ST. REGIS FALLS – St. Regis Falls didnt have the offensive explosion in its game on Saturday, as the team did in Fridays opening round contest of the third annual Brady Frazier Classic. But that doesnt mean that the team wasnt effective.
The Saints (2-0) used several defensive sets to steadily pull away from Colton-Pierrepont (1-1) in the championship game of the tourney en route to a 49-21 victory to remain the lone team to hold the tourneys title. In the consolation game, Parishville-Hopkinton evened its record at 1-1 with a 49-39 victory over Clifton-Fine (0-2).
SRF closed out the first quarter on a 10-0 run to hold a 14-5 lead and methodically pulled away.
We didnt have the offensive output tonight (Saturday) as we did to start the game last night (Friday), said St. Regis Falls coach Justin Todd. Our defense was the key for us. We forced them to turn the ball over and thats going to be crucial for us this year, especially if our scoring is going to be not as potent as it was last season. We did establish Brandon (Votra) down low.
Votra led all scorers with 24 points and all rebounders with 16 boards (8 offensive) and had six assists, three steals and a blocked shot.
Varsity newcomer Tyler Fraser followed with a six-point, five-rebound, two-block effort while the star of Fridays game, Corey LaBounty, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, added a five-point, four-rebound, two-steal, two-assist performance. It was especially nice for this group of kids to get this championship. We were all classmates of Bradys, explained Todd.
Ethan Knight led Colton-Pierrepont effort with nine points, including the teams lone 3-pointer. Scott Boyce finished with six points.
Colton-Pierreponts Dan Hamilton was named to the All-Tournament team as was Clifton-Fines Jake Folsom and Parishville-Hopkintons Wyatt Snell.
Consolation Game: Wyatt Snell tossed in a game-high 21 points, including four of the teams five 3-pointers. Clifton-Fine had Chase Koster and Jake Folsom combine for 19 points, 10 and nine.