Heuvelton Claims First-Ever New York State Class D Championship!

2014-15 SECTION X GIRLS BASKETBALL
Final Standings & Non League Records

EAST DIVISION                W-L    GB   Non-Lg
x-Madrid-Waddington
x-Chateaugay
Colton-Pierrepont
St. Lawrence Central
Parishville-Hopkinton
St. Regis Falls
Norwood-Norfolk
Tupper Lake
13-1       -        3-1
13-1       -        1-1
10-4       3       1-2
  8-6       5       0-3
  5-9       8       2-1
4-10       9       1-2
2-12     11       1-3
1-13     12       1-1
CENTRAL DIVISION         W-L    GB  Non-Lg
x-Ogdensburg
Malone
Canton
Potsdam
Brushton-Moira
Massena
Gouverneur
Salmon River
12-2       -        1-3
11-3       1       2-2
11-3       2       1-3
  8-6       4       3-1
  7-7       5       3-1
4-10       8       1-3
3-11       9       1-3
0-14     12       0-0
WEST DIVISION               W-L    GB  Non-Lg
x-Heuvelton
x-Hammond
Hermon-DeKalb
Morristown
Edwards-Knox
Lisbon
Harrisville
Clifton-Fine
13-1       -        3-0
13-1       -        3-1
  8-6       5       2-2
  8-6       5       1-3
  7-7       6       3-0
  5-9       8       1-3
2-12     11       0-4
0-14     13       1-2


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate at center court after capturing the New York State Class D Championship over South Kortright 61-54.  The title Heuvelton’s first New York State Championship in school history.  Heuvelton broke away from a 33-33 tie in the third quarter with a 16-4 run that broke the game open.  (Waters photo)  Game Gallery

 

Heuvelton Wins New York State Class D Championship!

 NCSN Girls Class D Scoreboard

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

NYS Class D Championship at Hudson Valley CC
Heuvelton (X) 61, South Kortright (IV) 54

HEUVELTON WIN COMES AFTER TOUGH POST-SEASON RUN

HEUVELTON 61, SOUTH KORTRIGHT 54
When the Lady Bulldogs stormed the court as the buzzer sounded, Heuvelton had claimed the 2015 New York State Class D Girls Basketball Championship with a 61-54 victory over previously-unbeaten South Kortright. The Bulldogs had completed a post-season minefield that included hard-fought victories over some of the toughest competition in the state – Section X rivals Hammond, Chateaugay and Madrid-Waddington. They narrowly beat Hammond by two points and Madrid-Waddington by three points in claiming the Section X title. The tough local competition helped forge the steel and resilience that shaped a championship-caliber team in preparing for the state playoffs. Heuvelton had an easier time with state quarterfinal opponent Oriskany who they beat by 13, then semifinal challenger Panama who they easily took down by 18 points. The final pitted the Bulldogs against the state’s top-ranked team, 25-0 South Kortright that had previous state championship experience. Heuvelton edged out to a 14-10 first-quarter lead and held a mere 26-25 advantage at the half, after Olivia St. Pierre scored with 28 seconds remaining to erase the Rams’ short-lived lead. To start the second half, SK’s Sam Acuna buried a three-pointer to regain the lead, but Heuvelton answered with a pivotal 7-0 run to gain a 33-28 lead. Time and again throughout the rest of the contest, the Bulldogs held off the Rams’ mini-runs without relinquishing the lead again. Heuvelton stretched its lead to 48-40 with 6:33 left in the game and even gained a 12-point advantage with three minutes to play. South Kortright chipped away and tried to foul down the stretch, but the Bulldogs answered going 17-for-22 from the free-throw stripe. Paige McCormick netted 23 points, including all eight free-throw attempts made. All-Tournament Team selection Olivia St. Pierre added 16 points and 15 rebounds. Kylie Piercey and Alex Steele contributed eight points each. Briana Laing led South Kortright with 17 points.

RETURN HOME TO CELEBRATION
The Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs basketball team returned to St. Lawrence County to great community fanfare after the team’s triumphant 61-54 victory over previously-unbeaten South Kortright for the New York State Class D Girls Basketball Championship in Troy, NY. Hundreds of fans and supporters lined the streets as a motorcade of fire trucks and vehicles escorted the girls home from the St. Lawrence County near Gouverneur back to the school. A sea of purple, along with congratulatory banners lined the route through the village, just as they had filled one side of the Hudson Valley Community College gymnasium on Sunday morning during the victory. Heuvelton only relinquished the lead twice during the contest, and only for a few seconds, en route to the first state championship in school history. Heuvelton sophomore Paige McCormick was named tournament MVP.

