STAR LAKE - Clifton-Fine junior Hunter Hitchman attained an historic milestone for her stellar career as she scored 20 points leading the Indians to a 50-36 nonleague victory over General Brown on Saturday. When Hitchman buried a three-pointer with five seconds remaining in the first half she became the first girls basketball player in the history of C-F to score 1000 career varsity points.
Hitchman, who has played varsity basketball since ninth grade, capped an 18-6 run second quarter run with her historic trey and also contributed seven assists, three rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots to the victory which Coach Rick Hitchman considered a major signpost in his teams development.
We suffered a disappointing loss to Harrisville on Friday but the girls bounced back tonight to beat a very good Class B team. We started slowly but we settled down and played great basketball said Hitchman.
If we keep playing like this we will be a match for anyone.
For Hitchman, she accomplished the feat in 42 career games and she was humbled at her accomplishment.
It was a tough night yesterday against Harrisville but tonight our team played very well. I just wanted to get the ordeal over with and concentrate on basketball and winning as a team. My teammates have been real supportive throughout my career and this accomplishment is accreditted to them who make me better. I really was happy to receive the assist on the play from Alexis Pomerville. Shes one of my best friends and been a great teammate, said the C-F junior sharpshooter Hunter Hitchman.
And for Hitchman, who scored 465 points as a freshman and 419 points as a sophomore there are only three others in school history with 1000 points.
Accomplishing the fete for the Indians (called the Eagles presently) were: Bob Snider (1962-66 - 1431 points), Paul Healy (1980-84 - 1359 points), and John Brown (1963-66 - 1013 points).
The 3-3 Eagles also received excellent leadership from Morgan Skeldon who delivered 15 points, nine rebounds, five blocks and two assists. The Eagles also received eight points and nine rebounds from Alexis Pomerville and a very important 15-rebound effort from Delaney Kerr.
Katie Pitken scored 16 points for General Brown.
SECTION 7-10 CHALLENGE
ROUSES POINT - Massena and Malone played to a split in the second day of the Section 10 Vs Section 7 Girls Basketball Challenge staged at Northeastern Clinton Central on Saturday.
Malone (6-2) bested host NCCS 43-21 in a gritty defensive duel led by 10 points from Morgan Fountain. Plattsburgh High School received a 31-point effort from Curle in posting a 55-43 win over Massena which received 20 points from Marissa Manley and 14 points from Mackenzie Young.
HEATHER PROVOST TOURNEY
ST. REGIS FALLS - Tupper Lake claimed the Heather Provost Tournament with a 51-24 win over Norwood-Norfolk. Katie Stuart scored 22 points and Lindsey Maroun and Jessica Wagner each logged six for Tupper Lake (6-2).
Hanna Seguin and Miranda Langtry each scored seven for N-N (1-6). Candace Hunckins added six.
Parishville-Hopkinton 44, St. Regis Falls 38: In the consolation game, Jenna Converse scored 14 and Nicole White tallied 11 for the Panthers (2-3). Brittany Rondeau tallied 12 and Caitlin White added 11 for St. Regis Falls (0-5).