Heuvelton Falls in State "D" Championship Game, Finishing 23-4

  Heuvelton boys make school history with the first-ever New York State Class D quarterfinal victory.  The Bulldogs downed Cincinnatus (Section III) 56-43, and earning their first-ever boys' berth in the State Final Four.  Nate Lovely (32) produced a team-best 18 points, while Nate Mashaw (holding plaque) added 17 and Cole RIckett (10) added nine points.  Heuvelton worked out to a 12-8 lead at the quarter and 26-17 at the half, en route to the win.  (Photo provided)  

2021-2022 SECTION X BOYS BASKETBALL
Final Standings & Non League
Records

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

Section X & New York State Class D Playoffs 

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022

N.Y.S. Class D Championship - at Glens Falls
Avoca-Prattsburgh (V) 70, Heuvelton (X) 58

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022

N.Y.S. Class D Semifinal - at Glens Falls
Heuvelton (X) 68, South Kortright-Andes 47

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022

N.Y.S. Class D Quarterfinal - Liverpool HS
Heuvelton (X) 56, Cincinnatus (III) 43

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Heuvelton 40, (#1) Chateaugay 36

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022

Section X Class D Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Heuvelton 55, (#3) Harrisville 40
(#1) Chateaugay 51, (#4) Tupper Lake 44

 

SAT.-SUN, FEBRUARY 19-20, 2022

Section X Class D Quarterfinals- at Potsdam High
(#3) Harrisville 56, (#6) Lisbon 38
(#2) Heuvelton 69,(#7) Colton-Pierrepont 44
(#4) Tupper Lake 48, (#5) Hermon-DeKalb 46
Section X Class D Quarterfinal- at SUNY Canton
(#1) Chateaugay 58, (#8) Edwards-Knox 30

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022

Section X Class D Opening Round - at Higher Seed
(#5) Hermon-DeKalb 80, (#12) Hammond 36
(#6) Lisbon 97, (#11) St. Regis Falls 54
(#7) Colton-Pierrepont 58, (#10) Parishville-Hopk. 33
(#8) Edwards-Knox 64, (#9) Morristown 60

CHATEAUGAY TURNS BACK UPSET-MINDED TUPPER 51-44


Chateaugay's Walker Martin splashed a key three-pointer to extend the Bulldogs' lead to seven points in the closing minute of the contest.  Fourth-seeded Tupper Lake held a 22-18 lead at the half by controlling the boards and limiting the top-seeded Bulldogs' second-chance shots.  However, Chateaugay outscored Tupper 17-10 and 17-12 in the final two quarters. Martin poured in 32 points in leading Chateaugay to a 51-44 win over the upset-minded Lumberjacks.  Eli Kulzer netted 19 to pace the Jacks.(Bob LaRue photo)

class d opening round

HERMON-DEKALB 80, HAMMOND 36
HD: Andrew Matthews 18, Adam Lynch 15
Hammond: Logan Jones 15

LISBON 97, ST. REGIS FALLS 54
Lisbon: Cooper Rutherford 30, Noah Martin 17
SRF: Derek Provost 22

EDWARDS-KNOX 64, MORRISTOWN 60
EK: Dylan Wood 21, Kale Harper 18
Morristown: Aaron Woodcock 27 points

PIRATES PULL AWAY FROM LISBON IN 2ND HALF, 56-38 WIN


Lisbon's Noah Martin makes a deposit on the bank shot, giving the Golden Knights an early 6-2 lead over Harrisville.  After catching up and nursing an 18-16 lead at the half, the Pirates racked up a 38-22 margin in the second half to wear down the Knights 56-38 in the Class D quarterfinal.  Tanner Sullivan and Tucker Kelly dominated the boards, particularly in the second half, and each scored 17 points to lead the Pirates.  Lisbon's Cooper Rutherford netted 13, while Martin scored eight.  (Bob LaRue photo)

HEUVELTON WINS BATTLE OF THE PURPLE VS. COLTS 69-44


Heuvelton's Tristan Lovely (32) powers the the hoop against Colton-Pierrepont's Mike Schwartfigure (24) and Cody Francis (22).  Lovely made the scoop shot and netted the bonus on the foul.  The Bulldogs led 31-14 at the half and cruised to a 69-44 win the the Class D quarterfinal.  Nate Mashaw had the hot hand pouring in 27 points, while Lovely scored 13.  For the Colts, Francis posted 15 points, while Noah Rousell popped in 10 points.  (Bob LaRue photo)

colts' 3rd quarter surge sinks p-h panthers 58-33


Cotlon-Pierrepont's Noah Noah Rousell muscles inside for two of his 14 points.  The Colts broke the game open with a 21-7 third quarter, and went on to beat Parishville-Hopkinton 58-33 in the Section X Class D opening round.  Harlee Besio netted a game-best 22 points for the Colts.  Jake Johnson and John Snell led the panthers with nine points each. (Bob LaRue photo)