HEUVELTON RISES TO PINACLE: STATE CLASS D CHAMPIONS!


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate at center court after capturing the New York State Class D Championship over South Kortright 61-54.  The title Heuvelton’s first New York State Championship in school history.  Heuvelton broke away from a 33-33 tie in the third quarter with a 16-4 run that broke the game open.  (Waters photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Olivia St. Pierre (21) spins around a South Kortright defender to earn the open layup, putting the bulldogs up by three points in the second quarter.  The Heuvelton senior was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Heuvelton sophomore Paige McCormick (15) accepts the New York State Class D Most Valuable Player Award. McCormick finished the season scoring 698 points.

 

Section X & New York State Class D Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Class D Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015

NYS Class D Semifinal at Hudson Valley CC
Heuvelton (X) 57, Panama (VI) 39

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

NYS Class D Regionals at SUNY Potsdam
Heuvelton (X) 52, Oriskany (II) 39

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Class D Championship - at SUNY Canton
(#2) Heuvelton 47, (#1) Madrid-Waddington 44

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Class D Semifinals at SUNY Canton
(#2) Heuvelton 53, (#3) Hammond 51
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 49, (#4) Chateaugay 19

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014

Class D Quarterfinal at SUNY Canton Field House
(#4) Chateaugay 55, (#5) Colton-Pierrepont 32
(#3) Hammond 77, (#6) Hermon-DeKalb 48
(#2) Heuvelton 82, (#7) Morristown 33
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 48, (#8) Edwards-Knox 30

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

Class D Opening Round - at Home of Higher Seed
(#7) Morristown 50, (#10) Lisbon 44
(#6) Hermon-DeKalb 60, (#11) St. Regis Falls 32
(#8) Edwards-Knox 50, (# 9) Parishville-Hopk. 24
(#5) Colton-Pierrepont 45, (#12) Harrisville 25

yellow jackets' defense holds off bulldogs 49-19


Madrid-Waddington’s Jennifer King (35) uses her height and arm length to get the block in the Section X Class D semifinal against Chateaugay. The Yellow Jackets held theBulldogs to just two points in the first quarter en route to a 49-19 win. Madrid-Waddington will go on to play Heuvelton for the championship at SUNY Canton. (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

Chateaugay’s Katelyn Beach (5) shoots over a Madrid-Waddington defender.  Madrid-Waddington broke away from Chateaugay midway through the first quarter, before cruising to a 49-19 win in the Section X Class D semifinals. The Jackets led 26-10 at halftime. Hannah Marcellus led all scorers with 14 points, while Olivia Parameter added 11 points for the top-seeded Yellow Jackets who face second-seeded Heuvelton in the title game. Chateaugay was led by Katie Beach’s six points. The Bulldogs ended their season at 15-3 overall.

Hammond downs green demons to advance 77-48


Hammond’s Ally Crosbie (23) makes the layup past Hermon-DeKalb defender Breanna Hannah (12) in the third quarter. Hammond outscored the Green Demons 21-7 to end the first period to springboard a 77-48 Section X Class D quarterfinal victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb’s Breanna Hannah (12) earns the layup past Hammond’s Mikayla Horton (10) in the third quarter to chip away at the Red Devils lead. Hammond’s Sierra Fleming lead the Devils with 25 points,while teammate Mikayla Horton followed closely with 21 points. For the Green Demons, Bridget Rust led the way with 14 points, while Delaney Kerr added 10 points. Hammond won the Class D quarterfinal matchup 77-48 and advanced to face the Heuvelton Bulldogs in the semifinals. Hermon-DeKalb closes out the season with an 11-9 overall record.

BALANCED OFFENSE LEADS Chateaugay PAST c-p colts


Chateaugay’s Katie Beach (5) sinks a short jump shot past Colton-Pierrepont defender Rachel Vaccaro (14) to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 20 points in the third quarter. The Bulldogs took a commanding 19-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and went on to defeat Colton-Pierrepont 55-32.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Morgan Doyle (10) makes the layup past Chateaugay defender Rachel Young (3) to chip away at the Bulldogs lead. In balanced scoring, Chateaugay was led by Danelle Charland with 12 points, closely followed by Rachel Young with 10 points. Chateaugay captured the 55-32 win over Colton-Pierrepont in the Section X Class D quarterfinals and advances to face top-seeded Madrid-Waddington. The Colts close out their season at 12-7 overall.

