There’s nothing better for a reporter than a bunch of basketball games strung together at the same site. It’s the equivalent of having the power to multiply.
Later on today, there will be three of me at New Rochelle High School for a tremendous tripleheader highlighted by two of the best games of the season. Not only that, but the first game now seems much more than a worthy opener. Kennedy may be slumping and Poughkeepsie surging. Can the Pioneers still be a factor in the Class A playoffs? Today offers a great opportunity to find out.
Still, the New Ro event has company on the calendar. They’ll host a quadrupleheader over at the famed hardwood at 100 California Rd. to conclude Coaches vs. Cancer week. The event will raise money for the cause, which, as you probably know, has been a major initiative for the BCANY (Basketball Coaches Association of New York).
So…a major Catholic-public city rivalry, Section 1’s two remaining unbeaten teams, the defending Class AA Federation champs, three defending Section 1 champs and a matchup of the last two gold-ball winners in Class AA? That’s a pretty sweet day of basketball.
Here’s the schedule of the two events…
At New Rochelle High School:
Kennedy vs. Poughkeepsie, 12
Byram Hills vs. Tappan Zee, 2
New Rochelle vs. Iona Prep, 4
At Mount Vernon High School:
Tuckahoe vs. Saunders, 12:15
Eastchester vs. Bronxville, 2
Mount Vernon vs. Mamaroneck, 3:45
Gorton vs. Cardinal Spellman, 5:30