Here is Josh’s story on Iona Prep’s big win over St. Raymond’s.
NEW ROCHELLE Iona Prep had led all afternoon until a St. Ray’s three-point play with 3:26 remaining. Making matters worse, the Gaels had three players fouled out.
Momentum seemed to favor the Ravens—until five pivotal seconds changed it all. Matt Ryan followed a layup from fellow junior Tom Capuano by stealing the inbound pass and drilling a 3-pointer. The five-point swing was enough for the Iona Prep to prevail 69-61 Friday in a CHSAA league game.
“I think that 3 was a real game-changer,” said senior Isiah Ice, who led all scorers with 22. “It built the momentum playing in front of a packed house. We just built off of that.”
Ryan played in front of several Division I colleges, including a contingent from Stanford. The 6-foot-7 junior didn’t start after missing practice to complete a school project earlier in the week, but he came on in the second quarter and had 17 points and nine rebounds.
Ty Jerome, Qaadir Sheppard and Patrick Fleming all fouled out, but Ice and Ryan had help from Capuano. He added 13 points for the Gaels (4-2), who only trailed that once all game.
Best of the rest: Cameron Heywood banked in a 3 with 2.7 seconds remaining to give Ramapo a 46-44 win at Nanuet. … Angelo Spedafino had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in Rye Neck’s 78-59 win against visiting Hamilton. Teammate Matt Franks added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Eli Sierra paced Hamilton with 20 points. … Tyler Loccisano had 23 points in Ardsley’s 52-40 win over Edgemont in the first round of the Edgemont tournament. … Tommy Keane had 10 points and seven rebounds in Stepinac B’s 44-42 loss at Molloy B. … R.J. Martinez had 14 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Mahopac’s 69-46 win against visiting Scarsdale. … Patrick Gallagher had 14 points in Croton-Harmon’s 68-50 win over Hastings in the first round of the Robert E. Mayclim Tournament at Croton-Harmon. Teammate Robert Lynch had 11 points and Owen Ackerman and Jason Howald each added nine points. Justin Mayers had 16 points for Hastings. The Tigers will face Carmel in the championship Saturday at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets will take on Dobbs Ferry in the consolation at 3 p.m. … Kai Mitchell had 21 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in Spring Valley’s 91-79 win over Tappan Zee. Jordan Duncan added 26 points and 10 rebounds. Rickey McGill had 18 points, seven assists and two steals. Luke McLaughlin had 31 points for the Dutchies. Phil Powers added 18. … Phil Toon hit a 3 with two seconds remaining to give John Jay a 55-52 win at Yorktown (source). … Andrew Groll had 25 points and 13 rebounds in Byram Hills’ 65-53 win over Ossining (source). Kevin Degnan had 24 points and 14 rebounds in Pearl River’s 59-52 OT win against visiting Suffern. Degnan hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. Tyler McDine had 21 points for the Mounties. … Ryan Basso had 16 points in Putnam Valley’s 59-45 win over Sacred Heart in the first round of the Putnam Valley tournament. Jelani Bell-Isaac added 14 points. Justin Brown led Sacred Heart with 16 points. … Jamil Gambari had 19 points in Woodlands’ 61-32 win over Hackley in the first round of the Putnam Valley tournament. Brandon Johnson and Emari Williams each added 11 points. … Neorck Brown had 21 points in Peekskill’s 66-61 loss at Beacon. Anthony Guerrero added 14 points. … Ray Dorritte with 17 points and nine rebounds in Carmel’s 58-55 win over Dobbs Ferry in the first round of the Robert E. Mayclim Tournament at Croton-Harmon. James Loughran added 13 points and five assists.
Rye Neck 78, Hamilton 59
Iona 69, St. Raymond’s 61
Ramapo 46, Nanuet 44
Mahopac 69, Scarsdale 37
Beacon 66, Peekskill 61
Salesian 53, St. Edmund 52
Spring Valley 91, Tappan Zee 79
Haldane 65, Dover 51
John Jay 55, Yorktown 52
Nyack 53, North Rockland 37
Lincoln 59, Yonkers Montessori 27
King 67, Harvey 62
Byram Hills 65, Ossining 53
Horace Greeley 61, Brewster 56
Clarkstown South 79, Albertus Magnus 68
Pearl River 59, Suffern 52, OT
Robert E. Mayclim Tournament at Croton-Harmon
Croton-Harmon 68, Hastings 50
Carmel 58, Dobbs Ferry 55
Ardsley 52, Edgemont 40
Putnam Valley tournament
Woodlands 61, Hackley 32
Putnam Valley 59, Sacred Heart 45
Somers 61, North Salem 47
Mount Vernon 58, Iolani School 48