HEUVELTON MAKES SCHOOL HISTORY: FIRST-EVER FINAL 4


Heuvelton boys make school history with the first-ever New York State Class D quarterfinal victory.  The Bulldogs downed Cincinnatus (Section III) 56-43, and earning their first-ever boys' berth in the State Final Four.  Nate Lovely (32) produced a team-best 18 points, while Nate Mashaw (holding plaque) added 17 and Cole RIckett (10) added nine points.  Heuvelton worked out to a 12-8 lead at the quarter and 26-17 at the half, en route to the win.  (Photo provided)

HEUVELTON NIPs CHATEAUGAY 40-36 TO WIN CLASS C CROWN


The #2 seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs broke a 36-36 tie with 23 seconds remaining, when Tristan Lovely sliced inside and scored the go-ahead basket, followed by two free throws from Nate Mashaw, to defeat the top-seeded Chateaugay Bulldogs 40-36, to win their first Section X Class D Championship -- their first since 2004.  (Bob LaRue photo)

Tristan Lovely's game-winning inside basket for a 38-36 lead with 23 seconds left.  Heuvelton gained its first lead, 10-9, less than two minutes into the second quarter.  Before the half, there were three lead changes and two ties.  Heuvelton led 18=16 at the break, then stretched the lead to 31-22 on Mashaw's three pointer with 2:29 left in the third.  Chateaugay chipped away over the next eight minutes, cutting the lead to 35-33 on Walker Martin's three pointer, the tied the contest 36-36 on another Martin trifecta (15 points total) with 1:34 left.  That set the stage for Lovely (11 points) and Mashaw (18 points) to put Heuvelton over the top. 

HEUVELTON PULLS AWAY FROM HARRISVILLE FOR 55-40 WIN


On the outlet, Heuvelton's Nate Mashaw takes it to the hoop for the layup.  Mashaw paced the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Luke Thornhill tallied 14 points.  Heuvelton defeated Harrisville 55-40 to advance to the Class D championship Saturday afternoon at 2:45 at SUNY Potsdam.  Tanner Sullivan led the Pirates with 15 points, while Tucker Kelly pitched in 10 points.  (Bob LaRue photo)

chateaugay pass-n-shoot sinks edwards-knox 58-30


Chateaugay's Walker Martin (12) climbs to the basket for the layup, netting two of his game-high 19 points, during the Bulldogs' early run against Edwards-Knox in the Section X Class D quarterfinal at SUNY Canton. Ethan Cook added 11, as Bulldogs went on to beat the Cougars 58-30.  They face Tupper Lake in the semifinals.  Ethan Stalker led the Cougars with 14 points. (Bob LaRue photo)

TUPPER LAKE SURVIVES H-D DEMONS SURGE IN 48-46 WIN


Tupper Lake's Eli Kulzer (33) pops up over the Hermon-DeKalb defense for an open look at 10-footer.  The Green Demons fought back from a 13-point deficit to within just two points with only four seconds remaining, but were out of timeouts and powerless to stop the clock.  Tupper Lake held on for a 48-46 win in the Section X Class D quarterfinal.  Tom Peterson led the Jacks with 14, while Kulzer dumped in 13 points.  H-D's Andrew Matthews led all scorers with 18, while Jake Spencer netted 14 for the Demons.  (Bob LaRue photo)

 

Section X & New York State Class C Playoffs 

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022

N.Y.S. Class C Regional Semifinal - at SUNY Canton
Moriah (VII) 60, Madrid-Waddington (X) 44

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022

Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 60, (#2) St. Lawrence 46

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022

Section X Class C Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) St. Lawrence Ctl. 60, (#3) Norwood-Norfolk 26
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 75, (#4) Brushton-Moira 36

m-w jackets advance to final, beating b-m panthers


Madrid-Waddington's Drew Harmer (0) fights off three Brushton-Moira defenders, scores in following up his own rebound and drew the foul.   Harmer scored a game-high 23 points in leading the top-seeded Yellow Jackets to a 75-36 win over #4-seeded Brushton-Moira.  Jake Morgan added 19 points.  Ethan parent and Wyatt Preve tallied eight points each for the Panthers.  (Bob LaRue photo)

section x class c semifinal

ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 60, NORWOOD-NORFOLK 26
St. Lawrence: Tommy Storrin 29, Xavier Shattuck 9
Norwood-Norfolk: Kaden St. Andrews 8

 


