I chronicled the regular season scoring race in Section 1, a race that had an incredibly dramatic ending. Somers’ John Decker needed 52…and dropped 59 points in the regular-season finale to torch North Salem and nip Dobbs Ferry’s Eric Paschall atop the list of Section 1 scoring leaders.
Well, in hindsight, it turned into a three-man race in the postseason. With monster finishes, Paschall and New Rochelle’s Joe Clarke finished tied atop the section with an average of 26 points per game. They were a shade ahead of Decker and a few points shy of a group of scorers with a nice blend of talent from the sophomore to senior classes.
Before you check the list, North Salem’s Umar Singh deserves a special mention. He finished with 1,306 career points, which was more than any player in the Class of 2013. That includes Croton’s Ian Thom, who finished as the program’s all-time leading scorer; and Decker, Briarcliff’s Brian Daniels, Rye’s Max Twyman, Byram Hills’ Jeff Lynch and Greeley’s Harrison Brown, who all hit the 1,000-point milestone.
2012-13 Section 1 Scoring Leaders
T1. Joe Clarke, New Rochelle — 26.0
T1. Eric Paschall, Dobbs Ferry — 26.0
3. John Decker, Somers — 25.6
4. Umar Singh, North Salem — 23.5
5. Ian Thom, Croton-Harmon — 23.4
6. Kevin Degnan, Pearl River — 23.0
7. Max Twyman, Rye — 21.4
T8. Kai Mitchell, Spring Valley — 21.0
T8. Jack Sullivan, Albertus Magnus — 21.0
10. Rajien Griffin, MLK — 20.4