DOYLE SCORES 26 AS COLTS ELIMINATE PIRATES IN OPENER


Harrisville's Mallory Baker (11) climbs to the basket past Colton-Pierrepont defender Katelyn Cary (30) during the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  The Colts jumped out to a 25-10 halftime lead, then held the Pirates to just two points in the third quarter in cruising to a 45-25 win at Colton.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont's Courtney Marsh (15) pulls up for the 10-foot jumper over Harrisville's McKenzie LaPlatney.  Fifth-seeded Colton-Pierrepont dominated the first three quarters to gain a 41-12 lead over #12-seeded Harrisville going into the final frame. The Colts’ defense allowed the Pirates just two points in the third quarter. Colton-Pierrepont defeated Harrisville 45-25. C-P’s Morgan Doyle led all scorers with 26 points, while Haylee Hennessy chipped in six points. For the Pirates, Cortney LaBeau scored six points, while Cali Moore pitched in five points. The Colts advance to face #4-seeded Harrisville in the Class D quarterfinals. Harrisville ended it season at 2-17.

rust leads green demons VS. st. regis IN OPENER 60-32


Hermon-DeKalb’s Delaney Kerr (24) battles for the jumper over three St. Regis Falls defenders to earn two points and give the Green Demons a six-point advantage early on in the first quarter. Hermon-DeKalb built a strong lead early in the game en route to a 60-32 victory over the Saints in the Section X Class D opener. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb’s Delaney Kerr (14) and St. Regis Falls Jenna Susice (5) take the jump ball at center court to begin the game. Hermon-DeKalb’s Bridget Rust led the Green Demons with 28 points, while Delaney Kerr added 20 points.  Susice led the way for St. Regis Falls with 10 points, while Breanna Work scored four points.  Sixth-seeded Hermon-DeKalb now advances to face the #3-seeded Hammond Red Devils.  St. Regis Falls closed its season at 5-13 overall.

E-K COUGARS ELIMINATE P-H PANTHERS IN PLAYOFF OPENER


Parishville-Hopkinton's Nicole White (red) dishes the ball off during the opening-round playoff game at Edwards-Knox.  The Cougars opened a 13-4 lead early in the first quarter, then went on to down the Panthers 50-24 in the opening round of the Class D playoffs.  (Hale photo)  Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton's Miranda Collins reaches over two Edwards-Knox defenders to drop in the bank shot late in the first quarter.  After giving up the first basket to Parishville-Hopkinton’s Nicole White, the Cougars went on a 13-2 run to take command by the start of the second quarter. The Cougars went on to defeat the Panthers 50-24 in the opening round of the Class D playoffs. Edwards-Knox’s Mackenzie Frary led all scorers with 15 points, while Ariel Scott added 11 points. Collins led the Panthers with eight points, while White finished with five. The Cougars advance to the Section X Class D quarterfinals to face top-seeded Madrid-Waddington. The Panthers wound up their season at 7-11.

HEUVELTON HEADS TO FIRST-EVER STATE FINAL IN 57-39 WIN

HEUVELTON 57, PANAMA 39
The Heuvelton Bulldogs rocked Section VI’s Panama 57-39 to advance to the school’s first-ever New York State Class D girls basketball championship matchup. The Bulldogs rushed out to a 17-10 lead. A pair of three-pointers from Natalie Barr and Alex Steele anchored a stingy 8-5 second quarter that advanced Heuvelton’s lead to 25-15 at the half. In the pivotal 18-9 third quarter, the Bulldogs regained their shooting touch and stretched their lead to 43-24, behind eight straight points from Paige McCormick. McCormick, who led the way with 24 points, also netted her 1,000th varsity career point when she hit back-to-back free throws late in the first quarter. Olivia St. Pierre contributed 12 points with 12 rebounds, while Barr posted 11 points including three trifectas. Taylor Power led Panama (20-5) with 13 points. Heuvelton out-rebounded Panama 24-19, but suffered 19 turnovers. The Bulldogs advance to play top-ranked and 25-0 South Kortright, the Section IV Champions, at 10 a.m. Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Hudson Valley Community College.

heuvelton advances to N.Y. final four with 52-39 win


Heuvelton’s Kylie Piercey (25) blocks the shot attempted by Oriskany’s Hannah Hoehn (5). The Bulldogs jumped in front early and were able to lead the entire game with a balanced attack against the Redskins. Heuvelton advances to the New York State Class D Final Four.  (JP Tebo photo) Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Kylie Piercey (25) swats the shot attempted by Oriskany’s Alexus Koons (23).  Heuvelton set the pace early with the first seven points of the game and a 15-6 lead, then held off Oriskany 52-39 in the New York State Region II Class D championship at SUNY Potsdam. The Bulldogs carried a 28-20 lead into the intermission, but opened the second half with a major 17-4 run, including a 7-0 finish in the third quarter that blew the game open. Key to the second half surge, Olivia St. Pierre – held to just one point in the first half – quickly found the shooting touch for 12 points in the second half. Paige McCormick led all scorers with 21 points for the Bulldogs. Kylie Piercey chipped in nine points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Sahl led Oriskany with 14 points, while Madison Zizzi chipped in 11.

