The Salmon River Central and Colton-Pierrepont varsity boys basketball teams both suffered setbacks on the road against NAC division rivals on Thursday.
Gouverneur 64, Salmon River 44: In a Central Division contest, the host Wildcats took a 17-8 first quarter lead and sealed the win with a 21-4 third quarter run to even their NAC record at 1-1.
Troy Gates generated 19 points followed by Mark Horne with 18 and Devin Cox with 16.
Josh Hynes netted a game-high 21 points for Salmon River. Kwio Jacobs added 11 and Jon Bigness struck for another seven.
The Shamrocks host Franklin Academy on Monday starting with the JV contest at 5:30 p.m.
St. Regis Falls 84, C-P 44: At St. Regis Falls, the host Saints rolled their way to a 41-7 halftime lead en route to posting the convincing win over their East Division rivals.
Caleb Green led a balanced SRF offense with 23 points. Brandon Votra added 20 followed by Corey LaBounty with 12 and Cody Lane with nine. Tyler Daggett and Louis Goodrow contributed eight points each while Ryan Duquette accounted for the other four.
Zach Farr paced the Colts with 10 points. Brent Hoyt netted another four while Jake Angleberger and Bruce Avery each finished with two.
WEST DIVISION BOYS
In the West Division boys basketball matchups on Thursday, Hermon-DeKalb outscored Morristown 55-52, Edwards-Knox downed Lisbon 42-32, Harrisville overcame Heuvelton 50-45 and Clifton-Fine hosted Hammond.
The lone High School Girls Hockey encounter on Thursday saw Lake Placid blank St. Lawrence Central 2-0 at the Malone Civic Center.
Brooke Reid snapped a scoreless tie with 4:45 left in the second period then sealed the win when she tallied an empty-net goal with eight seconds left in regulation to lead Lake Placid. Samantha Barney assisted both goals whle Tanner Stanton handled the 11 shots she faced in backstopping the shutout.
Steph Peets posted 26 saves working the SLC crease.
The Lady Larries return to action on Monday when they head to Saranac Lake to take on the Red Storm starting at 6:30 p.m.
In the only varsity girls basketball game involving an NAC team, Tupper Lake gained a 36-31 non-league decision over Saranac Lake.
Zurek led the winning offense with 14 points as the Lumberjacks worked their way to a 24-14 halftime lead then held off the Red Storm. Katie Stuart 10 points toward the win.