Follow the Kennedy-Gorton game live here:
will all of the games be broadcasted today?
also those who are interested i think you can listen to the New Rochelle game vs. Memphis powerhouse Melrose at 6:30pm Tennessee time (which i guess is 730 here) at this site http://www.640wxsm.com/article.asp?id=578831
correction new ro started at 630 and is on now..
as for the peekskill game too many turnovers again and they are settling for too many jump shot.. need to attack the basket more to win this game
new ro down 3 in the 4th quarter.. had a big lead in the 1st half then fell behind by 10 in the 3rd but has cut it down in the 4th
ended up losing by 12 or so.. Sounded like offensive rebounds and poor free throw shooting did them in but i didnt listen to the whole game.
Well it appears that NFA has left there A game at home. Looking very selfish and disorganized. Dino better right the ship at the half. To many easy buckets for Iona.
NFA looks asleep on D
damn what a shot
Peekskill was out hustled and out played. They seemed dis-interested. Brickhouse didn’t play well at all. Xaverian had better ball movement than last night and Exum lite them up. They clearly had a hang over from the Iona loss.
NFA was out of control most of the night and their half court offense was horrendous. No motion whatsoever with constant one on one moves. Henderson was consistently forcing shots. He did hit a big one but overall Bronner did a very good job on him. They are a very athletic and talented bunch, but a smart basketball team like Iona will have success every time.
Iona got impatient and very sloppy at times,but in the end they did more than enough to win. Voekel asserted himself throughout the game. Carrisimo made some big shots and Bronner played a solid game. Mack had some nice minutes,but he needs to learn to pull up. Too many times he is getting trapped under the basket and wasting a fast break opportunity.
Once again the referring was horrible. They should never allow three refs in these games.
Didn’t I saw if Voekyl asserted himself and if Iona forced NFA to play a half court game and force them to knock down shots Iona would be ok. I feel like Nostradamus
Another amazing game tonight at the County Center- Both Newburgh and Iona played their hearts out. Games like this battle test your team for the most important games in March. Very proud of Iona beating two very good teams in Peekskill and especially Newburgh
You did not give Iona a shot-What was your take after watching them beat a very very good team in Newburgh-
After the performance by Voelkel tonight against Newburgh you might want to evaluate your opinion of him because the kid showed amazing will and heart playing with leg cramps in the 4th and overtime
States you were on point. NFA is erratic and Iona stayed in enough control to reap the benefits. Most of NFA’s offensive sets consisted of Henderson shooting a three missing and then Johnson, Cousar and Mcloud cleaning it up. Not going to win games like that. I am not that high on Bronner as a whole, but I am going to say one thing about him. The kid can play defense. He held Brickhouse and Henderson in check.
Most people in this area do not know that Xaverian plays in the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens AA against the likes of Loughlin, Christ the King and Holy Cross with one of the best High School coaches in the City so you knew that Peekskill would have to play very well to win.
As far as Iona these last two games have really battle tested them which as you know will help in crunchtime down the stretch. I still think the coach is making a mistake by not playing 8 players. I assume that Iona will have some league games against teams not at the caliber of Newburgh and Peekskill where some bench players wll get minutes. These last two games were great wins for the program.
Mack is not confident enough to pull up. He needs to work on his mid range jumper alot, thats what make him a better football player then basketball player. Similar to Ray Rice,so I wouldnt be mad at that. Ray is in the NFL. Mack has no Jumper. Lay ups don’t count….....The rest of team look ok, not great, they will get better come March.
Bring on Mount Vernon High School Basketball,
let play at 50 cents house? Lets make it happen
I have important question for these AAU coaches out there.
Are you guys having the kids take Jump shots. A real jump shot. The shooting from the outside is terrible. Kids saying they scored 30 vs top AAU talent in the country. How many of these points were jump shots from 20 feet or more? You can shoot from outside, you can play on any level. Ask Curry’s son. Not big at all but can shoot the pill….now NBA doing it. Wake up kids. Maybe you’ll should spend less time at the AAU games and more time shooting at your school gym over the summer. dahh dahhh…...
IonaPower – I wouldn’t say NFA played their hearts out – they were sleep walking the entire first half and then used their athleticism and zone defense to make the game close. Their half court offense was atrocious with almost no movement at all. Henderson is a terrific player but I have no idea why holding the ball at the top of the key, shouting out plays, and then shooting an errratic 3 constitues as championship caliber play.
Coach D did a fantastic job motivating NFA last year – however he needs to light a fire because in both performances this week they looked like a team content being last year’s state champs – not this year’s favorite.
IP good point about many not knowing too much about Xaverian. Peekskill losing to them is far from an embarrassment. With that being said Peekskill has a lot of work to do. Brickhouse is not playing well and neither is Bradshaw. Yes there are layoffs but Peekskill has played three quality opponents and lost all three. Brickhouse is struggling to be a go to guy on his own. I have enjoyed watching him over the years. He has heart and a special toughness many players don’t have. I may be in the minority when I say this, but in my opinion he isn’t a D1 player. Nothing wrong with that as he will be playing somewhere, but his game as a whole has not elevated enough to be a PG on that level. Could be wrong and I hope I am, just my opinion.