IN SEESAW BATTLE, bulldogs hang ON TO WIN "d" title 47-44


Madrid-Waddington’s Jennifer King (35) attempts to steal the ball from Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15). In a seesaw battle, the Bulldogs were able to squeeze an 18-17 lead at halftime. Heuvelton pulled away in the final minutes to secure a 47-44 victory to win their second consecutive Class D Championship. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Olivia St. Pierre fires up a left-handed floater over Madrid-Waddington’s Danielle Hough (15).  The game came down to who could hit shots in the clutch, during the final two minutes of play. Before a huge crowd that overflowed the bleachers and baselines for the Section X Class D championship at SUNY Canton, Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick broke a 37-37 tie on a stylish reverse layup with 4:50 remaining, sparking a 7-0 run that sustained the second-seeded Bulldogs in a 47-44 win over the top-seeded Yellow Jackets. McCormick scored three straight buckets in that key stretch when Heuvelton jumped to a 44-37 lead with 2:54 left. Madrid-Waddington chipped away as Hannah Marcellus netted an inside bucket and Jennifer King knocked down two free throws. Heuvelton netted three clutch free throws, two from Alex Steele and one from Olivia St. Pierre, to refresh the margin to 47-41 with under a minute to play. M-W’s Olivia Parmeter nailed a three-pointer. However, Heuvelton inbounded and successfully ran off the final few seconds to repeat as Class D champs. McCormick finished the game with 24 points and 12 rebounds. They advance to face St. Lawrence Central in the Section X overall semifinals, before advancing to state playoffs. Madrid-Waddington was led by King’s 22 points and 14 boards, while Parmeter tossed in 12 points for the Jackets who finished 17-4.

Bulldogs advance in 53-51 thriller over hammond


Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15) fires the layup over Hammond defender Paige Frisina (11) to earn two points bring Heuvelton within two points near the end of the second quarter. The Bulldogs held off the Red Devils in the closing seconds 53-51 to advance to the Class D Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hammond’s Courtney Bova (13) cuts through three Heuvelton defenders to earn the layup and put the Red Devils ahead to begin the second quarter.  Heuvelton gained a 32-26 advantage over Hammond at the half, but the contest turned into a seesaw struggle in the second half in the Section X Class D semifinals. Nathalie Barr vaulted Heuvelton into the lead 49-48, then the Bulldogs rolled off the next four points – their last of the game – for a 53-48 advantage. Hammond closed the gap to 53-51 on a free throw and a Courtney Bova bucket. With time running out, Courtney Bova swiped the ball and raced to the hoop, but the Red Devils were unable to net the equalizer before time expired. Paige McCormick led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Olivia St. Pierre poured in 16 points and chipped in 12 boards and seven assists. The #2-seeded Bulldogs will face Madrid-Waddington for the championship. Hammond was led by 13-point performances from Mikayla Horton and Courtney Bova. The Red Devils closed out their season at 17-3.

yellow jackets earn win over cougars to advance


Madrid-Waddington’s Olivia Parmeter (11) takes a jump shot past an Edwards-Knox defender to tie the game 9-9 near the end of the first quarter. The Cougars took a 11-9 lead  at the end of the first quarter. However, Madrid-Waddington rallied in the third quarter to earn the 48-30 victory over the Cougars.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Two Edwards-Knox teammates create on open opportunity for an open bucket to take the 11-9 lead over Madrid-Waddington to end the first quarter.  The Cougars extended the lead to 21-14 at the half. However, halftime was a 'refresher course" for the Jackets who stormed out of the locker room with 22 unanswered points, holding the Cougars scoreless until 6:18 left in the fourth quarter.  M-W's Olivia Parmeter ignited the offense with 27 points, while Jenny King downed 12 points.  The Jackets advance to face Chateaugay in the Class D quarterfinals.  Katie Smith scored 11 points to lead the Cougars who finished at 10-8 overall.

mcCormick scores 42 pts: bulldogs top rockets 82-33


Heuvelton’s Olivia St. Pierre (21) races through Morristown’s Taylor Perry (13) and Jessica Geddes (11) to register the layup and bring the Bulldogs to an eight-point lead in the second quarter. In that quarter, Heuvelton surged with a 13-0 run to gain control in downing the Green Rockets 82-33.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Morristown’s Sam Green cuts past two Heuvelton defenders to get the pass to an open teammate. Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick held the hot hand in firing up 41 points, including 17 points in the third frame. Jessica Geddes led the way for the Green Rockets scoring 18 points. The Bulldogs captured the 82-33 Section X Class D quarterfinal victory to advance to the semifinals against Hammond. Morristown closes out the season with an overall record of 10-10.

