presence on the boards with 18 rebounds. Natalie DiSalvo, who was held to just three points in the first half, netted 15 in the second half. Klemmer closed out with 11 points for Canton. Shaylyn Rowe led Northeastern Clinton with 18 points.


Section X Class C Playoffs

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NYS Class C Quarterfinal at SUNY Plattsburgh
Northern Adir. (VII) 30, Madrid-Waddington (X) 24



NYS Class C Opening Round at SUNY Potsdam
Madrid-Waddington (X) 51, Lake George (II) 50 (OT)



Class C Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Madrid-Wadd. 53, (#2) St. Lawrence Central 24



Class C Semifinals - Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Madrid-Wadd., 52, (#5) Norwood-Norfolk 18
(#2) St. Lawrence Ctl. 24, (#3) Brushton-Moira 19



Class C Play-In Round - Home of Higher Seed
(#3) Brushton-Moira 40, (#6) Potsdam 35
(#5) Norwood-Norfolk 34, (#4) Tupper Lake 31

b-m panthers RALLY IN 2ND HALF TO BEAT POTSDAM 40-35

 Potsdam's Heidi Visser (10) dashes past two Brushton-Moira defenders to earn the short jump shot and extend the Sandstoners lead to 11 points late in the second quarter. The Panthers mounted a second-half comeback to capture a 40-35 victory over Potsdam to advance to the Section X Class C semifinals. (Bob LaRue photo) Game Gallery 

Brushton-Moira's Kirstin Barrett (33) leaps over Potsdam defender Katie Cary (33) to earn the quick inside layup.  After trailing 22-11 at the half and struggling to score against the Potsdam defense, Brushton-Moira found its rhythm in overtaking the Sandstoners the second half. The third-seeded Panthers outscored #6-seeded Potsdam 29-13 in the second half in a 40-35 comeback win. Myah King scored 11 points to lead the Panthers, who advance to face St. Lawrence Central in the semifinals. Potsdam was led by Katie Cary with 10 points. The Sandstoners closed the 2015-16 campaign at 7-14 overall.


St. Lawrence Central held off Brushton-Moira behind 15-point performances by Bailee Gauthier and Haleigh Agans. Kirstin Barrett floated 19 points, while Felicity Bilow contributed 10 points for the Panthers who finished at 8-8.  The Larries will face top-seeded Madrid-Waddington in the Class C final.

m-w yellow jackets soar past n-n flyers to advance

Madrid-Waddington's Kellsie Tiernan (23) leaps over Norwood-Norfolk defender Madison Sequin (23) to down the layup and increase the Yellow Jacket lead to 20 points early in the third quarter. Madrid-Waddington advances to the Section X Class C Championship contest by beating Norwood-Norfolk 52-18. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk's Kylee LaShomb (12) rises over two Madrid-Waddington defenders to throw down the jump shot from the charity stripe.  Hannah Marcellus posted 14 points, while Morgan Burns chipped in 13 points for top-seeded Madrid-Waddington who will face second-seeded St. Lawrence Central for the Class C title. Madison Seguin scored nine points to lead the Lady Flyers who ended the season at 10-11.


Norwood-Norfolk pulled off an opening-round road win, coming from behind in the fourth quarter and edging host Tupper Lake 34-31 in the Section X Class C play-in round. The fifth-seeded Flyers squared their overall season record at 10-10, and advance to face top-seeded Madrid-Waddington in the semifinal round. N-N’s Shannyn St. Andrews and Kassey Northrop each tallied eight points. Sidney Kulzer struck for 11 points to lead Tupper Lake that ended its season at 5-11 overall.


In a low-scoring New York State Class C quarterfinal, a 9-0 run is huge. Northern Adirondack broke away from a 12-12 tie with the unanswered surge, en route to a 30-24 win over Madrid-Waddington. The Jackets successfully held NAC’s top scorer Taylor Durnin to just 10 points, but literally suffered more turnovers than field goals. Olivia Parmeter led Madrid-Waddington with eight points, including two 3-pointers, while Hannah Marcellus chipped in seven points. The Jackets closed out the season at 17-7.


Madrid-Waddington's Danielle Hough (1) zigzags around a pair of Lake George defenders with a baseline move that produces a bucket in the second quarter, during the New York State Class C opening round playoff game.  The Jackets survived a fourth-quarter comeback by the Warriors and pulled out a 51-50 overtime win to advance to the State Class C Elite Eight..  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington's Olivia Parmeter (11) gets fouled on the wrist by Lake George's Rachel Sambo (40).  Parmeter goes to the free-throw line to sink two crucial free throws.

