Salmon River and St. Lawrence Central netted wins while Massena and Norwood-Norfolk came up short in NAC varsity girls basketball action on Friday.
Salmon River 56, Gouverneur 41: Abby Kelly tossed in a game-high 32 points, including three 3-pointers, and completed a double-double with 11 rebounds. Kelly added five steals and four assists to the win as Jaiden Mitchell also struck for double figures with 10 points. Mitchell connected for a pair of shots from beyond the arc with Zaagaate Jock helping out with six rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.
Taylor Francis added a four-point, four-rebound, two-assist effort for Salmon River.
We played much better in this game than we did in our last outing, said SRC Head Coach Karen Francis. Our offense and defense are coming together. The girls are getting into the flow of the game much better.
And overall, Im please with our progress, added Francis.
SLC 35, Brushton-Moira 28: In Brushton, the Lady Larries led 17-14 at the half and were able to hold off the Lady Panthers for the North Division win. Lindsey Thayer had a game-high 11 points followed by Breanna Vatter with nine, Samantha Richards with five and Chelsea Savage with four. Caitlyn Grow, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, Noelle Rufa and Jenna Kesner each added two points toward the winning total.
Caitlin LaPage and Arielle Gary anchored the Lady Panthers offense with eight points each followed by Alex Trickey with six. LaPage led the Panthers with seven rebounds against the taller SLC squad.
Canton 71, Massena 41: At the Massena high school gym, the visiting Lady Bears pulled away from a 26-21 halftime lead for their second Central Division win in as many games. Tori Daley led a balanced offense with 16 points while Katie Christy, Emma Rexford and Emily Pinckney each finished with 12 followed by Kaeli Mace with six, Jamie DiSalvo with four, Megan Howard with three and Taylor Reed with two.
Marissa Manley anchored the Massena effort with 23 points, 14 rebounds and three steals. Alisha Jacobs added seven points and three assists while Samanntha Villnave worked the paint for six points. Dominique Valancius tallied three points and three assists while Sydney Thompson chipped in two points and Taylor Peets netted a free throw.
The Lady Raiders are slated to play at Potsdam next Tuesday starting with the junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.
Madrid-Waddington 64, N-N 19: In a North Division matchup played at Norfolk, the visiting Lady Yellowjackets pulled away from a 26-15 halftime lead, sealing the win with a 31-4 fourth-quarter surge.
Freshman Olivia Parmeter tossed through 20 points to lead the winning effort. Desiree Pryce added 10 points while Jenny King (8 rebounds) scored all of her nine points in the fourth quarter. Tess Knight had eight points and six assists. Taylor Lenney also netted eight points while Katie Marcellus finished with five points, five assists and three steals and Shelby Kendall closed out the Lady Yellowjacket scoresheet with four points.
Cadence Hunkins paced the Lady Flyers with eight points followed by Carlea Weaver with seven while Hannah Seguin and Katie each finished with two.
The Lady Flyers host an interdivisional game against OFA on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
In the lone other Central Division game on Friday, OFA outscored Franklin Academy 44-38 while West Division action saw Hammond down Clifton-Fine 50-34, Lisbon turn back Edwards-Knox 36-31 and Hermon-DeKalb stop Morristown 69-11.
OFA 44, FA 38: In Ogdensburg, the Lady Blue Devils built a commanding 27-13 lead by halftime and made it stand for the win. Riley Luckie had 13 points and four assists in the winning effort while Susie Morrow tallied 12 points and seven rebounds.
The Huskies we led by Morgan Fountain with 11 points followed by backcourt mate Janelle Hedden, who netted 10 with a pair of threes, and Rachel Lamica, who scored 10 points in the low blocks.