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Lyme’s Wilson hits milestone

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CHAUMONT — Troy Wilson put his name into the Lyme basketball record book in style.

Needing just four points to reach the coveted 1,000-point career mark, the junior guard reached that goal early in the game, and kept right on scoring to lead Lyme to a big Frontier League boys’ basketball victory on Tuesday night.

Wilson finished with a career-high 39 points as the Indians (5-1) pulled away in the second half for a 73-55 crossover victory over visiting Sandy Creek. In addition to his scoring prowess, Wilson also contributed nine rebounds and five assists.

“I wanted to get it (the record) out of the way early so we could concentrate on getting the win,’’ said Wilson, who joined uncle and head coach Leo Wilson and father and assistant coach Scott Wilson in the 1,000-point club. “It’s truly an honor to do something like this because of the great tradition at Lyme. But it wouldn’t be possible without my teammates.’’

Scott Wilson is the Frontier League’s all-time leading scorer with 2,391 points from 1978-82 and ranks 16th in the state all time in points.

Wilson scored his first basket two minutes into the game on a driving hoop between two defenders. The Comets (2-4) employed a box-and-one defense, trying to deny Wilson the ball and helping out any time they could.

But Wilson maneuvered through three Sandy Creek defenders with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left in the opening quarter to reach the 1,000-point barrier. And with 30 seconds left in the quarter, he delivered another driving bucket to make it 1,002.

In the second quarter, Wilson made two free throws, an old-fashioned 3-point play and canned a 3-pointer to give him 14 points at halftime.

He added 12 more points in the third quarter on a variety of shots, including another 3-pointer, then closed out a great performance by hitting three more 3-pointers in the final quarter.

“Troy is a dedicated, disciplined athlete who works exceptionally hard in practice and during games,’’ said Leo Wilson. “And this year, he’s really expanded his game to become a better passer, rebounder and defender.’’

Tim Morrow contributed 12 points, while Zach Backus and Kody Goutremout had nine and eight rebounds, respectively, for Lyme.

Tyler Swarthout led Sandy Creek with 16 points, while Reis Harding and Zach Halsey each added 13.

COPENHAGEN 46, LOWVILLE 44

Antonio Figueroa finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals to help guide the Golden Knights to a crossover victory at Copenhagen.

Kody Petrus provided 11 points, and Greg Kunert added 10 points for Copenhagen (4-3).

Kyle Malik scored 21 points to lead Lowville (3-3, 2-3).

SOUTH LEWIS 67, ALEXANDRIA 43

Jason Martin supplied 18 points and eight steals as the Falcons won a crossover game in Alexandria Bay.

Shawn Loomis chipped in ith 17 points for South Lewis (3-4), while Nick Arrigo added 15 points.

Dylan DeLosh collected 10 points for Alexandria (2-6, 1-6).

BEAVER RIVER 70, SACKETS HARBOR 39

Samuel Widrick led all scorers with 25 points and dished out seven assists as the Beavers prevailed in a crossover game in Sackets Harbor.

Alex Hall contributed 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked five shots for Beaver River (6-1, 5-1), while Tarren Farney added 11 points.

Eric Chrostowski led the Patriots (4-1) with 11 points and Josh Keruski had 10 points.

INDIAN RIVER 63, WATERTOWN 37

Danny Angelo scored 14 points as the Warriors used a 20-1 second quarter to pull away from the Cyclones during an “A” Division win at Philadelphia.

Shelton Williams scored 12 points and contributed six steals, while Malik Tillman scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Indian River (4-2).

Christian Jorden scored 12 points on four 3-pointers for Watertown (1-5, 1-3).



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