Edwards-Knox Bows To Franklinville 61-47 in N.Y. Championship

2018-19 SECTION X GIRLS BASKETBALL
Final Standings & Non League Records

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


Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) shoots and sinks the three-pointer over Franklinville defender Abby Burrell, giving the Cougars a short-lived lead early in the first quarter. However, the Panthers’ scoring machine, Danielle Haskell racked up a game-best 39 of her team’s points in guiding Franklinville to a 61-47 victory over Edwards-Knox in the 2019 New York State Class D girls basketball championship.   (Josh Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

 

Section X & New York State Class D Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Basketball Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

NYSPHSAA Class D Championship
Franklinville (VI) 61, Edwards-Knox (X) 47

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

NYSPHSAA Class D Semifinal - Hudson Valley CC
Edwards-Knox (X) 61, South Kortright (IV) 47

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019

NYS Class D Quarterfinal - SUNY Potsdam
Edwards-Knox (X) 64, Copenhagen (III) 18

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Edwards-Knox 49, (#2) Heuvelton 38

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Section X Class D Semifinals - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Heuvelton 60, (#3) Chateaugay 34
(#1) Edwards-Knox 59, (#4) Hammond 48

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Section X Class D Quarterfinals - at SUNY Canton
(#3) Chateaugay 27, (#6) Colton-Pierrepont 22
(#2) Heuvelton 53, (#7) Hermon-DeKalb 44
(#4) Hammond 71, (#5) Harrisville 44
(#1) Edwards-Knox 65, (#9) St. Regis Falls 30

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Section X Class D Opening Round - Higher Seed
(#6) Colton-Pierrepont 29, (#11) Morristown 15
(#7) Hermon-DeKalb 82, (#10) Parishville-Hopk. 36
(#9) St. Regis Falls 49, (#8) Lisbon 38

EARLY HEUVELTON RUN DOOMS CHATEAUGAY IN SEMIFINAL


Heuvelton's Bella Doyle (23) fights her way up against Chateaugay defender Ayana Adams (25) to score a basket. After Chateaugay pulled out to a 5-2 lead, Heuvelton reversed course with a 16-0 run to take command in the Section X Class D semifinals. The West Bulldogs closed the first quarter with an 18-5 lead, expanded it to 30-14 at the half, then went on to beat the East Bulldogs 60-34 and advance to face top-seeded Edwards-Knox in the championship.  Game Gallery   NCSN Game Broadcast

Out of the trap, Chateaugay's Chloe Champagne (5) dishes a pass across the lane for a score.  Heuvelton’s Madison McCormick led all scorers with 25 points, including three buckets from beyond the arc. Bella Doyle added 12 points and Rayna Cameron knocked down nine. Chateaugay, closing its season at 13-7, was led by Chloe Champagne with 13 points and Jen Jones with 10 points.

HAMMOND TOPS HARRISVILLE IN QUARTERFINAL ROUND 71-44


Hammond's Avery Kenyon fires off a three pointer over Harrisville's Lydia Kerr (11) in first-half action.  Hammond jetted out to a 41-27 lead, thanks to Kelsey Bennett’s four trifectas and Kylie Vaughan’s eight points in the first quarter. Hammond went on to beat Harrisville 71-44 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals at SUNY Canton.  (Lisa Freeman photos)

Kerr answers with a two-pointer for the Pirates.  Kenyon led the second-half scoring assault with 15 of her game-best 23 points. Bennett finished with 21 points as the Red Devils advanced to face West rival Edwards-Knox in the semifinal round. Harrisville was led by Lydia Kerr with 12 points and Torrie Moore with 11, followed by Hannah LaPlatney’s nine points. The Pirates folded up the season at 10-10 overall.

