LISBON - Lisbon had two prime defensive directives heading into Thursdays NAC West Girls Basketball home game with Hermon-DeKalb.
The efficiency of the Green Demons allowed the Knights no consistent success with either priority as they methodically posted a 55-35 victory.
We wanted to force turnovers with our press and force them to drive to the basket. They handled our press and when we couldnt close down their outside looks they shot the ball very well, said Lisbon Coach Dicky Marcellus after the Demons moved to 3-2 in division play and dropped the Knights to 2-3.
Kasey ODonnell passed out 10 assists and grabbed seven rebounds while directing the Demons press-breaker and halfcourt sets and Bridget Rust and Clarisa Davis each buried three threes leading H-Ds steady perimeter production.
Rust netted two-threes in a 10-point first quarter and went on to score a game-high 23 points and Davis grabbed nine rebounds to complement her nine points. Morgan Stott (7 rebounds) and Courtney Harrington both produced timely scoring and rebounding with nine and eight points.
We had a few more turnovers than I expected us to have tonight and we might have missed some boxouts but overall we played a very solid game, sad H-D Coach Steve Morrill.
We did a good job getting to our spots for jumpers in transition and stayed away from hurried layup attempts in the break. This group is very disciplined.
Jackie Sovie used some smooth moves to the basket with either hand to score 10 points while grabbing eight rebounds for Lisbon. Alex Amo and Emily Dishaw combined for 10 and seven points as the Knights primary outside scorers. Beth Crowley and Gabby Walker contributed four and three steals.
Maddison Vine and Katie Sovie combined for 14 and 12 points and Rebecca Robinson and Madeline Caufield each scored six for the Lisbon JVs who founded a 43-30 win in an effective fullcourt press. Sabrina Wood scored a game-high 16 points for H-D.
Heuvelton 43, Harrisville 25: Logan Tallman hit three three-pointers enroute to a 13 point effort for Heuvelton which improved to 5-1 in NAC West, 7-2 overall over host Harrisville. The Bulldogs took a 14-6 first quarter lead keyed by their 2-3 zone defense. Ashlyn Piercey and Kylie Piercey (five rebounds) each scored six points while Rachel Thornhill added five. MaddieSt. Pierre posted nine rebounds, four points, four blocks, two steals, and two assists while Olivia St. Pierre grabbed six boards and six steals and scored two points. Alexis Weider added three steals and two points,
Kathleen Coloney scored 13 points and tallied eight rebounds for Harrisville while Chelsea Pierce grabbed nine boards.
Canton 58, St. Lawrence 51: The Lady Bears (6-1) outscored the Lady Larries 24-15 in the third quarter to take a 46-34 lead into the fourth where a three-pointer by Breanna Vatter in the final minute cut the deficit to 54-51 but four straight free throwns in the closing seconds sealed the win for Canton.
Tori Daley anchored a balanced Canton (6-1) offense with 12 points. Rachel Sanderson tossed through another nine while Katie Christy, Emma Rexford and Kali Frank each netted eight and Kaeli Mace another seven.
They played a box-andone on Emma Rexford and we attacked it pretty well getting a lot scoring balance, said Canton Coach Mike Meyers.
We got things going pretty well in the third quarter and opned a 44-28 lead at one time.
Lindsey Thayer led all scorers with 20 points, including four threes, in the losing cause while Vatter finished with four threes in making a 15-point contribution. Sam Richards chipped in another eight points for SLC (3-5).
Clifton-Fine 54, Copenhagen 41: The visiting Eagles (4-3) rode a 21-4 fourth quarter advantage. Hunter Hitchman finished with 22 points including 10 of 14 from the foulline seven assists, four steals, and two rebounds.
Morgan Skeldon added 13 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocked shots while Delaney Kerr added 11 points and 13 rebounds. Alexis Pomerville scored eight points and tallied five rebounds, four steals and one block. Erica Eddy paced Copenhagen with 15 points
Clifton-Fine 42, P-H 28: Carl Provost scored 11 and Logan Hayes added nine to pace the visiting Eagles to their first win of the season. Mike Burns scored 13 for the 0-5 Panthers.
Malone 84, B-M 44: The Huskies (11-0) opened to a 49-21 halftime lead. Nate Monnette, Alex Johnson, and Jon Dunlavey all scored 12 for Malone. Alex Burnett scored 14 for the 3-3 Panthers.
Gouverneur 45, Massena 33:The undefeated Wildcats scored wins in three of the last four weights to come away with the hard-fought win over the Raiders (2-2).
The teams were tied at 27-27 after Massenas Nolan Terrance stepped up to the mat to accept a forfeit at 285 pounds but two straight pins by Derick Stowell in 35 seconds over Brian Plourde at 99 pounds and Joey Bush in 4:31 over Mike Brown at 106 pounds put Gouverneur ahead 39-27.
Skyler Cameron pulled the Raiders back to within six when he was awarded a pin in 1:43 at 113 pounds but Aaron Bush drew a forfeit at 120 to close out the meet and seal the win for the Wildcats.
Isaiah Perry (145) and Jerry Malone (220) posted pins for Massena and Justin Garrison (812) and Dillon Stowell (126) countered with pins for Gouverneur in a match which featured a series of close decisions.