Crazy days in the CHSAA today. The Iona Prep and Stepinac games both came down to the wire.
The Gaels actually trailed 41-40 heading into the fourth quarter. The final eight minutes were a back and forth affair, with Iona breaking a 51 all game when Matt Ryan (nine points) hit a 3 in the final minute.
The Gaels would foul the Mountaineers with 39 seconds to send them to the line where they hit both shots. Iona would run the clock down to 14 seconds before they turned the ball over, giving Mount St. Michael one final chance for a 3 at the buzzer that rimmed out.
Brandon Williams led the Gaels with 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals.
Fordham Prep took Stepinac to two overtimes before the Crusaders were able to pull away for the win. Josh James had 21 points while Demarcus Miller added 18.
Just goes to show there are no easy days in the CHSAA.
Josh will be back later with a recap from Harrison’s 41-38 win over Rye. Freshman Zac Evans (13 points) made the go-ahead basket with 12 seconds left to give the Huskies the lead. Coby Lefkowitz had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Max Twyman had 17 points.
Iona Prep 54, Mount St. Michael 53: At Mount St. Michael, Matt Ryan hit a 3 in the final minute to give the Gaels the lead. The Mountaineers would go on to hit two free throws, but miss a 3 at the buzzer. Brandon Williams had 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds in the win.
Stepinac 59, Fordham Prep 53, 2 OT: At Fordham Prep, Josh James had 21 points and seven rebounds. Demarcus Miller added 18 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
Pearl River 51, Nanuet 32: At Pearl River, Kevin Degnan had 28 points and nine rebounds. Mike Mulligan had 11 points for the Golden Knights
Green Meadow 58, N.Y. School for the Deaf 55: At Green Meadow, Lukas Chin had 16 points. Taylor Miccio scored 14 points.
Trevor Day 55, Hackley 54: At Trevor Day Monday, Darius Inzer had 16 points and Charlie Pidoriano added 13.
Children’s Village 85, Yonkers Montessori 29: At Children’s Village, Kareem Padgett and Andre Jones scored 19 points each. Raymond Days scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds.
Martin Luther King Jr. 83, Greenburgh Academy 56: Peter Hargrove had 24 points and Jermaine Shaw had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Rajien Griffin had 18 points and eight assists. Dashawn Johnson had 15 rebounds. Taylor Cummings had 25 points for the Crusaders.
Palisade Prep 72, Solomon Schechter 43: At Palisade Prep, Brandon Tate, Fred Truss Jr. and Quinnel Williams each had 11 points. Jake Diamond had 16 points and Noah Goldberg added 13 for the Lions.
White Plains 61, Scarsdale 53: At White Plains, Mike DeMello scored nine points in the fourth quarter leading the Tigers to a 17-9 run to end the game. DeMello finished with 23 points. Marshon Morris had 15 points while Rexler Noel added 12. Jack Hewitt and Jon Cohen each had 11 points for the Raiders.
Blind Brook 70, Hawthorne Cedar Knolls 33: At Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, Brennan Schaenman had 12 points. Ryan Schaenman and Scott Wurtzel each had 10 points. Chris Brown had 10 points for Hawthorne Cedar Knolls.
Mount Vernon 53, Mamaroneck 33: At Mount Vernon, Josh Doughty scored 15 points and had six steals in the win. Brandon Martin added eight points. Ryan Cadden had 11 points for the Tigers.
Lincoln 41, Riverside 40: At Riverside, Carlos Bobodilla’s steal and field goal with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter gave Lincoln the lead and win. Tony Leone had 14 points and Adao Nogueira had 10 points. Eddie Jackson had 16 points for the Rams.
Clarkstown North 72, Ramapo 47: At Clarkstown North, Sal Barbetto led the Rams with 24 points. Zack Barrett scored 12 points. Michael Malone had 13 points and Frank Wilson-Woods had 12 points for Ramapo.
North Salem 83, Somers 68: At North Salem, Umar Singh had 37 points and Joey Tunas had 34 points. John Decker had 44 points and Matt Moros had 10 for the Tuskers.
North Rockland 58, Clarkstown South 57: At North Rockland, Jamell Lockhart hit a running jumper in the paint with four seconds remaining to seal the win for North Rockland. Elijah Tillman scored 18 points and Lockhart had 15 points. Joe Zayer scored 17 points and Kyle Beckman had 14 points for Clarkstown South.
Edgemont 42, Hastings 41: At Hastings, Paul Emdin scored 14 points and Jack Keeny added 12 points. Francesco Scioscia led Hastings with 12 points and Joe Tino scored nine points.
Woodlands 58, Ardsley 55: At Ardsley, Gabe Kardish had 21 points and Connor Rice had 12. Andrew Saklad had 11. Brandon Johnson had 24 points and Najee Khan had 12 for the Falcons.
Dobbs Ferry 62, Bronxville 55: At Dobbs Ferry, Eric Paschall had 23 points. Nick Kost and Josh Smith each added 11. Dylan Murray and Matt Tormey each had 15 points for the Broncos.
Yorktown 55, Lakeland 41: At Yorktown, Ricky Corrado scored 12 points. Stephen DiMaria and Ryan Mahoney each had 10 points. Chris Conklin had nine points for the Hornets.
Mahopac 76, Brewster 42: At Mahopac, Brendan Hynes had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Dan Tully had 15 points. Donnell Patterson had 14 points for the Bears.
Valhalla 43, Keio 33: At Valhalla, Peace Elegomah had 11 rebounds. Ezekiel DeMasio and Josphe Lovecchio each had nine points. Fumiaki Kobayashi had 12 points and Kaiki Hirabayashi had 11 for the Unicorns.
Carmel 56, John Jay 53: At Carmel, RJ Martinez had 22 points and James Loughran had 13. Dan Benkhen had 12. Jack Paccione had 15 points and Joe Kells had 12 for the Indians.
Peekskill 59, Kennedy 50: At Peekskill, Jay Cabell had 15 points. LaRon Holt had 11 points, 18 rebounds and five steals. Dominick Cristiano had 22 points and Danny Cruz had 10 points for the Gaels.
Spring Valley 67, Suffern 43: At Suffern, Kai Mitchell had 19 points. Vincent Burns added 16. Chris Jefferson had 13 points for the Mounties.