Morristown hangs on to advance over lisbon 50-44


Morristown’s Taylor Piercey (13) makes a layup over Lisbon’s Katie Sovie (20) put the Green Rockets up by three late in the third quarter. The Golden Knights rallied from a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to draw within one point. However, Morristown pulled away in the closing minute to win 50-44 in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon’s Maddison Vine (10) makes the layup past Morristown’s Samantha Green (34) to bring the Knights within five points midway through the fourth quarter.  Morristown’s Jessica Geddes led the way with 19 points for the Green Rockets, while Taylor Piercey who scored 16 points. Lisbon was led by Alex Amo's 18 points while Rebekah Robinson scored 12 points.  Seventh-seeded Morristown now advances to face the the second-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs in the quarterfinal round. Lisbon ends their season at 6-13 overall.

 

Section X & New York State Class B Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Class B Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

NYS Class B Regionals at Hudson Valley CC
Hoosick Falls (II) 52, Canton (X) 35

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015

NYS Class B Playoffs at SUNY Potsdam
Canton 49, Saranac Central 47

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Class B Championship - at SUNY Canton
(#2) Canton 60, (#1) Ogdensburg 43

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Class B Semifinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Ogdensburg 73, (#4) Salmon River 22
(#2) Canton 64, (#3) Gouverneur 30

canton uses tough defense to secure "b" championship


Canton’s Janet Beaudin (22) powers her way to the hoop, but Ogdensburg’s Susan Morrow (25) steps in front to take a charge. The Golden Bears used a strong defensive effort and many second chance points to control the game against the Blue Devils. Canton won 60-43 to win their second consecutive Class B Championship and third sectional title in a row. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Ogdensburg’s Taylor Perry (11) and Canton’s Kiersten Ashlaw (24) battle for a rebound.  The Canton Golden Bears opened with a 7-0 run, opened a 19-6 lead in the second quarter and never let Ogdensburg close within 10 points the rest of the way in capturing their third sectional title in a row in a 62-43 win in the Section X Class B championship. In a standoff of top scorers all with 13 points each were Canton’s Bailey Luther and Katie Clemmer, and Ogdensburg’s Riley Luckie and Susie Morrow. The difference came from the rest of the Golden Bears’ cast, particularly Micaela Bessette who drew the task of containing Luckie’s scoring and ball distribution. Canton advances to face Malone in the Section X overall semifinals, before state playoffs. The teams split their regular-season encounters. O.F.A. closed 13-6.

CANTON PULLS AWAY IN 4TH QUARTER TO BEAT WILDCATS


Canton's Katie Klemmer goes flying over Gouverneur's Mallory Drake (blue) as the two scramble for a loose ball.  After the Canton lead was trimmed to just five points twice in the third quarter, the Bears erupted for a 24-4 run in the final period to roll away 64-30 win over Gouverneur in the Section X Class B semifinal.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Canton's Mikaela Bessette fights her way over Gouverneur defenders to drop in two points.  Katie Clemmer buried 17 points, while Janet Beaudin added 10 points in Canton's 64-30 win in the Section X Class B semifinals.  Alisha Way led the Wildcats with 10 points.  Canton advances to face O.F.A. for the Class B title. Gouverneur finished its season at 4-15.

CANTON BOWS TO HOOSICK'S FAST START IN N.Y. Q-FINAL

HOOSICK FALLS 52, CANTON 35
Hoosick Falls opened with a 12-1 and took a 16-7 first quarter advantage, setting the tone for a 52-35 win over host Canton in the New York State Region II Class B title game. Canton drew within five points in the quarter when Natalie DeSalvo tossed in back-to-back three-pointers for the junior-laden Bears. DeSalvo finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Bears attempted one final run in the fourth quarter, closing the margin to 37-29, then 45-37 with a minute to go. But when Canton committed to fouling to stop the clock, the Panthers connected on eight free throws to lock up the win. Rachel Pine led the Panthers with a game-best 22 points, while Megan Flynn added 12.

