Clutch scoring lifts Lisbon girls, Canton, Gouverneur win

Feb. 8—HARRISVILLE — Lisbon Central needed clutch scoring from multiple players to secure a 58-53 NAC West win against a Harrisville team which went all out trying to secure its first division win.

"It's the NAC West. Every game is close," said Lisbon Coach Dickie Marcellus.

In other action, Canton rebounded from its first Central Division loss to down Massena 52-46 and Gouverneur continued its strong stretch run of the regular season with a 67-41 nondivision win over St. Lawrence Central.

Lisbon 58 — Harr 53: The Golden Knights outscored the Pirates 34-29 in the second half and were led by a 29-point effort from Allison Bell and timely field goals by everyone in their lineup. Rachael LaRock tallied eight points, Leah Warren delivered seven and Ava Bouchey buried two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter scoring six points.

Averee Bouchey also scored six points and Sophia Walker chipped in two.

Violet Atkinson netted five 3s in a 25-point effort for Harrisville and Naveah LaPlatney dropped in seven. Other scoring came from Hailey Smith (2), Addison Jackson (6), Ava Bearor (3), Jaelyn Fayette (5) and Lola Miller.

Canton 52 — Massena 46: Callie Klassen buried three 3s scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter for the Golden Bears who built a six-point lead through three quarters and then matched Massena 19-19 in the fourth quarter. Olivia White and Tessa Alguire scored 15 and 10 points for the Bears and Winnie Downs netted seven. Viv Coburn and Sara Aldous each chipped in one point.

Sophie Greco tallied 14 points for Massena with eight in the fourth quarter and Meghan Firnstein finished with 12.

Gouv 67 — SLC 41: A 21-point first quarter got the Wildcats off and running and they scored at least 13 points in every quarter. The winning offense featured four double figure scorers in Courtney Forsythe with 16, Ashyn Besaw with 11, Caitlin Storie with 12 and Renisa Richards with 10. Other scoring came from: Chloe Smith (1), Rylin Martin-McIntyre (6), Gabri Free (3), Meredith Bush (3) and Electra Fitzgerald (5).

Courtney Moreau and Klarissa Young led SLC with 15 and 10 points and Annica Ramsdell tallied eight. Other scoring came from Hope McDonald (1) and Carlee Provost (7).