SKANEATELES - The Potsdam Central girls hockey team spent Martin Luther King Day pulling away to a 5-2 non-league win on the road over Skaneatles.
The teams were tied at 2-2 early in the second period after Sarah Sauda pulled the host Lady Lakers even with an unassisted goal at the 1:35 mark.
Kailey Grant countered less than two minutes later off an assist from Megan Stevenson for what would stand as the game-winner. Kirstin Barkley made it 4-2 with her second of the game at 7:23 of the middle frame before Grant sealed the win three minutes later when she completed a hattrick off assists from Stevenson and Ally Miller.
Samantha Kawajsza opened the scoring for Skaneateles 5:20 into the game but Grant tied the game just 29 seconds later off an assist from Jordan Emerson. Barkley gave the Lady Sandstoners their first lead of the game at the 9:37 mark off an assist from Jenny Tardelli.
Sidney Molnar (6 saves) and Allie Compeau (5 saves) split crease duties in the win while Amanda Lupo (11 saves) and Maria McLean (8 saves) shared the goaltending effort for the Lady Lakers.
Now 14-2 overall, the Lady Sandstoners take on Section 10 rival Salmon River on Friday at Pine Street Arena starting at 4:30 p.m. then host a non-league game against Ithaca on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The High School Girls Hockey Section 10 playoffs are slated to open on Wednesday, January 30. The league tournament championship is slated to be hosted by Canton Central in mid-February.
In the lone game involving an NAC girls basketball team on Monday, Franklin Academy notched a 42-31 non-league decision in Clintonville over host AuSable Valley.
The Huskies (10-4) outscored the host Patriots (8-2) 13-9 after one quarter and continued to add to their lead as Rachel Lamica and Janelle Heden each scored 10 points to lead winning effort.
Meghan Strong netted 15 and Logan Snow 11 for the Patriots.