Canton wins thriller VS. SARANAC IN STATE OPENER


Canton’s Katie Clemmer (23) shoots through traffic late in the opening round state playoff game against the Saranac Central Chiefs. The fast-paced game went down to the wire with Canton’s Natalie DiSalvo scoring the game winning basket with only seconds left. The Golden Bears beat the Chiefs 49-47. Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Saranac’s Summer Gillespie (44) goes up for a layup against the Golden Bears' defense.  Saranac’s Summer Gillespie (44) powers up for a layup against the Golden Bears’ defense. The Lady bears survived a late Chiefs’ rally and a close three-point attempt at the buzzer to pull off a 49-47 victory in the New York State Region II semifinal at SUNY Potsdam. After Canton overcame their only deficit of the night in the final two minutes, Saranac’s Tori Trim fired a potential game-winning three-point attempt, but the ball hit the rim and spun off as the clock ran out. The game opened with Canton opening a 10-3 lead, before Saranac bounced back to tie the contest 11-11 at the end of the first quarter. Canton rebuilt a six-point advantage in the second quarter. But in the third quarter, both teams struggled to gain any offensive flow. In the fourth quarter, both teams found the range, turning the contest into a shootout. The Chiefs chipped away at Canton’s seven-point lead until taking their first lead of the game at 47-46 when Kaitlyn Bowman extended a layup with 1:11 to play. Canton countered when Natalie DiSalvo buried a three-pointer with 24 seconds left. DiSalvo finished with a game-best 20 points, while Katie Clemmer added 10 points. Bowman scored 15 points, while Trim added 11 to lead Saranac.  (JP Tebo photos)

Luckie, Morrow lead blue devils past shamrocks


Ogdensburg’s Taylor Perry (11) spins through two Salmon River defenders to earn two points and extend on the O.F.A. lead to begin the third quarter. The Blue Devils took a commanding lead into half, then rolled to a 73-22 win in the Section X Class B semifinals.  Top-seeded Ogdensburg will advance to face the (#2) Canton Golden Bears in the championship. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Lauren Martin (22) looks for an open teammate while facing heavy defense from Ogdensburg’s Susie Morrow. Morrow led the Blue Devils with 17 points, while Riley Luckie put up 16 points. Lauren Martin and Brittney George Mitchell each scored eight points for the Shamrocks. The Shamrocks closed out the season at 0-15.

 

Section X & New York State Class C Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Class C Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

NYS Class C Regionals at SUNY Potsdam
Northern Adirondack (VII) 60, St. Lawrence (X) 38

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Class C Championship - at SUNY Canton
(#3) St. Lawrence Central 48, (#1) Potsdam 32

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Class C Semifinals at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Potsdam 45, (#4) Norwood-Norfolk 22
(#3) St. Lawrence Ctl .48, (#2) Brushton-Moira 44

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Class C Play-In Game - at Home of Higher Seed
(#4) Norwood-Norfolk 42, (#5) Tupper Lake 35

Larries win 48-44 thriller over brushton-moira


St. Lawrence Central’s Haleigh Agens (33) takes the shot past Brushton-Moira’s Felicity Bilow (32) and Alexis Porier (25). Agens led the Larries in scoring with 14 points as St. Lawrence Central slipped past the Panthers 48-44.  (NCSN photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Brushton-Moira’s Jenna Dufrane (5) cuts past two St. Lawrence Central defenders to earn the layup.  After falling behind 10-1 late in the first quarter, St. Lawrence Central battled back to tie the game 14-14 in the second frame. Another tie and three lead changes later, the #3-seeded Larries forged ahead 38-28 early in the fourth quarter, then held off second-seeded Brushton-Moira 48-44 in the Section X Class C semifinals. The Panthers had several chances to take the lead, particularly from the foul line, but missed 12 free throws in the second half. The Larries were led by Haleigh Agens with 12 points, while Bailee Gauthier added 11 points and Breana Evans popped in 10 points. St. Lawrence Central will face Potsdam for the Class C title. Jenna Dufrane scored 16 points for the Panthers who closed out the year at 10-9 overall.

Lady Flyers Top TUPPER LAKE 42-35 in CLASS C PLAY-IN


Norwood-Norfolk’s Cassidy Weaver (13) battles in the paint for a layup late in the Section X Class C play-in game against Tupper Lake.  The Lady Flyers' fast break was too much for the Lady Lumberjacks in Norwood-Norfolk's 42-35 win.  (Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Amie Luton (10) looks to start the fast break for the Lady Lumberjacks. N-N’s Maddie Seguin led all scorers with 11 points, followed by Olivia Eng with 10 points.  Luton and Sidney Kulzer each had 10 points for Tupper.

