N.Y.S. Regionals: Teams Fall in Opening Contests, Ending Season

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

EAST DIVISION                W-L    GB   Non-Lg
x-Madrid-Waddington
Colton-Pierrepont
Chateaugay
Norwood-Norfolk
St. Regis Falls
Brushton-Moira
Parishville-Hopkinton
12-0       -         7-1
  8-4       4        5-1
  8-4       4        2-4
  7-5       5        3-5
  4-8       8        0-3
  3-9       9        5-2
0-12     12        2-3
CENTRAL DIVISION           W-L    GB  Non-Lg
x-Massena
x-Gouverneur
Canton
St. Lawrence Central
Malone
Ogdensburg
Potsdam
Salmon River
12-2       -         5-1
12-2       -         3-3
11-3       1        1-5
  8-6       4        3-3
  7-7       5        1-2
4-10       8        1-3
2-12     10        2-3
0-14     12        1-1
WEST DIVISION               W-L    GB  Non-Lg
x-Hammond
Heuvelton
Hermon-DeKalb
Lisbon 
Edwards-Knox 
Harrisville
Morristown
12-0       -         2-1
10-2       2        6-2
  7-5       5        7-1
  6-6       6        5-3
  5-7       7        0-4
2-10     10        3-5
0-12     12        3-4
INDEPENDENT                 W-L    GB  Non-Lg
Tupper Lake   0-0       -       1-15


 The last surviving Section X girls basketball team, the Heuvelton Bulldogs, fell to Copenhagen (Section III) in the New York State Class D quarterfinals 45-34.  The game was tied 18-18 at the half.  The game seesawed until the final three minutes when Copenhagen controlled more of the rebounds and Heuvelton missed a few key shots.  (Lisa Freeman photo)

 
 

Section X & New York State Class A Playoffs 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022

N.Y.S. Class B Regional Semifinal - SUNY Canton
Averill Park (II) 66, Massena (X) 27

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022

Section X Class A Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Massena 52, (#2) Malone 38


The Massena Red Raiders defeated Malone 52-38 to capture the Section X Class A Girls Basketball Championship.  Massena set the tone with a 19-6 first quarter, en route to the Lady Raiders' first title in four years.  (Bob LaRue photo)
 

MASSENA 52, MALONE 38
In the first quarter, Joey Abrantes buried three three-pointers that launched a Red Raiders' run and set the tone for the win. Tori Jacobs contributed 11 points. Massena led 29-13 at the half, on the back of a 16-2 burst at the end of the first quarter. Mackenzie Lane led a balanced Huskies’ attack with nine points (eight players scored).

MASSENA BOWS TO AVERILL PARK IN N.Y. PLAYOFF OPENER


Amelia Wood (33) held the hot hand from outside with 17 points, as Averill Park went on to beat Massena 66-27 to advance to the NYS Class A quarterfinals.  (Bob LaRue photo)

MASSENA BREAKS AWAY FROM MALONE TO WIN CLASS A


Massena's Tori Jacobs (34) gets the inside lefty layup to extend the Red Raiders' lead to 12-4 in the Section X Class A title game against the Malone Huskies.  (Bob LaRue photo)

 

Section X & New York State Class B Playoffs 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022

N.Y.S. Class B Regional Semifinal - at Saratoga HS
Schalmont (II) 67, Gouverneur (X) 43

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Gouverneur 37, (#2) Canton 27

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 18, 2022

Section X Class B Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#1) Gouverneur 80, (#4) Potsdam 28
(#2) Canton 38, (#3) Ogdensburg 34

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022

Section X Class B Play-in Round - at Higher Seed
(#4) Potsdam 53, (#5) Salmon River 38

3rd QUARTER SURGE LEADS CANTON PAST O.F.A. IN SEMIS


Canton's Matty Porter (while) slips past O.F.A. defender Olivia Merrill (12) and gets a wide-open bucket, as the Golden Bears clawed their way back to a 20-20 halftime tie.  The Devils had gained an early 13-5 edge.  However, the Bears netted the first 11 points of the third quarter, a surge that would would prove to be the difference in holding off O.F.A. in the final 4:00 in a 38-34 win in the Section X Class B semifinals.  Ava Hoy led Canton with 22 points, while Abby Raven poured in 17 points for the Blue Devils (5-14 overall).  (Bob LaRue photo)

GOUVERNEUR ENDS POTSDAM SEASON IN SEMIFINAL 80-28

GOUVERNEUR 80, POTSDAM 28
Gouverneur: Raelin Burns 33, Elizabeth Riutta 11
Potsdam: Salwa Hmyene 6, three others with 5.

