MADRID - Madrid-Waddington and Heuvelton rode fast starts on Tuesday to earn championship game berths for the 2012 Jessie Chamberlain Memorial Girls Basketball at the Hive at Madrid-Waddington Central School.
The Jackets took a quick 8-0 lead and led 30-4 at halftime en route to a 60-19 win over Edwards-Knox. The Bulldogs of Heuvelton held Lisbon to no field goals in the first half as they relayed a18-4 halftime lead into a 35-24 win in a game that also served as the NAC West Division debut for both squads.
Lisbon and Edwards-Knox will meet Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Elementary Gym for the consolation game while Heuvelton and Madrid-Waddington renew their rivarly in the championship game in the high school gym at 7 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. Heuvelton and Madrid-Waddington will tip off in the JV Championship in the H.S. School gym while Lisbon and Edwards-Knox meet in the consolation in the Elementary Gym.
Heuvelton downed Lisbon 32-21 on Tuesday while M-W rolled past Edwards-Knox 55-17.
M-W 60, E-K 19: M-W Coach Gary Tischler spoke of pride on the way his team played unselfish basketball in their 2012-13 opener.
I saw a lot of nice things today especially with the unselfish play of my eight player roster. We had great balance and defensively we played well, said Tischler as the Jackets shutout the Cougars 15-0 in the third quarter to take a 45-4 lead.
Olivia Parmeter scored 12 points including two threes while Tessa Knight also tallied 12 points. Desiree Pryce added 11 points while Katie Marcellus and Jen King followed with 10 and nine. Sierra Dumas, Shelby Kendall, and Taylor Lenny all logged a fieldgoal.
Katie Smith, Katrina Moore, and Makayla Bartocha each scored five points for E-K coached by Diane Scott this season. Heather Finnerty and Kate Hale each scored two. Makenna Ashley, Jadilynn Bullock, Paige Gravel, Nicole Hendricks, Cora Sharpe, Kali Sharpstene and Shaye Taylor round out the Cougars line-up.
Heuvelton 35, Lisbon 24: Heuvelton coach Rob Powers was happy with his teams early start but was quick to note the fourth quarter.
We played pretty well for the first three quarters. Offensively, we struggled but defensively we did well. But that fourth quarter, Lisbon took it to us (15-7) and we cant allow that to happen. But getting a league win early is good. Thursday, we going to have our hands full. Madrid-Waddington showed good balance and theyre defense is tough, Powers said.
Heuvelton was paced offensively by Maddie St. Pierre who scored 11 points to go with seven boards. Olivia St. Pierre tallied six points, six boards and two blocks while Logan Tallman added five including a three. Alexis Weidner generated four points but tallied four boards, four steals, two assists and three blocked shots. Rachel Thornhill chipped in four steals and a three pointer. Kylie Piercey, Macy Richardson and Hanna Thornhill all scored two points.
Beth Crowley scored seven points for Lisbon while Jackie Sovie and Alex Amo each added six. Emily Dishaw and Courtney Green added three and two.
We just struggled from the field. Defensively, we worked hard, said LCS Coach Dick Marcellus.
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Heuvelton 32, Lisbon 21: Natalie Barr tallied 12 and Paige McCormick added 10 pacing the Bulldogs. Katie Sovie scored six and Madison Vine added five for Lisbon.
M-W 55, E-K 17: Hannah Marcellus generated 13 points, Brooke Nichols scored eight, Danielle Hough added seven and Amelia Bailey chipped in six to pace the Jackets.
Arael Scott and Tileigh Sturtevant scored four each for E-K.