Heuvelton Returns To State Final Four, Beating Immaculate Heart

2016-17 SECTION X GIRLS BASKETBALL
Final Standings & Non League Records

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


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate capturing the NYSPHSAA Class D Championship for the third straight year after defeating the Panama Panthers 78-54. Paige McCormick led the way scoring 31 points and finished her high school career with 2,452 points. Heuvelton joins Section VI's Tuxedo and Section V's Pine Valley as three-time NYSPHAA Class D Champions. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

 

New York State Playoffs

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

NYSPHSAA Class D Quarterfinal - SUNY Potsdam
Heuvelton (X) 64, Immaculate Heart (III) 49

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

NYS Class C Opening Round - SUNY Plattsburgh
No. Adirondack (VII) 46, Madrid-Waddington (X) 36

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

NYS Class A Opening Round - Queensbury
Averill Park (II) 69, Massena (X) 34
NYS Class B Opening Round - SUNY Potsdam 
Glens Falls (II) 57, Canton (X) 49

heuvelton rolls past moriah in state semifinal


Heuvelton’s Kaden Mack (23) bursts through two Moriah defenders in the second quarter to score the layup and extend the Bulldogs' lead to 15 points. A strong scoring surge in the second quarter lifted Heuvelton to a 73-46 victory over the Vikings. The Bulldogs advance to the NYSPHSAA Class D Championship where they will take on on the Panama Panthers of Section VI. (Renee Palmer photo) Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick leaps over a Moriah defenders to score off the short jumper.

CANTON RALLY FALLS SHORT IN STATE PLAYOFF OPENER 57-49


Canton's Janet Beaudin (22) breaks through Glens Falls defenders Lucy Tougas (22) and Sophie Tougas (15) to score off the layup and chip into the Indians' lead in the third quarter. Glens Falls pulled away from the Golden Bears in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to capture the 57-49 victory and to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B tournament quarterfinals where they will face the Beekmantown Eagles of Section VII. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Glens Falls' Lucy Tougas (21) leaps over Canton defender Merdrith Drury (5) to score off the jump shot for the three pointer to extend on the Indians lead in the third quarter.
Glens Falls climbed out to a 12-point first-half lead, courtesy of a 10-point run.  Canton rallied to within two, three and four-point margins, but were unable to climb into the lead, trailing 34-25 at the half and 45-35 at the end of the third quarter.  Glens Falls was led by Lucy Tougas with 20 points, while sister Sophie Tougas chipped in 15 points.  For Canton, Meredith Drury scored 11 points, while Janet Beaudin added eight points.  The Bears closed out their season 16-7.

M-W JACKETS EXIT STATE PLAY IN 46-36 LOSS TO BOBCATS

NO. ADIRONDACK (VII) 46, MADRID-WADDINGTON (X) 36
The Madrid-Waddington girls basketball team slipped behind 27-15 at halftime and was unable to mount a second-half comeback, falling 46-36 in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs at SUNY Plattsburgh. Hannah Marcellus’ eight points and Danielle Hough’s six points led the Yellow Jackets who closed out the season at 17-7. For the Bobcats, Paige Chilton tossed in 18 points, while Emily Peryea added 16.

MASSENA BOWS OUT IN N.Y.S. OPENER TO AVERILL PARK

AVERILL PARK (II) 69, MASSENA (X) 34
Section II's Averill Park rolled to a 69-35 victory over Section X's Massena Red Raiders in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal.  Massena (12-11 overall) was led by Alyssa Eubank with eight points, while Sydnee Carroll and Paige Perry each scored six points in their final game of the season.  Stephanie Jankovik netted 13 points, while Kelsey Woods and Olivia Kelly scored 11 points each for AP.

