Monday night the Canton JV Girls Basketball team hosted the Potsdam Sandstoners in the first round of this year’s “Route 11 Rivalry,” winning by a score of 48-19.
The Bears jumped out to a quick 11-3 lead against a shorthanded Potsdam team that has been hit by the injury bug and only had six eligible players dressed.
“Potsdam had a short bench tonight but I really like what Coach Cruikshank is trying to do with them. They will be a different team the next time we see them,” Coach Mike Wentworth said.
The junior Bears were again led by the Dynamic Duo in eighth grader Ava Hoy with 19 points, 9 rebounds and Amelia Rodee 14 points, 12 rebounds.
“They both have been playing very well the last few games and I like how much better they have been rebounding and protecting the rim,” Wentworth said.
Rounding out the scoring for Canton on the night; Mattie Porter four points, Lindsey Filiatrault and Allysa Jacob three points, Camryn Sipher and Kayla Larrabee (six rebounds) two points, Courtney Peters one point.
The 7-3 Bears will be traveling to Ogdensburg on Thursday night to face the Blue Devils. Game time 5:30 p.m.
Editor’s Note: This blog comes courtesy of Coach Mike Wentworth.