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Indiana earned its first win of the season on Thursday evening in Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club Junior Division Basketball action at Tom Luckie Sr. court.

Michigan State and Michigan also won to share the lead at 4-1 in the standings.

Regular season action wraps up this week in the Elementary, WNBA and Senior League divisions.

On Monday Lisbon Central Boys Basketball Coach and Golden Knight players presented the weekly Elementary Division Clinic.


Michigan State 59, Iowa 37: Peyton Schmidt tossed in 28 and Noah Steele provided 20 to lead Michigan State. Hayden Ives netted 10 while Nathan Schmidt added six.

Alex Steele scored 12 points while Trent Sargent and Andy Downs each tallied 11 for Iowa. Dylan Besaw and David Vernsey each tallied two.

Indiana 42, Ohio State 23: Noah Strader tallied 14 points and Riley Luckie generated 11 points to lead Indiana while Hayden Ives added eight. Scott Roberts (4), Cooper Hunter (3), N. Schmidt (2) and Dalton Church (1) all contributed.

Braeden Free supplied 14 points for Ohio St. while Noah Steele (5), Trent Sargent (5), Tristen Lovely (1), Dylan Besaw (4) all contributed.

Michigan 39, Nebraska 35: Justin McCormick tallied 16 for Michigan in a well balanced team effort. Jon Jones (6), Mesean Johnson (7), Joey Roiger (2), Braeden Free (3), and Connor Sibley (4) rounded out the scoring.

Mecci Johnson pumped in 20 points pacing a fine team effort for Nebraska. Michael Reed (5), Trent Sargent (4), Teegan Jordan (4), and Tristen Lovely (2) also contributed.

Standings: Michigan St 4-1, Nebraska 3-2, Michigan 4-1, Ohio St 2-3, Iowa 1-4, Indiana 1-4

Players of the Week: Offense: Noah Strader, Mecci Johnson. Defense: Scott Robarge, Michael Reed. Sportsmanship: Connor Sibley, Abe Disotelle


The Liberty rolled past The Dream 54-44 keyed by a solid first half and Mystics held off a Storm second half comeback in a 37-36 win during WNBA Girls play on Tuesday evening.

Liberty 54, Dream 44: Keyed by a 25-11 first half lead, the Liberty earned a win over the Dream as Riley Luckie tossed in a game high 20. Logan Green worked for 11 and Sam Green and Sydney Lorenc each posted eight. Shelby Ross contributed eight while Samara LaFlair posted a big two point basket in the fourth.

Riley Hough, Megan Vollmer and Alex Steele all recorded 12 points for the Dream. Kelsey Sherwin added six and Sierra LaFlair chipped in two.

Mystics 37, Storm 36: The Storm outscored the Mystics 14-11 in a comeback but just fell short. Janet Beaudin tossed in 25 points for the Storm, Samara LaFlair added four while Ally Moore, Emma Henry, Sierra LaFlair, and Jesse Gagnon each scored two.

Megan Vollmer tossed in 13 and Riley Hough tallied 13 for the Storm. Kelsey Sherwin added seven and Courtney Loffler chipped in a bucket.

Players of the Week: Offensive - Riley Hough, Janet Beaudin, Defensive - Jordyn Tupper, Kelsey Sherwin; Sportsmanship: Maureen Pierce, Sierra LaFlair.


North Carolina (4-1) defended its one-game lead in the ACC Elementary Division race. Duke (3-2) dropped Syracuse (3-2) out of a tie for the lead.

North Carolina 34, Maryland 27: Strong play from Justice McIntyre and David Vernsey gave the Tar Heels (4-1) their fourth win of the season and sole possession of first place. Maryland (0-5) was led by Chris “Snaxx” Perry and Isaiah Smith.

Duke 26, Syracuse 19: Alex Worden scored two big hoops down the stretch and Tristan Lovely played great defense to lead Duke to 3-2. Syracuse’s (3-2) Mikey Bice and Robbie Downie led a second half comeback that just fell short.

