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NAC roundup: LaRose’s 30 points, 14 boards not enough for OFA

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QUEENSBURY — Kinnon LaRose scored 30 points and hauled in 14 rebounds, but the Ogdensburg Free Academy boys basketball team dropped a nail-biting season opener to Albany Academy, 53-52, in the Capital District Shootout Friday at Adirondack Community College.

Matt Piercey tallied 13 points with three 3-point field goals, and passed out five assists for the Blue Devils. John Montopolous scored 18 points to lead Section 2’s Albany Academy, the reigning state Federation Class A champion.

MASSENA 69, GOUVERNEUR 25

Freshman Dante Viskovich made a promising varsity debut scoring a game-high 18 points with three 3-point field goals for the Red Raiders, who beat the Wildcats in the season opener for both teams.

Logan Deshane and Tyler Hayes each added nine points for Massena.

HEUVELTON 50, CLIFTON-FINE 23

Jeff Arquitt scored 12 points as the Bulldogs held the Eagles (0-3, 0-1) to nine points over the first three quarters en route to a West Division victory in Star Lake.

Jack Palmer added nine points for Heuvelton (2-1, 1-0).

HARRISVILLE 60, EDWARDS-KNOX 42

Nathan Weaver scored 18 points to power the Pirates over the Cougars in the first round of the Pirates Booster Club Tournament in Harrisville.

Zach Mono drained five 3-pointers to finish with 15 points for Harrisville (2-0), which will play IHC in the finals at 8 tonight.

Kaden Dandrow scored 23 points for Edwards-Knox (1-1).

IHC 67, REGIOPOLIS NOTRE DAME 35

Robin Massey’s 20 points helped the Cavaliers rout the Panthers in the opening round of the Pirates Booster Club Tournament.

Miles Sexton supplied 11 points for Immaculate Heart Central (2-0).

Regiopolis Notre Dame is from Kingston, Ontario.

CHATEAUGAY 49, BRUSHTON-MOIRA 39

Chad Stalter scored 10 points to lead the Bulldogs (1-0) past the Panthers in the first round of the Malone North Country Tip-Off Tournament.

Zach Burnett scored 11 for Brushton-Moira (0-1).

MALONE 67, SARANAC LAKE 18

A 31-2 first quarter lifted the Huskies to victory over in the first round of their host tournament.

Jordan Yando scored 13 points for Malone (1-1).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

OFA 43, PLATTSBURGH 25

The Blue Devils allowed just nine first-half points en route to a nonleague victory in Plattsburgh.

Riley Luckie and Susie Morrow scored 16 and 11 points, respectively, to lead Ogdensburg Free Academy (1-1).

HERMON-DEKALB 70, LISBON 51

Hunter Hitchman scored 15 of her 24 points in the second half, leading the Demons past the Golden Knights in the NAC West season opener for both teams in DeKalb.

Courtney Harrington and Bridget Rust added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for Hermon-DeKalb.

Jackie Sovie erupted for a season high 20 points for Lisbon

HAMMOND 78, EDWARDS-KNOX 33

The guard tandem of Mikayla Horton and Courtney Bova nearly recorded triple doubles to lead the defending NAC West and Section 10 Class D champion Red Devils past the Cougars (0-3, 0-1) in the season opener for both teams in Edwards.

Horton and Bova scored 19 and 31 points, respectively, and each player was credited with nine assists and eight steals for Hammond (2-0, 1-0).

ST. REGIS FALLS 30, TUPPER LAKE 20

Madison Greenwood scored a team-high 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Saints past the Lumberjacks in the season opener for both teams in St. Regis.

Brianna Work added 10 points for St. Regis Falls, which finished the game with just six eligible players due to Nakensy Bazdaric leaving with an injury.

Lizzie Zurek led Tupper Lake with seven points.

SALMON RIVER 58, POTSDAM 14

Wiio King generated 14 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead the Shamrocks past the Sandstoners in each team’s season opener in Ft. Covington.

Erin Francis added 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals for Salmon River.

SARANAC LAKE 62, CANTON 57

Kayla Napper scored a game-high 25 points to give Saranac Lake a victory over the visiting Bears in each team’s season opener.

Rachel Sanders scored 14 points to lead Canton.

HOCKEY

ISLANDERS 7, TUPPER LAKE 0

Jordan VanBrocklin’s two second period goals as Islanders blanked the Lumberjacks (0-2) in its NAC Division II opener at Clayton.

The Islanders (1-0) pulled away with five third-period goals.

SALMON RIVER 3, SKANEATELES 3 (OT)

Sean David scored and provided an assist as the Shamrocks and Lakers played to a nonleague draw at Skaneateles.

Ray Salso scored and added two assists for Skaneateles.

NORWOOD-NORFOLK 4, OFA 0

Kaden Pickering scored twice in the third period to ice an NAC Division II victory for the Flyers over the Blue Devils (1-3 0-2) in Norfolk.

Coby Munson and Zeb Brown also scored for Norwood-Norfolk (2-0).

AUBURN 4, CANTON 0

The Maroons scored twice in a one-minute span in the second period to spoil the season opener for the Bears in the first round of the Bill Corbett Memorial Tournament in Potsdam.

Auburn (2-1) will play Potsdam in a second-round game at 1 p.m. today while Canton will play Ithaca.

ITHACA 5, POTSDAM 1

The Little Red scored three goals in the first five minutes of the third period en route to a victory over the Sandstoners in the first round of the Bill Corbett Memorial Tournament that also served as the season opener for each team.

Josh Sanchez scored for Potsdam (0-1).

In other tournament action, Massena lost its first-round game in the West Genesee Tournament, 4-0, to the host school. It will play a consolation game at 2:30 p.m. today.

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