LISBON — For a second game an NAC West Boys Basketball opponent derailed a fast start by Lisbon.
On Wednesday an emerging Hermon-DeKalb squad erased a 15-5 first quarter deficit and methodically fashioned a 51-39 win over the Golden Knights.
Hermon-DeKalb (6-5, 3-2) rallied to beat the Golden Knights behind balanced scoring and an impact interior defensive performance by Garrett Willard.
“We got off to a great start and we executed pretty well for much of the game. But Garrett Willard must have had a dozen blocked shots for them. Alex Denesha and Brandon Eggleston each scored six points for them in the third quarter and that was big” said Lisbon Coach Sean Backus.
“We need to get things turned around. We are scheduled to play Hammond Saturday but the weather looks very iffy.”
Alex Denesha led the Demons with 14 points and Zach Denesha added 13. Garrett Willard scored 11 points and Brandon Eggleston tossed in 10. Josh O’Brien led Lisbon (6-6, 1-4) with 13 points and Adam Gravlin, Jackson LaRock and Karter Jordan followed with nine, eight and seven points.
Malone 72 – Gouverneur 62: Hunter Ansari scored 29 points attacking offensive boards to send Malone (8-3, 4-3) past the Wildcats in a Central Division contest in Gouverneur. Payton Poirier added 14 points for the Huskies. Andrew LaPlant led the Wildcats (4-6, 1-5) with 23 points and Connor Fenlong added 13.
C-P 43 – Chateaugay 24: The Colts (7-3, 3-2) steadily pulled away from a 13-3 first-quarter lead in a break-through win as Schuyler Chamberlain and Katie Cary anchored the winning offense with 13 points each in an East Division game in Colton. Chamberlain also tallied seven steals and six assists while Abby McNamara added nine points on three 3-pointers and Katie Long grabbed 10 rebounds and netted four points.
Morgan Thomas led the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) with seven points.
B-M 45 – P-H 34: Visiting Brushton-Moira (6-2, 5-1) rallied from a 32-19 deficit after three quarters to beat Parishville-Hopkinton in an East Division game. Alexis Poirier led Brushton-Moira with 22 points. Clare Snell led Parishville-Hopkinton (4-5, 3-3) with 16 points.
Malone 57 – Canton 30 – Malone used six pins to defeat the Golden Bears (4-9, 2-2) in an NAC meet in Canton. Lucas Martin picked up the first pin for the Huskies (8-2, 3-1) in the 113-pound division. Hunter White (126), Thomas Trombley (145), Alfred MacNeill (152), Tyler Tambini (160) and Bryant Rowe (170) followed with wins by pin for Malone. Robert Gordon (220) and Randy Clifford (132) pinned their foes for Canton.
Potsdam 2 – Salmon River 2 OT: Lexi Lazore scored two goals in the final minute of a period, including the tying goal with 38 seconds left in regulation, to help Salmon River (7-1-1, 1-0-1) to a tie with Potsdam in a Section 10 matchup of undefeated division teams.
Lazore scored the first goal of the game at 14 minutes, 59.3 seconds of the second period.
Potsdam (11-0-1, 2-0-1) stayed undefeated thanks to two goals from Erica Sloan 21 seconds apart in the first four minutes of the third period.
Massena 2 – Malone 2 OT: Meg Wilmshurst one-timed a pass from Hannah Chilton with 2:29 left in the third period to give the Red Raiders (2-8-1) a tie with Malone in a nonleague game in Massena.
Malone (3-7-3) led by one goal twice in the game off goals from Olivia Hunter and Breigh Nelson.
Julia Blair scored the other goal for Massena.