HEUVELTON - It was a sweep for Hammond at Heuvelton in NAC West Division Girls Basketball action on Thursday evening as the Red Devils wrapped up another regular season title and looked to record a perfect league season at Clifton-Fine on Saturday after a commanding 52-32 win.
In the first game of the evening, Hammond JVs topped Heuvelton 51-30 to finish the season at 14-4 - one game out of first place.
First of all I want to say how proud of this years JV girls team. This team is composed of mainly seventh and eighth graders and we have just three freshman. To go 14-4 and lose the league by one game is a great accomplishment. I wish I could keep them together one more year but at a small school some will be advanced at an early age, said Hammond coach Shawn Dack of his JV team.
In the varsity game, I was very proud of the defensive effort we had tonight. Heuvelton is a good team especially at home. We have continued work to do to get better and I know the girls will work hard at that. With one league game to go its nice to own the league title again. Something the girls can be very proud of, no one can take that from them.
In the varsity game, Hammond scored the first eight points and took a 27-6 halftime lead improving to 16-1, 13-0. Alyssa Crosby finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds converting 12 points in the second quarter. Courtney Bova added 10 points while Gabby Marshall finished with eight and Brianne Langtry chiped in six.
Olivia St. Pierre tallied 13 points - 11 in the third quarter - to go with six rebounds and two assists for Heuvelton. Maddie St. Pierre added 10 points and tallied five rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Abbey Basford chipped in three steals. Logan Tallman added four assists and Alexis Weidner finished with three steals and three points.
We just cant play like we did in the first half and expect come back against teams like Hammond. Tonights game was very physical, said Heuvelton coach Rob Powers whose team fell to 12-6, 10-4 NAC West.
In the JV game,Hammond won 51-30. Sierra Fleming scored 18 while Paige Frisina added nine and Madison Mullkin chipped in five. Natalie Barr and Alexis Steele each scored nine points for Heuvelton. Karina Warren added six.
H-D 52, Harrisville 40: A 22-9 second quarter started the Demons (8-7, 8-6 NAC West) comeback as Bridget Rust scored 16 points, Clarissa Davis hit three threess in a 12 point effort and Courtney Harrington worked the paint for 12.
Janel Swanson scored 12 points all from three-point land for Harrisville (8-9, 7-7 NAC West). Kathleen Coloney added 12 more while Hannah Weaver scored three points and tallied six boards.
Lisbon 49, Morristown 16: Alex Amo generated 16 points as the Golden Knights (7-10, 5-9 NAC West) jumped to a 17-1 lead. Jackie Sovie added 12 while Emily Dishaw chipped in five. Karissa Bertrand scored six points for Morristown (0-16, 0-14 NAC West).
C-F 70, E-K 28: Hunter Hitchman generated 20 points, tallied seven steals, six rebounds, and eight assists to highlight the Eagles (14-3, 10-3) win over the Cougars (2-15, 2-12 NAC West). Morgan Skeldon delivered 19 points and 17 boards as C-F enjoyed a 25-2 second quarter run to break open a 17-15 lead. Alexis Pomerville added 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Ema Hitchman chipped in six points.Kali Sharpstene scored seven for E-K.
M-W 41, P-H 17: Bridget Beldock tallied a game-high 14 points and five steals to lead the visiting Lady Yellowjackets (16-1). Tess Knight, Olivia Parmeter and Jenny King each added six points toward the winning effort while Desiree Pryce netted five and Shelby Kendall (eight rebounds) accounted for the other two.
Kodi Perkins led P-H (2-12, 1-10) with eight points. Brianna Hayes added five points.
Tupper Lake 34, B-M 31: The Lumberjacks (10-7, 5-3 NAC North) were able to outlast the Lady Panthers (6-10, 2-6 NAC North) in the second half. Katie Stuart struck for a game-high 25 points in the winning effort.