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Section 10 Girls Basketball Outlook


Four Section 10 girls basketball teams will be taking part in the NYSPHSAA playoffs next week.
Two teams, Class A Massena and Class B Salmon River will have first-round byes and then will host quarterfinal games on March 9 at SUNY Potsdam.
Class C champion Canton will open the state tournament at the Section 2 champion for a first-round game next Tuesday and Class D champion Hammond will host the Section 7 champions in a first-round game on Tuesday at SUNY Potsdam.
Massena Outlook
The Red Raiders (12-8) earned their trip to the state tournament with a 41-36 win over Malone, which is the only other Class A team in Section 10. Massena's offense has been led by Alisha Jacobs (15.3 points) and Marissa Manley (13.1).
The Red Raiders will be playing either a Section 2 or 3 team in the state quarterfinals.
Section 2's championship game is Saturday and features top-seeded Troy against No. 2 Holy Names. Section 3's championship game is Wednesday night and features top-seeded Jamesville-DeWitt against No. 2 Whitesboro.
Massena coach Roy Thomas

Salmon River Outlook
The Shamrocks (16-5) earned their third straight Section 10 championship with a 52-47 win over Ogdensburg Free Academy, avenging two losses to the Blue Devils during the regular season.
The bulk of Salmon River's scoring has come from junior Abby Kelly, who averages 22.9 points and has scored 42 percent of her team's points this season.
Abby Kelly

Aliyah Cook averages 9.4 points and Jaiden Mitchell is averaging 8.1.
Salmon River will host either Section 7 or Section 2 in the quarterfinals. Plattsburgh meets Beekmantown for the Section 7 title on Friday. Section 2 has its semifinals Wednesday and its championship game on Saturday. The team's left in that tournament include Watervliet, Ichabod Crane, Ravena and Tamarac.
Shamrocks coach Karen Francis

Canton Outlook
The Golden Bears (18-2) have been one of Section 10's top teams this season. Canton reached the state playoffs with a 45-32 win over St. Lawrence Central.
The team's offense is led by senior Emma Rexford, who averages 16.9 points and has scored 30.7 percent of hits team's points. Tori Daley averages 8.4 points and Kali Frank averages 7.1
Canton will open on the road against Section 2's champion. Top-seeded Hoosic Valley meets No. 3 Berne-Knox for the championship on Saturday.
Canton coach Mike Meyers

Hammond Outlook
The Red Devils (20-2) are making a repeat trip to the state tournament after edging Heuvelton 43-40 in the championship game.
Hammond's only losses this season have been to Class B schools OFA and Salmon River.
The Red Devils have played tough defense this year, allowing only 30.1 points a game. Hammond has held teams under 30 points 11 times in 22 games.
The team's leading scorer is senior Alyssa Crosby, who averages 19.2 points and has accounted for 35.5 percent of her team's offense. She was named the winner of Section 10's Jan Reetz Award Tuesday, which goes to the top overall player in the section.
Alyssa Crosby

Courtney Bova averages 8.3 points and Gabby Marshall 7.0 for Hammond.
The Red Devils will host Section 7's champion on Tuesday. Elizabethtown-Lewis meets Moriah for that championship on Friday.
Hammond coach Shawn Dack

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