CANTON - Last year, Madrid-Waddington earned the first annual Rachel M. and Leon E. Bagley Classic at SUNY Canton in a 56-55 win over Edwards-Knox.
On Saturday, the Cougars evened the series at 1-1 in like manner with a 58-54 victory over the Jackets improving to 8-4.
This is just a big win for us. Our kids have been really working hard, said E-K coach Bill Davison.
The classic benefits the scholarship fund established in 2000 in honor of Rachels mother Ruth McFerran and Leons sister in-law, Helen Bagley. Both were longtime teachers at Edwards-Knox and Madrid-Waddington Central School. The scholarship assists a graduate of M-W and E-K each year in attending SUNY Canton.
The Jackets entered the game at 6-4 fresh off a win at Chateaugay and took a 20-9 lead. But the Cougars responded with a 13-0 second quarter and 20-9 third quarter for a 41-37 advantage.
And a new face in scoring emerged for the Cougars. Trent White tossed in five threes with the hot hand of the afternoon finishing with 19 points. Dan Pharoah tossed in 18 more and Jeremiah Randall added eight with two threes.
Trent just had a great game for us, Davison said.
Kaden Dandrow added seven points and Abe White finished with six.
David Odendahl scored 16 points for M-W. Aaron Armstrong chipped in 11 while Zach Brock logged 10 and Jacob Barney chipped in six.
The late Leon Bagley was raised in Madrid. After a tour of duty in World War II, he enrolled at Canton ATI (SUNY Canton) under the GI bill. After graduating in 1948, he began a 35-year career with General Electric. Rachel (McFerran) Bagley grew up in Edwards and went to work for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. They were married in 1955. While raising a family of five children, they lived in Philadelphia, Penn., Picayune, Miss., and Phoenixville, Penn.
After retirement, they spent their summers in Canton. In 2000, they established the Rachel M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship with the Canton College Foundation at SUNY Canton.
In other games Norwood-Norfolk held off Parishville-Hopkinton 39-38 in NAC East Boys Basketball action. In girls play, Hermon-DeKalb rolled past Harrisville 69-29 in the NAC West.
N-N 39, P-H 38: The Flyers (3-8, 2-7 NAC East) overcame five threes by the Panthers (2-8, 1-8 NAC East) as Dustin Fisher generated 10 points and Devin Guyette scored nine. Ryan Fullerton added seven - five from the foulline.
Kobe Wells scored 13 and Wyatt Snell added 12 for N-N. Mike Burns chipped in eight.
Hermon-DeKalb 69, Harrisville 20: The Demons (8-1, 6-0) ran out to a 18-2 first quarter lead and Hunter Hitchman generated 25 points including three three-pointers and Courtney Harrington tallied 15 points. Bridget Rust hit two threes in a 10 point effort.
Abby LaFaver scored eight points for Harrisville (2-7, 1-6 NAC West).