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Salmon River girls handle Gouverneur; Massena falls short to Canton

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Salmon River outscored Gouverneur while Massena fell short to Canton in NAC Central Division varsity girls basketball matchups on Monday.

Salmon River 70, Gouverneur 37: Aliyah Cook worked the paint for 21 points and Abby Kelly netted a three in an 18-point outing as the Lady Shamrocks (9-3 4-3 NAC Central) built a 20-6 first quarter lead then sealed the win with a 24-11 fourth-quarter run over the homestanding Lady Wildcats (2-10, 0-8 NAC Central). Jaiden Mitchell added 10 points toward the winning effort followed by Kwiio King with nine and Taylor Francis with five.

Kirsten Roberts scored 13 points for Gouverneur. Danielle McCormick added 10 while Rebecca Bulsiewics added six.

The Lady Shamrocks return to action on Wednesday at home against Central Divisivion rival Franklin Academy starting with the JV contest at 5:30 p.m.

Canton

Canton 52, Massena 35: At Jerry Hourihan Gym, the Lady Bears steadily pulled away from a 22-16 halftime lead en route to raising their Central Division leading record to 7-1.

Alisha Jacobs paced the Lady Raider offense with 14 points, including a 7-7 showing from the foul line. Samanntha Villnave netted another eight points followed by Marissa Manley with six, Stef Premo with five and Bailie Young with two.

Katie Christy hit three second-half three’s in leading the Canton offense with a game-high 13 points. Kali Frank added 10 followed by Emma Rexford with nine and Emily Pinckney with eight. Rachel Sanderson and Tori Daley contributed in four points each. Taylor Reed and Kaeli Mace closed out the scoring with two points apiece as Canton improved to 9-1 overall.

Massena (8-5, 4-3) is slated to host Central Division rival Potsdam on Thursday.

FA 42, OFA 37: In the other Central Division game played Monday, the host Lady Huskies built a 21-18 halftime lead and were able to hold off the Lady Blue Devils for the win. Rachel Lamica paced FA (8-3, 5-3) with 13 points followed by Morgan Fountain with 10 and Janelle Heden with nine.

OFA (8-3, 5-3) was led by Riley Luckie with 10 points. Shannon Tooley chipped in seven followed by Felicia Barr and Susie Morrow with six apiece and Meg Dodge with six.

INDIVISIONAL GAMES

In NAC interdivisional action Monday, Chateaugay hosted Potsdam, Madrid-Waddington outscored Colton-Pierrepont 41-21 and Brushton-Moira played at Parishville-Hopkinton.

Chateaugay 47, Potsdam 41: At Chateaugay, the host Lady Bulldogs (6-1) led 36-24 heading into the fourth quarter before turning back the Lady Sandstoners (2-8).

Shanielle Chambers paced Potsdam with 13 points. Courtney DiTullio added nine followed by Bre Sapp with eight, Sarah Vivlamore with six and Taylor Bonno with five.

Leading the way for Chateaugay were Courtney Boyea and Makayla Fleury with 10 points apiece. Hannah Cook tossed through another seven while Caitlin Miller and Abby Barnes contributed six apiece followed by Alexis Beach with five and Katie Beach with the other three.

The Lady Sandstoners return to their Central Division schedule on Thursday on the road against Massena.

M-W 41, C-P 21: In Colton, the visiting Lady Yellowjackets managed to take a 6-3 lead by the end of the first quarter then took control of the game with a 16-6 second-quarter surge.

Olivia Parmeter generated 13 points, including two three’s, to spark the winning offense while Katie Marcellus added 12 point. Tessa Knight provided nine points and six steals while Jenna King added 11 boards, five blocks and three points. Shelby Kendall scored four points while Desi Pryce grabbed eight boards.

Morgan Doyle scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds for C-P. Kylie McKinley added three points while Eve Whalen added two. Andrea Aldous collected six boards, three steals and two assists.

WEST DIVISION

The two NAC West Division games staged on Monday saw Heuvelton overcome Harrisville 48-38, Lisbon stop Edwards-Knox 49-26 and Hermon-DeKalb beat Morristown 48-16. Hammond at Clifton-Fine was postponed.

BOYS BASKETBALL

In the only NAC varsity boys basketball matchup on Monday, Tupper Lake (7-5) gained a 57-52 overtime win at home over interdivisional Class C rival Canton.

Mitch Keniston drove the lenghth of the court and scored a layup at the buzzer to force overtime then scored six of the Lumberjacks’ 10 points in overtime to lead the winning effort. He finished with 23 points while Brock Tarbox added 14. Anson Gagnier scored eight while Nasha Botala added five.

Bryant Wentworth scored 17 for Canton (4-6). Eddie Bortnick chipped in 12 followed by Charlie Ames with 10, Evan LaPoint with seven and Nick Archibald with six.

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