And then there were two…
We started the day with four undefeated teams and end with only two.
With two undefeated teams facing off against each other (Palisade Prep vs. Children’s Village) I knew we would only have three at days end, but I have to admit that I didn’t see Nyack topping Briarcliff.
Now Palisade Prep and North Rockland are the only two local teams with unblemished records. Both squards are in action at home Friday as the Phoenix play Clark Academy while the Red Raiders take on Spring Valley.
As Josh said on Monday, it seems like there has been an influx of buzzer beaters this season. Today did not disappoint. Terrence McNair got his second of the season as he helped Nyack hand Briarcliff their first loss of the season.
Croton-Harmon was able to come back from being 17 points down at halftime to win thanks to Jason Howald completing a 3-point play to essentially end the game.
I’ll be back later with my recap from Clarkstown North’s 67-57 win over Clarkstown South. The Rams have now won five straight.
Palisade Prep 62, Children’s Village 52: At Palisade Prep, Isaiah Ward had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and eight steals. Kevin Sabino-Pena added 18 points, including four 3-pointers for the undefeated Phoenix (7-0). Roger Owens scored 24 points for the previously unbeaten Children’s Village (7-1). Andre Jones added 16 points.
North Rockland 67, Suffern 39: At Suffern, Charles Nardone scored 20 points for the Red Raiders, who outscored the Mounties 57-24 in the final three quarters. Roger Harris and Alex Ramirez each added nine points. Joaquin Skullark scored 10 points for the Mounties.
Croton-Harmon 47, Pleasantville 46: At Pleasantville, down by two points in the final moments of the fourth quarter Croton-Harmon’s Jason Howald grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a game-tying shot with two seconds left. He was fouled in the process and completed the three-point play to give the Tigers the lead and the win. Ian Thom scored 15 and now sits 16 shy of 1,000 varsity points. Jack Eisenberg had 10 points and James Leyden had nine for the Panthers. Croton-Harmon overcame a 17 point halftime deficit in the victory.
Nyack 48, Briarcliff 46: At Nyack, Terrence McNair scored the eventual game-winning layup with six seconds left following a steal by Dashawn Rodriguez. McNair had 14 points and Rodriguez had 10 points. Chris Pierson had nine points. Brian Daniels had 18 points and Jared Jones had 16 points for the Bears.
Mount Vernon 69, Mamaroneck 34: At Mamaroneck, Joshua Doughty had 16 points and Jalen David had 10 points. Jamal Lewis and Marques Henry both scored eight points. Scott Greenberg had 11 points for the Tigers.
Blind Brook 49, Valhalla 37: At Valhalla, Sam Adler had 27 points for the Trojans. Jeff Disorky had 11 points. Terrance Tribble had 12 points for the Vikings.
Irvington 53, Tuckahoe 21: At Irvington, Kevin Tierney had 12 points and Ryan O’Donnell had 10 points. Kayvon Reid had 11 points for Tuckahoe.
Brewster 51, John Jay 42: At Brewster Tuesday, Peter Cirocco scored 15 points. Brian McNeil added 10 points.
Peekskill 80, Pelham 61: At Pelham, Jay Cabell hit five three-pointers for 15 points. Laron Holt also had 15 points and Anthony Guerrero had 14. Dan Casey had 13 points. Zack Rollins had 12 points Treymayne Prince had 11 for the Pelicans.
Riverside 68, Lincoln 56: At Lincoln, Ian Parker had 20 points including 10 free throws. He also had 10 rebounds and two assists. Malk Johnson had 17 points. David Morris had five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Tony Leone had 22 points and Anthony Robert had 11 for the Lancers.
Green Meadow 52, Barnstable Academy 27: At Green Meadow, Taylor Miccio scored 12 points. Lukas Chin added 10 points.
Scarsdale 61, White Plains 34: At Scarsdale, Jon Cohen had 18 points for the Raiders. Robert Plummer had 11 points. Mike DeMello had 12 points for the Tigers.
Harrison 35, Fox Lane 29: At Harrison, Nick Esposito had 11 points and Matt Baker had nine. Coby Lefkowitz had seven points and 11 rebounds. Carlito Carvalho had 10 points for the Foxes.
Spring Valley 52, Ramapo 47: At Spring Valley, Kai Mitchell had 16 points and Rickey McGill had 14 points. Fern Durand had eight points. Frank Wilson-Woods had 16 points for Ramapo.
Gorton 97, Yonkers 54: At Cross Hill Academy, Dane Williamson had 20 points, including two of the Wolves’ 12 3-pointers on the afternoon. Rashan McKay added 18 points. Felix Gyabach scored 15 points for the Bulldogs.
Sacred Heart 51, St. Agnes 40: At Sacred Heart Tueday, Balla Thiam 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish. Arjon Beqiri had 14 points. John Gause had nine points.
Ossining 80, Rye 64: At Ossining, Steven Espinoza-Hunter and Noah Morton both scored 16 points. Kayvon Murray had nine points and nine rebounds
Solomon Schechter 52, Greenburgh Academy 45: At Solomon Schechter, Jake Diamond scored 18 points. Josh Becker added 10 points.
Roosevelt 49, Sleepy Hollow 34: At Roosevelt, Demetrius Thomas had 16 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and three blocks for the Indians. Rakeem Samuels had 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Dionel Infante had seven points for the Headless Horsemen.
Stamford 60, Harvey 53: At Stamford, Jesse Zubren had 15 points and seven rebounds. Rickey Hicks added 10 points.
Friends Seminary 49, Hackley 40: At Hackley, Dan Chung scored 14 points.
Solomon Schechter 52, Greenburgh Academy 45: Jake Diamond had 18 points and Josh Becker had 10 points and 16 rebounds. Taylor Cummings had 14 points for the Crusaders.
Dobbs Ferry 61, Edgemont 38: At Dobbs Ferry, Eric Paschall had 30 points and 13 rebounds. Paul Emdin scored 18 points for the Panthers.
Horace Greeley 63, Port Chester 43: At Port Chester, Jeremy Ciero had 25 points and Harrison Brown had 17. Tyrik Harris had 12 points for the Rams.