Adrian Szkolar was at Clarkstown South on Friday night for South vs. rival Clarkstown North, but there was plenty of good action. Iona Prep went down to the Bronx and beat Cardinal Hayes behind Ty Jerome’s triple-double. Mamaroneck and Harrison won to set up tonight’s matchup in the Tiger Tournament championship. And Nanuet upset Tappan Zee, which played without senior Luke McLaughlin, who injured his ankle Wednesday night against Spring Valley.
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WEST NYACK – With it being senior day at Clarkstown South on Friday, Vikings coach Matt Backs adjusted his starting lineup to include five seniors, some of whom usually don’t play big minutes.
“Those guys, they work their butts off all the time and they don’t get the recognition that the main starters do,” Clarkstown South’s Conor McGuinness said. “To get them some recognition, they deserved it.”
After the teams traded baskets to start the game, Clarkstown South’s high-pressure defense began forcing turnovers and careless play from Clarkstown North.
The Vikings scored the quarter’s final 13 points and held a 23-4 at the end of the first quarter. Clarkstown South, with baskets from Dan O’Sullivan and Billy Kearney, extended the lead further to start the second quarter.
Clarkstown North began to find a way around Clarkstown South’s press, and scored the half’s final five baskets, including three consecutive three-pointers from Spencer Kraynick, to go into halftime down 30-17.
The Rams managed to cut the lead down to as little as nine points early in the third quarter thanks to three-pointers from Spencer Kraynick and Zack Jacobs, but scores from McGuinness, Dan O’Sullivan and Andrew Bunyan killed Clarkstown North’s momentum.
McGuinness and Kraynick led their respective teams with 16 points each. Bunyan chipped in with 12 points for Clarkstown South, while Laurent Louis had eight points for Clarkstown North.
“Whenever we play North, we want to win, we want to beat them,” McGuinness said. “We don’t like them, they don’t like us, so it’s a great win for us.”
PHOTO GALLERY: Seth Harrison’s photo gallery of the game.
Best of the rest: Ty Jerome had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Matt Ryan and Tom Capuano scored 23 points apiece in Iona Prep’s 85-74 win at Cardinal Hayes. … Vincent Conn had 22 points, Salim Green had 14 and Emmanuel Chukwu added 10 as Rye Country Day beat Hackley, 67-51. … Nanuet hit 16 of 22 free throws in the fourth quarter — including all eight in the final minute — to upset visiting Tappan Zee, 56-53. Kevin Mackin had 17 points. He and Terrence Rogers were both 4 for 4 from the line in the final minute. Robert McWilliams scored 30 to lead Tappan Zee. Senior Luke McLaughlin (ankle) did not play for TZ. … Ryan Basso had 15 points for Putnam Valley in a 47-40 defeat of Panas. Mike Evans led the Panthers with 18. … Wendell Floyd had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Ramapo topped visiting Riverside, 83-49. … Justin Stagg had 17 points and Joe Nannariello added 15 as Harrison beat Rye 70-58 in the 18th annual Tiger Tournament at Mamaroneck. The host defeated Rye Neck 63-22 in the nightcap behind 10 points, six steals and four assists from Dean DeLucia. Mamaroneck and Harrison will play in the championship on Saturday at 7. … Stix Mitchell had 31 points and 14 rebounds for Salesian, which won 74-46 over Cathedral Prep. … Rickey McGill scored a game-high 23 and had five assists as Spring Valley topped Albertus Magnus, 62-52. Robert McGill added 13 points off the bench. David Garcia scored 18 to lead the Falcons. … Thomas Armour had 20 points and Jack Byrnes added 17 as Pearl River beat visiting Nyack, 60-55. E.J. Smith led the Indians with 23. … Freshman Jake DiGiansante scored 14 points to lead Blind Brook over visiting Palisade Prep, 47-34.
Clarkstown South 56, Clarkstown North 43
Putnam Valley 47, Panas 40
Salesian 74, Cathedral Prep 46
Spring Valley 62, Albertus Magnus 52
Nanuet 56, Tappan Zee 53
Ramapo 83, Riverside 49
Rye Country Day 67, Hackley 51
Iona Prep 85, Cardinal Hayes 74
Forman 56, Harvey 37
Pearl River 60, Nyack 55
Blind Brook 47, Palisade Prep 34
Yonkers at Roosevelt (no score)
18th annual Tiger Tournament at Mamaroneck
Harrison 70, Rye 58
Mamaroneck 63, Rye Neck 22
I included a few scores from games that have already been completed today. We will have more from today’s action later on this evening.
Tuckahoe 64, Keio 39
Pleasantville 44, Pawling 25
Sleepy Hollow 59, North Salem 38
Hen Hud 58, Edgemont 48
Croton-Harmon at Briarcliff, 1 p.m.
Salesian at Moore Catholic, 1:30 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Brewster, 1:45 p.m.
Haldane at Holyoke (Mass.), 2 p.m.
Hastings at Bronxville, 2 p.m.
Masters at Hopkins, 4 p.m.
Eastchester at Byram Hills, 6 p.m.
Stepinac B at Christ the King B, 7 p.m.
Big Apple Classic at Baruch College
Stepinac 70, Thurgood Marshall 65
18th annual Tiger Tournament at Mamaroneck
Consolation: Rye vs. Rye Neck, 5 p.m.
Championship: Mamaroneck vs. Harrison, 7 p.m.
Tournament at Yorktown
Clarkstown North vs. Ossining, 3 p.m.
Yorktown vs. Somers, 7 p.m.