E-K COUGARS POWER PAST
ST. REGIS IN QUARTERFINAL


Edwards-Knox's Carly Frary (22) stops and pops for a long-distance two points.  The #1-seeded Edwards-Knox Cougars rediscovered their outside shooting game in the middle two quarters with seven three-pointers to pull away from the #9-seeded St. Regis Falls Saints in the Section X Class D quarterfinal.   (Lisa Freeman photo)

St. Regis Falls' Carly Walker (blue) floats up a two-point attempt on a runner.  Abby Hart was on the Cougar prowl with 21 points, while Koryn Rowe and Carly Frary added 16 points each. Skyelin Bradford scored 11 points to lead the Saints who closed their season at 6-13.

hermon-dekalb downs p-h panthers 82-36 to advance


Hermon-DeKalb’s Haile Bouchey (22) breaks through a wall of Parishville-Hopkinton defenders to score the layup and expand the Green Demons' lead over the Panthers early in the third quarter. Hermon-DeKalb advanced to the Section X Class D quarterfinals earning the 82-36 victory over Parishville-Hopkinton.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery 

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Autumn MacWilliams (5) drains the three-pointer over a Hermon-DeKalb defender in the fourth quarter.  H-D’s Miranda White splashed 20 points, including four 3-pointers in leading the Demons to a play-in round win. Haile Bouchey added 14 points, while Hillary Jones netted in 12. Caitlin Dunning led the Panthers with 16 points. P-H closed its season at 3-13 overall. 

(#9) st. regis falls GRABS ROAD WIN AT (#8) lisbon 49-38


St. Regis Falls’ Leah Walker (35) breaks away from Lisbon defender Emma Stemples (14) to score off a layup to extend the Saints' lead late in the third quarter. The Saints captured the 49-38 victory over the Knights to advance to the Section X Class D quarterfinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Stemples battles her way through the St. Regis Falls' defense to score a quick layup to begin the fourth quarter.  The Saints were able to break free with a 16-5 run in the third quarter, led by 18 points from Leah Walker, 17 points from Skyelin Bradford and 14 from Kaitlyn Arcadi. St. Regis Falls advances to face top-seeded Edwards-Knox in the quarterfinal round. Lisbon’s Alexa McKee netted a game-best 25 points, scoring 10 in the fourth quarter alone. The Golden Knights closed out the season at 6-15 overall.

heuvelton battles back for 53-44 win VS. DEMONS


Hermon-DeKalb’s Hailey Bouchey (25) breaks past a Heuvelton defender to score off the layup to extend the Green Demons' lead to 10 points early in the first half. The Bulldogs battled back after a strong showing in the second half to pull out a comeback victory over Hermon-DeKalb 53-44 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Madison McCormick (24) breaks around Hermon-DeKalb's Brooke Reed (13) to score off the layup.  Heuvelton trailed 14-3 after the first quarter, but closed the margin to 21-18 at the half.  Heuvelton pulled ahead in the third quarter.  McCormick led all scorers with 25 points, while Bella Doyle added 12 for the Bulldogs.  For H-D, Hillary Jones scored 18 points and Brooke Reed added 12.  The Demons closed their season at 7-15 overall.

E-K COUGARS GREAT SEASON ENDS, FALLING IN STATE FINAL


Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) shoots and sinks the three-pointer over Franklinville defender Abby Burrell, giving the Cougars a short-lived lead early in the first quarter. However, the Panthers’ scoring machine, Danielle Haskell racked up a game-best 39 of her team’s points in guiding Franklinville to a 61-47 victory over Edwards-Knox in the 2019 New York State Class D girls basketball championship.   (Josh Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

The Cougars’ Koryn Rowe (4) rushes the ball up the court on the steal, driving past the Panthers’ Danielle Haskell (22) to attempt to trim the Panthers’ lead in the second quarter. Franklinville edged out to an 11-7 lead in the first quarter, pushed the margin to 33-25 at the half. By the end of the third quarter, the Cougars had to battle back from a 51-37 hole and closed the gap to within seven points. The loss of rebounding forward Carly Frary to fouls late in the fourth quarter left the “Great Eight” with just seven remaining players to finish. The Cougars’ balanced attack was led by Lucy Frary with 12 points, Koryn Rowe with 10, Carly Frary and Abby Hart with nine points each and Hailey Matthews with seven. The Cougars finished a stellar season with the school’s first berth in a state championship and 23-3 overall.

