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Massena girls turn back FA; Potsdam upends Canton


The Massena Central varsity girls basketball team completed a regular season sweep over Class A rival Franklin Academy while Potsdam Central knocked off division-leading Canton in NAC Central matchups on Monday.

Massena 48, FA 43: At the Massena high school gym, the visiting Lady Huskies reversed a 15-9 first-quarter deficit with a 21-9 second-quarter surge before the Lady Raiders put together a 12-4 third-quarter run to regain control. Alisha Jacobs fired through a game-high 21 points, including four three-poitners, while grabbing six rebounds and notching six steals. Steffanie Premo tallied seven points and four steals. Marissa Manley (8 rebounds), Erin Francis and Samanntha Villnave chipped in six points each while Bailie Young accounted for the other two and Dominique Valancius logged five steals.

Janelle Heden paced the Lady Huskies (9-5, 4-6) with 13 points. Erin McDonald netted 10 followed by Meg O’Connor with 7, Rachel Lamica with six, Morgan Fountain with five and Emily Marshall with two.

The Lady Raiders (10-7, 9-4) close out the regular season on Thursday at Salmon River.

Massena and FA are already slated to meet again in the Section 10 Class A title game slated for Monday, February 18, at SUNY Potsdam’s Jerry Welsh Gymnasium.

Potsdam 55, Canton 50: At Potsdam, the Lady Sandstoners got off to a promising start with a 20-13 first-quarter run but the Lady Bears answered with a 22-12 outburst in the second. Potsdam then limited Canton to just 15 second-half point en route to posting only their second win of the season against a Central Division rival.

“We have been in most of our games this season but the fourth quarter has always been a problem. We would take a bad shot, make a mistake of get into foul trouble and the other teams would capitalize,” said Potsdam coach Larry Hazen after the Stoners did not allow the Bears a three-pointer in the contest. “Tonight we played excellent straight-up defense and put together a strong finish. It is just a great win for the girls.”

Sarah Vivlamore supplied the offensive spark for Potsdam scoring a game-high 23 points. Shanielle Chambers netted 15 and Taylor Bonno tallied 10. Kayla Phillips and Kate Hildreth added five and two respectively.

Emily Pinckney and Emma Rexford each scored 14 points for Canton and Tori Daly followed with nine. Rounding out the Bears’ scoring were: Rachel Sanderson (4), Rachel Huntley (2), Taylor Reed (2), Kaeli Mace (2) and Kali Frank (5).

Potsdam (3-12, 2-9) is slated to host an interdivisional contest against Norwood-Norfolk this evening starting at 6 p.m.

OFA 65, Salmon River 34: In Ogdensburg, the host Lady Blue Devils raced out to a 20-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back in downing their Class B rivals in the other Central Division game of the night.

Junior Meg Dodge buried four threes scoring a game-high 25 points, Susie Morrow tallied 12 points and Riley Luckie netted eight points with seven assists.

Abby Kelly paced the Lady Shamrocks with 12 points followed by Jaiden Mitchell with nine, Kwiio King with seven, Jocelyn Martin with four and Zaagaate Jock with four.

Salmon River (12-4, 7-4) returns to action on Wednesday with an interdivisional contest at Parishville-Hopkinton.


In a pair of North Division games on Monday, Madrid-Waddington stopped St. Lawrence Central 48-36 and Brushton-Moira downed Norwood-Norfolk 40-24. The lone East Division matchup saw Chateaugay pull away to a 51-12 win over Parishville-Hopkinton and Tupper Lake turned back Colton-Pierrepont 40-32 in the sole interdivisional contest.

West Division action on Monday saw Hermon-DeKalb beat Edwards-Knox 62-27, Heuvelton double Lisbon 48-24, Hammond turn back Harrisville 48-24 and Clifton-Fine outscore Morristown 65-34.

M-W 48, SLC 36: In Brasher Falls, the visiting Lady Yellowjackets worked their way to a 12-4 first-quarter lead then outscored the Lady Larries 15-11 in the fourth quarter to come away with the win.

Tess Knight led M-W (14-1, 8-0) with 14 points. Olivia Parmeter tossed through another 12 followed by Bridget Beldock with nine, Jenny King with six, Katie Marcellus with five and Desiree Pryce with two.

