The Franklin Academy girls varsity basketball team jumped in front of the visiting Salmon River Shamrocks 17-0 in the first quarter an never looked back en route to a 65-22 Northern Athletic Conference Central Division win inside the Eileen M. Kilcullen Sports Facility on Monday.

The Huskies, who upped their Central Division record to 5-3 (6-5 overall), led 23-5 after the opening eight minutes and led 39-14 at the half. FA continued its offensive production during the second half with another 26 points, while limiting the Shamrocks (3-9, 1-7) to eight during the final 16 minutes of divisional action.

“We rotated players in and out during the second half and the team did a nice job of moving the ball and distributing to other players,” stated FA coach Shelley Skelly.

Madison Ansari tossed in a game-high 26 points to pace the victors, connecting on all four of the Huskies’ three-point baskets in the first half. She handed out four assists and made three steals during the win.

Leah Gallagher turned in another double-double effort with 16 points and 13 rebounds to go along with three steals, while Jordan Pickering finished with a career high nine points with six rebounds. Alanna “Lou” Dumas finished with six points, as Caitlin Douglas scored four points and collected a team-high seven steals. Mackenzie Lane (4 rebounds) and Ryleigh McCauley accounted for two points each, while McCauley dishing out four assists and pulling down four caroms.

Kiyahna Thompson led Salmon River in scoring with seven points. Kamea Thomas tossed in four points and Jacobi Mitchell had three, as Lindsay Martin, Iohseriio Tabor, Meg Martin and Mia Leroux all finished with two points each.

“It wasn’t the effort we wanted, but there were some nice things on both ends of the floor tonight,” stated Salmon River coach Shawn Martin. “Lindsay (Martin) didn’t have a good game offensively, but she picked up the slack on defense with a nine-rebound effort.”

The SRC noted the Kamea Thomas was under the weather during the divisional contest.

“We follow her (Thomas) lead, so we need others to step up when that happens,” Martin said, adding that 26 turnovers hurt the Salmon River effort.


In other NAC Central Division girls games on Monday, Canton slipped past host Massena 52-50, Ogdensburg cruised past visiting Potsdam 63-22, while St. Lawrence thumped visiting Gouverneur 42-29.

In girls East Division games, Chateaugay rolled host Parishville-Hopkinton 53-14, Madrid-Waddington thumped visiting Brushton-Moira 54-19 and Norwood-Norfolk defeated host Tupper Lake 55-27, while in West Division action, Hammond moved into sole possession of first place with a 61-30 rout over host Heuvelton, Lisbon slipped past Morristown 36-30 and Edwards-Knox edged host Hermon-Dekalb 47-45.

Chateaugay 53, Parishville-Hopkinton 14: In Parishville, the Chateaugay girls jumped in front 14-2 after the opening eight minutes of play and cruised to the win over the Panthers.

Chloe Champagne (5 steals) led the CCS attack with a game-high 19 points and turned in a double-double effort with 10 rebounds, while senior Anna Bleakley followed with a 13-point, five-assist outing. Cammi Champagne added nine points and six rebounds to the win, as Grace Jarvis (5 rebounds) contributed seven points and Adrienne Secore (8 rebounds) had three. Julianna Gordon chipped in offensively with two points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds, as Ayana Adams collected five caroms during the victory.

Autumn MacWilliams led Parishville-Hopkinton six points.

Madrid-Waddington 54, Brushton-Moira 19: In Madrid, the host Yellowjackets built a 19-10 halftime lead, the tossed in 35 points during the second half to improve their unbeaten mark in the NAC East Division to 7-0.

Emma Plumley and Alexis Sullivan led the way with 15 points each, as Grace Plumley followed with a seven-point outing. Jaelynn Uppstrom added six points to the victory, while Anna Brady had four and Lydia Thomas scored three. Laney Tiernan and Lily LaMere completed the scoring with two points apiece.

Alyssa Poirier led the Panthers (1-10, 1-6) with six points. Kyla Phelan and Samantha Wells had five points apiece, while Emma Russell finished with three points.


Central Division

Malone 65, Salmon River 22

Salmon River 5 9 6 2 – 22

Malone 23 16 14 12 – 65

Salmon River: L. Martin 1-0-2; Tabor 1-0-2; Mitchell 1-0-3; Thompson 3-1-7; Thomas 2-0-4; M. Martin 0-2-2; Leroux 1-0-2. Totals: 9-3-22.

Franklin Academy: Dumas 3-0-6; Ansari 10-2-26; Pickering 4-1-9; McCauley 1-0-2; Douglas 2-0-4; Lane 1-0-2; Gallagher 7-2-16. Totals: 28-5-65.

3-Pointers: Salmon River - 1 (Mitchell), Franklin Academy - 4 (Ansari 4).

Records: Salmon River (3-9, 1-7 Central), Franklin Academy (6-5, 5-3).

East Division

Madrid-Waddington 54, Brushton-Moira 19

Brushton-Moira 4 6 0 9 – 19

Madrid-Waddington 10 9 21 14 – 54

Brushton-Moira: Poirier 3-0-6; Russell 1-0-3; Phelan 2-0-5; Wells 2-0-5. Totals: 8-0-19.

Madrid-Waddington: E. Plumley 6-3-15; Uppstrom 2-0-6; G. Plumbley 3-1-7; Sullivan 5-4-15; Thomas 1-1-3; Tiernan 1-0-2; LaMere 1-0-2; Brady 2-0-4. 21-8-54.

3-Pointers: Brushton-Moira - 3 (Russell, Phelan, Wells), Madrid-Waddington - 4 (E. Plumley, Uppstrom 2, Sullivan).

Records: Brushton-Moira (1-10, 1-6 East), Madrid-Waddington (9-3, 7-0).

Chateaugay 53, Parishville-Hopkinton 14

Chateaugay 14 15 15 9 – 53

Parishville-Hopkinton 2 2 3 7 – 14

Chateaugay: Ch. Champagne 7-1-19; Gordon 1-0-2; Ca. Champagne 4-0-9; Bleakley 5-3-13; Jarvis 3-1-7; Secore 1-1-3. Totals: 21-6-53.

Parishville-Hopkinton: K. Bloom 1-0-2; A. MacWilliams 3-0-6; Phillips 0-1-1; M. MacWilliams 0-2-2; Collins 1-0-3. Totals: 5-3-14.

3-Pointers: Chateaugay - 5 (Ch. Champagne 4, Ca. Champagne), Parishville-Hopkinton - 1 (Collins).

Records: Chateaugay (6-3, 6-2 East), Parishville-Hopkinton (1-9, 1-4).

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