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Potsdam boys roll to first Central Division basketball win; Massena falls to OFA


Potsdam Central stormed past Salmon River while Massena fell short to OFA in NAC Central Division varsity boys basketball action on Monday.

Potsdam 88, Salmon River 42: At Fort Covington, the visiting Sandstoners rolled out to a 27-8 lead by the end of the frist quarter before going on to post their first Central Division win of the season. Brooks Bigwarfe drained four three-pointers in leading the Potsdam offense with 26 points. Shawn Clark worked the paint for 20 points followed by Will Coleman with 13, Owen Mitchell with 11 and Nick Vaccaro with seven. Jacob Bryant and Dan Stone added four points apiece and Matt Sutliff accounted for the other three.

Russ Oakes anchored the Salmon River offense with 12 points followed by Kiio Jacobs with 11, Josh Hynes with 10, Justin Bigness with seven and Chances Monette with two.

The Sandstoners are slated to host Canton on Thursday while the Shamrocks travel to Ogdensburg to take on OFA.

OFA 72, Massena 44: In Ogdensburg, the Raiders fell behind 17-4 in the first quarter and were never able to make a full recovery against the Blue Devils. Joe LaBelle and Zack Rusaw tallied 12 points apiece in the losing effort. Robert Cameron chipped in six followed by Rhoades Tarbell with five, Tyler Haas with four, Zevon Viskovich with three and Xavier Viskovich with two as the Raiders suffered their first loss of the season.

Breton LaRose drilled five three-pointers in scoring a game-high 31 points for OFA (6-1, 4-1). Kinnon LaRose added 14 followed by Matt Piercey with nine and Colin Ross with six. Pat Cosmo and Jack Manke added five points each and Seth Pinkerton accounted for the other two.

The Raiders will now get set to host undefeated Franklin Academy on Thursday.

FA 75, Gouverneur 25: In Malone, the Huskies steadily pulled away to a 40-12 halftime lead before going on to raise their unbeaten record to 7-0 overall in the other Central Division game on Monday.

Leading the way in the scoring column for the Huskies was junior Alex Johnson, who tossed in 13 points and added three of the 14 steals. Mitchell Gallagher followed with a nine-point game while Jordan Yando added eight points and three blocked shots. Kody Mulverhill tossed in seven points as Harvey Smith, Nate Monette, Jon Dunlavey joined Ellison with six points. Troy Gates led Gouverneur (1-4 league, 1-6 overall) with seven points as Mark Horne added five points including the Wildcats lone 3-pointer.


The only North Division game played Monday night saw St. Lawrence Central pull away to a 58-33 win on the road over Norwood-Norfolk.

The visiting Larries quickly went ahead 9-2 before the Flyers reeled off to eight straight points to take their only lead of the game at 10-9 on a pair of Garrett Waite free throws with two minutes left in the first quarter. The Larries closed out the quarter with a 5-2 run then took control of the game with a 19-5 second-quarter surge.

Zane Ramsdell led the winning effort with 22 points. Josh White scored 10 of his 11 points in the second quarter. Cody Meacham added seven points followed by Bradley Francis and Jesse Greer with five points each. Tyler Savage and Corey LaBarge netted four points apiece.

For the Flyers, Dan Devine tallied 11 points followed by Kyle Martens with six while Connor Pernice, Brandon Sawyer, Kyle Steenberg and Waite all finished with four.


In the two East Division games Monday, Chateaugay downed Colton-Pierrepont 63-22 and St. Regis Falls stopped Parishville-Hopkinton 82-19.

Chateaugay 63, C-P 22: At Chateaugay, the host Bulldogs built a 16-6 lead by the end of the first quarter then doubled it by halftime with another 16-6 run in the second quarter before going on to halt the Colts.

Owen Henderson led the way offensively for Chateaugay with 15 points. Noah Bowes added 14 followed by Tyler Martin with 11.

Zach Farr paced the Colts with eight points. Brent Hoyt added four. Jake Angleberger and Scott Boyce chipped in three points each while Riley Doyle and Dan Fullerton closed out the Colts scoresheet with two points apiece.

SRF 82, P-H 19: The visiting Saints (6-0, 3-0 NAC East) erupted for 10 team threepointers as Corey LaBounty and Caleb Green each hit three in a 22 andd 21 points performance respectively against the Panthers. Tyler Daggett added three three’s in a 13-point effort as the Saints led 30-6 after the first quarter and 53-13 at halftime. Ryan Snyder, Mike Cook, David Ames and Mike Burns all scored four for P-H (0-3, 0-3).


An interdivisonal contest on Monday saw Canton turn back Tupper Lake 63-54. Bryant Wentworth fired through 29 points, including four three-pointers, as the Bears worked their way to a 48-33 lead through the first three quarters. Charles Ames contributed 14 points followed by Evan LaPoint, who worked the paint for 13 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots.

Mitch Keniston led the Lumberjacks with 18 points, including an 8—8 effort from the foul line. Anson Gagnier added 15 points, including a trio of threes.


In the West Division games played on Monday, Hammond outlasted Hermon-DeKalb 48-45, Heuvelton outscored Clifton-Fine 73-24, Edwards-Knox beat Morristown 65-38 and Harrisville downed Lisbon 52-42.

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