heuvelton wins third class d state championship 78-54


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate capturing the NYSPHSAA Class D Championship for the third straight year after defeating the Panama Panthers 78-54. Paige McCormick led the way scoring 31 points and finished her high school career with 2,452 points. Heuvelton joins Section VI's Tuxedo and Section V's Pine Valley as three-time NYSPHAA Class D Champions. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15) breaks through the Panama defense to score the quick jump shot to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 20 in the third quarter.  McCormick was named Class D Most Valuable Player for the third straight year.

heuvelton rolls past i.h.c. for final four berth

Heuvelton’s Kedan Mack (23) shootd Immaculate Heart defenders to cut the early Cavaliers’ lead in the first quarter of play.  After a close first half, the Bulldogs rallied to beat IHC 64-49 and punched their ticket the NYSPHSAA Class D final four for the third straight year.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery
Immaculate Heart’s Abigail Piddock (23) shoots a long three-pointer of the head of Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15).  Heuvelton reversed Immaculate Heart’s early 24-16 lead to beat the Section III champions 64-49 and advance to the New York State Class D Final Four at Hudson Valley Community College, seeking their third-straight state championship. Heuvelton advances to encounter another North Country opponent, Section VII Champion Moriah in the state semifinals. Paige McCormick poured in 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, as the Heuvelton bulldogged their way back from the eight-point hole with two minutes gone in the second quarter. The Cavaliers were led by 7th grader Jackie Piddock who netted 29 points, including a 30-footer at the buzzer to end the first quarter for a 17-16 IHC lead. But the tide swung when The Bulldogs ran off 10 unanswered points to grab the lead, which they would never relinquish. Heuvelton mustered a 36-27 halftime lead. After IHC scored the first four points of the third quarter, cutting the lead to five points, Heuvelton went on a steady and relentless march to gain a 57-40 lead with just under three minutes left. Alex Steele added eight points. Madison McCormick chipped in seven. Abby Piddock added 15 points for the Cavs.

 

 

Section X Overall Championships

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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

Overall Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
Heuvelton (D) 45, Madrid-Waddington (C) 37 (OT)

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Section X Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
Heuvelton (D) 67, Massena (A) 41
Madrid-Waddington (C) 47, Canton (B) 43

heuvelton downs massena to advance to title game


Massena’s Lexis Jacobs (4) stops and pops over Heuvelton defender Molly Williams (25) to score a three-pointer in the closing stages of the game. The Bulldogs captured a 67-41 victory over the Red Raiders to advance to the Section X Overall Championship on March 3rd when they will take on the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Chelsie Jock (20) stretches over Massena defender Paige Perry (31) to score extending their lead to 20 points in the fourth quarter.   The Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs danced to through the Section X overall semifinals, rolling past Massena 67-41. The Bulldogs, leading 26-17 at the half, put the game out of reaching by outscoring the Red Raiders 27-13 in the pivotal third quarter. Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick was the only player from either side to reach double-digit scoring, pouring in 26 points. Alex Steele and Madison McCormick netted six points each. Heuvelton advances to face Madrid-Waddington in the overall championship on March 3rd. For Massena, Lexi Jacobs and Alison Embank each posted nine points, while Nova Regrow scored seven points. The Raiders move on to the New York State Class A opening-round playoff game.

paige mccormick HONORED WITH 2017 jan reitz award


Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick stands along side her parents and Heuvelton Head Coach Rob Powers as she is presented with the 2017 Jan Reitz Award.  Also nominated for this year's award were Sierra Fleming and Alyson Crosby, both from Hammond, and Maggie Smith from Canton. (Cody Jenne photo) Awards Gallery

HEUVELTON SURVIVES SCARE TO WIN SECTION X FINAL IN O.T.


