MADRID - Tupper Lake and Madrid-Waddington have played each other twice this season and both matchups were physical.
The Lumberjacks wasted little time taking early control with a 12-5 lead after the first and 29-17 halftime advantage against the defending Section 10 Class D champions in their third meeting which resulted in another Tupper Lake win 56-42 on Friday night.
If we play 32 minutes we can play with anybody in the Ds. We just need to stop those seven-10 minute lapses, Tupper Lake has some length and they were physical and that was one of their keys, said M-W coach Aaron Jones as his team fell to 7-7, 6-4 and the Lumberjacks improved to 11-5, 9-3 in the East.
Mitch Keniston generated 18 points and Anson Gaginer added 16 with two threes as Tupper Lake looked to seal the first seed in the upcoming Section 10 Class C playoff tournament. Morgan Stevens added nine points toward the winning cause.
Jacob Barney (4 rebounds, 3 steals) and David Odendahl (3 steals) each recorded 13 points for M-W. Aaron Armstrong added five points while TJ Gagnon and Austin Lanning each recorded four. Zach Brock didnt score but had four steals, two assists and four rebounds.
We finish with Chateaugay, Norwood-Norfolk and Brushton-Moira and we need to continue to improve so we can peak in the playoffs, noted Jones.
In the other two NAC East boys basketball game played Friday night, Chateaugay stopped Colton-Pierrepont 64-39 and Brushton-Moira beat Norwood-Norfolk 65-19.
Chateaugay 64, C-P 39: The host Bulldogs (9-6, 6-3) led 18-9 by the end of the first quarter and never looked back for the win. Martin and Young each netted 12 points in the balanced effort followed by Noah Bowes with 11 and Chad Stalter with 10.
Scott Boyce paced the Colts (5-11, 4-9) with 12 points followed by Zach Farr with 11, Ethan Knight with eight, John Angleberger with six and Riley Doyle with two.
In a pair of NAC East Division varsity girls basketball matchups on Friday, Brushton-Moira stopped Norwood-Norfolk 24 and Chateaugay hosted Colton-Pierrepont.
B-M 42, N-N 24: In Norfolk, the Lady Panthers (9-4, 9-3) pulled away from a 20-10 halftime lead as Kirsten Barrett led all scorers with 12 points in the winning effort. Kenzi Trayner added 10 points followed by Jenna Dufrane with six, Micaela McCarthy with four and Arielle Gary with three. Madison Lowe and Megan Martin added two points apiece while Felicity Bilow netted a free throw.
Miranda Langtry and Ayanna Mason tallied six points each to anchor the Lady Flyer (3-10, 3-8) effort. Cadence Hunkins, Madison Seguin and Hannah Seguin closed out the N-N scoring with four points apiece.