Here’s Dan DeFrancesco’s recap of the game tonight, plus the rest of tonight’s roundups:
It didn’t take long for Eric Paschall to show why he is in contention for this year’s Mr. Basketball.
In his first game of the season the junior scored 30 points in Dobbs Ferry’s 69-55 win over Irvington in the first round of the Michael F. Tewey Memorial Tournament at Irvington.
“I thought we gelled well today,” Paschall said. “I think today we came together and showed we can be real good.”
Nick Kost added 15 while George Roca chipped in eight. Kevin Tierney led the Bulldogs with 14 points. The Eagles will face Ardsley in the championship Saturday at 8 p.m. Irvington will face Pelham at 4 p.m. in the consolation.
Paschall got started early, scoring 12 points in the first quarter. Irvington had a tough time matching up with the 6-foot-6 guard, sending him to the line five times in the first eight minutes.
While a majority of the offense ran through Paschall in the first quarter, the Eagles were able to work the ball around and get others involved as the game progressed.
Coach Scott Patrillo said that will be key to the Eagles success as the season progresses.
“You’ve got to become a balanced team because you can’t just become a one-man show,” Patrillo said. “Other guys, like we said all year, have to step up. They’ve got to learn how to make cuts to the right places get themselves open in positions because Eric will find them.”
For more on the game check out the story in Saturday’s Journal News.
Ardsley 47, Pelham 43: In the first round of the Michael F. Tewey Memorial Tournament at Irvington, Andrew Saklad led Ardsley with 13 points. John Scrofani added eight. Chris Ayson led Pelham with 10 points.
Scarsdale 50, Lincoln 23: In the first round of the Maroon and White tournament at Scarsdale, Jon Cohen had 12 points. Robert Plummer and Jack Hewitt both scored seven points. Tamer Tolgar had five points for Lincoln. Scarsdale will play Fox Lane in the championship game today at 8 p.m.
Stepinac 73, Sacred Heart 41: At Stepinac, Josh James had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Boz Bernstein had 15 points. Arjin Beduiri had 16 points for Sacred Heart.
Iona Prep 62, St. Francis Prep 45: At St. Francis Prep, Matt Ryan scored 22 points, Tom Capuano scored 16 and Isaiah Ice scored 10. Donald Niang had three steals.
Valhalla 67, Westlake 52: At Westlake in the first round of the Westlake tournament, Terrence Tribble scored 21 points, Joseph Lovecchio scored 15 and Tyler Wills scored 13. Richie Maio scored 23 points for the Wildcats. Valhalla will play Hastings for the tournament title at 4 p.m. and Westlake will face Hen Hud at noon in the consolation game.
Eastchester 78, Roosevelt 53: In the first round of the Eastchester Holiday Tournament at Eastchester, Jack Daly had 22 points for the Eagles. Nick Campana added nine points. Marion Bates had 15 points for the Indians. Eastchester will face Panas in the finals today at 4 p.m. Roosevelt will face Hunter in the consolation match today at noon.
Fieldston 73, Rye Country Day 50: At Rye Country Day, Tyler Fernandez had 20 points. Salim Green and James McPhail both scored 10 points.