CHAMPLAIN — Jordan Dominic was hot from long range and Skyler Hebert played lock-down defense to help Northeastern Clinton defeat Massena, 45-42, in overtime during the Section VII/X Challenge played at Northeastern Clinton Friday.
Dominic connected on five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 23 points to lead the Cougars to victory.
Northeastern Clinton held a slim 15-13 lead at the half before pulling ahead even more in the second half.
The Red Raiders, though, made a big run and managed to pull ahead late in the second half by two before Dominic drained a 16-foot jumper to tie the game at 38 and send it into overtime.
“It was a game of runs,” Cougars coach Frank Dumas said. “They got a little lead then we got a little lead.
“Dominic had a nice night with the three ball and Hebert was outstanding on defense and rebounding. She was all over the court and a big stopper for us all evening long. They were a nice combination to have.”
Northeastern Clinton would have to play without Hebert in the overtime period as she fouled out before the end of regulation. Christina Paola, though, came in off the bench and scored four points in overtime.
Hebert added eight points for the Cougars, while Taylor Rabideau finished with six.
Sydney Thompson led the way for Massena with 14 points. Marissa Manley chipped in with 10 points. Samantha Villnave tallied nine points.
Northeastern Clinton will take on Franklin Academy today at noon.
NCCS 45, Massena 42 (OT)
Premo 0-0-0, Curran 0-0-0, Boudreau 0-0-0, Thompson 5-2-14, Voloncios 0-0-0, Manley 4-2-10, Young 2-3-7, Villnave 4-1-9, Peetes 1-0-2, Norris 0-0-0, Jacobs 0-0-0. Totals: 16-8-42.
Northeastern Clinton (45)
Roush 1-0-2, Menard 0-0-0, Hebert 3-1-8, Arless 0-0-0, Babbie 0-0-0, Dominic 8-2-23, Cartier 1-0-2, Miller 0-0-0, Paola 1-2-4, Sample 0-0-0, Rabideau 3-0-6. Totals: 17-5-45.
Halftime: Northeastern Clinton, 15-13.
3-point goals: Massena (2) Thompson 2. Northeastern Clinton (6) Hebert, Dominic 5.
FRANKLIN ACADEMY 42, PLATTSBURGH 34
CHAMPLAIN — The Huskies outscored the Hornets, 19-11, in the second half to capture the victory.
Janelle Heden scored a team-high 15 points to lead Franklin Academy to the win. Abby LaPage chipped in with seven points.
After being tied at the half at 23, the Huskies took control in the second half.
“They out-physicaled us (in the second half), “Plattsburgh coach Jim Manchester said. “They got to loose balls and were much more aggressive on the boards. There was not a whole lot of fight for us in the second half.”
Marle Curle tallied a game-high 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Hornets. Olivia Carlsson chipped in with eight points, while Brin Keyser finished with four. The three players combined for all 34 points in the game.
Plattsburgh takes on Massena at 1:30 p.m. today.
Franklin Academy 42, Plattsburgh 34
Franklin Academy (42)
Fountain 1-3-5, O’Conner 0-2-2, Lamica 3-0-6, McDonald 1-0-2, LaPage 2-3-7, Heden 5-3-15, Barrett 1-1-3, Marshall 1-0-2, Scott 0-0-0. Totals: 14-12-42.
Curle 8-3-22, Carlsson 3-0-8, Keyser 2-0-4, Dragoon 0-0-0, Labarge 0-0-0, Bedard 0-0-0, Duquette 0-0-0. Totals: 13-3-34.
3-point goals: Franklin Academy (2) Heden 2. Plattsburgh (5) Curle 3, Carlsson 2.
Moriah Holiday Tournament
Westport 45, Willsboro 39
MORIAH — The Eagles pulled ahead of the Warriors by as many as 14 points in the second half and Brendee Russell poured in 16 markers en route to the victory.
Junior guard Felecia Kurth totaled eight points and eight rebounds in a contest featuring a game with evenly matched teams.
“Russell is the difference-maker,” Westport coach Hokey McKinley said. “She’s able to apply constant pressure on defense. I thought Amanda Mahoney played well for them and is a hard-working player. She’s a handful because of her size.
Mahoney finished with 13 points, while fellow seniors Renee Marcotte and Kyli Swires each added eight in the loss.
Westport 45, Willsboro 39
Belzile 1-0-2, Marcotte 4-0-8, Crowningshield 0-0-0, O’Hara 3-0-6, Swires 4-0-8, Blanchard 0-0-0, Mahoney 5-3-13, Burt 1-0-2. Totals: 18-3-39.
Kurth 4-0-8, Sudduth 1-1-3, Mitchell 0-0-0, Rascoe 1-0-2, Russell 6-4-16, Looby 5-0-10, Schwoebel 2-0-4, Quaglietta 0-0-0, Viens 1-0-2, Burch 0-0-0. Totals: 20-5-45.
Halftime: Westport, 25-22.
Moriah 52, Schroon Lake 9
MORIAH — With three Wildcat players out of the starting rotation, the host Vikings were able to capitalize with a balanced attack in a 43-point win.
Sarah Slattery led all scorers with 12 points, while Val Wykes (11) also reached double figures. Caitlin Pelkey added seven.
“We were sound defensively and played unselfish basketball,” Moriah head coach Steve Pelkey said. “Our team totaled 18 assists and we had four girls collect three or more steals.”
Lindsay Reynolds scored all nine points for the Wildcats.
Willsboro will face Schroon Lake in the tournament’s consolation game today at noon, while Moriah will challenge Westport for the title for 1:30 p.m.
Moriah 52, Schroon Lake 9
Schroon Lake (9)
Jarrell 0-0-0, Whitney 0-0-0, Hall 0-0-0, Lanoue 0-0-0, DeZalia 0-0-0, Reynolds 2-5-9, Wisser 0-0-0. Totals: 2-5-9.
Wykes 4-2-11, Cross 2-0-4, Stahl 1-3-5, Slattery 6-0-12, C. Pelkey 3-0-7, L. Pelkey 2-0-4, Snyder 2-1-5, Sprague 2-0-4. Totals: 22-6-52.
Halftime: Schroon Lake, 34-6.
3-point goals: Moriah (2) Wykes, C. Pelkey.