E-K COUGARS EARNS SCHOOL'S FIRST-EVER TITLE BERTH 61-47


Edwards-Knox's Koryn Rowe (4) breaks past South Kortright defender Lauryn Schmid (11) to score the layup and extend the Cougars' lead by 9 points midway through the third quarter. Edwards-Knox advanced to the NYSPHSAA Class D Girls Basketball Championship with a 61-47 victory over the Rams. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery
South Kortright's Anna Reinshagen (3) extends for the layup, but the shot was blocked by E-K's Carly Frary (22) midway through the fourth quarter.  Edwards-Knox edged out to a 10-5 lead in the first quarter, but as the period ended, South Kortright bounced back to tie the game 12-12. E-K pulled away from a 24-24 tie with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter, netting the final four points of the first half and the third four points to start the third quarter. The momentum shift provided the Cougars with a 32-24 lead and enough cushion to ward off the Rams for the rest of the game. A steady and relentless defense fueled E-K’s balanced offense. After scoring 12 points in the first quarter, the Cougars scored a consistent 16 points in each of the final three quarters. By the middle of the fourth quarter, the Cougars pulled away to a 17-point lead and coasted home to the school’s first-ever New York State Class D championship berth. This year’s Cougar team was the first in the school’s history to reach the State Final Four in back-to-back seasons. Abby Hart kept the Cougars afloat in the first half with 13 of her 15 points. But E-K received good production from Koryn Rowe netted 11 of her 18 points in the second half, while Carly Frary added 10 of her 17 points in the second half, and Lucy Frary chipped in 10 of her 12 points after the break. E-K will faceoff against Franklinville in a rematch of last year’s state semifinal, which the Cougars lost 59-40.

E-K COUGARS DOMINATE COPENHAGEN IN STATE Q-FINAL


The Edwards-Knox Cougars celebrate their 64-18 victory over the Copenhagen Golden Knights in the New York State Region II Championship, clinching their spot in the State Final Four next weekend.  (Josh Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

CCopenhagen’s Allison Best (14) shoots from just inside the three-point arc to gain two points late in the fourth quarter.  Edwards-Knox dominated the game almost from the opening tap, with tenacious defense and a steady conversion and scoring run that piloted the Cougars to a 27-10 lead at the half, en route to a 64-18 thrashing of the Copenhagen Golden Knights at SUNY Potsdam’s Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. The E-K defensive show forced numerous turnovers that highlighted a strong first half showing. A 20-4 run in the third quarter to lock up the victory. Carly Frary with 22 points, combined with 18 from Lucy Frary, 15 from Abby Hart and nine points for Coryn Rowe powered the #4 state-ranked Cougars’ to the New York State win in the New York State Region II championship and propelled E-K to a berth in the New York State Class D Final Four. The Cougars were 8-for-12 from the free-throw line. For state fifth-ranked Copenhagen, Madison Freeman and Charli Carroll scored seven points each. The Knights were just 3-for-14 from the charity stripe.

Edwards-knox takes tile game over Heuvelton


The Edwards-Knox Cougars claimed the girls Section X Class D championship over Heuvelton with a 49-38 win.  The Cougars outscored the Bulldogs 25-6 over the final 11 minutes of the game to rally from a 32-24 hole in the third quarter. Setting the pace for the Cougars were Abigail Hart and Lucy ary, both with 14 points, and Koryn Rowe with nine points.  (Sam Wangerin photo)   Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton Rayana Cameron (14) hits a three-pointer to extend the Bulldogs' lead in the first half.  Heuvelton led for much of the game, until the Cougars' late 25-6 run.  Cameron and Madison McCormick led the Buddlgos with 12 points each, while Bella Doyle chipped in with six points.