GOUVERNEUR GIRLS WIN FIRST CLASS B TITLE IN 32 YEARS


The Gouverneur Lady Wildcats fended off Canton’s fourth-quarter rally for a 37-27 victory and their first Section X Class B championship in 32 years. Canton closed to within four points, 24-20, before the Cats pulled away. Tori Salisbury led the Gouverneur attack with nine points. (Bob LaRue photo)
Gouverneur's Lia Canell (5) scores on a putback vs. Canton. 
The Wildcats pressed forward with a 20-8 lead, as the Bears struggled to score early.  Gouverneur neutralized much of Canton’s size advantage to prevent easy inside buckets. However, when Maddie Hoy drilled a three-pointer from the outside, Canton closed to 24-20 and appeared to be getting into its shooting rhythm. But Gouverneur’s defense doubled and tripled down, backstopping a seven-point run that essentially sealed the Wildcats’ title. Lexi Devlin added eight points and Chloe Smith seven points for the Cats. Ava Hoy led the Bears with nine points.

POTSDAM OUSTS SALMON RIVER IN PLAYOFF OPENER


Potsdam's Tati'ana Burks-Carista nails the trifecta, tying the game at 6-6 in the first quarter of their Class B opening round contest against Salmon River.  Burks-Carista scored 12 points as the Sandstoners advanced to the semifinals vs. Canton with a 53-38 opening-round win over Salmon River. Salwa Hmyene led Potsdam with 13. Salmon's Lindsay Martin led all scorers with 17 points. (Bob LaRue photo)

 

Section X & New York State Class C Playoffs 

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022

N.Y.S. Class C Regional Semifinal - SUNY Canton
N. Adirondack (VII) 46, Madrid-Waddington (X) 29

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022

Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 53, (#2) St. Lawrence 26

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022

Section X Class C Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) St. Lawrence Ctl. 62, (#3) Norwood-Norfolk 39

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022

Section X Class C Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#1) Madrid-Waddington 47, (#4) Brushton-Moira 13

LARRIES WEAR DOWN FLYERS IN 2ND HALF IN CLASS C SEMIS


On the breakout pass from Danaye Ramsdell (33), the Larries' Kalissa Young (12) jets to the basket for the bucket.  St. Lawrence Central broke away from a 29-26 halftime lead with a 14-8 run in the third quarter and an 18-5 spurt in the final frame to beat Norwood-Norfolk 62-39 in the Section X Class C semifinals.  Brionna Foster scored 18 points, while Rylee Daoust pitched in 14 for SLC, while Brianna Stratton scored nine and KJ Belmore posted eight for the Flyers (10-11 overall) to close the season.  (Bob LaRue photo)

class c semis: m-w jackets Beat b-m panthers 47-13


Madrid-Waddington's Hailey Marcellus (25) scores off the screen-and-roll for two of her 10 points.  The Yellow Jackets defeated Brushton-Moira 47-13 in the Section X Class C semifinals  Lily LaMere fired a game-best 13 points.  B-M's Kyla Phippen scored five.  (Bob LaRue photo)

M-W JACKETS UNABLE TO OVERCOME N-A BOBCATS 46-29


Lily LaMere dekes the defender, scores and one, drawing Madrid-Waddington within three points of Northern Adirondack in the first quarter. The Jackets got back within seven points early in the fourth quarter, but Northern Adirondack closed out with a 10-2 run, beating M-W 46-29 in the opening round of state playoffs.  (Bob LaRue photo)

MADRID-WADDINGTON GIRLS WIN 5TH "C" TITLE IN 6 YEARS


The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets captured their fifth Section X Class C title in six season, beating St. Lawrence Central 53-26 in the title game at SUNY Potsdam.  M-W's Grace Plumley netted 16 points.  (Bob LaRue photo)

M-W's Grace Plumley (5) scoots to the basket for two of her 16 points. Madrid-Waddington pounded out the first eight points of the game, setting the tone for reclaiming the Section X Class C Championship from the reigning champs at St. Lawrence Central (from 2020, due to COVID no playoffs last year). The Jackets took command with a 15-2 opening quarter and 25-9 lead by the half, en route to their 21st win in 22 games this season. The Jackets were also led by Lily LaMere with 15 and Natalia Pearson with 10 points. For the Larries, Brionna Foster scored a team-best nine points. Rylee Daoust, who broke the ice with the Larries’ first bucket, finished with eight points. M-W advances to the Section X Overall semifinals, then the New York State Class C playoffs vs. the Section 7 champion at SUNY Canton on March 9th at 7:45 p.m.