Sam Richards worked the paint for 16 points and 10 rebounds in the losing cause as the Lady Larries closed out the regular season at 8-8 overall and 5-3 in the division. Breanna Vatter chipped in 11 points followed by Lindsey Thayer (19 rebounds, 5 assists) with six, Jenna Kesner with two and Caitlin Grow (8 rebounds) with one.

The Lady Larries will now gear up for the Section 10 Class C playoffs which get underway Tuesday, February 12, with the fourth seed hosting the fifth seed.

B-M 40, N-N 24: In a meeting of Class C rivals staged in Norfolk, the Lady Panthers worked their way to a 27-8 halftime lead then sealed the win with a 16-6 fourth-quarter run.

Caitlin LaPage anchored the B-M (6-8, 2-5) cause with 12 points. Jenna Dufrane added seven while Mackenzie King and Danielle Trimm each netted six followed by Micalea McCarthy with four, Arielle Gary with three and Alex Trickey with two.

For the Lady Flyers (3-13, 0-8), Cadence Hunkins tallied 10 points and Carlea Weaver chipped in another eight while Ayanna Mason, Kate Wellings and Katie Ames each finished with two.

Tupper Lake 40, C-P 32: In Tupper Lake, the Lumberjacks built a 25-12 halftime lead en route to stopping the Lady Colts (5-12, 4-6). Katie Stuart pumped through a career-high 32 points, grabbed seven rebounds and pulled off six steals to lead Tupper Lake (10-7, 4-3). Ryane O’Connor finished with four points while Lizzie Zurek (11 rebounds) and Sidney Kulzer each netted two.

Kylie McKinley had four three-pointers while Morgan Doyle netted a solo three and converted on nine of 16 free throw attempts to anchor the C-P offense with 12 points each. Haylee Hennessy added four points followed by Autumn Clark and Andrea Aldous with two apiece.

Chateaugay 51, P-H 12: In Chateaugay, the Lady Bulldogs (14-2, 10-0) built a commanding 34-7 halftime lead as Courtney Boyea fired through 19 points followed by Makayla Fleury with eight and Brianna Cook with six.

Jenna Converse and Nicole White paced the Lady Panthers (2-7, 1-6) with three points each. Kodi Perkins, Brianna Hayes and Kelsey Putnam each finished with two.


In NAC boys basketball encounters on Monday, OFA pulled away to a 95-40 Central Division win over Salmon River, Brushton-Moira gained a 66-40 North Division win over Norwood-Norfolk and Chateaugay beat East Division rival Parishville-Hopkinton 61-11.

OFA 95, Salmon River 40: In Fort Covington, Josh Hynes fired through a career-high 30 points, including three threes, as the Shamrocks fell behind 35-9 by the end of the first quarter in falling to the Blue Devils (15-1, 11-1). Antoine Domino added four points while Dylan Whitehead, Justin Bigness and Tyler Brocks all netted two for the Shamrocks (1-14, 0-10).

Breton LaRose led a potent Blue Devil offense with 20 points. Tyler Knowlton chipped in 14 followed by Matt Piercey with 13. Colin Ross and Pat Cosmo each scored 11.

B-M 66, N-N 40: In Norfolk, Andrew Martin and Justin Lavarnway tossed through 16 points apiece as the Panthers bolted to a 22-9 lead in the first quarter before the Flyer cut the halftime deficit to 29-24 with a 15-7 second-quarter run. B-M (7-8, 4-3) regained control of the game in the third quarter with a 23-12 surge. Alex Burnett added 13 points toward the winning effort followed by Zach Burnett with seven and Loren Traynor with six.

For the Flyers (2-15, 0-7), Cody Rust tallied 14 points followed by Kyle Martens with 11 and Dan Devine with eight. Brandon Sawyer and Garrett Waite added three points each and Aaron Chandler netted a free throw

Chateaugay 61, P-H 11: In Chateaugay, the Bulldogs (13-4, 11-1) led 44-8 by halftime as Devon Barnes led a balanced effort with 10 points. Seth Young tossed through eight followed by Noah Bowes with seven as a dozen Chateaugay players shot their way onto the scoresheet.

For the Panthers (0-14, 0-12), Tanner Wilson and Ryan Snyder scored five points apiece and Mike Burns connected for a free throw.

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