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OFA frosh posts double-double vs Canton, Gouverneur wins

Jan. 18—Canton and OFA both made strides in the NAC Central Division Girls Basketball game on the Lady Blue Devils' Bill Merna Court on Wednesday.

State ranked Canton (20th Class B) gained a 62-26 win to stay unbeaten in Central Division race and Gouverneur posted a 62-44 Central Division win over Potsdam.

Canton 62 — OFA 26: Callie Klassen hit three 3s in a 22-0 second quarter run which carried the Golden Bears (8-0 Central) away from a 10-6 first quarter lead. The Devils (2-6) regrouped to play a solid second half where, they were outscored 28-20, according to Coach Shannon LaFave.

"Our second half was night and day compared to the first half," said Coach LaFave.

"We did a lot of nice things."

The Devils scored off some smooth passing in halfcourt sets and Ireland McNally scored her four points off well executed inbound plays and also came through with five rebounds and three assists. Freshman Carlee Thompson recorded her first varsity double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, Amaya LaFlair scored 10 points with five rebounds and three assists and Cadey Cole tallied two points and Julia Ives added one. Meriam Skamperle grabbed three rebounds.

Calie Klassen buried four 3s scoring a game-high 22 points for Canton, Winnie Downs tallied 12 points which featured 7-8 free throw shooting and Tessa Alguire and Hailey Burnett followed with nine and eight points. Other scoring came from: Olivia White (2), Viv Coburn (1) and Sara Aldous (7).

Gouv 62 — Potsdam 44: Meredith Bush scored 11 of her 18 points in the first quarter sparking the Wildcats (7-1) who broke away from the Stoners with a 17-6 second quarter run. Courtney Forsythe tallied 14 points and other scoring came from Chloe Smith (9), Caitlin Storie (10), Rylin Martin-McIntyre (3), Gabi Free (3), Renisa Richards (3), Electra Fitzgerald (2).

Jasmine McNight tallied 21 points for Potsdam (1-6) which played a competitve 27-25 second half. Cathryn Todd tallied 12 followed by: Meredith Fisk (2), Emma Fields (3), Jadia Andrews (2) and Regan White (2).