Sweet revenge! Hammond downs Lady Cougars for their first loss of season;
E-K earn Class D #1 seed, Lady Red Devils are #2, Ladycats play home tonight
by Dick Sterling
The Hammond Lady Red Devils had something to prove last Tuesday… they needed to show the undefeated Lady Cougars of Edwards-Knox, that they were ready, willing and able to knock off any Class D team in their way. Hammond, with a tremendous reputation of winning in girl’s basketball, traveled to Russell and handed the Lady Cougars their first loss of the season on their home court by a final score of 54-50. The two teams could meet again as the Section 10 Class D playoffs began earlier this week. Edwards-Knox was awarded the number one seed… Hammond the number two.
The Gouverneur Ladycats, playing in Class B, are the number two seed and are scheduled to host number three Ogdensburg Free Academy tonight in the GHS gym. The Ladycats are hoping for an opportunity to tangle with top-seeded Canton, a team they upset last Monday.
Here’s a recap of last week’s high school sports contests involving Gouverneur area teams:
MON. FEB. 5
Gouverneur 57 Canton 51 – Trailing 32-23 at the half, the Ladycats outscored the Lady Bears 19-7 in the third quarter and held on for a key victory over Canton. Elaina Porter scored 16 points to lead the Ladycats. Jackie Storrin scored 13 and Abigail Riutta added 11. Katie Chisholm netted 16 to lead Canton. Katelyn Flanagan added 13.
Harrisville 53 Lisbon 26 – The Lady Pirates raced out to an 18-3 advantage after one quarter of play and rolled to the easy win over Lisbon. Hannah LaPlatney scored 16 to lead Harrisville. Delanie Baker tossed in 12 and Rachel Milone added nine. Alexa McKee scored 12 to lead the Lady Knights.
Edwards-Knox 70 Morristown 31 – The Lady Cougars erased any doubt with a 26-2 run in the second quarter and rolled to an easy win over Moristown. Riannon Holly, Kacee French and Koryn Rowe all shared scoring honors with 12 points each. Hannah Gladle added 11. Megan Macaulay led the Lady Rockets with 12.
Heuvelton 72 Hermon-DeKalb 37 – The Lady Bulldogs, who have won the last three New York State Class D titles, appear to be improving for the upcoming playoffs, where they will be the number 4 seed, as they rolled to a huge 42-7 lead over the Lady Demons at halftime and rolled to the victory. Alex Steele scored 22 to lead Heuvelton. Madison McCormick finished with 19 and Rayna Cameron added 13. Brooke Reed scored 13 to lead the Lady Green Demons. Miranda White added 11.
TUE. FEB. 6
Edwards-Knox 80 Hammond 75 (OT) – The Cougars drained 15 three-pointers and outscored Hammond 13-8 in the extra session to earn a NAC West victory. The Cougars trailed 36-30 at the half, but clawed their way back to 67-67 tie at the end of regulation. Parker Harper, who nailed six threes, scored 28 to lead the way. Justin Scott (5 threes) scored 23 and Joe Hart (4 threes) finished with 18. Jacob Walsh scored 26 to lead the Red Devils. Sean Walsh added 19 and Nate Jewett scored 10.
Harrisville 78 Lisbon 34 – The Pirates, who were awarded the number one seed in the Section 10 Class D playoffs, had little trouble disposing of the Golden Knights. Ryan Weaver scored 27 to lead Harrisville. Trenton Sullivan scored 12 and both Peyton Schmitt and Jadon Sullivan added nine points. Carson Smith scored nine to lead Lisbon.
Canton 65 Gouverneur 28 – The Golden Bears raced to a 30-5 lead after one quarter and cruised to the easy win over the Wildcats. Declan Porter scored 18 to lead the Golden Bears. Andrew LaPlant scored nine to top Gouverneur.
Hermon-DeKalb 51 Heuvelton 48 – The Green Demons used a 21-12 run in the third quarter to build a lead and then held off a late charged by the Bulldogs. Zach Denesha scored 13 to lead Hermon-DeKalb. Garrett Willard added 11. Keegan Kelley scored 15 to top the Bulldogs. Noah Steele added 13.
Hammond 54 Edwards-Knox 50 – The Lady Red Devils avenged an earlier loss and handed the Lady Cougars their first loss of the season (15-1). Kelsey Bennett scored 19 points to lead Hammond. Breanna Harrington scored 15 and Alyson Crosby added 10. Abigail Hart scored 14 points to lead Edwards-Knox. Koryn Rowe added 13.
Gouverneur 50 Potsdam 30 – The Ladycats pulled out to a 26-9 lead by the intermission, and rolled to the 20-point victory. Elaina Porter scored 20 to lead Gouverneur. Marina Wood added nine. Luca Pecora scored 10 to lead the Lady Sandstoners.
WED. FEB. 7
Hammond 71 Morristown 33 – The Lady Red Devils established a 26-3 lead after one quarter and rolled to the easy win over Morristown. Alyson Crosby scored 18 to lead Hammond. Kylie Vaughan netted 15, Kelsey Bennett scored 10 and Hailey Cunningham added eight. Harlee Mashaw scored 13 to lead the Lady Rockets.
THUR. FEB. 8
Ogdensburg 70 Gouverneur 50 – Cale Sargent scored 21 points and MeSean Johnson added 18 to lead the Blue Devils to a NAC Central Division victory. Garrison Gonyea scored 11 to lead the Wildcats. Connor Fenlong added nine.
Gouverneur 53 Salmon River 18 – The Ladycats held a big 30-2 lead at the half, and rolled to another Central Division victory. Elaina Porter scored 13 points to lead Gouverneur. Eleven Ladycats found their way onto the scoresheet. Dava Thompson scored nine to lead the Lady Shamrocks.
Edwards-Knox 46 Lisbon 24 – The Lady Cougars built a 32-12 lead at the half and rolled to the easy victory. Abigail Hart scored 13 to lead Edwards-Knox. Carly Frary added nine.
Heuvelton 69 Harrisville 41 – Madison McCormick scored 32 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a lopsided victory. Alex Steele added 19 for Heuvelton. Lydia Kerr scored 15 to lead the Lady Pirates. Hannah LaPlatney added 13.
FRI. FEB. 9
Malone 46 Hammond 44 – Malone (18-1) trailed by ten points at the half, but bounced back to edge the Red Devils in a matchup of two of the better Section 10 teams. Leah Gallagher scored 19 to lead the Lady Huskies. Madison Ansari added 12. Avery Kenyon scored 14 to lead Hammond. Kelsey Bennet netted 12 and Aly Crosby finished with eight.