Players of the Week: Offensive: Alex Worden,Aaron Ellis; Defensive: David Vernsey, Isaiah Smith; Sportsmanship: Dylan Irvine and Sven Dupree North


Villanova settled for a tie with Seton Hall but remained first on the season in the Big East Elementary Division at 4-0-1. St. John’s earned a win over Georgetown in the other contest.

St. Johns 35, Georgetown 24: Isaiah Smith and Robbie Downie led the way as St. Johns picked up its second win of the year. Playing well for Georgetown were: Nathan Mashaw, Nick McRoberts and Mitchell McCarthy.

Seton Hall 19 Villanova 19: Connor Graveline and Jonathon Bateman played outstanding to give the Pirates a hard fought tie. Villanova had outstanding play from Sam Roiger, Michael LaBrake and Ryan Jones.

Standings: Villanova 4-0-1, Seton Hall 2-2-1, St. John’s 2-3-0, Georgetown 1-4-0.

Players of the Week: Offensive: Mitchell McCarthy, Aaron Staie; Defensive: Michael LaBrake, Ryan Jones; Sportsmanship: Ben Switzer, Nathan Mashaw.


The Spurs remained in the top spot and the Knicks and Nets also recorded wins.

Wednesday’s schedule will see the Heat take on the Thunder at 6:30 p.m.. The 7:30 p.m. game will have the Spurs facing the Nets with the 8:30 p.m. nightcap having the Mavs face the Knicks.

Nets 67, Thunder 51: The Nets used a balanced scoring attack which saw five players reach double figures to down the Thunder. Jimmy Robinson led the way with 15 points and Jake Putney and Ryan Adams tallied 14. The Thunder were led by Matt Piercey with 30 points and 10 from Trent Saumier.

Spurs 52, Mavs 48: Kinnon LaRose led the Spurs to the win with 24 points connecting on five three-pointers. Cale Sargent and Trent Sullivan both added nine points. The Mavs were led by Ryan Volmer with 15 points, 11 from Jon Rogers and 10 from Dakota Brady.

Knicks 58, Heat 57: The Knicks got a defensive stop on the last possession to gain the win in a close affair throughout. Colin Ross’s 20 points led the way with Joe McDonald scoring 10 for the Knicks. Brandon Stewart contributed nine point s with Justin Ross adding eight including two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Jack Manke used a nice shooting touch to score 19 points for the Heat with Josh Farrar adding 18.

Standings: Spurs 4-1-5-13, Nets 3-1-4-10, Mavs 2-2-4-8, Thunder 2-2-4-8, Knicks 2-3-5-7, Heat 0-4-4-4

Players of the Week: Offensive- Josh Farar, Colin Ross; Defensive- Dakota Brady, Joe McDonald; Sportsmanship- Conner Hammond, Brandon Stewart


Nets (67)- Robinson 7-1-15, Putney 5-1-1-14, Adams 5-1-1-14, Molinari, V. 0-1-0-3, Davis 4-1-0-11, Sargent 2-2-0-10, Totals 23-6-3-67

Thunder (51)- Rector 2-0-4, Saumier 5-0-10, Piercey 8-2-8-30, Johnson, Mes. 1-0-2, O’Such 1-1-0-5 Totals 17-3-9-51


Spurs (52)- Sargent 3-1-0-9, LaRose 3-5-3-24, Mayette 2-1-07, Sullivan, T. 3-1-09, O’Such 0-1-0-3, Totals 11-9-3-52

Mavs(48) – Liebstien 1-1-0-5, Rogers 1-2-1-11, Volmer 7-1-15, Cote 0-1-0-3, Brady 6-0-12, Stewart 2-0-4, Totals 17-4-2-48


Knicks (58)- Ross, C. 5-2-4-20, Ross, J. 1-2-0-8, Lalone 1-0-2, Stewart 3-1-0-9, Johnson, Ma. 1-0-2, McDonald 5-0-10, Arduine 2-1-0-7 Totals 18-6-4-58

Heat (57)- Lorenc 2-1-0-7, Odendahl 4-1-9, Manke 8-3-19, Farrar 6-2-0-18, Mayette 1-0-2, Johnson, Me 1-0-2, Totals 22-3-4-57.

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