Depth bouyed No. 5 seed Heuvelton and fast starts to halves sparked No. 1 Madrid-Waddington, No. 2 Hammond, and No. 3 Chateaugay to Section 10 Class D Overall Semi-Final action on Tuesday at SUNY Canton.
At Massena Central, Heuvelton needed a bucket at the end of regulation and two overtimes to outscored No. 4 seed Clifton-Fine, 79-72. In the nightcap, the Jackets took a 40-9 first half lead and won 65-19 over Lisbon.
At Potsdam Central, Hammond cruised past Harrisville 61-28 and Chateaugay downed Hermon-DeKalb 51-39.
Heuvelton 79, C-F 72 2OT: Logan Tallman took a pass along the sideline with just under five seconds to play and drove in for a off balance shot to cap a comeback to force overtime for the 14-6 Bulldogs. Maddie St. Pierre netted a pair of free throws with 7.1 seconds left to cut the deficit to 63-61 after Hunter Hitchman made it 63-59 for C-F.
In the first overtime, Alexis Weidner scored the first four points but Clifton-Fine pulled even at 70-70 on a Hunter Hitchman shot with 36.5 seconds remaining.
The Eagles (15-5) played the final three minutes without second leading scorer Morgan Skeldon who finished with seven points and six rebounds before fouling out. Hitchman, who pumped in 33 points and collected four steals, picked up her fifth foul just before the second overtime.
In the second overtime, Logan Tallman answered an Alexis Pomerville score with 2:18 and after Pomerville fouled out with 2:00 remaining, Alexis Weidner and Tallman, and Hannah Thornhill closed out the scoring.
It was a game I would have like to watch from the stands, gasped Heuvelton coach Rob Power. Clifton-Fine is a dangerous team. I could only imagine them with a few more bodies. I just thought our depth down the stretch played a factor in the win. We just kept chipping away at our deficit.
Pomerville tallied 12 points and six rebounds while Delaney Kerr chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles who also received eight points and four rebounds from Ally Hitchman.
Heuvelton was paced by 19 points, four rebounds and two assists from Olivia St. Pierre; 18 points, six rebounds, three steals from Alexis Weidner and 15 points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals from Logan Tallman. Maddie St. Pierre contributed 17 points on nine of 12 free throw shooting and collected seven steals and four rebounds. Hannah Thornhill chipped in six points.
M-W 65, Lisbon 19: After leading 15-7 after the first quarter, the 18-1 Jackets used a 25-2 run, keyed by seven points from Bridget Beldock and six from Olivia Parmeter, for a 40-9 halftime lead.
We really take pride in our defense because that wins games. Tonight, we did a good job with the 1-3-1 and 2-3 zones and offensively, we really played unselfishly. Right now, we are seeing a good mix offensively on the inside and outside, said M-W coach Gary Tischler.
Beldock finished with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists while Parmeter tallied nine of her 11 points before halftime and had four rebounds and two assists. Jenn King scored eight of her 10 before halftime and grabbed six rebounds, two steals, and two steals while Tess Knight had eight points, Katie Marcellus chipped in six points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals and Desiree Pryce added four points and five rebounds. Rounding out M-W were Kayleigh Fields (four points, the rebounds), Shelby Kendall (four points), Hannah Marcellus (four points) and Taylor Lenny (two points).
Heuvelton is going to be a tough game for us. We beat them once but theyre much improved and tonight they just battled against a very solid team, said Tischler.
For Lisbon (8-11), Emily Dishaw scored five of her nine points in the first half. Beth Crowley added eight boards and three points while Jackie Sovie scored four points. Gabby Walker chipped in four boards.
Madrid-Waddington just came out on fire and we didnt play well. But thats why theyre the No. 1 seed, said LCS coach Dickie Marcellus.
Chateaugay 51, H-D 39: Chateaugay kept its season alive by playing relentless defense in the first half where H-D used some precise three-point shooting to open an 18-13 lead. In the second half, the NAC Champion 16-3 Bulldogs ended the Demons season at 11-9 with relentless defense combined with the prolific shooting of Courtney Boyea who tallied 20 of her 22 points after the break.
Boyea (4 assists) buried a pair of threes in the first two minutes of the second half and tallied 11 points in a 22-12 third quarter run. The Bulldogs held off H-Ds upset attempts by controlling the defensive boards with the duo of Makayla Fleury (17 rebounds, 10 points) and Caitlin Miller (10 rebounds, 8 points).
Defensive ace Hannah Cook passed out four assists for the winners who were cited for their perseverance by Coach Chris Reynolds.
We were getting good looks in the first half but we couldnt knock them down. Hitting those shots in the third quarter really picked us up, said Reynolds.
H-D (11-9) was led by combination of Clarissa Davis who delivered a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double and Courtney Harrington who tallied 15 points with seven rebounds.
Davis hit a long three to cut the Chateaugay lead to 43-37 with just over a minute to play but the Bulldogs sealed the deal by hitting five of six free throws in a space of 20 seconds.
Our girls played as hard as they could and you have to credit Chateaugay. They played tremendous defense all the way, said H-D Coach Steve Morrill.
We had a little defensive lapse at the start of the second half and they hit those three three-pointers.
Bridget Rust added four points to the Demons cause, Morgan Stott grabbed eight rebounds and Kasey ODonell passed out six assists.
Hammond 61, Harrisville 28: Nine players contributed to the Red Devils (18-1) in a third win over the Pirates (9-10). Alyssa Crosby delivered 15 points, Courtney Bova tallied 13 and Brianna Langtry scored eight for Hammond which led 26-2 after the first quarter. Macy Wilson added seven while Gabby Marshall and Emily Bush each scored five.
Kathleen Coloney provided 10 points for Harrisville and Janel Swanson added six.
BOYS CLASS C
Canton and St. Lawrence Central advanced to Section 10 Class C Boys Basketball Championship game next Saturday.
The Bears knocked off top seeded Tupper Lake 70-39 while St. Lawrence upended Brushton-Moira.
Canton 55, Tupper Lake 42: Bryant Wentworth scored 16 points to pace the Bears into the Class C finals.
Our focus was containing Mitch Keniston and I thought we did a great job of that, said Canton coach Bill Porter.
Keniston finished with nine to lead Tupper Lake.
SLC 70, B-M 39: Josh White tossed in 17 points and Jessie Greer added 14 to lift the Larries who received 12 from Cody Meacham and 11 from Zane Ramsdell. Adam Martin and Alex Burnett each scored nine for the Panthers (8-11).