Madrid-Waddington’s Hannah Marcellus (21) stops and pops over Heuvelton defenders Alex Steele (10) and Madison McCormick (24) to score three points midway through the first quarter. The Bulldogs shut out the Yellow Jackets in overtime to capture the 55-47 victory and the Section X Overall Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15) breaks around Madrid-Waddington defender Hannah Marcellus (21) to score off a layup in the first quarter.  Tied 37-37 in the closing seconds of regulation, the Heuvelton Bulldogs survived two scoring scares from Madrid-Waddington, including an inbound fadeaway low-post jump shot in the final 1.8 seconds that danced twice on the rim before falling off to the left. In overtime, the defending Section X champions and two-time defending Class D state champions shut out the Yellow Jacket offense, scoring all eight points to survive in a 45-37 victory for the 2016-’17 overall Section X Championship. Heuvelton held a seven-point lead early in the first half. In the game-long see-saw battle, Madrid-Waddington led by as much as five points, before Kristi Donnelly saved Heuvelton with a left-handed running back shot to tie the contest 37-37 in the final minute. Paige McCormick finished with 27 points in getting Heuvelton to a 23-21 halftime lead, but held to just eight points in the second half and overtime. Madison McCormick provide most of the overtime scoring with five of her nine points. Hannah Marcellus led the Jackets with 14 points, while Camryn Chester dropped in 10 points, including four points late in the fourth quarter that provided M-W with a three-point lead.


madrid-waddington EDGES canton 47-43 to advance


Madrid-Waddington’s Kelsie Tiernan (11) leaps over Canton defenders Katlyn Flannigan (11) and Janet Beaudin (22) to score, bringing the Yellow Jackets lead to one point midway through the first quarter. Madrid-Waddington captured a 47-43 victory over the Golden Bears to advance to the Section X Overall Championship game to be played March 3rd.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Kathryn Furnia (24) breaks through the Madrid-Waddington defense of Hannah Marcellus (21) and Danielle Hough (1) to score off the short jumper in the first quarter.  In the tightly-played game, the Jackets held a 23-19 lead at the half.  The Jackets only scored five points in the third quarter but only trailed by a point, but surged to score 15 in the final frame.  M-W was led by Hannah Marcellus' 21 points, while Tiernan added seven.  The Jackets advance to face Heuvelton for the overall title.  Flanagan led the Bears with 20 points, while Beaudin tossed in eight.

 

Section X Class D Playoffs

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Canton
 (#2) Heuvelton 57, (#1) Hammond 54

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Section X Class D Semifinals - SUNY Canton
(#2) Heuvelton 63, (#3) Chateaugay 53
(#1) Hammond 53, (#4) Edwards-Knox 35

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Section X Class D Quarterfinals - SUNY Potsdam
(#3) Chateaugay 49, (#6) Hermon-DeKalb 28
(#2) Heuvelton 69, (#7) St. Regis Falls 19
(#4) Edwards-Knox 57, (#5) Brushton-Moira 30
(#1) Hammond 73, (#8) Colton-Pierrepont 27

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Section X Class D Opening Round
(#5) Brushton-Moira 56, (#12) Lisbon 23
(#6) Hermon-DeKalb 69, (#11) Clifton-Fine 35
(#7) St. Regis Falls 52, (#10) Harrisville 42
(#8) Colton-Pierrepont 55, (#9) Parishville-Hopk. 43

HAMMOND rolls past e-k COUGARS 53-35 IN SEMIFINAL

Hammond's Sierra Flemming (50) lofts a shot up over an Edwards-Knox defender to score two points. Hammond defense kept the Cougars in check, allowing just 8 points in the first half, en route to a 53-35 win in the Class D semifinals.  (Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN BroadcastEdwards-Knox's Mackenzie Frary puts up a jump shot over a Hammond's Alyson Crosby (23) in the third quarter.  Hammond defense held Edwards-Knox to just eight first-half points while gaining a 21-point advantage at intermission. The top-seeded Red Devils cruised past the #4-seed Cougars 53-35 in the Section X Class D semifinals. Alyson Crosby led Hammond with 26 points, while Sierra Fleming issued 11 points, including five points from the free-throw line. The Red Devils advance to face rival Heuvelton for the Class D title. Koryn Rowe and Kacee French paced the Cougars with seven points each. E-K closed out its 2016-17 campaign ranked 11th in New York State Class D and a 14-5 overall record.

