LISBON - Hammond remained unbeaten in the Northern Athletic Conference West Division Girls Basketball race at 9-0 with a commanding 61-23 win over Lisbon on Thursday. Heuvelton, Clifton-Fine and Harrisville also rolled to victories in NAC West play as the Bulldogs won 44-21 over Edwards-Knox, the Eagles topped Hermon-DeKalb 57-46 for the first time in several meetings, and the Pirates downed Morristown 51-25.
Madrid-Waddington continues its unbeaten season in NAC North play downing Tupper Lake 42-26. Canton and Massena won in NAC Central Division action while Chateaugay earned a non-division win in Chazy. Brushton-Moira topped St. Regis Falls in the other NAC North-East Division crossover play.
Hammond 61, Lisbon 23: The Lady Red Devils (11-1, 9-0) scored on 70 percent of their possessions in the first half en rout to a 33-12 halftime lead against host Lisbon (6-7, 4-6).
They just didnt miss in the first half. And we just had too many empty trips, said LCS Coach Dick Marcellus.
Hammond coach Shawn Dack was pleased with his teams effort, especially the balance.
Weve been really working on getting our team to be more balanced offensively. Brianna Langtry did a good job tonight. Shes struggled some games this season but she is working hard and working through her struggles, said Dack.
Alyssa Crosby scored 17 points pacing the Devils. Cassie Whalen added 10 while Courtney Bova, Gabby Marshall, Langtry and Mikayla Horton added nine, eight, eight and five respectively.
Emily Dishaw scored Lisbons first six points in a 14 point effort. Alex Amo added four points.
In the junior varsity game, Hammond downed Lisbon 26-17 keyed by a 9-1 fourth quarter run.
Sierra Fleming scored eight points for Hammond. Paige Frisina added six more while Ally Crosby chipped in four. Morgan Hanley scored a big basket in the fourth quarter for the Devils.
Katie Sovie scored nine points and Maddison Vine added eight for Lisbon.
Heuvelton 44, E-K 21: The Bulldogs stayed two games back with five games remaining on the schedule, four in the West Division.
Tonight, we had a lot of different players contribute, whether it was scoring or defensively, said Heuvelton coach Rob Power whose team opened to a 13-2 lead.
Olivia St. Pierrre generated 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and five blocks in a double-double for the 10-3, 8-2 Bulldogs. Logan Tallman added 12 points, three steals and two blocks. Alexis Weidner added eight points, four steals, three assists and two boards while Kylie Piercey added seven boards, two steals and four points. Macy Richardson blocked five shots while Hannah Thornhill grabbed three boards and distributed the ball very well.
Scoring four points each for E-K (1-10, 1-8) were: Jadilyn Bullock, Bartocha, and Katie Smith.
Harrisville 51, Morristown 25: Up 31-18 at halftime, the Pirates (7-6, 6-4 NAC West) sealed the win with a 17-5 third quarter.
Chelsea Pierce generated 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Kathleen Coloney delivered 16 points and 11 rebounds. Hanna Weaver and Janel Swanson each hit threes in a five and four point effort.
Jordyn Tulley scored 11 points for Morristown and Karissa Bertrand added 10.
C-F 57, H-D 46: Earning their sixth straight wins since junior sharpshooter Hunter Hitchman became the schools first female to score 1000 career varsity basketball points, the Eagles (7-3, 9-3 overall) are climbing the NAC West Division standings just one game back of second place Heuvelton (10-3, 8-2).
On Thursday, the Eagles who lost at the buzzer to Hermon-DeKalb on the road last month, started slow down 7-0 but through a minor defensive adjustment and simply running their offense better, overturned a 12-11 deficit to 33-17 lead at halftime.
We ran our offense better and played better defense in the second quarter, said H-D Coach Rick Hitchman. Hopefully, we can continue to play like we have been with tough games against Harrisville and Heuvelton on the road.
Hunter Hitchman jumped started the turnaround scoring 14 of C-Fs 21 second quarter points and finishing with 20 of her game high 25 in the first half. She nailed five threes and collected five steals and five assists. Morgan Skeldon added 17 points and 19 rebounds in a double double. Skeldon also produced five blocks, two steals, and two assists.
Alexis Pomerville added eight points, eight boards, and three steals while Delaney Kerr chipped in 13 boards and five points.
Courtney Harrington went eight for 12 at the foulline in a 22-point effort for the Demons who battled in the fourth with a 18-13 advantage. Kasey ODonnell added 11 points while Bridget Rust scored seven. Clarissa Davis, who hit the buzzer beating three at the end of regulation at home in a one-point win in the first matchup between the teams. was held to four points.
M-W 42, Tupper Lake 26: At Tupper Lake, Madrid-Waddington (10-1, 5-0) outscored the Lumberjacks 17-3 in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Tess Knight, who scored 12 points, produced seven of those in the fourth quarter. Jenna King also scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Madrid-Waddington while Olivia Parmeter had five steals.
Katie Stuart led Tupper Lake (7-5, 3-2) with 14 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots. Ryane OConnor grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lumberjacks.
Canton 61, Gouverneur 43: At Canton, the Golden Bears (10-1, 8-1) maintained their Central Division lead by hitting 21 of 24 free throws and scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter against Gouverneur (2-11, 0-9 NAC Central). Emma Rexford went 9-10 at the line scoring 19 points and Katie Christy went 7-8 in a 15-point effort. The two combined to score 18 points in the fourth quarter.
Kali Frank tallied 12 points for the Bears.
Rachel Knowlton and Kirstin Roberts scored 15 and 12 points leading Gouverneur.
Massena 60, Potsdam 50: At Massena, Alisha Jacobs led the Raiders (6-3 Central) offense with a 24-point night that included five three-pointers seven steals, four rebounds and two assists. Marissa Manley went a perfect 6-6 from the foul line in contributing 18 points while pulling down 12 rebounds for her 11th double-double in 13 games this winter. Samantha Villnave worked the paint for eight points and 10 boards.
For Potsdam, Shanielle Chambers drilled four three-pointers in matching Jacobs for scoring honors with 24 points. Taylor Bonno anchored the inside scoring for the Lady Sandstoners with 16 points.
Chateaugay 50, Chazy 22: The 8-1 Bulldogs expanded a 14-6 first quarter lead with a 19-6 second quarter advantage at Chazy. Courtney Boyea paced the Bulldogs with 16 points.
B-M 49, St, Regis 11: Danielle Trimm scored 15 points to lead Brushton-Moira past the Saints (0-9, 0-7). Jenna Dufrane added nine points for the Panthers (5-6).