Madrid-Waddington never trailed in the contest, edging out to a 22-15 lead at halftime and advancing to a 10-point lead in the third quarter. But when the dust settled 32 minutes later, the game was tied 43-43 and headed for overtime. The Yellow Jackets’ Danielle Hough opened the extra period by burying a three-pointer and setting the stage for a thrilling 51-50 finish in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs. While hanging on against a series of defenses challenges from Lake George, the Jackets held a 49-48 lead with 30.7 seconds remaining and worked the clock down to 15 seconds. Kellsie Tiernan fired off and off-balance shot in the paint, then crashed the boards and secured her own rebound. Four seconds later, Olivia Parmeter knocked down two free throws that proved to be just the margin to seal the victory, despite GraceAnn Bennett’s final putback with 1.6 seconds left. The Jackets were led by the season’s best performance for Hough who finished with 19 points and five assists. Parameter chipped in 17 points, four assists and seven boards. The Warriors (21-3) were led by MacKenzie Bennett netted 23 points and GraceAnn Bennett with 21 points with 18 rebounds. Madrid-Waddington advances to the Class C Elite Eight against Section VII champion Northern Adirondack on Saturday at 1:45 p.m., at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Yellow Jackets win "c" final DEFEATING Larries 53-24

The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets defeated St. Lawrence Central 53-24 in the Class C Championship game at SUNY Potsdam, ending the Larries' two-year run as champions. (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery
The Larries' Maggie Yendo (12) fires the runner over Madrid-Waddington’s Broke Nichols (41).  After St. Lawrence Central opened the scoring on a baseline jumper from Haleigh Agans, Madrid-Waddington reeled off 16 straight points in taking command, then cruising to a 53-24 win and the Section X Class C Basketball title at SUNY Potsdam. Madrid-Waddington led 28-11 at the half. Olivia Parmeter led the Jackets with 15 points, while Hannah Marcellus chipped in 12 and Danielle Hough dropped in 10 points. The Jackets ended the Larries two-year reign as champions and advance to the overall Section X semifinals, along with the New York State Class C opening round playoffs. Haleigh Agans scored nine points, Maggie Yando added seven and Breana Evans popped in five points for the Larries, who closed out their campaign at 11-11 overall.


Section X Class A Playoffs

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NYS Class A Quarterfinal at SUNY Potsdam
Jamesville Dewitt (III) 72, Malone (X) 39



Class A Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Malone 53, (#1) Massena 38

Malone beat Massena 53-38 to win Class A CHAMPIONSHIP

The Malone Huskies defeated the Massena Red Raiders 53-38 at SUNY Potsdam to win the Section X Class A Championship. (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Massena’s Lexis Jacobs (4) takes the midrange jumper over Huskies' defender Hayley Lewis (1).  After a slow start that saw both teams struggle to score just five points in the first quarter in the Section X Class A championship, Malone’s offense began to find rhythm, outscoring Massena 16-10 in the second quarter. The Huskies’ surge was predicated on ramping up its defensive effort in attacking the dribble and shutting down the Raiders to one-shot-and-out opportunities on consecutive possessions. The Collins twins led the scoring attack for the Huskies. Abby fired in 14 points, while Gabby dropped in 12. Malone will continue into the Section X overall championship playoffs next week, then encounter the Section III champions in the opening round of state play. Massena closed out its season at 9-12 overall.

Malone falls to jamesville-dewitt in n.y. quarterfinal

Jamesville-Dewitt’s Maddie Benhan (23) leaps above teammates and Malone defenders to down a three-point shot to extend the Red Rams' lead midway through the fourth quarter. Jamesville-Dewitt pulled away early in the first half of the game to capture the 72-39 victory in the New York State Class A quarterfinal. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Gabrielle Collins (14) drives between the Jamesville-Dewitt defenders to earn the layup early in the fourth quarter.  The top-ranked team in Class A took the game to the Malone Huskies with a 14-point run in the first quarter and a 12-2 run in the second quarter to pile up a 38-16 halftime lead, as Jamesville-Dewitt went on to win the New York State quarterfinal 72-35. Carley O’Hern led the Red Rams with a 16 points, while Jamie Boeheim (daughter of Syracuse University coach Jim Boeheim) posted 13 points. Three scorers led Malone (10-12 overall): Hayley Lewis, Morgan Yando and Veronica Monette each scored seven.


