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Exceptional Seniors Games bring NAC hoops season to a close

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CANTON - The NAC Basketball season couldn’t have come to a more fitting conclusion as Section 10 and the Jules of Life Foundation hosted the annual SeaComm Senior Games, Three-Point Shooting and Slam Dunk contest at SLU’s Burkman Gym on Tuesday.

The final game of the NAC campaign saw OFA’s Mark Henry and Justin Todd of St. Regis Falls, who led their teams to undefeated Central and East Division championships, guided Duke to a 68-57 victory over Syracuse in the Boys Exceptional Senior Game.

Henry came out on the winning end of the decision at the expense of Matt Piercey and Colin Ross of the Blue Devils’ New York State Class B Final Four Team. Earlier in the evening Madrid-Waddington Coach Gary Tischler guided Stanford, which erased a 16-point deficit and then prevailed in overtime 50-47 over UConn in the Girls Exceptional Senior Game.

In between the games, Massena’s Zevon Viskovich won the slam dunk contest and St. Regis Falls Tyler Daggett outdueled Morristown’s Sam Green for overall honors in the Three-Point Shooting Contest.

BOYS SENIOR GAME

Kaden Dandrow of Edwards-Knox tallied 14 points with a pair of thee-pointers leading Duke to a wire-to-wire victory in the Senior Boys Game. Adam Martin of Brushton-Moira buried three threes scoring 11 points and St. Regis Falls’ Brandon Votraw worked the paint for 12 points with six in each half. Malone’s Alex Johnson tallied nine and Lisbon’s Jake Putney, Heuvelton’s Reilly Pierce and Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Barney followed with six and five points.

Louis Goodrow of St. Regis Falls and Austin LaMay of Malone added two points apiece.

OFA’s Matt Pierce buried four threes scoring 14 points for Syracuse and Corey LaBounty of St. Regis netted 13. Xavier Viskovich chipped in points followed by Josh White of St. Lawrence Central (5), Harrisville’s Tim Fowler (4), Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson (4), Hermon-DeKalb’s Codey Merritt (2), Massena’s Tyler Haas (2), OFA’s Colin Ross (2) and Massena’s Rhoades Tarbell (2).

GIRLS SENIOR GAME

Malone’s Morgan Fountain scored four of her 12 points in overtime and Logan Tallman of Heuvelton netted two free throws with one-half second to play in overtime to seal the issue for Stanford. Canton’s Kali Frank and Tallman each scored six points with Madrid-Waddington’s Tess Knight netting five. Hermon-DeKalb’s Courtney Harrington, Heuvelton’s Maddie St. Pierre, Edwards-Knox’s Jadelyn Bullock and OFA’s Meg Dodge each added four points.

Massena’s Sam Villnave scored 10 points for UConn with Heuvelton’s Lexi Weidner connecting for eight. Norwood-Norfolk’s Cadance Hunkins and H-D’s Hunter Hitchman, who sent the game into overtime with a long three-pointer, each finished with five points.

Lisbon’s Jackie Sovie chipped four points, H-D’s Casey O’Donnell, Salmon River’s Taylor Francis and Morristown’s Jordyn Tulley added field goals and Lisbon’s Beth Crowley chipped in a free throw.

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