HEUVELTON - There will be a new champion in the 2012 Al Gutterson Memorial Tournament at Heuvelton tonight beginning at 7:15 p.m.
2011 runner-up Heuvelton and 2010 winner Lisbon both advanced with opening wins on Friday evening. Heuvelton bested Hammond 80-59 in a NAC West Divison game while Lisbon upended 2011 champion Gouverneur 44-37.
Morristown and Gouverneur will play at 5:30 p.m. for JV Tournament honors. Gouverneur and Hammond will play at 3:45 p.m. in the varsity consolation game.
Lisbon 44, Gouverneur 37: Four quick points by Jake Putney made it 23-18 in the early third quarter and Lisbon used a 17-9 third quarter run to take a 31-25 lead.
We had a lot of good looks but we just can not score. It is a good thing we got that lead in the third because we got cold and Gouverneur battled back, said LCS Coach Sean Backus whose team improved to 3-3.
But a win over Gouverneur is a good win and tomorrow will have our hands full, said Backus.
Jimmy Robinson paced Lisbon with 13 points and Adam Felt finished 4-4 at the line in the fourth countering hoops from Troy Gates and Mark Horne to finish with 10. James Darcy scored seven of his nine in the second half. Jake Putney chipped in five.
Gates scored 13 and Horne added 11 for Gouverneur (1-7). Anthony Way added six.
Heuvelton 80, Hammond 59: Heuvelton (6-2, 5-2) cruised keyed by a 47-27 first halftime lead.
Were playing very good team basketball right now and thats been the key to us winning. Weve got to do the same thing tomorrow night against Lisbon. Weve got to play unselfish and make good decisions with the ball, said Heuvelton coach Josh McAllister.
Mike Guardino delivered 27 points and Dedrick Johnson drained six threes in a 20 point effort. Cody Holland added 13 while Chris Power provided a quiet 10 points.
Nolan Martin, Ryan Proven and Brock Tulley all scored 14 points for Hammond (3-5, 3-4 NAC West) and Darin Bresett added 13.
Guverneur JV 42, Lisbon JV 38: Jordan Chambers tallied 16 and Nathan Drake added 11 for the Wildcats who outscored the Knights 14-10 and 13-6 in the second and third quarters. Ben Casey added seven.
Donnie Duprey scored seven for LCS. Jordan Carr and Coleman Smith each added six while Alex Gravelin, Kane Jordan, Koby Jordan and Tristen Vine each added four.
Morristown JVs 60, Heuvelton JVs 22: Ryan Vollmer generated 17 points and Jake VanArnam added 16 for the Rockets. Jacob Fox added 1-0 while Luke King and Jordan TenEyck each added seven. James Richards chipped in six.
Tyler Lytle scored seven for Heuvelton. Michael Martin added five while Casey Smith chipped in four.
Canton 77, H-D 34: Bryant Wentworth and Evan LaPoint anchored the Canton offense with 19 points each. Nick Archibald added another 12 while Scott Wight and Francesco Palumbo chipped in eight points. apiece at the Bears improved to 4-4 overall.
Zach Robinson and Macaulay Snell scored 11 points each for the Green Demons followed by Cody Merritt with eight.
E-K 51, M-W 42: The Cougars trailed 36-34 heading into the fourth quarter where they reeled off the first 12 points. Caleb Dandrow, who scored 16 of his points in the second half, and Tyler Tressider had three three-pointers each in leading the Cougars with 18 points apiece. Christopher Davison added six points as E-K improved to 7-0 overall.
Colin OBryan paced the Yellowjackets with 13 points followed by Maurice Rease with nine. Richard Wright and Terry Crump added six points each as M-W slipped to 5-2 overall.
SACKETS HARBOR TOURNAMENT
Harrisville 63, Watertown IHC 55: Nate Weaver delivered 22 points, Jared Dreythaler scored 14, Joe Butts tallied 11 and Nick Weir posted 10 to lift the Pirates (7-1) into the finals at the Charlie Bridges Tournament in Sackets Harbor against Lyme which downed Sackets Harbor 56-25.
Lyme 56, Sackets Harbor 25: Troy Wilson accounted for 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help power the Indians to a D Division victory during a first-round game of the Charlie Bridge Tournament in Sackets Harbor.
Lyme (6-2) plays Harrisville in the championship game at 7 p.m. today.
Colton Belcher scored nine points for Sackets Harbor (4-3).