Big story of the day was Iona Prep’s 67-63 upset win over Cardinal Hayes. You really never know what to expect in the CHSAA. The Gaels’ big three of Brandon Williams (22), Isaiah Ice (17) and Matt Ryan (17) came up huge.
Stepinac wasn’t as lucky, as they fell to Christ the King 77-52. If the Crusaders can take anything away from the game, it’s the fact they were within six points of arguably the strongest team in the state at half.
Harrison gave Byram Hills quite a scare, taking the Bobcats to overtime. Byram was able to go on a 15-8 run to close the game out and secure a 69-62 win. Andrew Groll led the Bobcats with 19 points. Harrison’s Coby Lefkowitz, who hit a game-tying layup to send it to OT, led all scorers with 26.
With wins today Peekskill and Panas keep pace with each other in their league. On Thursday the Red Devils face Yorktown while the Panthers take on Kennedy. A win by both teams would mean they would split the league title. Quite the turnaround for a Panas team that was 3-5 at one point in the season.
Iona Prep 67, Cardinal Hayes 63: At Cardinal Hayes, Brandon Williams led the Gaels with 22 points and eight rebounds. Isaiah Ice and Matt Ryan scored 17 points apiece. Freshman Ty Jerome had four assists.
Christ the King 77, Stepinac 52: At Christ the King, Josh James had 25 points. James Decker added nine for the Crusaders, who trailed 28-22 at the half.
Byram Hills 69, Harrison 62, OT: At Harrison, Harrison outscored the Bobcats 17-11 in the fourth quarter, which included Coby Lefkowitz making the game-tying lay up with 14 seconds left in regulation to send the contest into overtime. In overtime, Byram Hills reclaimed momentum and finished on a 15-8 run. Andrew Groll had 19 points while Brian Skelly added 14. Ryan Golden and Jeff Lynch each had 10. Lefkowitz ended the game with 26 points while Matt Stein added 11 for the Huskies.
Peekskill 73, Lakeland 57: At Peeksill, Musheed Muhammad scored 20 points and had14 rebounds in the win. Dan Casey added 20 points and six assists. Anthony Mendoza and Stephen Harten had 12 points apiece for the Hornets.
Panas 57, Yorktown 40: At Panas, Vaughn Dweck had 22 points and seven rebounds for Panas. Tim McCauley added 14 points and five assists. Stephen DiMaria had 11 points for Yorktown.
Hen Hud 57, Westlake 54: At Westlake Monday, Hunter Glashoff had 22 points and hit six 3s. Carson Cole added 17 points. Rich Maio had 23 points for Westlake.
Green Meadow 62, West Caldwell Tech 32: At Green Meadow, Mehmet Baskoylu had 16 points as he was honored on Senior Day. Lukas Chin scored 14 points. Taylor Miccio had 11 points.
Riverside 49, Roosevelt 40: At Riverside, Khalif Mason had 14 points. Eddie Jackson had 13 points and three steals. Keanu Douglas had seven rebounds. Demetrius Thomas had 15 points and Rakeem Samuels had 14 for the Indians.
Biondi 61, Clark Academy 43: At Clark Academy, Johnnie Gray had 18 points and seven assists in the win. Donyell McMillian scored 13 points. Calvin Walters and Taiquam Johnson had 15 points apiece for Clark Academy. Shane McCalla had seven blocks.
Pleasantville 55, Westlake 39: At Pleasantville, Jack Eisenberg had 26 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Charlie Montgomery added nine points while Nick Greto had eight. Tommy Hopkins had 20 points for the Wildcats.
Putnam Valley 59, Pawling 45: At Putnam Valley, Zach Coleman had 20 points and eight rebounds. Ryan Basso had 11 while Jelani Bell-Isaac had nine points and 11 rebounds.
Rye 67, Port Chester 65: At Port Chester, Max Twyman had 21 points including four clutch free throws in the last 30 seconds of the game to seal the win. Mike Garofalo added 15 while Mike O’Neil had 13. Tim Brown had 20 points for the Rams. Mike Iantonino had 11 while Preston Higgins and Kayson Cuyatti each added 10.
North Salem 61, John Jay 39: At John Jay, Joe Tunas had 22 points while Umar Singh added 17. John Jay had nine different scorers including a six point performance by Matt Bernstein and Joe Kells.
Carmel 46, Brewster 26: At Carmel, Dan Benkhen had 12 points and RJ Martinez had 11. Donnell Patterson had 11 points for the Bears.
Woodlands 59, Sleepy Hollow 36: At Woodlands Monday, D’Andre Tilford led the Falcons with 13 points. Jamil Gambari scored 12 points. Nick Arduino scored eight points for Sleepy Hollow.
Valhalla 78, Hawthorne Cedar Knolls 29: At Valhalla, Mike Linnane had 14 points. Terrance Tribble had eight points and 16 rebounds. Chris Brown had 12 points for the Hornets.