Back to Iona…excellent wins. They needed these to get that swagger and confidence back. Totally agree on not using the bench. He has to get more kids involved. Carrisimo, Voekel and Bronner never get a rest unless they are in foul trouble. That could catch up to you later in the season.
Where is Savage?????
Great to see Peekskill lose two. Hope they lose a lot more!!
You have to give credit to the kids from Newburgh in coming back from being 16 points down- Those kids played hard.
LOL basketballjones you’re hilarious with the hate
VOEKEL IS A BEAST.. 19 PTS 19 RBS, VS. PEEKSKILL. 25 PTS 20 RBS. VS NEWBURGH..BEST TWO GAME PERFORMANCE AGAINST TOP COMPETION THAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN A LONG LONG TIME. I WILL TAKE NEWBURGH’S HENDERSON OVER BRICKHOUSE. GREAT GAME GREAT EFFORT BY BOTH IONA PREP AND NEWBURG…GOOD LUCK THE REST OF THE WAY
Bradshaw only had 7 points against Iona- He does need to step up because has great size in the paint- He should be more of a defensive force-
Iona needs to get more production from their bench- Unless he is hurt Charles Ntumba needs to play and spell Savage and Voelkel- The kid has good skill but has had knee problems.
IonaPower – Sure – they played better in the 2nd half. But a team with that talent and pedigree should’ve shut IP down from the start. Major disappointment and inconsistent focus.
You seemed so confident that Iona was not as good as Newburgh and that Newburgh plays basketball much better than Iona.
Well guess what Kev,
You were wrong hahaha
besides didnt Iona beat Newburgh by like 40 last year? Once again great call
IP Bradshaw is out of position. He is on the block half of the game and then is lack of strength kept him out of paint on defense. He is tremendous talent so if he keeps his head on straight, some college is going to give him a shot. He is a project, but I think hes worth it.
Borsellino and Olimpio have given you some nice minutes, but they are a little undersized to say the least. Doesn’t take away from their toughness though.
One thing is right in that Voekel played extremely well. He is physically stronger than most and uses it to his advantage. Love the way he plays. With the Henderson vs Brickhouse comparison, I do think Henderson is a step quicker, but Brickhouse is a better shooter. Both are equal in terms of passing ability. If I had to pick, I take Brickhouse. But that could be my section 1 bias taking over.
THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING ABOUT VOEKEL THAT DOESNT SHOW UP IN THE STAT SHEET IS HIS OUTLET PASSES, HE WAS LIKE BILL WALTON STARTING THE BREAK, I’M ALL FOR SECTION ONE I JST LIKE HENDERSONS GAMA AS A POINT GUARD BETTER THAN BRICKHOUSE’S, BRICKHOUSE HAS THE HEART OF A LION HE COULD PLAY FOR MY TEAM ANYTIME
ONE THING TO REMEMBER PEEKSKILL MAY PLAY 4 OR 5 GAME AGAINST THE CALIBER THEY SAW THIS WEEK, XAVARIAN SEES THIS COMP EVERYTIME IT STEPS ON THE COURT. ALL IN ALL A VERY ENTERTAING 4 DAYS OF BASKETBALL
Pretty much what I anticipated. Bronner would play much better today and shut down Henderson. Also, Voelkel would be the best player on the court and be the difference in the final outcome.
Anyone who thinks that Voelkel is not a lrgitimate Div I prospect knows nothing about high school or college basketball.
Charles Ntumba should be playing. He needs to play to relieve Savage and Voelkel. Next year he will be the main guy. He has a good skill set at 6’3. With a little more work he has the potential to land himself at a D1 school.
good wins for iona and happy voelkel answered some of his critics.with very little notice mount is on a roll.they won an upstate tourney very easily and are only getting better.gill was named best defensive player in tourney and returning players are maturing.jan.should tell how good they are.iona is still #1 but lets wait and see.
So Gorton needed a point guard and boom, here comes a transfer from Yonkers??????
in his Senior year?????
Is this a joke???
Do they think nobody would pick up on this?
I like your thoughts on NFA, I dont think I could agree more. I was watching on line and it appeared like NFA was sleeping. Henderson is taking way to many shots. What happened to the movement guys? 4 ppl standing around the 3 pont line staring at Marcus? Good game by Iona, played tough D. Good loss for NFA I think though, Hopefully it will light a fire under there butts. I must say I think NFA can take more out of this loss then if they had come back to win. They didnt look hungry at all.
Its strange to me because thats the way NFA played early last year and at about midpoint of the season they started to play well as a team. I guess I figured they where past that. Lol…
So is Jeff Mack looking at hoops or football for next year? And where is the interest coming from?
I think Scott summarized the Iona/NFA game in a nutshell – inconsistant focus by NFA cost them the game. It also hurt them at times v. Xaverian but not enough to lose.
5 thoughts from NFA v. Iona P
5) NFA played like horse meat in the 2nd Qtr – dug themselves too big a hole. If they were competitive in that quarter they win.
