Lots of big games today to report:
-A big fourth quarter helped Cardinal Hayes hand Stepinac their second loss of the season, having beaten them earlier in the season.
-In a two overtime thriller Terrence McNair hit a 3 as time expired to give Nyack a 70-67 win over Panas.
-Briarcliff and Byram Hills both managed to remain undefeated as they won their games against Westlake and Fox Lane, respectively.
-In one of our #GOTW, Albertus Magnus beats Tappan Zee 45-39.
-Kennedy gives Peekskill a scare as the Red Devils escape with a three-point victory.
Also plenty of big stat lines. Kai Mitchell had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in Spring Valley’s 63-47 win over Suffern while Sacred Heart’s junior captain Arjon Beqiri scored a career-high 30 points a 71-51 win over Blessed Sacrament. Jelani Bell-Isaac had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks as Putnam Valley rolled to another victory. Westlake’s Tommy Hopkins had 20 points and 19 rebounds. Looks like we have some Player of the Week nominees. Tweet at Josh (@LohudInsider) or me (@Lohud_DeFran) with other #POTW suggestions.
Josh will have a recap later from North Rockland’s 70-54 win over Clarkstown South. The Red Raiders are now the lone undefeated team in Rockland.
Cardinal Hayes 66, Stepinac 51: At Stepinac, the Crusaders played Cardinal Hayes close for the majority of the game, with the score tied at 38 at one point in the third quarter. But Cardinal Hayes went on a 28-13 run in the fourth to pull away. Josh James had 16 points and five rebounds for the Crusaders. Stepinac has a record 9-2 with its only losses coming against Cardinal Hayes.
Nyack 70, Panas 67, 2 OT: At Panas, Terrence McNair hit the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired. McNair finished with 15 points. DaShawn Rodriguez had 18 points. Vaughn Dweck had 28 points and Tim McCauley had 26 points for Panas.
Briarcliff 57, Westlake 52: At Westlake, Jared Jones (18 points), Ryan Huegel (16 points), and Brian Daniels (16 points) scored all but seven points for the Bears. Tommy Hopkins had 20 points and 19 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Byram Hills 60, Fox Lane 52: At Fox Lane, Jeff Lynch had 23 points for the Bobcats. Brian Skelly had 14 points. James Morales had 14 points for the Foxes.
Albertus Magnus 45, Tappan Zee 39: At Albertus Magnus, Jack Sullivan scored 23 points, including three 3-pointers. Eric Casey scored 13 points for the Dutchmen.
Peekskill 70, Kennedy 67: At Kennedy, Jay Cabell had 17 points. Chavis Pigott had 11 points and Ramon Searight had 10 points. Dominick Cristiano had 17 points and Danny Cruz and Chris Gillen both had 16 points for Kennedy.
Spring Valley 63, Suffern 47: At Spring Valley, Kai Mitchell had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Rickey McGill added 16 points and five assists. Devonte O’Neal had four points and 10 rebounds. Tyler McDine and Javin Williams each had 11 points for the Mounties.
Sacred Heart 71, Blessed Sacrament 51: At Sacred Heart, Arjon Beqiri scored a varsity-high 30 points. Balla Thiam added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Deluca had 19 points for Blessed Sacrament.
Yorktown 62, Lakeland 45: At Lakeland, Mason Dyslin had 17 points and Anthony Coutsouros had 16 points. Bryan Horgan had 11 points. Chris Conklin had 12 points for the Hornets.
Pearl River 52, Nanuet 30: At Nanuet, Kevin Degnan had 17 points for the Pirates. Jack Byrnes added 11 points. Mike Brabham had nine points for the Golden Knights.
Clarkstown North 45, Ramapo 27: At Ramapo, Sal Barbetto and Vinny Lleshaj each scored 12 points. Michael Malone scored nine points for the Gryphons.
Eastchester 45, Sleepy Hollow 28: At Eastchester, Jack Daly had 12 points. Mike Milo had 10 points. Manny Velazquez had 12 points for Sleepy Hollow.
Putnam Valley 75, Hen Hud 50: At Putnam Valley, Zach Nolan had 22 points. Jelani Bell-Isaac had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks. Zach Coleman had eight points and six steals. Hunter Glashoff had 17 points for the Sailors.
Iona Prep 59, Mount St. Michael 46: At Iona Prep, Tom Capuano had 19 points, four assists and five rebounds and Gaels. Matt Ryan had 14 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Williams had 12 points and five rebounds.