MADRID-WADDINGTON BOYS' SEASON ENDS TO MORIAH


 Troy Peck pulls up for a three-pointer to close the Jackets within two points in the second quarter. The Vikings closed the half with a 29-20 lead.  Madrid-Waddington got as close as seven points with 7:00 left in regulation. But Moriah followed with a 15-7 run -- and advanced in state play with a 60-44 win over Madrid-Waddington.  (Bob LaRue photo)

MADRID-WADDINGTON BOYS WIN 3RD STRAIGHT CLASS C


The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets won their third straight Section X Class C title, downing St. Lawrence Central 60-46 in the title game at SUNY Potsdam.  Drew Harmer led all scorers with 25 points for the winners.  (Bob LaRue photo)

Straight up and straight in: Madrid-Waddington's Drew Harmer tossed in an open three-pointer in the first quarter.  The Jackets opened a 13-point lead, but the Larries surged back to within seven points three times in a frantic fourth-quarter.  Troy Peck added 17 points and Jake Morgan tossed in 12 points for M-W.  Tommy Storrin piled up 21 points and Jayden Ashley joined in with 13 points.

 


 

Section X & New York State Class A Playoffs 

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022

N.Y.S. Class A Regional Semifinal - Cicero-N Syrac.
New Hartford (III) 93, Malone (X) 45

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022

Section X Class A Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Malone 65, (#2) Massena 50


Massena's Colin Patterson sails up to score the bucket and collided with Malone's Jace Hammond.  Patterson converted the foul shot for a conventional three-pointer.

 


malone wins 4th straight class a title in 65-50 win

The Malone Huskies hammered out a 65-50 win over Massena in the Section X  Boys Basketball Class A championship.  The two teams began the game on fire, scoring a combined six-of- seven threes to begin the game, including one conventional three.  (Bob LaRue photo)
 

MALONE 65, MASSENA 50
In the first half, both teams brought the intensity and firepower that witnessed nearly a dozen three-pointers and seesaw entertainment. The Raiders kept pace with a pair of three-point salvos from Taylor Mitchell and Colin Patterson. Massena closed out the first quarter on a 5-0 run – including a three-point buzzer-beater by Luke Greco to open a 20-17 margin. By the half, Malone had edged out to a 29-26 lead. But in the second half, the Huskies closed off and limited Massena’s second-chance rebounds, while outscoring the Red Raiders 36-16. Evan Dumas led the Huskies with 17 points, while Zendann Poirier chipped in 12 points and Gunvir Johal contributed 11.

 

Section X & New York State Class B Playoffs 

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022

N.Y.S. Class B Regional Semifinal - at Saratoga HS
Ichabod Crane (II) 71, Canton (X) 58

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Canton 56, (#2) Gouverneur 39

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022

Section X Class B Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#1) Canton 65, (#4) Potsdam 40
(#2) Gouverneur 70, (#3) Ogdensburg 42

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022

Section X Class B Play-In Game - at Higher Seed
(#4) Potsdam 73, (#5) Salmon River 55

POTSDAM ADVANCES WITH
73-55 WIN OVER SHAMROCKS


Potsdam's Ian VanWagner (4) takes the handoff from a high-post screen and rolls inside for two of his game-best 27 points in leading the Sandstoners to a 73-55 win over Salmon River in the Section X Class B Play-In contest.  Ansen Herrick contributed 18 points in the win.  The Stoners overcame a 28-22 halftime deficit with a 29-10 run in the third quarter.  Sebastien Laughing and Ed Jacobs scored 15 points each to lead the Shamrocks.  (Bob LaRue photo)

GOUVERNEUR BEATS O.F.A. 70-42 ENDING BLUE DEVIL REIGN

GOUVERNEUR 70, OGDENSBURG 42
Gouverneur: Raine Rumble 23, Caden Storie 17
Ogdensburg: Justice McIntyre 19.
Gouverneur won its first postseason game since 2/15/12, and is appearing in its first Class B title game since 2005.  The Wildcats last championship was in 2002.

 


CANTON BATTLES PAST WILDCATS FOR CLASS B TITLE


The 2021-22 Canton boys basketball season ended in the opening round of New York State Class B playoffs.  Section II Champion Ichabod Crane pulled away from a 31-31 score in the third quarter to beat the Bears 71-58. 
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The Canton Golden Bears climbed back from an early 9-2 hole, gained a 22-21 lead at the half, then steadily pulled away for a 56-39 win over the Gouverneur Wildcats in the Section X Class B championship.  Chris Downs Jr. led the Golden Bears with a game-best 27 points.  (Bob LaRue photo)