COUGARS FEND OFF HAMMOND RALLY TO WIN SEMIFINAL 59-48


Edwards-Knox's Hailey Matthews (11) squeezes inside for a layup attempt against the Hammond defense.  The Cougars' quick 23-4 start proved to be too much for the Red Devils to overcome in E-K's 59-48 win over Hammond in the Section X Class D semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Game Broadcast

Hammond's Kylie Vaughan squeezes between two E-K defenders in making a layup.  Vaughan scored four points.  Edwards-Knox rained down five three-pointers in the first quarter and sprinted to a 23-4 first quarter lead, but Hammond continued to chip away, closing the gap to just nine points (32-23) at the break. Hammond continued to rally to start the second half, inching to within four points at 34-30, before the Cougars’ defense defused the comeback. Edwards-Knox’s balanced four-pronged offensive attack was led by Carly Frary with 20 points, followed by Abby Hart with 13, and Koryn Rowe and Lucy Frary with 12 points each. Avery Kenyon led the way with 18 points and Kelsey Bennett with 15 for the Red Devils that closed its season at 13-8 overall.

strongER second half lifts chateaugay past c-p 27-22


Chateaugay’s Anna Bleakley (14) leaps through the Colton-Pierrepont defense to score off the short jump shot to extend the Bulldogs' lead to three points late in the fourth quarter. Chateaugay battled back in the closing quarter to defeat Colton-Pierrepont to advance to the Section X Class D semifinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Isabelle Vaccaro (20) scores off the three-pointer to maintain the Colts' lead early in the fourth quarter.  In a low-scoring defensive game, Colton-Pierrepont led 12-6 at the half, but was held to just 10 points in the second half.  Chateaugay's Jennie Jones led all scorers with 14 points. Kaitlynn Long and Emma Clemmo scored six points each to lead the Colts who closed their season at 8-14 overall.

 COLTS' RUN SPARKS 29-15 PLAY-IN WIN VS. MORRISTOWN

COLTON-PIERREPONT 29, MORRISTOWN 15
Colton-Pierrepont broke open a close 15-13 game with an 11-point run in the third period to cap a 29-15 win in the Section X Class D opening round. Kaitlynn Long led the Colts with nine points and Alexus Cuthbert added six points to lead the Colts who face #3 seeded Chateaugay in the quarterfinal round. Autumn Kerr pitched in four points to lead the Rockets who finished the season at 3-18 overall.

 

Section X Overall Championship Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

Section X Overall Championship – SUNY Potsdam
(B) Canton 48 (D) Edwards-Knox 41

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Section X Overall Semifinals – at SUNY Potsdam
Edwards-Knox (D) 48, Madrid-Waddington (C) 39
Canton (B) 38, Malone (A) 33

CANTON RALLIES TO BEAT MALONE IN OVERALL SEMIFINAL


Canton’s Esther Shipman (21) sails up for a rebound and putback. The Golden Bears bounced back from a nine-point first-half hole to net a 38-33 victory in the Section X overall semifinals held at SUNY Potsdam. (Josh Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Malone’s Leah Gallagher (41) powers up for the lay up to draw the Huskies within four points early in the third quarter.  Canton rallied from a nine-point deficit midway through the second quarter to cut Malone’s lead to 20-19 at the half. The Golden Bears scored the first five points of the second half to take the lead and never give it back in a 38-33 victory over the Huskies in the Section X overall championship at SUNY Potsdam. Canton gained a 35-27 lead in the second half with three minutes. The Bears were led by Lexis Hiatt with 12 points, while Catherine Chisholm finished with 10. The Huskies’ Leah Gallagher led all scorers with 17 points, while Caitlyn Douglas produced five points. Edwards-Knox will face Canton in a repeat of last year’s championship matchup.

