Adrian Szkolar here, I’m handling tonight’s blog as Josh had tonight off. It was an eventful day of games, and one of the biggest results was Ramapo’s come-from-behind 62-59 win at Clarkstown South. More impressive considering that the Gryphons were without their main point guard options due to injuries.
Here’s my game story, as well as the rest of tonight’s results and Friday’s schedule.
Dealing with player injuries and playing at Clarkstown South against a strong Vikings squad, Ramapo was up against the wall on Thursday.
However, the Gryphons managed to hang around all game and came back late to win 62-59.
Clarkstown South held a 47-41 lead at the end of the third quarter, but with around 2:30 left, Ramapo took its first lead of the game.
With the teams neck-and-neck late, however, Daniel Haye hit a pair of 3-pointers for Ramapo and the Gryphons hit their free-throws to clinch the win.
Shooting guard Divine Cesar, pressed into playing the point due to injuries to Warren Jean-Baptiste and Cameron Haywood, finished with 16 points and seven assists. Wendell Floyd had 13 points and 19 rebounds, Haye had 17 points and Chinaemezu Agwu finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
“I’m extremely proud of them,” Ramapo coach Austin Goldberg said of his team. “From rebuilding the program from last year to this moment, they are finally seeing their hard work pay off.”
Best of the rest: Rickey McGill had 22 points and Jamarr Joseph had 16 points for Spring Valley in a 67-44 win at Nyack. … Derrick Felder had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Saunders in a 53-42 win at Yonkers. … Jamon Murray had 17 points for Tuckahoe in a 48-47 win at Solomon Schechter. Jason Scheff had 14 points for Solomon Schechter. … George Kirby and Charlie Nagle had 21 points each for Rye in a 61-56 win over visiting Eastchester. … At the North Salem Tournament, Jason Barrera had 20 points and eight rebounds for Hamilton in a 53-40 win over Blind Brook. In the other tournament game, Chris Alterio had 13 points and 12 rebounds for North Salem in a 52-34 win over Yonkers Montessori. … Marco Morency had 17 points and Marlon Taylor had 15 points for Mount Vernon in an 81-41 win at Scarsdale. … Brendan Roche had 29 points for Pelham in a 59-32 win over visiting Port Chester. … Vincent Conn had 24 points and Salim Green had 23 points for Rye Country Day in a 68-58 win over visiting St. Luke’s. … Skylar Sinon had 14 points and Andrew Groll had 12 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks for Byram Hills in a 60-38 win over visiting Harrison. … Elijah Hughes had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Sean Delaney had 21 points for Kennedy in an 83-60 win over visiting Scanlon. … Shane McCalla had 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks for Clark Academy in a 50-29 win at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls. The game was called with 6:08 left in the fourth quarter due to an altercation between fans. … Shawn Smith had 28 points for Sacred Heart in a 53-43 win at Rye Neck. Noah Caplan led Rye Neck with 11 points.
Spring Valley 67, Nyack 44
Saunders 53, Yonkers 42
Tuckahoe 48, Solomon Schechter 47
Clark Academy 50, Hawthorne Cedar Knolls 29
New Rochelle 49, White Plains 48
Mount Vernon 81, Scarsdale 41
Pelham 59, Port Chester 32
Rye 61, Eastchester 56
Kennedy 83, Scanlan 60
Rye Country Day 68, St. Luke’s 58
Ramapo 62, Clarkstown South 59
Sacred Heart (Yonkers) 53, Rye Neck 43
Byram Hills 60, Harrison 38
North Salem Booster Club Tournament
Hamilton 53, Blind Brook 40
North Salem 52, Yonkers Montessori 34
Ossining at Lakeland, 4:15 p.m.
Pleasantville at Briarcliff, 4:30 p.m.
Rye Neck at Irvington, 4:30 p.m.
Palisade Prep at Yonkers Montessori, 4:30 p.m.
Riverside at Byram Hills, 4:30 p.m.
Lincoln at Ramapo, 4:30 p.m.
Pelham vs. Yonkers at Yonkers MS., 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Woodlands, 4:45 p.m.
Lourdes at Mahopac, 6 p.m.
Arlington at Carmel, 6 p.m.
Edgemont at Ardsley, 6 p.m.
Hen Hud at Panas, 6:15 p.m.
Yorktown at John Jay, 6:15 p.m.
Fox Lane at Somers, 6:45 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Brewster, 7 p.m.
Bronxville at Dobbs Ferry, 7 p.m.
Suffern at Pearl River, 7 p.m.
Tappan Zee at Albertus Magnus, 7 p.m.
Non-region opponent at Haldane, 7 p.m.