Yonkers, Riverside, Saunders and defending Section 1 Class C champ Palisade Prep all advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals in the Yonkers City tournament.
Yonkers upset defending city champ Gorton, 54-53, on Eliezer Rodriguez’s free throws in the final seconds to set up a semifinal against Riverside, which beat Lincoln 59-56.
Saunders won its second squeaker in as many days. Sophomore Derrick Felder scored 19 points and Dijon Gonzales added 13 in a 57-54 victory over Early College.
The Blue Devils will play their semifinal against Palisade Prep, the day’s only easy winner. The Phoenix defeated Yonkers Montessori 80-31 behind 23 points from Isaiah Ward and 17 from Kevin Sabino-Pena.
Palisade Prep will host both semifinals Wednesday: Yonkers-Riverside at 4:15 and Saunders-Palisade Prep at 6.
Best of the rest: Ramapo’s Jordan Elysse (15 points) hit a well-defended 3-point shot from NBA range with three seconds remaining to beat visiting Yorktown 53-50. The Gryphons outscored the ‘Huskers 15-1 in the fourth quarter. Anthony Coutsouros led Yorktown with 11 points. … Dan Riefenhauser scored 22 points as Dobbs Ferry won 62-59 at Tuckahoe. Max Pearce led the Tigers with 23. … Andrew Redhead scored 17 points as Fox Lane won at Valhalla, 69-57. Chris Strnad of Valhalla led all scorers with 18. … Andre Carthorn led all scorers with 25 points in Clark Academy’s 43-39 win at Keio. Hugh Miller led Keio with 10. … Chris Ayson had a game-high 27 points and hit six 3-pointers in Pelham’s 59-39 defeat of visiting Sleepy Hollow. … Matt Stroud had 17 points and Matt Palaccio added 14 as John Jay nipped visiting Horace Greeley 49-47. … Tappan Zee beat visiting Suffern 70-31 behind 23 points and six rebounds from Luke McLaughlin and 12 points and three steals by Phil Powers. … Owen Lorenz led Albertus Magnus with 16 points and Justin Bullock added 14 in Albertus Magnus’ 60-52 win against visiting North Rockland. Evly Davis led the Red Raiders with 14 points. … Rye Country Day beat Dwight 78-59 behind 30 points from Tyler Fernandez and 22 from Salim Green.