Section X Overall Championship

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(D) Heuvelton 54, (B) Canton 50



Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
(D) Heuvelton 71, (A) Malone 46
(B) Canton 57, (C) Madrid-Waddington 33


Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15) drives in the lane hitting the runner over the Malone defense. The Bulldogs outscored the Huskies 71-46 in Section X overall semifinal.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

The Huskies' Hayley Lewis (1) takes the jumper over Heuvelton defender Kristi Donnelly (13) to score for Malone.  Heuvelton bounced back from a 12-9 deficit after the first quarter with an 18-11 spurt in the second quarter to pull ahead 27-23 at the half. However, the Class D champion Bulldogs overpowered the Class A champion Malone Huskies 27-12 in the third frame in securing a 71-46 win in the Section X overall semifinals. Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick, who scored 18 points in the third period, produced a game-high 26 points. Madison McCormick fired off 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Natalie Barr added 11 points for the Bulldogs who rainbowed 11 three-pointers in the game. Hayley Lewis led the Huskies with 25 points. Heuvelton will play Canton for the Section X championship. Malone will draw a bye in the opening round of New York State Class A playoffs, and will host the winner of the Section II vs. Section III matchup on March 5th at SUNY Potsdam.

Section X All Northerns & Reetz Award presented

The Jan Reetz Award is the highest honor for a girls basketball player in Section X for all-round play, sportsmanship, leadership and academics.  This year's award went to Canton' Natalie DiSalvo, a three-year starter and team captain the past two seasons.  The runnersup included Hammond's Alyson Crosby, Heuvelton's Paige McCormick and Hermon-DeKalb's Bridget Rust.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Awards Gallery

Heuvelton wins overall championship past canton

Canton's Natalie DiSalvo (14) leaps over two Heuvelton defenders to down the three-point shot and to reclaim the lead over the Bulldogs in the third quarter. Heuvelton held off the comeback attempt from the Golden Bears in the closing minutes of the game to capture the Section X Overall Championship 54-50. (Renee Palmer photo) Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15) leaps over Canton’s Nathalie DiSalvo (14) and Katie Clemmer (23) to sink the layup and extend on the Bulldogs lead in the fourth quarter.  Paige McCormick was held to just eight points in the first half, but struck for 22 points in the second half, sparking the Class D Champion Bulldogs to a 54-40 comeback win over the Class B Champion Golden Bears. Canton sprung to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, then regained the eight-point margin, 21-13 in the second quarter. However, McCormick’s 30-point performance included 14 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks. The revived 20-12 effort in the third quarter, vaulted the Bulldogs into the lead 40-37 end the third quarter. Heuvelton stretched the lead to 46-39 on three McCormick buckets from the low post. Canton rallied in the final two minutes, capped by a Natalie DiSalvo three-ball, to climb back to within 52-50 with 5.9 seconds left. DiSalvo finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds. For Heuvelton, Nathalie Barr and Alex Steele netted eight points each. For Canton, Janet Beaudin posted 11 points, while Meredith Drury, Kiersten Ashlaw and Maggie Smith scored six points each.

Canton beats m-w Jackets 57-33 in overall semifinals

Canton’s Mikaela Bessette (5), all by herself, takes the layup in transition against Madrid-Waddington.  The Golden Bears broke away from a 12-11 lead after the first quarter, opened up a 24-17 lead at the half and went on to defeat the Yellow Jackets 57-33  to advance to the Section X overall Championship.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington’s Morgan Burns (33) takes the runner over Golden Bear defender Kiersten Ashlaw (24) to sink the shot.  Class B champion Canton pulled away from a nine-point lead at the end of three quarters by dominating Class C champion Madrid-Waddington 19-4 in the final eight minutes to capture the victory in the Section X overall semifinal. DiSalvo led the way with 18 points, while Janet Beaudin added eight and Katie Clemmer seven points for the Golden Bears. Madrid-Waddington was led by Hannah Marcellus with 13 points. Canton will face Heuvelton for the overall Section X crown. The Yellow Jackets will play host to the Section II Class C champion in the opening round of the State playoffs on March 1st at 6:00 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam.