Friday’s game was very much on the minds of the Iona Prep players as they took the court Saturday against White Plains in the Harry Jefferson Showcase. None of them had forgotten the dismantling that had taken place on their home court less than 24 hours ago.
The Gaels were able to use Friday’s blowout as a stepping stone rather than a road block, defeating White Plains 60-53. There was no better example of this than Matt Ryan, the sophomore forward who struggled on Friday, scoring only two points before fouling out in the third quarter, was named the game’s MVP after scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds.
Tom Capuano had 13 points and three rebounds in the win. Brandon Williams added 12 points and four rebounds. Mike DeMello led all scorers with 23 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Tigers.
Iona Prep took a 15-7 lead after the first, but was outscored 27-18 over the next two.
The turning point came midway through the fourth when Ryan threw down a two-hand contested dunk that pushed the Gaels lead to six with under four minutes remaining.
While White Plains would never again regain the lead, they did pull within three with under a minute remaining. Four clutch free throws by Ryan proved to be enough to secure the win though.
As important as the win was for the Gaels, coach Victor Quirolo said his team is still a ways away.
“We just have to have more team continuity,” Quirolo said. “We don’t gel as much as we like, it’s too fragmented.”
For more, check out the story in tomorrow’s Journal News.
Brewster 72, New Milford 63: In the first round of the Brewster Booster Club Holiday tournament Friday, Peter Cirocco had 20 points for the Bears. Will Carrion had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Brewster will face Scarsdale in the final on Saturday at 8 p.m. New Milford will face Kennedy in the consolation at 6:15 p.m.
Carmel 71, John Jay -East Fishkill 66, 2OT: At John Jay – EF Friday, RJ Martinez scored 31 points and Dan Benkhen scored 22 points. James Loughran scored nine.
Masters 65, South Kent 57: At Masters Friday, Mike Jurzyski had 34 points and 13 rebounds for the Panthers. Isaiah Hayden added 20 points and three steals.
Trinity 46, Hackley 40: At Hackley Friday, Darius Inzer scored 12 points for the Hornets.
Hen Hud 73, Port Chester 70: In the consolation game of the Edgemont tournament, Kyle Monk scored 36 points, including seven three-pointers. Carson Cole had 17 points. Tim Brown had 23 points and Tyrik Harris had 16 for the Rams. Monk made the all-tournament team.
Lakeland 58, John Jay 51: In the consolation game of the Panas tournament, Mike Morelli scored 20 points and Tom Harten scored 12. Joe Kells scored 16 points and Nick Kieger had 21 rebounds and 11 points for the Indians. Morelli and Kells made the all-tournament team.
Rye Country Day 57, Hamden Hall 49: At Hamden Hall Friday, Tyler Fernandez scored 17 points for the Wildcats. Ignacio de Lera had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Valhalla 59, Edgemont 49: In the championship of the 20 annual Dave Kintzing tournament at Edgemont, tournament MVP Terrence Tribble had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Vikings. All-tournament player Mark Kinnaly had 17 point and nine rebounds. All-tournament player Jack Keely had 15 points for the Panthers.
Croton-Harmon 57, Dobbs Ferry 38: In the consolation game of the Robert E. Mayclim tournament at Croton-Harmon, the Tigers outscored the Eagles 13-4 in the third quarter to open up a lead they never relinquished it. All tournament team member Ian Thom had 20 points and eight assists for the Tigers. Chris McVetty had nine points and 10 rebounds. Tim Soave was named to the all tournament team for the Eagles.
Stepinac B 44, Xaverian B 31: At Stepinac, Spencer O’Toole had 15 points for the Crusaders. Tommy Keane had eight points.
Ossining 43, Poly Prep 42: In the Jefferson Showcase at White Plains High School, Stiven Hunter scored 12 points. Noah Morton scored nine, including the game-winning lay up as time expired.
Putnam Valley 50, Hastings 44: In the finals of the Robert E. Mayclim tournament at Croton-Harmon, Zach Coleman had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Tigers. Jelanie Bell-Isaac had 13 rebounds and three blocks. Ryan Basso had 14 points. Jeb Paulstine had 14 points for the Yellow Jackets.
Somers 63, North Salem 42: In the championship game of the Michael DePaoli tournament, John Decker scored 31 points and Max Parks scored nine. Joey Tunas and Umar Singh each scored 15 points for the Tigers.
Westlake 58, Keio 33: In the consolation game of the Rye Neck Booster Club tournament, Tommy Hopkins had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks for the Wildcats. Harrison Adams added 10 points. Fumiaki Kobayashi and Daiki Hirabayoshi each scored nine points for the Unicorns.
Watervliet 64, Woodlands 56: In the Pioneer Classic Shootout at Poughkeepsie, D’Andre Tilford had 19 points for the Falcons. Brandon Johnson had nine points. Ross Joseph had seven points,
Pelham 45, Bronxville 35: In the Bill Green Tournament final at Bronxville, Chris Ayson scored 17 points for the Pelicans. Charlie Tarry had 15 points for the Broncos.
Mamaroneck 46, Saunders 28: In the Jefferson Showcase at White Plains, Ryan Cadden had 14 points. Ryan Orgielewicz had eight points. Erickson Gonzalez had six points for the Blue Devils.
Spring Valley 58, Uniondale 54: In the Jefferson Showcase at White Plains, Rickey McGill had 19 points and was named player of the game.
Pearl River 65, Rye Neck 47: In the championship game of the Rye Neck Booster Club tournament, tournament MVP Kevin Degnan scored 21 points for the Pirates. Jack Byrnes scored 16 points. Matt Franks had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers.
Harrison 62, Sacred Heart 56: In the Jefferson Showcase at White Plains, Coby Lefkowitz scored 22 points in the win. Teammate Zac Evans had 15. Arjon Bequiri scored 19 points for Sacred Heart.
Sleepy Hollow 54, Tuckahoe 34: In the Jefferson Showcase at White Plains, Nick Arduno and Alex Laub each scored 19 points for the Headless Horsemen. Maurice Hollis scored 11 points for the Tigers.
Panas 59, Irvington 47: In the final of the Panas tournament, Lylle Ryalls had 15 points and was named tournament MVP. Tim McCauley had 13 points. Vaughn Dweck had 12 points and was named to the all-tournament team. For the Bulldogs, Kevin Tierney had 21 points while Jerelle Price added nine points. Both were named all-tournament.
Scarsdale 66, Brewster 60, OT: In the championship game of the Brewster Booster Club Holiday tournament, Jack Hewitt had 21 points and 15 rebounds and was named tournament MVP. Matt Katz had 19 points. Brian McNeil had 15 points for the Bears.
Pelham 45, Bronxville 35: In the championship game of the Bill Green Tournament at Bronxville, Chris Ayson scored 17 points. Charlie Tarry led the Broncos with 15.
Kingston 78, Mahopac 69: In Pioneer Classic Shootout at Poughkeepsie, Brendan Hynes had 30 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Ryan Simone had 14 points and 11 rebounds.