One of the surprise teams so far in Section 1 has been the Pleasantville Panthers. We all know how good they were in 2009 and 2010 when the were hard-luck runner-ups to Lincoln Hall and Woodlands. After a very tough season, Chris Welsh took over and his new team has far exceeded its modest preseason expectations.
Pleasantville won again tonight, beating Edgemont 74-51 behind the play of one of Class B’s emerging talents, Jack Eisenberg. That puts the Panthers at 7-0 entering the Christmas break. They’ll face perhaps their toughest challenge of the season next when they host Croton-Harmon on Jan. 4.
There’s not much, but here’s a look at tonight’s results…
NYSD 45, Lexington School SD 30: At New York School for the Deaf Wednesday, Michael Bowling had 16 points and seven rebounds. Wigner De La Cruz Mota added 11 points and Juan Sosa had 10 rebounds.
Pleasantville 74, Edgemont 51: At Edgemont, Jack Eisenberg had 23 points for the Panthers, who improved to 7-0. Greg Nicolai added 13 points. Paul Edmin led Edgemont with 21 points.
Riverside 55, Palisade Prep 46: At Palisade Prep, Ian Parker had 16 points and six and Khalif Mason had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Rams. Kevin Sabino led Palisade Prep with 20 points.
Briarcliff 52, Rye Neck 37: At Briarcliff, Tyriek Johnson had 12 points. Matt Franks had 17 points for the Panthers.
Lourdes 69, Pawling 58: At Lourdes, Kyle Santoro had 23 points to lead Lourdes. Cameron Thomas led Pawling with 20 points.