Here is my strong on Mahopac’s win at Carmel, along with the rest of Wednesday’s results.
First, here is a video of Indians’ seniors Ryan Simone and Glen Janik.
CARMEL Mahopac escaped Carmel with a 61-58 win on Wednesday despite trailing the Rams late.
Senior guard Glen Janik hit a go-ahead 3 on a kick out from Dan Foley with 15 seconds remaining to give Mahopac a 58-57 lead. Aidan Hynes stole the ensuing Rams’ possession and knocked down two free throws to give the Indians a 60-57 lead with 4.4 seconds remaining.
Janik, who struggled shooting the ball earlier in the game, scored seven of his 10 points in the fourth.
“When you hit it when it matters…nothing better,” Janik said.
Carmel had a chance to tie the game with 1.8 seconds left after getting fouled on a 3 attempt, but went 1-of-3 from the line.
The win comes just four days after Mahopac beat Carmel 68-51 at home.
“It’s almost impossible, just emotionally,” said Mahopac coach Kevin Downes of the situation. “You play Saturday, we’re off Sunday, you come in Monday and the kids are still exhausted. It’s a lot.”
Mahopac senior forward Ryan Simone led the Indians with 29 points, in addition to seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Downes said Simone benefited from the extra attention R.J. Martinez (12 points, five rebounds three steals, two assists) drew from Carmel’s defense after scoring 23 points in the teams’ last meeting.
“I don’t know many teams in the section that can play (Simone) one-on-one in the paint,” Downes said. “He was great. He was unstoppable in there. He carried us.”
Carmel’s Ryan Train finished with 18 points, three steals, two assists and two rebounds. Teammate Quinn Willman added 14 points and two rebounds. Ray Dorritie had nine points, eight rebounds and two assists.
“Unbelievable game played great by both sides,” Simone said. “We just came out on top. Our defense really stepped towards the end, and we just played great team ball.”
Best of the rest: Isaiah Ward had 29 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and Kevin Sabino added 20 points and seven rebounds in Palisade Prep’s 79-73 win on senior day against visiting Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow seniors Brandon Tate (12 points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals), Zachary Warren (10 points, four assists) and Demetrius Foster (seven rebounds) were also honored. Daquan Campbell had 27 points for Martin Luther King Jr. … Luis Cartagena had 19 points in Yorktown’s 57-54 win at Lakeland. Ricky Corrado added 14 points. Mike Morelli had 17 points for the Hornets. … Noah Goldberg had 15 points in Solomon Schechter’s 47-44 win against visiting Keio. Noah Dunn had nine points and 15 rebounds. Shisei Suzuki and Hugh Millar each had 12 points for Keio. … Salim Green had 29 points in Rye Country Day’s 80-63 win at Hopkins. Tyler Fernandez added 26 points. … Walter King had 22 points in Stepinac’s 86-58 win at Sacred Heart. Naim Thomas and Damarcus Miller had 18 and 17 points, respectively. … Darius Inzar had 29 points in Hackley’s 64-58 loss at Hackley. Charlie Pidoriano added 21 points.
Mahopac 61, Carmel 58
Yorktown 57, Lakeland 54
Solomon Schechter 47, Keio 44
Palisade Prep 79, Martin Luther King Jr. 73
Stepinac 86, Sacred Heart 58
White Plains 69, Scarsdale 47
Rye Country Day 80, Hopkins 63
Stepinac B 39, Christ the King B 36
Dalton 64, Hackley 58