OSWEGO — Freshmen Brycelan Sunday and Kayla Cunningham each scored, and Carli Cartier collected 13 saves to power the Salmon River girls hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Section 7’s Beekmantown in the state playoff semifinals Saturday at SUNY Oswego’s Marano Campus Center rink.
The Shamrocks (15-2-1 overall) advanced to the state championship game to face Section 6 champion Frontier-Lake Shore-Orchard Park at 1 p.m. today in the same location.
“This win is huge, huge for us,” said Salmon River coach Olivia Cook. “We’re excited to be in the finals but now we have to come back down and get ready for another tough game.”
Bailey Carter scored for Beekmantown (9-10-1).
ISLANDERS 3, MALONE 2
Mason Aubertine and Christopher Wetterhahn each supplied a goal and an assist as the Islanders outlasted the Huskies for the NAC Division II victory in Clayton.
Andrew Swenson tallied two assists and Hunter Barton also scored for the Islanders (8-9-1, 2-8-1).
Joey Benware and Josh Brown scored for Malone (4-10-4, 0-8-3).
ST. JOSEPH’S 5, POTSDAM 0
James Grable scored twice to lead St. Joseph’s to a victory over the Sandstoners (6-8-3) at the Massena Italian Affair Tournament.
Host Massena defeated Pelham 5-0 in the other game.
SANDY CREEK 3, WESTMORELAND 0
Allison Burrows registered 12 kills, six blocks and three aces to lead the fifth-seeded Comets to a sweep of the No. 4 Bulldogs (17-4) by 25-17, 25-16, 25-9, in the Section 3 Class C quarterfinals at Westmoreland.
Carly Lyndaker tallied 29 assists, Bailey Fahnestock finished with six digs, and Maggie Vazquez managed 18 service points and 10 kills for Sandy Creek (17-3), which will play top-seeded Tully (19-0) in the quarterfinals Tuesday or Wednesday at a neutral site to be determined.
HEUVELTON 54, OFA 47
Madison McCormick tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and seven steals to lead the Bulldogs to a victory over the Blue Devils in a Northern Athletic Conference interdivision game in Potsdam that featured a trio of 1,000-point scorers.
Alex Steele added 14 points, including an 8-for-8 mark at the free throw line, for Heuvelton (17-4).
Chelsey Raven recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds for Ogdensburg Free Academy (7-12).
McCormick, Steele, and Raven each eclipsed 1,000 career points earlier this season.
SOUTH LEWIS 48, SANDY CREEK 38
Abby Durgan produced 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals as the Falcons concluded their season with a win over the Comets in the Frontier League “C” Division consolation game at Turin.
Kelsey Robinson added 10 points, five steals and four assists for South Lewis (6-14). Kiaya Flynn delivered eight points and 10 rebounds.
Riley Dowlearn scored 11 points for Sandy Creek (6-13).
SOUTH LEWIS 77, SANDY CREEK 57
Senior Tanner Chrzanowski scored 30 points to go with 15 rebounds, and established a school single-game record with seven 3-pointers in his final career outing, leading the Falcons (4-16) past the Comets in the “C” Division consolation game at Turin.
Adam Hilton also drained seven 3-pointers to score 25 points for Sandy Creek (1-17).
ALEXANDRIA 34, BELLEVILLE HENDERSON 27
Ian McIlrath posted 14 points and 12 rebounds to power the Purple Ghosts (5-14) past the Panthers (1-15) in the “D” Division fifth-place consolation game at Alexandria Bay.
FOUR AREA TEAMS WIN TITLES
Four Frontier League teams captured the Section 3 championship in their respective divisions at Chittenango High School.
Indian River won the Class A title, Sandy Creek was crowned Class C champions, Belleville Henderson claimed the Class D championship, and Copenhagen won the Co-Ed Division.
Each squad qualified for the state championships scheduled for March 3 at the SRC Arena in Syracuse.
O’MELIA WINS SECTION 3 TITLE
Indian River junior Edward O’Melia won the Section 3 individual bowling championship Friday night at AMF Pinorama in Utica.
O’Melia, who was also recognized as a Frontier League all-star this season, registered a total pin count of 1,254 across six games to secure the title and qualify for the Class A state tournament to be held March 10 in Syracuse.