E-K COUGARS FEND OFF M-W JACKETS IN SECTION SEMIFINAL


Madrid-Waddington’s Stephanie Curran (25) fires off a shot from three-point land and gives the Jackets a 7-4 lead early in the first quarter. However, Edwards-Knox went on a 20-5 run that swung the game. The Cougars went on to beat the Yellow Jackets 48-39 in the Section X overall semifinals. (Josh Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Edwards-Knox’s Koryn Rowe (4) squeezes between two Madrid-Waddington defenders to nail the layup.  A 10-0 Edwards-Knox run in the second quarter generated a 24-12 halftime lead. The Jackets chipped the E-K lead to just seven points in the fourth quarter, before fading. Abby Hart and Lucy Frary both netted 18 points, while Carly Frary pitched in 10 points. Sydney Hosmer led M-W with 13 points, while Alexis Sullivan scored eight. Edwards-Knox will face Canton in a repeat of last year’s Section X championship matchup.

canton take section X title game over EDWARDS-KNOX


Canton girls basketball team take the Section X overall championship by rallying to defeat defending champion Edwards-Knox 48-41.  Leading the way for Canton were Sarah Sieminski and Catharine Chisholm both with 12 points and Mary Lobdell and Lexis Huiatt with eight points each.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) hits the long two-pointer to give the Cougars back the lead near the end of the first half. Edwards-Knox was led by Lucy Frary with 21 points, whiled Koryn Rowe and Hailey Matthews with six points each.

WILDCATS' ELAINA PORTER RECEIVES JAN REETZ AWARD


Section X presented its 2019 Jan Reetz Award for all-round player, including leadership, sportsmanship and academics. This year the award went to Gouverneur's Alaina Porter (cousin of this year's Jukoski award winner Declan Porter of Canton). Runners up included Carley Frary of Edwards-Knox, Madison McCormick of Heuvelton and Leah Gallagher of Malone.  (Josh Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

 

Section X Class A Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Basketball Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019

NYS Class A Quarterfinal - at SUNY Potsdam
Jamesville-Dewitt (III) 77, Malone (X), 47

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Section X Class A Championship - at SLU
(#1) Malone 49, (#2) Massena 48

MALONE SQUEEZES OUT 49-48 WIN VS. MASSENA FOR "A" TITLE


The Malone Huskies ended Massena’s two-game sweep this season and two-year reign as Class A champions by squeezing out a 49-48 thriller over the Red Raiders in the 2019 version of the Section X Class A title game held at SUNY Potsdam.  . The Huskies were led by Haley Raville with a game-best 17 points, while Ansari added 16 and Leah Gallagher posted 11 points and secured a critical 15 rebounds. Tori Jacobs tallied 12 points, while Viskovich followed with 10 points for the Raiders whose season ended with a 13-8 record.
(Howard King photo)  Game Gallery

Malone's Rhea Bautista (12) swings the ball along the perimeter of the Massena defense.  In the seesaw classic, Malone came from 21-19 behind at the half to gain a 36-31 advantage through three quarters. Massena regained the lead with a 6-1 run to start the fourth frame, tying the game at 36-36, then again at 40-40, followed by an exchange of leads in the final five minutes. Malone gained the final lead on two free throws by Madison Ansari with 9.9 seconds to go. Octavia Viskovich got one last chance for the Raider win, but her shot ricocheted off the rim.

  MALONE SEASON ENDS IN 77-44 LOSS TO JAMESVILLE-DEWITT


Jamesville-Dewitt's Andrea Sumida (10) hits the floater for two points to extend the Rams lead to 16 points in the 2nd quarter.  The Rams rolled past Malone 77-47 in the State Class A Region II Final.  (Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  

Malone's Madison Ansari (3) buckets two points to chip away at the Rams' lead in the third quarter.  Ansari led the Huskies with 20 points, while Leah Gallagher dropped in 13.  However, the Red Rams jumped out to a commanding lead in the first quarter to et the pace.  Malone ended its season at 16-7.