chateaugay claims 49-28
win over hermon-dekalb


Chateaugay's Chloe Champagne (5) pushes through two Hermon-DeKalb defenders to score and extend the Bulldogs lead in the fourth quarter.  Chateaugay advances to the Section X Class D semifinals with the 49-28 victory over Hermon-DeKalb.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb's Breanna Harrington (12) leaps over Chateaugay defender Jennifer Jones (12) to score off the jumper for three points. Chateaugay held Hermon-DeKalb scoreless in the first quarter, setting the tone for the third-seeded Bulldogs to take down the #6-seeded Green Demons 49-28 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Chateaugay was led by Alicia Cook’s 19-point afternoon, while Danielle Cook added 12. The East Bulldogs advance to face the West Bulldogs, Heuvelton, in the semifinal round. HD’s Bre Harrington, who was held scoreless for the first three quarters, emerged with a team-best 11 points all in the final quarter. Brook Reed added five points. As a team, the Demons netted 16 of their 28 points in the final frame. Hermon-DeKalb closed the books on its season at 11-11.

hammond downs c-p COLTS 73-27 IN QUARTERFINAL ROUND


Hammond’s Marinah Simons (32) battles her way past Colton-Pierrepont defender Kaitlynn Long (15) to score early in the first quarter extending the Red Devils lead to 10 points. Hammond broke out to a 40-12 lead at halftime, before finishing off the Colts 73-27 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Schuyler Chamberlain (14) scores the layup over two Hammond defenders in the first quarter, cutting the Red Devils' lead to eight points.  Sierra Fleming leads Alyson Crosbie scored 12 points. Hammond’s Sierra Fleming scored 25 points, while Alyson Crosbie chipped in 12 points, while JV call-up Kylie Vaughan posted eight points. Top-seeded Hammond advances to face fourth-seeded Edwards-Knox in the semifinal round. Madison Gregg led the Colts with seven points, while Schuyler Chamberlain, Katie Cary and Mara Vaccaro netted six points each. The Colts closed out their season at 9-13 overall.

colton-pierrpont wins 55-43 vs. p-h panthers in opener

Parishville-Hopkinton's Clare Snell (4) puts a ball over two Colton-Pierrepont defenders to cut the Colts' lead to 11 points in the third quarter.  The #9 Panthers rallied late in the fourth quarter, but #8-seeded Colton-Pierrepont held on to a 55-43 win in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game GalleryColton-Pierrepont's Maddison Gregg (11) makes a jump shot under the basket over a couple of Panther defenders to grow the Colts' lead to 13 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter.  The Colts outscored the Panthers 26-13 in the second and third quarters to take a 15-point lead into the final frame.  They advance to face Hammond in the quarterfinal round   The Colts' Katie Cary led all scorers with 18 points, while Schuyler Chamberlain chipped in 12.  P-H was led by Taylor Scovil with 12 points, Megan Converse with 11 and Clare Snell with 10 points.  The  Panthers close out their campaign with a 5-16 record overall.

St. Regis Falls fends off harrisville to advance


St. Regis Falls' Abigail Duquette (12) fires up the jump shot past Harrisville defender Elyssa LaPlantey (15) to score off the breakaway to extend the Saints' lead to 38-35 to end the third quarter. The Saints went on a 12-0 scoring run in the closing three minutes of the game to capture the 52-42 victory and advance to the quarterfinals of the Section X Class D Tournament. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls' Jenna Suscie (5) dashes past Harrisville defender Alysa Tuttle (5) as she breaks toward the Pirates' basket in the closing stages of the fourth quarter. Jenna Suscie lead all scoring in the game with 22 points for the Saints who advance to face Heuvelton in the quarterfinals. Tuttle led the scoring for the Pirates with 12 points, while Delaine Baker pitched in 10 points.  Harrisville ends its season at 5-16 overall.

