MADRID - There were no individual awards following the championship game of the Jessie Chamberlain Memorial Tournament at Madrid-Waddington Central School on Thursday night.
That saved M-W Coach Gary Tischler from making a very tough decision as he would have been hard-pressed to select a Most Valuable Player after the host Lady Jackets outlasted Heuvelton 41-38 in a well-played title game.
Lisbon won the consolation game 47-23 over Edwards-Knox and M-W bested Heuvelton 31-20 in the junior varsity championship game.
Our girls played like champions tonight against a very good Heuvelton team with a lot of size and some good outside shooters, said Tischler.
We played with a great deal of heart, everyone knew their roles and everyone was totally unselfish. Olivia Parmeter and Tessa Knight hit some big shots, Olivia used some great headfakes in the lane and Jenny King really made nice drop passes inside.
Parmeter scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half including nine in a 16-10 third quarter advantage which proved to be decisive. Parmeter also hit a big bucket in the final minute. King finished with nine points, four assists and three blocked shots and Knight struck for eight points. Des Pryce tallied four points, Taylor Lenny netted a free throw and Katie Marcellus grabbed five rebounds.
Alexis Weidner tallied 14 points with three steals for Heuvelton which cut a five-point deficit to three on an inside score by Kylie Piercey with seven seconds to play and managed to come with a steal but had no time to get off a shot as time expired.
We just let them get away in that third quarter. Overall, it was a very good game, said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
But we just didnt rebound well enough and we lost track of Olivia Parmeter too many times. But you have to credit Madrid-Waddington and Coach Gary Tischler who always has his teams ready.
Maddie St. Pierre (3 steals,3 rebounds, 2 assists) and Olivia St. Pierre each scored five points, Hannah Thornhill buried a three-pointer and Ashlyn Piercey and Macy Richardson added field goals.
Lisbon 47, E-K 23: Alex Amo scored 14 of her career high 22 points in the first half and combined with Beth Crowley to score 11 of Lisbons 16 points in a 16-4 fourth quarter pull-away.
Alex Amo just had an amazing shooting night. She hitting jumpers and drives to the basket, said Lisbon Coach Dick Marcellus.
We played very well overall as a team and really executed on offense.
Crowley finished with seven points, nine rebounds and four assists, Jackie Sovie tallied nine points and passed out five assists and Emily Dishaw contributed four points and seven rebounds. Gabby Walker added four points and Sam Glade netted a free throw.
Makayla Bartocha and Katie Smith tallied 10 and eight points to lead E-K.
M-W JVs Win: Kayleigh Field and Hannah Marcellus each scored nine points lead M-W to the JV title. Amelia Bailey netted five points for the Jackets who used a swarming defense to anchor a 24-14 halftime lead.
Paige McCormick scored nine points for Heuvelton.
In other NAC girls basketball action on Thursday, Hammond gained a 70-36 interdivisional win at home over Potsdam while Tupper Lake dropped a 44-24 non-league decision to Saranac Lake.
Hammond 70, Potsdam 36: The Lady Red Devils raced out to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back in lifting coach Shawn Dack to his 300th career win.
Senior West Division MVP Alyssa Crosby picked up from where she left off last year as she paced the Devils with 26 points, including a 5-5 effort at the foulline, to go along with 16 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Sophomore guard and second team All NAC Courtney Bova tossed in 14 points and collected four steals while sophomore forward Mikayla Horton tallied 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Senior guard Gabby Marshall provided eight points and six assists. Senior forward Brianna Langtry added nine boards and two points while senior guard Macy Wilson chipped in two. Junior small forward Emily Bush and Taylor Bowman each logged two while sophomore forward Cassie Whalen provided four points. Rounding out the team is freshman Hailey Ogden.
Sarah Vivlamore scored 14 points for Potsdam while Shanielle Chambers added 10 and Breanna Sapp another five.
The Hammond girls will be looking to build off last years comeback which produced a Section 10 Class D Champion.
We just trying to keep this team in the moment. We want to build on last years success. And continue to work hard and together, We did some good things tonight against Potsdam. Offensively we ran well and were efficent. We do have some work defensively because I believe we can play better. But Potsdam gave us a good test they played good defense, said Dack.
This team is a fantastic group of girls. Their parents are very supportive of them, and the program. We are just taking one day at a time. Looking to get better every day on the skills and situations that we need work on as individuals but mainly as a team, Dack added.