Boys' Basketball

Saranac, Seton 'Challenge' winners

POTSDAM — Jeremy Bullis and Connor Christopherson had big games as the Saranac boys’ basketball team recorded a 57-42 victory over Massena on Saturday in the Larry Cowan Section VII vs. X Challenge at SUNY Potsdam.

Bullis poured in 21 points, while Christopherson finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

“Bullis came ready to play today and had a monster game,” said Saranac coach Brent Denis. “He was nine-of-13 from the field.

“Christopherson also had a fantastic game. It was a nice win for us and one we needed to get.”

Tanner Rascoe was also a factor in the victory with 11 points and John Maye added seven rebounds for the Chiefs (4-3), who held a 24-17 halftime lead.

Zach Rusaw tossed in 15 points for the Red Raiders and Joey Labelle added 12.

Saranac 57, Massena 42

Saranac (57)

C. Christopherson 5-2-13, Rascoe 4-2-11, Cross 1-0-2, Conway 0-1-1, Maye 1-0-2, Keysor 2-0-5, D. Christopherson 0-0-0, Bullis 9-3-21, Daniels 1-0-2. Totals: 23-8-57.

Massena (42)

Cameron 0-0-0, Labelle 5-0-12, Deshane 0-0-0, Phillips 0-0-0, Haas 3-0-6, Fregoe 0-0-0, Rusaw 6-3-15, Viskovich 2-1-5, Tarbell 1-2-4. Totals: 17-16-42.

3-point goals: Saranac (3); C. Christopherson; Rascoe; Keysor. Massena (2): Labelle 2.

Halftime: Saranac, 24-17.

Seton Catholic 50, Tupper Lake 48

POTSDAM — The Knights held on for a victory over the Lumberjacks as Kaden Baugh led the way with 15 points and four steals.

Adam Tedford added 14 points and four assists for Seton Catholic, while Keagen Briggs finished with a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks.

“We were up by two points with six seconds left and missed two shots from the line,” said Seton coach Larry Converse. “They then had a long three-pointer from near half court that missed.”

“The kids played hard and it was a good win for us.”

Mitch Keniston accounted for nearly half of Tupper Lake’s offense with 23 points.

“Keniston was a beast for them,” said Converse. “He had 13 of his points in the second half.”

The Knights got off to a good start, but the Lumberjacks rallied to take a 19-18 lead at the half.

Seton Catholic 50, Tupper Lake 48

Seton Catholic (50)

Chen 0-0-0, Ge 0-0-0, Tedford 5-2-14, Baugh 6-1-15, Briggs 5-0-10, Favreau 2-0-4, Kustos 3-1-7. Totals: 21-4-50.

Tupper Lake (48)

Keniston 10-3-23, Tarbox 0-1-1, LaPierre 1-2-4, Gagnier 4-0-8, Botala 2-0-4, Bourbeau 0-1-1, Larson 3-1-7, Lamere 0-0-0. Totals: 20-8-48.

3-point goals: Seton Catholic (4): Tedford 2; Baugh 2.

Halftime: Tupper Lake, 19-18.

Potsdam 48, Peru 36

POTSDAM — Will Coleman scored a game-high 22 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to help lead the Sandstoners past the Indians.

Konnor Bigwarfe and Owen Mitchell added eight points each for Potsdam, which held a 27-17 halftime lead.

Mackenzie LaRocque was a standout for Peru with 17 points and six rebounds. Tyler Lemza was next with seven points.

“Just like the day before, we were down by 10 points in each half,” said Peru coach John Clemons. “But the guys kept battling and we got it down to four points a couple of times in the second half.

“We made some mental mistakes, however, and they were able to take advantage.”

Potsdam 48, Peru 36

Peru (36)

Bruno 0-0-0, Lemza 1-4-7, Demarais 0-0-0, Boyer 2-2-6, LaRocque 8-1-17, Spear 0-1-1, Hendricks 0-0-0, McCarthy 0-0-0. Totals: 12-11-36.