heuvelton wins class d championship VS. hammond


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate with the championship banner and plaque, after narrowly defeating the Hammond Red Devils to four-peat as Section X Class D Champions 57-54.  The Bulldogs now advance to the Section X Overall Championship tournament where they will take on the Class A Champion Massena Red Raiders. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Hammond’s Paige Frisina (11) dashes down the court after stealing the ball from Heuvelton’s Kaden Mack (23) to regain possession.  One of the most anticipated girls playoff games in Section X history lived up to all the hype. Heuvelton scored the final seven points of the game to overturn a three-point deficit and nail down their fourth consecutive Section X Class D title with a 57-54 won and earn the right to pursue a third-straight New York State crown. During the dramatic seesaw battle before a packed Roos House at SUNY Canton, the Bulldogs pulled out to three 10-point leads, only to see the Red Devils surge and overtake Heuvelton twice. Heuvelton led 24-23 at the half and 38-37 at the third-quarter buzzer. Hammond appeared to be getting some of the momentum swing with six straight points, with under three minutes left, as Sierra Fleming scored to open a 51-47 lead. Fleming scorched the nets for 28 points, including seven straight three pointers. In the final quarter, top scorer Paige McCormick tossed in nine of her 25 points. Alex Steele delivered a three-pointer with under a minute to go to tie the game 53-53, then tossed down a free throw with 24.2 seconds remaining to effect the final lead change. McCormick rebounded and was fouled with 15 seconds to play and buried both free throws. Kedan Mack added another foul shot with 3.6 left to play. In Hammond’s final attempt to tie, went back to Fleming who was heavily guarded and could not get a good look at the basket before the buzzer sounded. Heuvelton advances to face Massena in the Section X overall semifinals. Hammond closed out its season at 21-2 overall.

heuvelton holds off chateaugay IN SEMIFINAL win

Chateaugay’s Morgan Thomas (15) breaks past Heuvelton defender Kaden Mack (23) after stealing back possession of the ball. Heuvelton pulled away from Chateaugay in the fourth quarter to pick up the 63-53 victory and advance to the Section X Class D Playoffs.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick (15) leaps over three Chateaugay defenders to score off the jump shot. Second-seeded Heuvelton broke a 46-46 tie midway in the fourth quarter, outscoring #3-seed Chateaugay 17-7 in the closing four minutes, to win their Section X Class D semifinal 63-53. The Bulldogs will have a championship date with rival and top-seeded Hammond for the title. The West Bulldogs scratched their way to a 16-10 lead after the first quarter and 27-19 at the half. However, Chateaugay tied the contest and had the momentum running midway in the fourth quarter after seven consecutive points from Alicia Cook. Kristie Donnelly and Paige McCormick hit back-to-back shot from just beyond the foul line to put Heuvelton back in the lead for good. McCormick totaled 26 points, while Donnelly added 14 and Maddison McCormick eight points for Heuvelton. Cook poured in a game-best 28 points, while Danielle Cook chipped in 12 points for Chateaugay which closed its season at 18-4.

EDWARDS-KNOX advances past brushton-MOIRA 57-30


Edwards-Knox Carly Frary (22) shoots over Brushton-Moira defender Felicity Bilow (24) to score late in the fourth quarter. The Cougars captured the 57-30 victory over the Panthers to advance to the Section X Class D Semifinals where they will take on the Hammond Red Devils on Wednesday night.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Brushton-Moira’s Alexis Porier (2) breaks past Edwards-Knox Carly Frary (22) to score the layup in the fourth quarter.  The #4-seeded Edwards-Knox Cougars took a 12-point lead over fifth-seeded Brushton-Moira into halftime, then cranked up the pressure in the second half to deflate the Panthers’ hopes 57-30 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Two sophomores led the EK offense. Koryn Rowe scored 15 points, while Rhiannon Holly scored 10 and senior Arael Scott chipped in nine points. With the Cougars’ win, the same four schools will complete in the sectional semifinals as last year, but with different matchups. EK will face top-seeded Hammond in the semifinal round. Alexis Poirier led the Panthers with 10 points, while Felicity Bilow tossed in eight points and Myah King scored six. BM dropped the curtain on a 12-7 season under new head coach Pete Patterson.

