ST. REGIS FALLS - The Norwood-Norfolk Central girls basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Heather Provost Memorial Holiday Tournament via a 38-34 win over host St. Regis Falls in the first round on Friday.
The Lady Flyers will now get set to face North Division Class C rival Tupper Lake in the title game today at 5:30 p.m. Tupper Lake beat Parishville-Hopkinton 35-18 in the other first-round matchup. SRF and P-H will square off in the consolation game at 4 p.m.
N-N 38, SRF 34: The Lady Flyers used a 15-7 third-quarter run to reverse a 17-13 halftime deficit en route to netting their first win of the season. Miranda Langtry netted a season-high 15 points to lead the winning offense. Cadence Hunkins added 10 followed by Breanna Deshane with five and Hannah Seguin with four. Ayanna Mason and Carlea Weaver closed out the N-N scoresheet with two points each.
Brittany Rondeau paced SRF with 14 points. Kaitlyn White added 11 followed by Madison Greenwood with six, Makensy Bazdaric with two and Kelsie Rawdon with one.
SECTION 7-10 CHALLENGE
In a pair of Section 7-10 Challenge games played at Northeastern Clinton Central on Friday, Massena dropped a 45-42 decision in overtime to NCCS while Franklin Academy beat Plattsburgh 42-34. The four teams will return to Champlain this afternoon to complete the two-day tournament with Massena facing Plattsburgh at noon and FA going up against NCCS at 1:30 p.m.
NCCS 45, Massena 42 (OT): Sidney Thompson netted a team-high 14 points in the losing cause while Marissa Manley added 10 followed by Samanntha Villnave with nine, Bailie Young with seven and Taylor Peets with two.
FA 42, Plattsburgh 34: The Lady Huskies pulled away from a 23-23 halftime tie to claim the win. Jenelle Heden led the way with 15 points followed by Kaitlin LaPage with seven and Rachel Lamica with six.
OFA CORDWELL TOURNAMENT
At the Ben Cordwell Memorial Tournament hosted by OFA, the Lady Blue Devils downed NAC Central Division rival Gouverneur 51-31 and will face Hammond in the title game on Monday at 3 p.m. Hammond advanced by outscoring Madrid-Waddington 42-28.
OFA 51, Gouverneur 31: Excellent fullcourt defense keyed Thursdays win over the WildcAts as the Devils press triggered a 17-10 first quarter advantage and a lockdown 19-4 margin in the third quarter. Five Devils scored six points or more led by Riley Luckie (3 assists) who netted three threes in a 15-point effort and Felicia Barr who was extremley efficient inside with 11 points, 7-8 free throw shooting and nine rebounds. Meg Dodge (4 assists) buried threes on back-to-back possessions in the first quarter and finished with 10 points. Susie Morrow (7 steals) and Courtney Sherwin (5 rebounds) each scored six points and Shannon Tooley played a key role in the press and the press-breaker contributing four points, five rebounds and five steals. Rebecca Bulsiewics and Kirstin Roberts combined for eight and seven points for Gouverneur and Danielle McCormick netted another five. Hammond 42, M-W 28: Gabby Marshall buried three threes in the first quarter as the Red Devils opened a 14-6 lead in the first quarter and were never headed as the Yellowjackets struggled to attain any consistency from the perimeter to attack Hammonds zone defense.
Marshall netted five of her six threes in the irst half scoringt a game-high 20 points and Allysa Crsoby tallied 12 points while being a force on the backboards and the passing lanes on both ends of the court. Mikayla Horton (5 points) and Courtney Boba (3 points) also netted threes for the Devilas and Cassie Whalen added two points to go along with a strong rebounding effort. Oliva Parmeter (3 steals) and Tess Knight scored eight and seven points to lead the Jackets and Katie Marcellus grabbed nine rebounds while scoring four points. Jenny King and Desiree Pryce also added four and Taylor Lenney chipped in a free throw for the Jackets who went 10-12 from the free throw line.
OTHER GIRLS GAME
Harrrisville 46, Clifton-Fine 39: Hunter Hitchmans historic day will have to come at a later date as Harrisville played good defense keyed by a 12-0 second quarter run against the Eagles in their second league win of the season (2-1 NAC West, 3-3 overall). Janel Swanson scored 16 points including 10 of 14 from the foulline for Harrisville who led 23-12 at halftime. Georgi Baker added 11 while Kathleen Coloney added nine.
Hunter Hitchman needing 23 to become the schools first female to score 1,000 varsity points and the schools fourth all-time 1000 point scorer finished with 11 for the Eagles (2-3, 2-3 NAC West). Morgan Skeldon and Delaney Kerr each added eight while Ali Hitchman scored six.