Potsdam (48)

Bigwarfe 4-0-8, Hobbs 0-0-0, O. Mitchell 4-0-8, Clark 2-0-4, Coleman 8-3-22, Vaccaro 2-0-6, Bryant 0-0-0, Pitts 0-0-0, Sutliff 0-0-0. Totals: 20-3-48.

3-point goals: Peru (1); Lemza. Potsdam (5): Coleman 3; Vaccaro 2.

Halftime: Potsdam, 27-17.

Franklin Academy 65, Beekmantown 47

POTSDAM — Nate Monette’s 17 points led three players in double figures as the Huskies defeated the Eagles.

Connor Dailey added 14 points and John Dunlavey 13 for Franklin Academy as Monette, Dailey and Dunlavey combined for 10 three-pointers.

The Huskies held a 38-26 lead at the half.

Keegan Ryan accounted for over half of Beekmantown’s offense with a game-high 26 points. Sam Trombly was next with seven.

“They (Franklin Academy) get good balanced scoring and they’re physical,” said Beekmantown coach Ryan Converse. “They’re aggressive on defense.

“We did some nice things in the game. We were able to get to within six points in the second half. But we made a couple of turnovers at critical times.”

Franklin Academy 65,

Beekmantown 47

Beekmantown (47)

Begor 0-0-0, Koktowski 2-0-4, Manney 2-2-6, Pelkey 1-0-2, Rabideau 0-0-0, Remchuk 0-0-0, Ryan 12-2-26, Singh 0-0-0, Stevens 1-0-2, Trombly 3-0-7. Totals: 21-4-47.

Franklin Academy (65)

Dailey 5-0-14, Poupore 1-0-2, Mulverhill 0-2-2, Monette 6-2-17, Yando 0-2-2, Johnson 4-0-8, Gallagher 3-0-6, Dunlavey 5-0-13. Totals: 24-7-65.

3-point goals: Beekmantown (1): Trombly. Franklin Academy (10): Dailey 4; Dunlavey 3; Monette 3.

Halftime: Franklin Academy 38, Beekmantown 26.

Chateaugay 54, Northern Adirondack 24

CHATEAUGAY — Noah Bowes led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points and teammate Devon Barnes added eight markers and seven rebounds in the win.

“We came out with some good pressure defense,” Chateaugay head coach Mike Hart said. “They played good zone defense, but it enabled us to convert outside the 3-point arc. We had five 3-pointers in the second quarter and really found our range.”

Chateaugay took a 29-4 lead into halftime, while shutting down 6-foot-5-inch Brady Smart in the post.

“Bowes played well in the post, especially on the defensive side of the basketball on Smart,” Hart said. “Our defense led to offense and converted points from turnovers.”

Behind Bowes’ 15-point night, Jordan Martin also reached double figures, adding 10 markers.

Daniel Burger paced the Bobcats with 12 points.

Chateaugay 54,

Northern Adirondack 24

Northern Adirondack (24)

Burger 4-4-12, Nichols 1-0-2, LaBarge 1-0-2, Smart 2-0-4, Cayea 1-1-4, Paiser 0-0-0, Garrand 0-0-0, Byron 0-0-0. Totals: 9-5-24.

Chateaugay (54)

Swanston 2-0-5, T. Martin 1-0-3, Young 1-2-5, J. Martin 3-2-10, Henderson 1-2-5, Seymour 0-0-0, Stalter 1-0-3, Bowes 5-2-15, Barnes 4-0-8. Totals: 19-6-54.

Chateaugay 0 19 17 8 — 54

Northern Adirondack 0 4 7 13 — 24

3-point goals: Northern Adirondack (1): Cayea. Chateaugay (10): Swanston, T. Martin, Young, J. Martin 2, Henderson, Stalter, Bowes 3.

AVC, OFA postponed

AuSable Valley did not make the trip to Potsdam and its game with Ogdensburg Free Academy was not played.

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