larries fall behind early, nac advances to final four


St. Lawrence Central’s Bailee Gauthier (24) is pressured the full length of the floor by Northern Adirondack’s Makenna Magee (11). The Bobcats used a 13-0 run early in the first quarter to take a double-digit lead which they would hold for the majority of the game. NAC defeated the Larries 60-38 to advance to the NYS Class C Final Four.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Morgan Greer (4) fires up a shot through the double-team of Northern Adirondack’s Taylor Durnin (10) and Paige Chilton (31).  After edging out to a 13-11 lead, Northern Adirondack went on a 9-0 run that put the Bobcats firmly in control of the New York State Region II Class C championship. With 12-point leads at the half (29-17) and through three quarters (42-30), the Bobcats cruised 18-8 in the final quarter. Taylor Durnin turned in a game-best 20-point performance, while Magan Magee scored 12 points and Paige Chilton added 10 points. The Larries were led by Chelsea Savage’s 12 points and Bailee Gauthier’s eight-point output.

larries explode in second half to win "c" title 48-32


Potsdam’s Sarah Vivlamore (31) and St. Lawrence Central’s Bailee Gauthier (24) battle for control of the ball near the sideline. The Sandstoners and Larries struggled to score in the first half, resulting in a 15-15 tie at the break. St. Lawrence Central caught fire in the second half and pulled away 48-32 to win the Class C Championship.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Morgan Greer (4) drop-steps around Potsdam’s Evelyn Lilley (34) for a layup.  After a 15-15 deadlock at the half, third-seeded St. Lawrence Central erupted with a 22-6 run in the third quarter, en route to a 48-32 upset of top-seeded Potsdam in the Section X Class C championship. After both teams struggled to find an offensive flow in the first half. Chelsea Savage led the Larries’ uprising with nine of the first 11 points to start the second half, then went on to post a game-best 16 points. Haleigh Agens pitched in 15 points and led the Larries with 15 rebounds. The Larries’ defense held Potsdam to its second-lowest output of the season. Bre Sapp scored eight points, while Sarah Vivlamore chipped in seven points for the Sandstoners who close out the season at 12-8. St. Lawrence Central will advance to the Section X overall playoffs against Heuvelton, then draw a bye in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs. The Larries will open state play with a quarterfinal at SUNY Potsdam on March 14th.

Sandstoners put away flyers to advance 45-22


Potsdam’s Sarah Vivlamore (31) takes the layup cutting between Norwood-Norfolk’s Olivia Eng (23) and Alisabeth Furnace (11). Vivlamore led all scorers with 24 points to lift Potsdam past the Norwood-Norfolk Flyers 45-22 in the Section X Class C semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Alisabeth Furnace (11) takes the short jump shot pats Potsdam’s Breanne Sapp (30) to chip away at the Sandstoner lead.  The top-seeded Potsdam Sandstoners took quick command of Norwood-Norfolk in rolling out a 45-22 victory in the Section X Class C semifinals. Sarah Vivlamore led the orange-and-blue with 24 points. Potsdam advances to face Brushton-Moira in the Class C title game. Madison Sequin topped the Flyers’ effort with seven points. Norwood-Norfolk finished up its season at 4-16 overall.

 

Section X & New York State Class A Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Class A Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015

NYS Class A Opening Round at Hudson Valley CC
Peru (VII) 51, Malone (X) 46

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Class A Championship Game at SUNY Canton
(#1) Malone 56, (#2) Massena 31

TURNOVERS DOOM HUSKIES IN OPENING ROUND OF STATES

PERU 51, MALONE 46
After Malone opened with a 9-2 run and a 12-9 first quarter lead, the Huskies suffered from numerous turnovers and a poor-shooting second quarter. The Peru Indians outscored Malone 18-6 in the second frame, then fought off Malone’s second-half rally to beat the Huskies 51-46 in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College. Malone turned the ball over 22 times in the first half alone and missed numerous layups and chippies. In the second half, Franklin Academy battled back from the 27-18 halftime deficit with a positive 15-9 roll, closing to within three points. The seemingly pivotal point in the fourth quarter came when, down 40-38, the Huskies missed their shots, then the turnover bug struck again. Peru hit free throws in the final minute and put the game away with a 15-13 run in the final quarter. Meghan Mazzella led Peru with a game-best 15 points, with Amanda LaPorte adding 12 points. The Huskies were led by Abigail Collins with 14 points, while Taylor Poirier chipped in 12 points and an impressive 21 rebounds. Malone closed out its season at 14-7.