4) NFA’s half court offense is ‘ready, aim, fire’. They don’t run many screens and do not have a pure jump shooter. This will become an issue if it continues to go unaddressed by State Tournament time.
3) NFA’s Johnson is an excellent talent – he really shined last night with some rediculous moves and put backs down low. Henderson and Mcloud were ineffective (despite MH’s 3 pt bomb at the end of regulation).
2) Voekel is absolutely D1 Mid Major material. Looked like the most physical player on the court and also showed that he could put it on the floor and create his own shot. Don’t love his stroke from outside though.
1) Bronner was the player of the game in the first half – screaming fast and plays excellent D. He disappeared down the stretch and will need to can those pressure FT’s if he is to become a legit player on the next level.
Good analysis- While Newburgh did not play to their capabilities I also think some of that credit should go to Iona in forcing a lot of the tempo and mistakes that were made by Newburgh.
Perfect assessment of NFA tonight.
I am totally blown away by the outcome. I don’t think anybody was suggesting that Voelkell is not a good player, only that he does not fit into the D1 scheme. He is too small to play inside and not quick enough for the perimeter at that level. This is not an insult, as D1 is very tough.
What I like about NFA is that on paper they do not look like much – no superstars, no size. As a group, they play great, last night notwithstanding.
All in all a big shock, but a huge confidence lift for IP. They are a nice team this year and just won a very difficult tournament.
NO SHOCK THAT IONA WON. THEY BEAT NEWBURG LAST YEAR BY 15 AND RETURN 3 STARTERS.
MOUNT AS USUAL PLAYS A WEAK NON-LEAGUE SCHEDULE, IONA WILL BEAT THEM TWICE AGAIN THIS YEAR.
great job by the chsaa teams! 4-2!
Iona Power –
You are correct in that I am not giving Iona enough credit – they took NFA out of their game – they deserve the kudos. Game readiness, scheme and coaching edge claerly go to Iona P. I think they honed in on NFA’s weaknesses far better than NFA did on Iona P.
I also think that the beat down that Iona P got in DC helped them here. They weren’t mesmerized by NFA’s athleticism since it was not the best team they have seen this season.
One thing that got past me last night was the tempo shift in the 3rd Qtr. NFA eviscerated the 13 pt half time lead in about 5 minutes. Was it that NFA imposed run and gun on Iona or was Iona actually trying to out pace NFA? Strategic error if it’s the later. It seemed that Iona P ran a lot more half court sets in the first half.
It’s scary how quickly NFA can score once the game becomes an up and down scramble.
Iona also had a similar tough game against St. Raymonds- I think the early games did help Iona- Newburgh really has not played too many games-
You make fair points but I would say you and other are off on Voelkel- He picked a school in Vermont where he will be able have a good college career- You can’t teach Basketball IQ and intangibles.
After sleeping on it – I do believe IP out-smarted and out-coached NFA. Really a fantastic coaching job. Also – a nice coaching adjustment by Coach D of NFA in the 2nd half. If NFA played that zone in the first half – they never would’ve been down by 15 – and most likely would’ve pulled out the win. Voekel’s offensive boards in OT were really the key to victory – Carrismo and Bronner missed key free throws. If NFA bodies Voekel on those boards – they win the game. I’ll be interested to see what happens if they do play again in January in a re-scheduling of the WP HS tourney.
NFA needs that every-game intensity back that guided them to the state title last year. I think this loss might wake them up. IP should really be boosted by these 2 wins this week – I expect them to dominate the CHSAA.
Are Iona and Newburgh making up the game that was snowed out on December 19 at White Plains HS ?
scary, Vermont’s leading scorer is Marqus Blakely a 6’5” 225lb foward. Sound familiar? Voelkel made a smart choice, he will play at Vermont.
you continue to come on here and bash gorton and mike reyes.
you obviously have some personal issues – get over it already!
Great point about the CHSAA teams (Iona, Stepinac and Xaverian) going 4-2. Much better than Kevin’s 1-5 projection. As a matter of fact, I hate to point this out about Kevin’s projections – but they look like 1-7 to me.
I have to also say that I was very impressed with North Rockland. I thought they were overrated to start the year (based on a close loss in last year’s playoffs, but no real big wins). Well, they proved me wrong with two very big wins this week after starting off the year slowly with two surprising losses. They dictate tempo very well which is essential for their style of player. No superstars, but they play great team basketball in my humble opinion. It was nice to see them play. I definitely expect them to make some noise in the AA playoffs. With MV, New Ro, North Rockland, Pok and White Plains – a very solid team will not be making the CC this year in AA.
I was also very impressed with how both Stepinac and North Rockland played Luhi. Luhi has one of the top juniors in America Youcoubou who was contained by both teams. Luhi also had plenty of size and other talent. Stepinac shot the ball poorly in both games but still pulled out a big win and hit some tough shots when it counted on day 2. If they play the same style of tough D, continue to make clutch plays and actually hit some outside shots (they do have some good shooters on the team), they will be very, very tough come playoff time. Conroy showed how dominant a big man can be rebounding and blocking shots.
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