It seems the trend of buzzer beaters we have seen all week has now translated into upsets as well, with the CHSAA as the first victim.
Locally, the big shocker of the night was Stepinac falling to Mount St. Michael. The Crusaders led 32-20 at half but struggled shooting the ball in the second half.
Marcus Patterson would leave the hero for the Mountaineers as the senior hit the go-ahead shot with 2.5 seconds remaining to hand Stepinac its third loss of the season.
Matt Ryan’s 26 points weren’t enough as Iona Prep fell to Fordham Prep in a shootout.
Also, St. Raymond’s topped Cardinal Hayes 84-79.
Nancy Haggery was also on hand to watch another undefeated fall as North Rockland lost at home to Spring Valley 57-45.
As if that wasn’t enough, we also had more game winners. Sleepy Hollow’s Nick Arduino hit one with two seconds left to give the Headless Horseman the win over Woodlands.
There was one place where the favorite played their part. Mount Vernon manhandled Scarsdale, cruising to a 74-44 win in its home opener. I’ll be back later with a recap of the game.
Until then, here are today’s roundups.
Mount St. Michael 55, Stepinac 53: Marcus Patterson scored with 2.5 seconds to give the Mountaineers the lead. The Crusaders lead 32-20 at half. Josh James and Naim Thomas had 14 points each. James also had five rebounds and five assists.
Fordham Prep 72, Iona Prep 63: At Fordham Prep, Matt Ryan scored 26 points for the Gaels. Brandon Williams scored 17 points. Teammate Isaiah Ice had 10 points and six assists.
Sleepy Hollow 37, Woodlands 36: At Sleepy Hollow, Nick Arduino made the game-winning basket with two seconds left in the game. Manny Velazquez had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Headless Horsemen. D’Andre Tilford had 12 points for the Falcons.
New Rochelle 53, Mamaroneck 29: At New Rochelle, Joe Clarke had 21 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Khalil Edney had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Alex Lanni had 11 points for the Tigers.
Palisade Prep 82, Clark Academy 31: At Palisade Prep, Isaiah Ward scored 18 points for the Phoenix. Fred Truss Jr. added 12 points. Taiquam Johnson scored 19 points for the Blue Knights.
Panas 67, Lakeland 40: At Panas, Vaughn Dweck had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Tom Parish had 12 points. Ben Dedvukaj had 10 points for the Hornets.
Children’s Village 76, Greenburgh Academy 61: At Children’s Village, Andre Jones had 28 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals for Children’s Village. Kareem Padgett had 24 points and 17 rebounds. Taylor Cummings had 21 points for Greenburgh Academy.
Gorton 77, Roosevelt 70: At Gorton, Dane Williamson scored 30 points for the Wolves. Rashan McKay scored 19 points. Teammate Gilberto Gutierrez scored 13 points. Demetrius Thomas scored 28 points for the Indians. Eric Washington scored 17 points. Teammate Rakeem Samuels scored 14 points.
Pleasantville 73, Westlake 58: At Pleasantville, Jack Eisenberg had 29 points for the Panthers. Charlie Montgomery had 14 points. Jesse Boyce had 15 points for the Wildcats.
Valhalla 54, Hawthorne Cedar Knolls 34: At Hawthrone Cedar Knolls, Terrance Tribble had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Vikings. Mark Kinnally had 10 points. Aldean Richardson had 14 point for the Hornets.
Dobbs Ferry 55, Irvington 50: At Dobbs Ferry, Eric Paschall had 35 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles. Josh Smith added 10 points. Kevin Tierney had 18 points and Jerelle Price had 11 for Irvington.
Tappan Zee 55, Pearl River 51: At Tappan Zee, Eric Casey had 16 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks for the Dutchmen. Joe Letizia and Luke McLaughlin each scored 12 points. Kevin Degnan scored 17 points for the Pirates. Rich Masley and Tom Davis each scored 13 points.
Bronxville 62, Tuckahoe 43: At Bronxville, Matt Tormey had 11 points for the Broncos. Dylan Murray had nine points. Shyheim Nixon had 14 points for the Tigers.
Peekskill 77, Horace Greeley 60: At Peekskill, Jay Cabell had 21 points for the Red Devils. Laron Holt had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Harrison Brown had 20 points for the Quakers.
Rye 72, Port Chester 59: At Rye, Max Twyman had 31 points for the Garnets. Mike Garofalo had 13 points, seven steals and four assists. Prestin Higgins had 19 points for the Rams.