 

Section X & New York State Class D Playoffs 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022

N.Y.S. Class D Quarterfinal - Jefferson CC
Copenhagen (III) 45, Heuvelton (X) 34

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Heuvelton 58, (#1) Hammond 36

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022

Section X Class D Semifinals - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Heuvelton 65, (#6) Lisbon 28

(#1) Hammond 37, (#4) Hermon-DeKalb 33

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022

Section X Class D Quarterfinals - at SUNY Canton
(#6) Lisbon 38, (#3) Colton-Pierrepont 21
(#2) Heuvelton 60, (#7) Edwards-Knox 25
(#4) Hermon-DeKalb 45, (#5) Chateaugay 25
(#1) Hammond 88, (#8) St. Regis Falls 36

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022

Section X Class D Opening Round - at Higher Seed
(#8) St. Regis Falls 62, (#9) Harrisville 53
(#7) Edwards-Knox 55, (#10) Morristown 23
(#6) Lisbon 62, (#11) Parishville-Hopkinton 23

class d play-IN scoring

ST. REGIS FALLS 62, HARRISVILLE 53
SRF: Rhea Work 29, Autumn Cox 20
Harrisville: VIolet Atkinson 18, Maegan Kackinson 14

EDWARDS-KNOX 55, MORRISTOWN 23
Edwards-Knox: Lillie Lottie 20
Morristown: Laurel Vinch 7

#6 LISBON UPENDS #3 COLTS IN QUARTERFINAL GAME 38-21


Lisbon's Rachel LaRock spins inside and dumps i the game's first two points vs. Colton-Pierrepont in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  LaRock led Lisbon with 10 points.  After a 9-8 Colts' lead after one quarter, it was all Lisbon, holding Colton-to just four points over the next 18 minutes.  Sixth-seeded Lisbon became the first lower seed to pull off an upset, beating the #3 Colts 38-21.  Julia Rishe added eight points for the Knights.  Kiana Hogle scores a team-best 11 points for the Colts.  (Bob LaRue photo)

#2 HEUVELTON ROLLS PAST #7 EDWARDS-KNOX IN Q-FINAL


Heuvelton's Bella Doyle (22) sinks the putback, making it 5-0 Bulldogs early in the first quarter. Doyle netted 25 points. Rylin McAllister added 15.  Lily Lottie led E-K with 20 points.   The Bulldogs pounced on the Cougars, outscoring them 19-3 in both the first and second quarters.  Heuvelton sailed past Edwards-Knox 60-25.  (Bob LaRue photo)

PRESSURE DEFENSE ANCHORS HAMMOND WIN VS. SAINTS


Off the turnover, Hammond's Hailee Manning (31) goes to the hoop for the game's first points against St. Regis Falls in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  The top-seeded Red Devils turned back the #8 Saints on their first five possession with full-court pressure, and baskets on turnovers for a 10-0 lead.  Ava Howie led Hammond with 29 points, while Landree Kenyon poured in 24, in the Red Devils 88-38 win.  Rhea Work  led the Saints with 18 points.  (Bob LaRue photo)

FIRST-QTR. DOMINANCE LIFTS HEUVELTON TO CLASS D TITLE


The #2-seeded Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs jetted out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter, and defensively held Hammond from a field goal for the first 10 minutes and 42 seconds in establishing a strong lead that they would never relinquish.  The Bulldogs won the Section X Girls Class D championship  58-36.  It was their first title since 2017 when the girls team won three consecutive state championships.  (Bob LaRue photo)

Heuvelton's Bella Doyle (22) extends over Hammond's Ava Howie (3) to sink two of her game-high 17 points.  Dakota Mouthorp chipped in 15 points for the Bulldogs.  Alivia Crosby led the Red Devils (16-2 overall) with 14 points, including four three-pointers and going 2-for-2 from the free-throw line. 

hammond fends off h-d demons' rally in 37-33 win


Hammond's Landree Kenyon (11) slices to the basket to score two of her 10 points.  After a scrappy, but often-sloppy first quarter in which top-seeded Hammond outscored #4-seed Hermon-DeKalb 5-2 in the first eight minutes of the Section X Class D semifinal, the Green Demons heated up first, pulling out to an 11-7 advantage. But the Red Devils countered with 11 straight points to gain an 18-11 lead at halftime. Hammond built a 29-18 lead late in the third quarter, before the Demons clawed their way back to within two points, 35-33 with under a half-minute to go. Ava Howie’s putback with 5.0 remaining on the clock proved to be the clincher in a 37-33 final. Howie tossed in 13 points, while Landree Kenyon chimed in with 10 points for Hammond. H-D’s Hannah Coller led all scorers with 17 points, including four crucial three pointers.

