Challenge game: Croton-Harmon 53, Yonkers 24
Albertus Magnus 59, White Plains 53
Byram Hills 66, Poughkeepsie 56
Croton-Harmon 53, Yonkers 24: At the County Center, Ian Thom had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists to earn MVP honors for the Tigers, who led 15-2 after one quarter. Yonkers cut the deficit to 10 at halftime behind the rebounding of Pablo Gomez (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Alex Gallinari (4 points, 13 rebounds).
Croton responded in the second half by applying pressure, forcing the majority of Yonkers’ 20 turnovers. The Tiger defense held Yonkers to just seven points in the second half and 21.4 percent shooting (9 for 42) for the game.
Wes Turner added eight points for Croton. Ten players scored for the Tigers, including six points for Aaron Thompson and five apiece for Tyler Gilman and Jason Howald. Thompson, Thom and Rob Simmons each had four rebounds to lead Croton. Thompson also had four assists.
Albertus Magnus 59, White Plains 53: At the County Center, Tyler Sayre and Jack Sullivan each scored 16 points for the Falcons. Sayre made six of seven shots, had four rebounds and three blocks. Sullivan made four 3-pointers, including two to help Albertus build a 9-2 lead early. White Plains then went on a 14-2 run behind Anthony Williams (20 points, eight rebounds) and Akeem Williams (18 points, 3 steals).
Albertus moved in front for good behind a strong second quarter surge. The Falcons led 31-26 at the break and never trailed against, although the game remained close throughout. White Plains actually scored five straight points to tie it 51-51 on a hoop by Anthony Williams with 2:38 left. But Sullivan drained a quick 3 after a timeout. After a White Plains turnover, Pat McGuinness scored as he was fouled. His three-point play gave Albertus a 57-51 lead.
The Falcons closed out the victory from there. McGuinness finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. He led an offense that shot 52.6 percent (20 for 38) from the field. White Plains shot 23 for 49 (46.9 percent).
Spencer Mayfield will go for his 300th career coaching victory tomorrow night.
Byram Hills 66, Poughkeepsie 56: At the County Center, Jeff Lynch had 24 points and five assists for the Bobcats. Andrwe Maloney added 11 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Ryan Golden had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Jermar Dancy led Poughkeepsie with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
At the County Center:
Challenge game: Sleepy Hollow vs. Blind Brook, 12 p.m.
Consolation: White Plains vs. Poughkeepsie, 6 p.m.
Championship: Albertus Magnus vs. Byram Hills, 8 p.m.