malone defeats massena
56-31 for class a title


Malone’s Meghan O’Connor (12) uses her height to grab the offensive rebound and score the layup above three Massena defenders. After Massena scored the game’s first points on a traditional three-pointer, Malone reeled off 13 straight points to gain control and methodically rolled to a 56-31 victory in the Section X Girls Class A Championship. The Huskies limited the Red Raiders offense to just eight points, in forging a 28-8 lead at the half. Franklin Academy’s Meghan O’Connor netted a game-best 18 points, including 12 from the free-throw line.  Massena ran into foul trouble quickly with seven fouls in less than three minutes of the game and in the double penalty two minutes later. O’Connor also hauled in 14 rebounds. Taylor Pourier added 10 boards. Malone advances to the New York State Class A playoffs, starting on March 13th.  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Stephanie McKeel (20) spots up for the three-pointer against Malone.   The Huskies’ defense let them control the pace of the game, holding the Red Raiders to only eight points in the first half. Malone won the Class A championship 56-31

 

Section X Overall Championship

 NCSN Girls Class A Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

Section X Overall Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(B) Canton 54, (D) Heuvelton 40

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

Section X Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
(B) Canton 46, (A) Malone 36
(D) Heuvelton 73 , (C) St. Lawrence Central 41

HeUvelton TriumpHs over
 st. lawrence IN SEMIFINAL


Heuvelton’s Taylor Dawley(12) slips a layup past St. Lawrence Central defenders Chelsea Savage (10) and Breanna Evans (5) to push the Bulldogs ahead by three points to begin the second quarter of play. After St. Lawrence pulled within four points, 37-33, early in the 3rd quater, Heuvelton reeled off 15 straight points and took command, en route to a 73-41 victory in the overall semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Morgan Greer (14) just gets the ball past Heuvelton defender Olivia St. Pierre (21) to sink the shot for the Larries.  St. Lawrence Central hung with the Bulldogs, carrying a 14-13 lead at the end off the first quarter, but Heuvelton bolted ahead with a 22-13 run in the second quarter. The Larries closed the gap one final time, 37-33, to start the second half, before the Bulldogs erupted. The Bulldogs’ heavy full-court defensive pressure limited the Larries to just eight points in the final 13 minutes and resulted in key turnovers that led to a pivotal 15-0 Bulldog run. Paige McCormick posted 22 points, before being rested down the stretch. Olivia St. Piere popped in 20 points and Nathalie Barr tossed in 14. Heuvleton will face Canton for the overall championship, then onto state tournament play. The Larries head into the state opener on March 14th, after drawing a bye in the opening round.

canton captures overall GIRLS championship 54-40


The Canton Golden Bears girls basketball team celebrates winning the Section X Overall Championship over the Heuvelton Bulldogs 54-40.  The Bears now go on to the New York State Playoffs where they will play the Section III Champions on March 10th at 6:00pm at SUNY Potsdam.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Nathalie Barr (14) earns the layup past Canton’s Bailey Luther (10) to draw the Bulldogs within four points in the second quarter.  After a slow start and falling behind by 10 points early, the Golden Bears emerged from a seesaw middle portion of the game to nail down a 54-40 victory for the Section X overall championship. The Bears finally pulled even ,29-29, on a Michaela Bessette bucket. Trailing 37-36 with just over four minutes remaining, Janet Beaudin knocked down a 14-footer to give the Bears the lead and trigger a pivotal 12-point run to seal the Bears’ victory. Nathalie DiSalvo knocked down 14 points in the second half (19 overall) to lead the Bears’ charge. Beaudin and Bessette each contributed nine points in the second half surge. For Heuvelton, Paige McCormick led the way with 12 points, being held to her season low, while Olivia St. Pierre scored 10 points.

Canton advances to title game BEATING huskies 46-36


Canton’s Katie Clemmer (23) cuts past Malone’s Taylor Poirier (3) and Jamie LaVoie (22) to create an open opportunity on the basket for two points and extend the Golden Bears lead to five points in the second quarter. Canton pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 46-36 victory. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Malone’s Meghan O’Connor (12) leaps over three defenders from Canton to sink the short jump shot to tie the game 14-14 late in the second quarter.  Malone edged out to a 17-16 lead with a minute remaining in a sluggish first half, but Canton successfully launched a three-pointer with four seconds remaining to gain a 19-17 advantage at the break. The Golden Bears opened the second half building a 10-point advantage that the Huskies could not overcome in a 46-36 win in the Section X overall semifinals. Canton’s Katie Clemmer netted a game-high 15 points, while Natalie DiSalvo fired in 12 points. For the Huskies, Abigail Collins scored 10 points, while Taylor Poirier chipped in nine. Canton will play Heuvelton for the overall title, then continue into state tournament play. Malone will advance to state playoffs to face Peru on March 14th.