HEUVELTON DOWNs ST. REGIs falls 69-19 IN QUARTERFINAL


Heuvelton's Maddison McCormick (24) wraps the layup around St. Regis Falls' Jenna Suscie (5) extending the Bulldogs' lead  in the third quarter. Heuvelton defeated St. Regis Falls 69-19 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals at SUNY Potsdam.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Suscie fires over a Heuvelton defender to knock down the three-pointer in the fourth quarter.  The Heuvelton Bulldogs took their first post-season step in attempting to renew their Section X and New York State Class D two-time championships. Heuvelton jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead, before St. Regis Falls’ Jenna Susice buried a three-pointer. But the Bulldogs continued to pressure the ball, force turnovers and convert the steals for points in fashioning a 69-19 thumping over a depleted St. Regis Falls squad in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick netted a game-best 25 points, while Alex Steele popped in 14, Kristi Donnelly downed 11 points and Madison McCormick chipped in 10. Second-seeded Heuvelton advances to face #3 seeded Chateaugay in the sectional semifinals. For the Saints, Jenna Susice closed out her senior campaign with three shots from beyond the arc for a team-best nine points. Abigail Duquette posted four points. St. Regis Falls closed out its season at 8-12 overall.

B-M PANTHERS ADVANCE PAST LISBON IN OPENING ROUND

BRUSHTON-MOIRA 56, LISBON 23
After a slow 9-5 start in the first quarter and 21-13 lead at the half, #5-seeded Brushton-Moira pounded Lisbon 23-3 in the third quarter to secure their 56-23 home victory in the Section X Class D opening round. Junior Myah King led the Panthers with 16 points, including seven in the pivotal third quarter. Alexis Poirier chimed in with 15 points, while Madison Rowe dropped in 11. The Panthers advance to a quarterfinal matchup against fourth-seeded Edwards-Knox. The Golden Knights were led by freshman Alexa McKee who netted 11 points. Lisbon’s season closed out at 2-18 overall.

H-D DEMONS TOP CLIFTON-FINE 69-35 IN OPENING ROUND WIN

HERMON-DEKALB 69, CLIFTON-FINE 35
Sixth-seeded Hermon-DeKalb plays on in the Section X Class D playoffs, after winning their opening-round contest against the #11-seeded Clifton-Fine Eagles 56-23. Bre Harrington splashed a game-best 25 points, while Miranda White added 14 points in advancing the Green Demons to the quarterfinal contest against the third-seeded and East Division co-champion Chateaugay Bulldogs. For Clifton-Fine, Lydia Kerr was top scorer with 16 points, while Rachel Milone dropped in seven points. The Eagles finished their 2016-‘17 season 3-14 overall.

 

Section X Class C Playoffs

 NCSN Girls Basketball Scoreboard

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Canton
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 47, (#3) St. Lawrence 22

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Section X Class C Semifinals
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 44, (#4) Tupper Lake 21
(#3) St. Lawrence Ctl. 58, (#2) Norwood-Norfolk 55

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Section X Class C Play In Game
(#4) Tupper Lake 39, (#5) Potsdam 16

