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Massena, Salmon River girls net NAC Central Division road wins

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The Massena Central and Salmon River varsity girls basketball teams posted NAC Central Division road wins on Tuesday.

Massena 59, Potsdam 48: At Potsdam, the visiting Lady Raiders scored the first 12 points of the game but had to overcome a 26-23 halftime deficit to come away with their first Central win.

Alisha Jacobs fired through eight three-pointers to finish with a game-high 26 points in the winning effort. Marissa Manley controlled the paint for 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sydney Thompson (6 rebounds) and Samanntha Villnave (5 rebounds) added six points each while Erin Francis accounted for the other three and Dominique Valancius notched a game-high four steals.

Shanielle Chambers (6 rebounds, 3 assists) netted a team-high 15 points, including three three’s, to anchor a balanced Potsdam offense as the Lady Sandstoners answered the first Massena run with a steady comeback, closing the first quarter with a 9-2 run then outscoring the Lady Raiders 17-9 in the second quarter. Breanna Sapp capped the rally with two straight three-pointers that gave Potsdam its first lead of the game at 22-20 with 2:59 left in the first half. Sapp finished with three three-pointers in a 13-point contribution. Taylor Bonnor added 10 points followed by Sarah Vivlamore with six while Kate Hildreth and Kayla Phillips closed out the scoring with two points each.

Massena is slated to play at home against Gouverneur on Friday while Potsdam travels to Ogdensburg to take on OFA.

Salmon River 46, Franklin Academy 41: In Malone, the visiting Lady Shamrocks countered a 20-4 first-quarter deficit with a 22-7 second-quarter surge to go into halftime trailing just 27-26 then sealed their second straight division win with a 7-3 fourth-quarter advantage.

Taylor Francis led a balanced Salmon River offense with 14 points. Jaiden Mitchell and Abby Kelly chipped in 11 points apiece followed by Kwiio King with six and Antwonna Domino with four.

Morgan Fountain paced the Lady Huskies with 12 points followed by Janelle Heden with 10 and Amber McDonald with eight.

Now 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the division, the Lady Shamrocks are slated to take on Watertown IHC in the first round of the Harrisville Tournament on Friday at 6 p.m.

In the other Central Division game on Tuesday, Canton downed Gouverneur 70-37. The only North Division game saw Tupper Lake outlast St. Lawrence Central 38-35

while West Division action had Hermon-DeKalb turning back Clifton-Fine 59-57, Heuvelton beating Edwards-Knox 49-20 and Harrisville stopping Morristown 71-16. In a non-league contest, OFA edged Carthage 47-45.

Canton 70, Gouverneur 37: In Gouverneur, Emma Rexford outscored the Lady Wildcats on her own with a career-high 38-point effort that included a 20-23 showing from the foul line as the Lady Golden Bears (4-0, 3-0) worked their way to a 36-18 halftime lead and never looked back. Kali Frank and Jamie DiSalvo added nine points each toward the winning effort.

For Gouverneur (2-3, 0-3), Kirstin Roberts netted nine points followed by Danielle Bullock with seven and Rebecca Bulsiewicz with six.

Tupper Lake 38, SLC 35: In Tupper Lake, the Lumberjacks worked their way to a 22-16 halftime lead and made it stand for the win.

Katie Stuart led all scorers with 22 points in the winning effort. Lizzy Zurek chipped in eight as the Lumberjacks improved to 2-0 in the division and 3-2 overall.

Breanna Vatter had a team-high 14 points for SLC (1-2, 1-1). Sam Richards contributed nine followed by Lindsey Thayer with six, Jenna Kesner with four and Caitlyn Grow with two.

OFA 47, Carthage 45: In Carthage, Riley Luckie poured in five three’s including two in the fourth quarter in a 20-point, four-assist, two-steal performance. Felicia Barr scored nine of her 10 points in the fourth quarter including five of six at the foulline to compliment eight boards and two steals. Meg Dodge added a 10 points including three’s in the fourth to go with seven rebounds and four assists. Susie Morrow added six points and two assists. Shannon Tooley added six boards. For Carthage (1-3), Lexi Smith scored 12 points followed by Kayla Gonzalez with 11 and Zaklya Saunders with 10 .

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