Nothing like a couple of nail biters to kick-off the first full day of games after the holiday break.
White Plains can not catch a break. You honestly have to feel for the Tigers. I saw them play Nazareth and Iona Prep, two games they led heading into the fourth quarter. This time around White Plains held the lead late into the fourth until a costly turnover led to a four-point swing with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
Just 12 miles south, the Pelicans were forming a comeback of their own. Trailing by seven heading into the fourth, Pelham forced the Yellow Jackets into several turnovers to claw their way back. Pat Condy hit two 3s in the last minute of regulation to send the game to overtime. In the extra stanza the Pelicans got it done at the line, hitting three free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
It feels good to back.
New Rochelle 47, White Plains 44: At White Plains, the Tigers led for the majority of the game but lost the lead with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter and were outscored 18-11 by the Huguenots. Joe Clarke had 27 points and Khalil Edney added eight. Mike DeMello had 20 points and Justin Tapper had 11 for the Tigers.
Pelham 57, Hastings 55 OT: At Pelham, Pat Condy made two consecutive 3-pointers in the last minute of regulation to send the game into overtime for the Pelicans. In overtime, the Pelicans made three free throws to seal the game. Condy finished with 19 points. Rob Hevia had 18 points for the Yellow Jackets.
Martin Luther King 68, Greenburgh Academy 36: At Martin Luther King, Rajien Griffin had 16 points and six assists. Peter Hargrove had 16 points. Jermaine Shaw had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Dashawn Johnson added five points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Palisade Prep 64, Solomon Schechter 38: At Solomon Schechter, Isaiah Ward had 19 points. Fred Truss Jr. had 11 points. Evan Ashley had nine points for the Lions.
Woodlands 58, Ardsley 47: At Woodlands, Jamil Gambari scored 18 points for the Falcons. Gabe Kardish scored 18 points for the Panthers.
Scarsdale 60, Mamaroneck 52: At Scarsdale, Jon Cohen had 26 points. Tyler Nathan and Jack Hewitt each had 10 points. Ryan Orglelewicz had 21 points for the Tigers.
Children’s Village 77, Yonkers Montessori 45: At Yonkers Montessori, Kareem Padgett had 19 points. Andre Jones added 18 points. Roger Owens added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon Rodriguez added four points, six assists, six steals, and eight rebounds.
Roosevelt 58, Lincoln 34: At Roosevelt, Rakeem Samuels had 25 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Laviticus Jones added 10 points and five steals. Carlos Bobodilla scored 10 points for the Lancers.
Saunders 67, Yonkers 25: At Saunders, Dylan McKenzie had 18 points and Eric Mfodwo had 10. Felix Gyabach and Vincent Dipalo each had six points for the Bulldogs.
Riverside 75, Gorton 56: At Riverside, Ian Parker had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Eddie Jackson led all scorers with 22 points. David Morris added 12 rebounds. Dane Williamson had 21 points for the Wolves.
Dobbs Ferry 58, Bronxville 42: At Dobbs Ferry, Eric Paschall had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles. Dylan Murray scored 16 points for the Broncos.