ST. LAWRENCE RUN BURNS N-N FLYERS IN SEMIFINAL 58-55


St. Lawrence Central’s Bailee Gauthier (24) leaps over three Norwood-Norfolk defenders to score off the short jumper. The Larries' 23-4 run in the first half lifted the Larries to a 58-55 victory over Norwood-Norfolk to advance to the Section X Class C Championship where they will take on Madrid-Waddington. (Ben Sitts photo) Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Cassidy Weaver (13) breaks through the defensive efforts of St. Lawrence Central’s Bailee Gauthier (24) to score off the layup. After falling behind 13-2 to start the game, St. Lawrence Central turned the game around with a 23-4 run and took a 28-18 lead over Norwood-Norfolk at the half. The #3-seeded Larries then had to fend off a spirited Flyers’ comeback to beat second-seeded N-N 58-55 in the Section X Class C semifinal. Maggie Yandoh popped in a game-best 22 points, while Breanna Evans tossed in 15 points for the Larries who advance to face top-seed Madrid-Waddington in the Class C championship. Shannyn St. Andrews led the Flyers with 13 points, while Madi Sequin chipped in 12. N-N’s season finished at 10-11 overall.

madrid-waddington wins class c title OVER LARRIES


Madrid-Waddington’s Chelsea Tiernan (11) breaks past the St. Lawrence Central defenders of Bailee Gauthier (24) and Maggie Yando (4) to score off the jump shot to extend the Yellow Jackets' lead in the fourth quarter. Madrid-Waddington defeated St. Lawrence Central 47-22 to capture the Section X Class C Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Abigail Lemieux (00) wraps around Madrid-Waddington defender Morgan Burns (33) to chip at the Yellow Jacket lead midway through the fourth quarter.  Madrid-Waddington pulled away early, building a quick 12-3 lead, then a 25-10 halftime advantage in beating St. Lawrence Central for the Section X Class C title. Coach Brian Harmer touted his team’s defense for keeping the Larries in check early. Hannah Marcellus led M-W with a game-high 13 points. Danielle Hough added 10 points. Madrid-Waddington will take on Canton in the Section X overall semifinals. Bailee Gauthier led St. Lawrence with a game-best 13 points as well. The Larries finished out their campaign at 6-16 overall. 

MADRID-WADDINGTON PUTS AWAY TUPPER LAKE IN SEMIS

MADRID-WADDINGTON 44, TUPPER LAKE 21
Top-seeded Madrid-Waddington advanced to the Section X Class C Championship with a 44-21 win over #4-seeded Tupper Lake in the semifinal round. The Yellow Jackets opened up a 20-6 lead in coasting to the finals berth. M-W’s Hannah Marcellus netted 17 points, while Mreorgan Burns dropped in 13 points. The Jackets will face #3-seeded St. Lawrence Central for the C title. For Tupper Lake, Katie Zurek scored 16 points. The Lady Jacks closed out the season at 6-15 overall.

TUPPER LAKE ENDS POTSDAM SEASON WITH 39-16 VICTORY

TUPPER LAKE 39, POTSDAM 16
The Tupper Lake Lumberjacks used home-court advantage to push Potsdam’s season to a close with a 39-16 win in the Section X Class C play-in game. The fourth-seeded Lumberjacks were led by Katie Zurek with 10 points and Casey O’Connor with nine. The Lady Jacks jump into the Class C semifinals against top-seeded Madrid-Waddington. For the #5-seeded Sandstoners, Josie Brusso scored six points. Potsdam ends its 2016-17 campaign at 1-19 overall.

 

Section X Class B Playoffs

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 3017

Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Canton 59, (#2) Ogdensburg 37

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Section X Class B Semifinals
(#1) Canton 50, (#4) Salmon River 26
(#2) Ogdensburg 65, (#3) Gouverneur 57

canton advances to title game over salmon river


 Canton's Kathryn Furina (24) breaks around two Salmon River defenders to score the quick lay up to extend the Golden Bears lead to twelve in the closing minute of the first quarter. The Golden Bears pulled away early from the Shamrocks carrying a 30-11 at the half to capture the 50-26 victory over Salmon River. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River's Lauren Martin (11) breaks past Canton defender Katlyn Flannigan (11) to score off the jump shot in the beginning of the second quarter.  Canton's Maggie Smith lead the game in scoring overall posting up 11 points while Salmon River's Nidia Dearma Yero drained 9 points for the Shamrocks.

