POTSDAM - Potsdam, Malone and St. Regis Falls all extended winning streaks on Saturday at the second day of Section 10 Vs Section 7 Boys Basketball Challenge which was staged at SUNY Potsdam.
Potsdam (4-2) posted its fourth straight win downing Peru 48-36, Malone climbed to 10-0 with a victory over Beekmantown and St. Regis Falls rolled to 9-0 with a 58-11 victory over Lake Placid.
Massena fell to Saranac Central, Seton Catholic nipper Tupper Lake 48-46 and the OFA vs Ausable Valley contest was cancelled by the arrival of a winter storm in middle of the afternoon.
Potsdam 48 - Peru 36: Willie Coleman provided a game-high 19 points and Konnor Bigwarfe tallied 11 points while passing out nine assists for the Sandstoners.
We are a work in progress. We are a young team but we are definitely coming together as a team. Adjusting to pressure defense was a big problem for us earlier this season but we are handling pressure much better now, said Potsdam Coach Brooks Bigwarfe.
Peru is a good team and very aggressive on defense. We ran some different things in the second half to get us going.
Owen Mitchell scored eight points, Shawn Clark grabbed eight rebounds and Nick Vacarro added six points to the win. Makenzie Laroque scored 17 points to pace Peru.
St. Regis Falls 51, Lake Placid 11: Four players scored double figures for the Saints who took a 25-6 lead at SUNY Potsdam against the visiting Lake Placid, Brandon Votra scored 12 points and tallied six boards, Ty Daggett added 12 points and Caleb Green (six assists) and Corey Labounty each logged 10 points for the 9-0 Saints.
Louie Goodrow added six boards and three points.
Saranac Central 57, Massena 42: Saranac rolled to a 24-17 halftime lead and prevailed while being led by Jeremy Bullis 21 points and Connor Christophersons 13. Kyle Rascoe added 11. For Massena, Zack Rusaw tallied 15 and Joey Labella scored 12 points.
Malone 65, Beekmantown 47: The Huskies (10-0) jumped to a 38-26 halftime lead and won the three-point contest 10-0. Nate Monette generated 17 points while Connor Dailey scored 14 and John Dunlavey added 13.
Kegan Ryan scored 22 for Beekmantown.
Chateaugay 54, NAC 24: It was a fitting way to end his varsity basketball coaching career at Chateaugay Central – surrounded by Bulldog players and a win on the CCS scoreboard.
A tribute to retired Head Coach Ron Boyea was held on Saturday prior to the CCS game against former player and Northern Adirondack Central Head Coach Nate Bilow. The Bulldogs had little trouble in defeating the Bobcats, winning the one-sided game, 54-24.
Approximately 50 of Boyeas former charges were on hand in front of a packed house at the Chateaugay gymnasium to honor the former Bulldog basketball boss. Each season, beginning with Boyeas first at the helm of the Bulldogs, the 1991-92 campaign, was represented by at least one former player.
Ron knew that we had something planned and we had to tell him about the get-together at the (American) Legion afterwards, but he really didnt know what we were going to do, explained Helen Boyea, Rons wife. I know it was a bit overwhelming to see all those former players show up, but Ron took the time to show his appreciation with each one of them.
Pacing Chateaugay in the win was Noah Bowes with 15 and Jared Martin with 10.
CHARLIE BRIDGE TOURNEY
Lyme 54, Harrisville 48: All-tournament MVP Troy Wilson led a balanced attack with 16 points as the Indians used a strong fourth quarter to beat the Pirates in the finals of the Charlie Bridge tournament in Sackets Harbor.
Timmy Morrow added 12 points and eight rebounds for Lyme (7-2). Kody Goutremont earned a place on the all-tournament team with eight points,
All-tournament team selection Nick Weir and Nathan Weaver each had 11 points for Harrisville (7-2). Joey Butts also got a slot on the all-tourney team.