CANTON - The NAC Basketball season couldnt have come to a more fitting conclusion as Section 10 and the Jules of Life Foundation hosted the annual SeaComm Senior Games, Three-Point Shooting and Slam Dunk contest at SLUs Burkman Gym on Tuesday.
The final game of the NAC campaign saw OFAs Mark Henry and Justin Todd of St. Regis Falls, who led their teams to undefeated Central and East Division championships, guided Duke to a 68-57 victory over Syracuse in the Boys Exceptional Senior Game.
Henry came out on the winning end of the decision at the expense of Matt Piercey and Colin Ross of the Blue Devils New York State Class B Final Four Team. Earlier in the evening Madrid-Waddington Coach Gary Tischler guided Stanford, which erased a 16-point deficit and then prevailed in overtime 50-47 over UConn in the Girls Exceptional Senior Game.
In between the games, Massenas Zevon Viskovich won the slam dunk contest and St. Regis Falls Tyler Daggett outdueled Morristowns Sam Green for overall honors in the Three-Point Shooting Contest.
BOYS SENIOR GAME
Kaden Dandrow of Edwards-Knox tallied 14 points with a pair of thee-pointers leading Duke to a wire-to-wire victory in the Senior Boys Game. Adam Martin of Brushton-Moira buried three threes scoring 11 points and St. Regis Falls Brandon Votraw worked the paint for 12 points with six in each half. Malones Alex Johnson tallied nine and Lisbons Jake Putney, Heuveltons Reilly Pierce and Madrid-Waddingtons Jacob Barney followed with six and five points.
Louis Goodrow of St. Regis Falls and Austin LaMay of Malone added two points apiece.
OFAs Matt Pierce buried four threes scoring 14 points for Syracuse and Corey LaBounty of St. Regis netted 13. Xavier Viskovich chipped in points followed by Josh White of St. Lawrence Central (5), Harrisvilles Tim Fowler (4), Lisbons Jimmy Robinson (4), Hermon-DeKalbs Codey Merritt (2), Massenas Tyler Haas (2), OFAs Colin Ross (2) and Massenas Rhoades Tarbell (2).
GIRLS SENIOR GAME
Malones Morgan Fountain scored four of her 12 points in overtime and Logan Tallman of Heuvelton netted two free throws with one-half second to play in overtime to seal the issue for Stanford. Cantons Kali Frank and Tallman each scored six points with Madrid-Waddingtons Tess Knight netting five. Hermon-DeKalbs Courtney Harrington, Heuveltons Maddie St. Pierre, Edwards-Knoxs Jadelyn Bullock and OFAs Meg Dodge each added four points.
Massenas Sam Villnave scored 10 points for UConn with Heuveltons Lexi Weidner connecting for eight. Norwood-Norfolks Cadance Hunkins and H-Ds Hunter Hitchman, who sent the game into overtime with a long three-pointer, each finished with five points.
Lisbons Jackie Sovie chipped four points, H-Ds Casey ODonnell, Salmon Rivers Taylor Francis and Morristowns Jordyn Tulley added field goals and Lisbons Beth Crowley chipped in a free throw.