 

Section X Class B Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Basketball Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

NYSPHSAA Class B Semifinal Hudson Valley CC
Midlakes (V) 64, Canton (X) 44

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019

NYS Class B Quarterfinal - at SUNY Potsdam
Canton (X) 58, Mechanicville (II) 57

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Canton 53, (#2) Gouverneur 44

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Section X Class B Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) Gouverneur 48, (#3) Ogdensburg 27
(#1) Canton 50, (#4) Potsdam 28

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Section X Class B Play-In - Home of Higher Seed
(#4) Potsdam 63, (#5) Salmon River 17

strong second half lifts gouverneur past o.f.a. 48-27


Gouverneur's Abigail Riutta (4) breaks around Ogdensburg defender Claire Rishe (10) to score off a layup and extend the Wildcats' lead to 10 points midway through the third quarter. Gouverneur surged in the second half to beat the Blue Devils 48-27 and advance to the Section X Class B Championship. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Gouverneur's Riley Storrin (10) reaches over the Ogdensburg defense to drain a three-pointer. Storrin paced the Wildcats draining with 12 points.  Elaina Porter and Laney Smith added nine points each.  For the Blue Devils, leading the charge was Emily Ferrand with seven points.  Gouverneur defense held the Blue Devils to just seven points in the second half.

Potsdam RACKS UP 63-17 WIN OVER SHAMROCKS IN PLAY-IN 


Potsdam’s Seirra Cummings (23) buckets a three-pointer to extend the Sandstoners' commanding lead in the second half. Potsdam went on to beat Salmon River 63-17. The Sandstoners were led by Luca Pecora with 16 points and Katrina Cutler with 11.  (Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery 

Salmon River’s Jheri White (32) puts back the rebound.  She scored two points.  Salmon River (0-21) was held to single-digit scoring in each of the four quarters.

canton advances past Potsdam IN SEMIFINAL win


Canton’s Mary Lobdell (24) hits the layup for two points to help establish the Bears' 22-11 halftime lead.  A 16-9 surge in the fourth quarter allowed Canton to put away Potsdam 50-28 in the Section X Class B semifinals.  The Bears were led by Sarah Sieminski with 18 points and Catherine Chisholm with 12. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Josie Brusso runs the offense as Potsdam kept the game close in the first quarter.  The Sandstoners were led by Luca Pecora with 10 points. Josie Brusso and Seirra Cummings each scored seven points.  Potsdam's season ended at 7-15.

CANTON FADES IN 4TH QTR. OF STATE CLASS B SEMIFINAL


Canton's Emily Wentworth (23) hits the layup for two points to give the Bears back the lead in the first quarter. Canton shooting faded in the fourth quarter, bowing 64-44 to Midlakes in the New York State Class B semifinals.  (John Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery
Midlakes' Alaina Forbes (12) and Canton's Katie Chisholm jumps for the rebound.  Forbes' putback tied  the game in the first half.  After nearly three quarters of seesaw basketball, Canton’s shooting touch began to fizzle and Midlakes began a furious 26-9 run that doomed the Golden Bears in the New York State Class B semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College. A buzzer beater just before the half valued Midlakes to a 26-24 lead, capping a close first half that saw Canton lead by as much as four points. The Bears took their last lead at 31-30 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, before the offense sputtered and simultaneously the Screaming Eagles’ offense caught fire. Within a span of six minutes, Midlakes had grabbed all of the momentum with a 56-40 lead. For Canton, Katie Chisholm led the way, while Sarah Sieminski popped in 10, before fouling out.    

 CANTON RALLY OVERCOMES MECHANICVILLE IN THRILLER


Canton celebrates at the final buzzer after holding off Mechanicville 58-57 in the New York State Class C Region II Final.  Canton advances to the State Final Four next weekend in Troy, NY.  (Josh Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Mechanicville's Amy Disiena (21) shoots over the defense for three points to restore the visitors' lead in the second quarte.  The 22-2 Canton Golden Bears overcame a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter with tenacious defense and clutch turnover baskets, but had to fend off its own last-moment turnover and a missed desperation three-point attempt at the buzzer by Mechanicville to pull off a 58-57 thriller in the New York State Clss B Region II championship game and earn a berth in the New York State Final Four. The Golden Bears trailed 26-18 at the half. Canton’s breathtaking 25-11 blitz in the fourth quarter brought the Bears back. Lexi Hiuatt’s leaping steal, bucket and extra point pushed Canton to aa 58-55 lead with 26 seconds remaining with what proved to be the winning points. Charli Goverski answered with a drive to the bucket to cut the lead to 58-57, stole the ensuing inbound play and got off a good look on a three-pointer from the right corner, but after the ball clanked off the rim, Canton secured the rebound with just four seconds left. Goverski netted a game-best 21 points. Huiatt and Emily Wentworth each scored 12 points to lead the Bears. Sarah Sieminski, who splashed two clutch three-pointers in the comeback, added 10 points in the fourth quarter.

