Canton 53, SLC 44 in Brasher Falls on Tuesday evening.
The Canton Golden Bears Girls Varsity team has shown steady improvement over the course of the 2021-2022 season. This was most evident last evening in Brasher Falls as the Varsity Bears defeated a strong St. Lawrence Central squad by a score of 53 to 44.
Earlier this season the Larries pounced on the Bears in the first game of the Don Petty Memorial Tournament with an abundance of pressure. The consistent swarming by the SLC guards forced many Canton turnovers and resultant transition baskets, eventually defeating the Bears by a score of 53-46. Last evening the Bears were able to better manage the pressure imposed by the Larries……. a key component in the win. The flipping of last evening’s score from the first match-up extends the Bears winning streak to five games and moves their league record to 9-3.
Leading the way for Canton was sophomore standout Ava Hoy. Hoy was fantastic as she scored her game high 17 points both transition and by sealing her defender in the post for the lob pass and lay-ups. Several of these assists were made by senior guard Mattigan Porter who made some beautiful entry passes to the post and assisted the Bears press offense with good decision making with her passes. The Hoy sisters enjoyed another “block party” as the duo managed to tip or block countless shot attempts by the Larries. Maddy Hoy continued to be a lengthy pest on the defensive end of the floor and again was able to reach double figures, scoring 11 points on the night. Freshman point guard Kalie Clausen chipped in 10 points for the Bears and along with Camryn Sipher, handled the ball very well on the evening despite being double-teamed on many occasions.
Other offensive and defensive contributions were made by Sipher, Hadley Alguire and Josie Gabriel. Whether it was Camryn helping to manage pressure on both ends of the floor and providing positive energy, Hadley executing the pick and roll type offense beautifully or grabbing a rebound or Josie giving the Bears a much needed lift from the bench, it was clear that the Coach Disalvo’s Bears came to play last night!
One of the most steady players for the team all season has been senior post player Amelia Rodee. Rodee provides a nightly foundation of toughness for the team, doing all of the little things well such as setting great screens, making the right pass, leading by her example and of course scoring and rebounding. JV Coach Mike Wentworth was overheard last night leaving the gym stating the following, “Amelia was a beast on the boards again tonight! I think she wrestled 14 total on the evening”.
The Bears are back in action this Friday evening in Salmon River. Tip-off schedule for 7:15.