HEUVELTON ROCKS LISBON
65-28 IN SEMIFINAL VICTORY


Heuvelton's Bella Doyle (22) racked up six baskets (12 points) in the third quarter against Lisbon in the Section X Class D semifinal.  Heuvelton raced out to a 16-4 first quarter lead and never let up, cruising to a 65-28 win. The #2-seeded Bulldogs romped 25-5 in the third quarter to seal a berth in the championship against rival Hammond. Rylee McAllister dropped in 16 points and Raya McGaw contributed 10 more for the Bulldogs. Sixth-seeded Lisbon was led by eight-point showings from Rachel LaRock and Leah Warren.  (Bob LaRue photo)

#4 HERMON-DEKALB TURNS BACK #5 CHATEAUGAY 45-25


Fifth-seeded Chateaugay tipped off against #4 Hermon-DeKalb in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  After a 6-6 first quarter, and a six-point lead at the half, the Green Demons took command with a 13-4 run in the third quarter.  Hanna Gollinger post2 19 points and Olivia Simser dropped in 11 points to lead the Demons to a 45-25 win.  Kaylin Morgan scored 15 for the Bulldogs.  (Bob LaRue photo)

#6 lISBON SHOOTS PAST
#11 p-H PANTHERS IN OPENER


Lisbon's Jaylin Massia knocks down a wide-open three-pointer, opening up the Knights' 13-2 lead over Parishville-Hopkinton in the second quarter.  Sixth-seeded Lisbon went on to beat the #11 Panthers 62-23 in the Section X Class D playoffs opening round.  Rachel LaRock netted a game-best 26 points to lead LCS.  Emma Phippen paced the Panthers with nine points.  (Bob LaRue photo)

 

Section X Overall Championship Playoffs

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022

Section X Overall Championship - SUNY Potsdam
Heuvelton (D) 41, Gouverneur (B) 31

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022

Section X Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
Gouverneur (B) 45, Madrid-Waddington (C) 22
Heuvelton (D) 32, Massena (A) 31

GOUVERNEUR'S RAELIN BURNS HONORED WITH REETZ AWARD


The prestigious Jan Reetz Award is presented to a Section X girls basketball player who excels in leadership, academics and all-round playing ability.   This year's winner was Raelin Burns of Gouverneur.  Burns averaged 16 points, five rebounds and four assists per game, in leading the Wildcats to a Class B championship.  She was awarded the Gouverneur Girls Basketball Scholarship for her dedication and volunteerism to Youth Hoops in in the community. She is the daughter of Kenny and Pam Burns.  The other finalists included Heuvelton's Isabella Doyle, Madrid-Waddington's Grace Plumley and Canton's Maddie Hoy.  (Bob LaRue photo)

GOUVERNEUR TOPS JACKETS IN OVERALL SEMIFINAL 45-22


Gouverneur's Raelin Burns (14) scores on the rebound, in the Section X Overall Semifinal.  Burns led the Wildcats with 13 points.  Gouverneur built a 20-6 halftime lead and prevailed with a 45-22 victory over Madrid-Waddington to earn its first Section X overall championship berth since 1989.  Grace Plumley also scored 13 points to lead the Jackets.  (Bob LaRue photo)

HEUVELTON WINS IT ALL, IN 41-31 VICTORY IN CHAMPIONSHIP


The Heuvelton Bulldogs pulled away from a five-point halftime lead to produce a 41-31 win over Gouverneur, for its first Section X title since 2017 -- and the Bulldogs' fourth in the last eight seasons.  (Bob LaRue photo)
Off the opening tap, Raelin Burns penetrates hard to the rack for the bucket-and-one. Burns led the Wildcats with eight points, while Lexi Devlin chimed in with six.  In six seconds, it's 3-0 Wildcats.  However, the Bulldogs bounced back to tie at 7-7, launching a 14-9 run prior to the half.  Rylin McAllister posted a game-best 16 points, while Katie Cunningham added 11.  (Lisa Freeman photo)

HEUVELTON RALLIES LATE, HOLDS OFF MASSENA IN SEMIS

 
Massena's Meg Firnstein (4) fights her way through the gap in the Heuvelton defense to score a layup, in the second quarter of the Section X Overall Semifinals.  Heuvelton came back from nine points down to tie the game 28-28 with 1:51 left.   Addison Conklin's three-pointer gave Heuvelton a 32-31 lead with 45 seconds remaining. Massena just missed the buzzer beater, with the ball falling off the rim. Heuvelton won 32-31 to advance to the overall final.  (Cody Jenne photo)