 canton beats GOUVERNEUR for 6th straight "b" title


The Canton girls basketball team claimed its sixth-straight Section X Class B championship with a 53-44 victory over Gouverneur.  The Wildcats led 24-19 just before the half, but settled for a two-point lead at intermission.  Canton swung the momentum with a pivotal 15-6 run in the third quarter. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Elaina Porter (3) drops in two points to give the Wildcats a five-point lead in the first quarter.  Catherine Chisholm finished with a game-high 14 points, while Mary Lobdell added 12 and Sarah Sieminski chipped in eight points in the win. Riley Storrin posted 12 points and Shacoria Jackson dropped in 10 points to guide the Wildcats who finished the season at 16-6 overall.

 

Section X & New York State Class C Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Basketball Scoreboard

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

NYS Class C Opening Round - Shenendehowa HS
Cambridge (II) 58, Madrid-Waddington (X) 31

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 47, (#2) St. Lawrence Ctl. 32

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Section X Class C Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) St. Lawrence Ctl. 80, (#3) Norwood-Norfolk 49

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Section X Class C Semifinals - Home Higher Seed
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 79, (#4) Tupper Lake 10

LARRIES ADVANCE WITH big WIN over Norwood-Norfolk


St. Lawrence Central’s Maggi Yandoh (4) hits the layup for two points to extend the Larries' lead to six points in the first quarter. St. Lawrence Central won 80-49 over Norwood-Norfolk in the Section X Class C semifinals.  Yandoh led the Larries with 29 points, while Mackenzie Moreau chipped in 13 points.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Emma Schiavone takes the long shot for two points and gets it to fall as the Flyers cut the lead to just four points in the first half.  But the Larries took a 27-15 lead at the half and took command with a smothering defense in the third quarter. Norwood-Norfolk was led by Kylee Kellison with 15 points and Schiavone with 12 points.

 MADRID-wADDINGTON WINS "C" FINAL, BEATING LARRIES 47-32


The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets girls basketball team broke away from a five-point halftime lead to defeat St. Lawrence Central 47-32 to secure the Section X Class C championship at SUNY Potsdam.  (Howard King photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central's Marissa McLean spins away from a Madrid-Waddington defender to protect the basketball.  The Yellow Jackets struggled to leads of 11-10 after one period, and opened a slight 22-17 edge at the half, but gradually pulled away in the second half to beat St. Lawrence Central 47-32 in a scrappy Section X Class C championship at SUNY Potsdam. Kellsie Tiernan and Morgan Burns led a balanced Jacket attack with 10 points each, while Emma Plumley and Camryn Chester tossed down eight points each. St. Lawrence Central was led by Maggi Yandoh with 19 points, including eight to start the contest and give the Larries an early lead. Mackenzie Moreau and Marissa McLean each added four points, as the Larries wrapped up their season at 12-10. The 20-2 Yellow Jackets advance to the Section X overall championship and will face a Section II opponent on March 5th at Shenendahowa High School.

TOP SEEDED M-W JACKETS ELIMINATE TUPPER LAKE

MADRID-WADDINGTON 79, TUPPER LAKE 10
M-W’s Emma Plumley led a balanced Yellow Jacket attack with 13 points, while Alexis Sullivan added 11 points, while Jaelynn Uppstrom and Lydia Thomas scored 10 points each in Madrid-Waddington’s win over the Lumberjacks in the Section X Class C semifinal. The Jackets will face #2 seed St. Lawrence Central in the championship. Shannon Soucy scored five points for the Jacks who finished 3-17 overall.