 CANTON GIRLS BEAT O.F.A.
59-37 TO REPEAT "B" TITLE


 The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with the championship banner and plaque after capturing the Section X Class B Championship over the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 59-37. A quick scoring surge to begin the second quarter lifted the Golden Bears to the victory. (Ben Sitts photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Canton’s Maggie Smith (12) takes the layup over Ogdensburg defender Taylor Perry (14).  Top-seeded Canton pulled away from a seesaw battle late in the first quarter, then established a 26-13 run to start the second half, en route to a 59-37 victory over the second-seeded Ogdensburg Blue Devils in the Section X Class C Championship.  The Devils were held just three points in the final seven minutes, as the Bears opened their biggest lead of the night at 25 points.  For the Bears, Maggie Smith produced 14 points, Janet Beaudin added 13, Sarah Sieminski came off the bench to pilot 12 points and Katelyn Flanagan dropped in 11 in the balanced championship.  The Bears will advance to the Section X overall semifinals and the New York State Class B playoffs.  For Ogdensburg, Taylor Perry and Chelsea Raven each scored a team-best 10 points.  O.F.A. closed out its season at 19-9 overall. (Ben Sitts Photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

 

Section X Class A Playoffs

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Section X Class A Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Massena 54, (#2) Malone 36


 Massena’s Sydnee Caroll (12) and Malone’s Breanna Hudson (41) battle for possession of the ball near the Red Raiders' basket at the beginning of the third quarter. The Raiders pulled away from the Huskies in the second half to beat Malone 54-36 and capture the Section X Class A Championship.  After a slow start with most of the points coming from the free-throw line, Massena broke a 16-16 tie late in the second quarter, opened a 23-16 lead at the half, then breezed past Malone 54-36 to win the Section X Class A championship. An outpouring of 23 points in the third quarter allowed Massena to manufacture a 46-27 lead. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

massena claims class a title over malone 54-36


Malone’s Brooke Myers (2) leaps over two Massena defenders to make the jump shot extending the Red Raiders lead to 10 points in the third quarter. The Raiders’ balanced scoring came from eight players, including a game-best 13 points from Lexi Jacobs. Novaleigh LeGrow finished with 10 points and Paige Perry posted eight points. Massena advances to the Section X overall semifinals and the New York State Class A playoffs. Malone also had eight players on the score sheet, led by eighth grader Madison Ansari with eight points, with Leah Gallagher posting seven points. The Huskies polished off their season at 8-12 overall.

 

Section X Class B Playoffs

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Section X Class B Semifinals
(#1) Canton 50, (#4) Salmon River 26
(#2) Ogdensburg 65, (#3) Gouverneur 57

O.F.A. PULLS AWAY LATE TO BEAT GOUVERNEUR IN SEMIS


Gouverneur's Elaina Porter (3) fires off a three-pointer from the left baseline.  Porter netted a game-best 25 points, but O.F.A. survived a seesaw battle well into the fourth quarter, pulling out a 65-57 win in the Section X Class B semifinals.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg's Taylor Perry (14) defends against the drive. Perry scored 19 points for the Bllue Devils, while Chelsea Raven led OFA with 20 points.  Ogdensburg faces Canton for the Section X Class B title.  Gouverneur closed out its season with a 13-8 mark.

canton advances to title game BEATING SHAMROCKS


 Canton's Kathryn Furina (24) breaks around two Salmon River defenders to score the quick layup to extend the Golden Bears lead to 12 points in the closing minute of the first quarter. The Bears pulled away early carrying a 30-11 at the half, en route  to capturing a 50-26 victory over Salmon River in the Section X Class B semifinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River's Lauren Martin (11) breaks past Canton defender Katlyn Flannigan (11) to score off the shot in the beginning of the second quarter.  Canton's Maggie Smith led all scorers posting 12 points, while Katie Flanagan added eight.  Nidia Dearma Yero drained nine points for the Shamrocks who closed out their season at 5-16 overall.