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Lisbon, Heuvelton match wins; Harrisville clinches title

Feb. 7—Lisbon and Heuvelton matched wins in the race for second place in the West Division while Harrisville clinched the title in Wednesday's NAC Boys Basketball action.

Harrisville downed Hermon-DeKalb 66-22 to climb to 9-0 with a home game to play against Lisbon on Friday. Lisbon upped its mark to 7-2 with a 57-29 Senior Night win over Morristown and Heuvelton upped its mark to 6-3 with a 69-32 win over Edwards-Knox.

In NAC East action Tupper Lake stayed unbeaten and clinched the East Division at 13-0 with a 78-45 win over Tupper Lake and second place Chateaugay downed Colton-Pierrepont 50-32. It was TL's first regular season title in basketball since rejoining the NAC in 2005.

Canton locked up the NAC Central crown at 13-0 with a 61-36 win over Massena.

Lisbon 57 — Morristown 29: The Golden Knights took a 7-5 lead in the first quarter where both teams struggled with turnovers. The Golden Knights used seven points in the post from Cooper Rutherford to get their offense untracked but Rockets never gained any consistency playing without their standout center Terin Rosenbarker.

"It was just two bad that such a fine player gets hurt. After a slow start we had a good Senior Night win and with the win we clinched the second Class C seed for the Section 10 Tournament," said Lisbon Coach Bob Jordan who honored four seniors in Connor Bell, Lucas Graveline, Hayden Vesel and Coby Mills in a reception after the game.

Rutherford went on to score a game-high 20 points, AJ Donaldson tallied eight and Connor Bell and JV call-up Ian Quinlan each dropped in six. Other scoring came from Connor Flack (4), Isaiah White (5), Tanner Fonda (4) and Coby Mills (2).

Sawyer Belisle's seven points led Morristown and Dominic Perretta and Kam Toland each tallied six. Other scoring came from Joe Wrobel (5), Walker Belisle (4) and Peyton Donnelly (1).

Heuvelton 69 — Edwards-Knox 32: The Bulldogs answered a 12-11 first quarter lead by the Cougars by reeling off a 17-10 run in the second quarter and scoring 41 points in the second half. Rhys Brossoit jump-started the Bulldogs offense scoring seven of his 19 points in the second quarter and Cam Johnson and Tony Tacchino followed with 15 and 14 points. Other scoring came from: Isreal Paradise (4), Parker Felt (2), Colt McAllister (3) and Leland Brown (3).

Cooper Allen with eight, Kale Geer with seven and Caleb Robinson and Dawson Matthews with six points led the E-K offense. Brody Butler added five points.

Canton 61 — Massena 36: The Golden Bears used their defense to contain a talented Massena squad and broke away with a 22-9 third quarter bolt. Ryan Jones with 19 points, Jackson Ames with 10 and Zadock Roiger with nine spurred the offense and Tallon Green netted eight points.

Other scoring came from Charlie Todd (3), Jake Backus (2), Connor Miller (3)and Griff Schofidi-McGuire (3).

Taylor Mitchell led Massena with 11 points and Colin Patterson tallied nine. Other scoring came from: Topeni Labrake (4), Kyler Lippassan (1), Chris Boyea (4) and Frank Laughing (2).

Chateaugay 50 — C-P 32: Jake Johnston continued is all purpose excellence for the Bulldogs posting an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double with five assists and six steals and JV call-up Daniel Strange delivered 13 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four blocks.

"I was really proud of our effort. We dug in on defense, Jake Johnston had a great all-around game and JV call-up Daniel Strange had a nice game," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LaPlante.

Pete Reynolds (3 points) grabbed seven rebounds and three steals and other scoring came from: Grant Locklin (6), Xavier Lamica (1), Dylan Bashaw (7) and Charlie Breault (2).

For C-P, Eric Friedel had 10 points followed by Nate Smith with six and Ethan VanBrocklin with five. Harold Bush, Ty Farns and Owen Peacock all tallied three and Cody Trimm accounted for the other two.