Jonah Longshore fights his way over the Wildcat defense to score a key bucket.  Gouverneur opened the game with both a slow-down offense and gritty defense that throttled Canton’s high-paced game early. Gouverneur patiently built a 9-2 lead, capped by Caden Storie’s 24-foot-long three-pointer as the shot clock expired. But when the pace also resulted in three shot-clock violations, the slow-down got away from the Wildcats, particularly in the second quarter, allowing the Bears to open up their run game and claw their way back to a 22-21 halftime lead. Canton took command with a key 10-0 run to open the third quarter, leading to a 43-30 advantage at the end of the period. Center Chris Downs Jr. logged 12 of his 27 points in the decisive quarter. Jonah Longshore contributed 13 points, including eight after halftime. Ethan Platt got the Wildcats off to a solid start with three straight buckets in the first quarter, before finishing with 12 points, behind the team-best 13 points from Raine Rumble. Canton’s title win was their first in four years.

CANTON PULLS AWAY FROM POTSDAM IN SEMFINALS 65-40


Canton's Ayomi Odetoyinbo (10) skies up for the dunk, during the Bears' second-quarter surge, opening a 16-8 lead over the #4-seeded Potsdam Sandstoners.  Odetoyinbo scored 11 points.  Chris Downs, Jr., netted a game-best 23 points to power the Bears.  Ansen Herrick posted 11 points and Ian VanWagner downed 10 points for the Sandstoners who ended their season at 11-11.  (Bob LaRue photo)

 

Section X Overall Championship Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022

Section X Overall Championship - SUNY Potsdam
Canton (B) 60, Heuvelton (D) 50

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022

Section X Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
Canton (B) 54, Malone (A) 40
Heuvelton (D) 62, Madrid-Waddington (C) 57

CANTON DOWNS MALONE 54-40 TO WIN OVERALL SEMIFINAL


Canton’s top scorer, Jonah Longshore flips in the inside bucket. Canton pulled out to a 23-12 lead in the second quarter, but the Huskies went on an eight-point run, including a three-pointer by Jace Hammond (team-best 15 points) to cut the Golden Bears’ lead to 24-19. Canton opened the second half on a 9-0 streak that opened a 37-20 lead, en route to a 54-40 win over Malone in the Section X overall championship. The Bears balanced offense was led by Jonah Longshore with 15 points, while Chris Downs and Ryan Jones netted 11 points each.   (Bob LaRue photo) 

CANTON'S DOWNS HONORED WITH 2022 JUKOSKI AWARD


Canton’s Chris Downs (gold) was honored with the 2022 Joe Jukoski Award, presented to a Section X boys player for leadership, academics and all-round playing ability. Downs averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game, in leading the Bears to a Class B championship. He is the son of Chris and Tonki Downs. The other finalists for the prestigious award included (l-r) Chateaugay's Walker Martin, Malone's Evan Miller and Morristown's Aaron Woodcock.

HEUVELTON RALLIES IN 2ND HALF TO EDGE M-W IN SEMIS


Heuvelton’s Tristan Lovely springs up between a pair of Madrid-Waddington defenders to score two points. The Yellow Jackets built a 36-11 second-quarter lead, but Heuvelton roared back in the second half. The Bulldogs chipped away until finally grabbing the lead, 52-51, with 3:53 remaining. In the final minute, leading 56-55, Heuvelton's Tristan Lovely muscled inside for two. Jed Crayford splashed a three-pointer beyond the arc. And Nate Mashaw sealed the win with the final two points from the foul line, as Heuvelton completed an improbable comeback to win 61-57 in the Section X overall semifinals. Mashaw finished with 21 points, while Lovely chimed in with 14. For Madrid-Waddington, Drew Harmer racked up 18, while Kaden Kingston and Troy Peck inserted 11 points each.   (Cody Jenne photo)

CANTON WINS OVERALL TITLE IN SURGE IN FINAL 3 MINUTES


After weathering a fierce seesaw battle for the first 29 of 32 minutes, Canton pulled away in the final three minutes -- including a pair of clutch three-pointers and two free throws from Ryan Jones.  The Golden Bears beat the Bulldogs 60-50 to capture their first Section X overall championship since 2018.  (Bob LaRue photo)

Heuvelton's Tristan Lovely (12 points) sails over Canton's Jonah Longshore and draws an offensive charge.  Lovely finished with 12 points, while Longshore chipped in four points.

Canton's Ryan Jones ducks under Heuvelton defender Nate Mashaw (11) en route to scoring two of his 15 points.  Mashaw scored 15 of his team-best 17 points in the first half.

Canton's Luke Wentworth (30) fires over Luke Thornhill.  Sam Roiger led Canton with 20, while Chris Downs added 15.  Canton pulled away from a 49-48 lead, with an 11-2 run in the final three minutes.  (Lisa Freeman photos)