In a late reported boys varsity basketball game on Friday, Brushton-Moira (7-3 overall) defeated host Tupper Lake 60-48 and improved their Northern Athletic Conference East Division record to 4-2 and climbed to within a half game of second place Madrid-Waddington. Chateaugay leads the NAC East Division with an undefeated 7-0 mark (9-0 overall).
The Panthers scored 34 points in the first half, limited the Lumberjacks (3-7, 2-5) to just six points in the second quarter and carried a 46-33 lead into the final eight minutes of regulation play.
Three BMC players struck for double figures, led by Justin Kennedy’s 19-point outing. Logan Bassett and Wayne Palmer III followed with 11 and 10 points, respectively, as Eli Russell finished with eight points. Ajay Martin and Parker Bassett completed the Panthers’ offensive output with six points each.
Eli Kulzer led all scorers with a game-high 21 points in the losing effort. Noah Varden finished with eight points, as Skyler Pickering contributed seven to the Tupper Lake cause. Grant Godin scored six points for the Lumberjacks, while Jacob Stradley had four and Kodee Hill tossed in two.
Brushton-Moira hosts Madrid-Waddington in a scheduled 7:15 p.m. varsity start on Tuesday, while Tupper Lake had its home game on Tuesday against St. Regis Falls postponed until Saturday, Jan. 18. The Lumberjacks will play at Parishville-Hopkinton on Friday.
Saturday’s hoop scores
In boys basketball games on Saturday, Ogdensburg continues to lead the NAC Central after posting an 80-42 win against Canton in the finale of The Freddie held at Ogdensburg High School. Other results from the same event had Lisbon topping Old Forge 48-45 and Indian River besting Massena 50-30.
In a nonleague game moved from North Country Community College to Lake Placid High School, the state-ranked Moriah Vikings (No. 3 in Class C) edged the Harrisville Pirates 54-50, while the Alexandria Central at Parishville-Hopkinton nonleague contest was postponed to Jan. 20.
In girls basketball games on Saturday, Hammond pulled to within a half-game of West Division-leading Heuvelton with a 66-29 victory against host Edwards-Knox, while in nonleague action, Ogdensburg topped Lisbon 55-33, Saranac Lake romped Tupper Lake 41-19, Watertown denied host Potsdam 49-40 and Lowville beat visiting Massena 55-40.
There was just one boys hockey game played on Saturday that saw the Norwood-Norfolk Icemen moved into sole possession of first place in the NAC Division II standings after beating St. Lawrence Central 5-2 in day two of the Icemen’s Tournament. The other game at that event scheduled for Saturday, pitting Saranac Central against Plattsburgh, was cancelled.
Also called off this weekend was the Massena Tournament, which was scheduled to have Lancaster and McQuaid Jesuit travel to the North Country for nonleague games against Canton and the host Red Raiders on Saturday and Sunday.
In a late reported Section 10 contest from Friday, Salmon River improved to 4-0 in league play and maintained its undefeated mark overall (12-0-2) with a 3-0 win against visiting Alexandria Bay/Thousand Islands Lady Islanders.
Myranda Collette paced the Shamrocks with a pair of goals, including the only one the SRC team would need. Collette put the Shamrocks on the board with 2:08 left in the middle period, with Hannah Johnson and Jaryn Chubb logging assists on the eventual game-winner.
Salmon River increased its lead to two goals when Julia Oakes connected with just 27 seconds left in the stanza.
Collette capped the scoring late in the third period, with Emma Gibson logging the assist.
Sierra Norton-Glen recorded the clean sheet by stopping just six shots, while Islanders goalie Jenna Christopher was credited with 45 saves during the Section 10 contest.
Also on Friday, Beekmantown edged visiting Skaneateles 2-1, but the Lakers salvaged a win on their two-day trip to the area with a 2-1 win over Plattsburgh High on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Clinton defeated Potsdam 3-1.
FRIDAY’S NAC EVENTS
Brushton-Moira 60, Tupper Lake 48
Brushton-Moira 18 16 12 14 – 60
Tupper Lake 13 6 14 15 – 48
Brushton-Moira: Palmer 4-0-10; L. Bassett 2-7-11; Russell 3-0-8; Kennedy 8-1-19; A. Martin 3-0-6; P. Bassett 2-2-6. Totals: 22-10-60.
Tupper Lake: Varden 4-0-8; Stradley 2-0-4; Pickering 2-1-7; Godin 2-0-6; Kulzer 8-4-21; Hill 1-0-2. Totals: 19-5-48.
3-Pointers: Brushton-Moira - 6 (Palmer 2, Russell 2, Kennedy 2), Tupper Lake - 5 (Pickering 2, Godin 2, Kulzer).
Records: Brushton-Moira (7-3, 4-2 East), Tupper Lake (3-7, 2-5).
Salmon River 3, Alex Bay/Thousand Islands 0
ABay/TIslands 0 0 0 – 0
Salmon River 0 2 1 – 3
Second Period: 1. SRC, Collette (Johnson, Chubb), 12:52; 2. SRC, Oakes, 14:33.
Third Period: 3. SRC, Collette (Gibson), 13:15.
Goalies: Christopher (ABay), 45 saves; Norton (SRC), 6 saves.
Records: Alexandria Bay/Thousand Islands (2-5, 2-4 league), Salmon River (12-0-2, 4-0).