Plenty of action tonight across the area. Here’s a look at the best of the best, starting with Mount Vernon’s victory over Mamaroneck:
MOUNT VERNON — For anyone who expected highlights Friday night at Mount Vernon, Mamaroneck had other intentions. The Tigers sat in a zone and slowed the pace to a halt, forcing the Knights to work slowly.
“We’re a fastbreaking team, but teams have been doing that a lot,” junior Jamie Wiltshire said. “Lately, coach has been telling us to slow down and get into a set offense so we can run our halfcourt sets.”
The Knights practiced patience until their defense created some fastbreaks in the third quarter. They pulled away from Mamaroneck and won 54-30 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Super Classic.
Sophomore Marco Morency sat the first quarter for disciplinary reasons, but he led all scorers with 11 and had five steals. Junior Marlon Taylor added eight points and eight rebounds and Wiltshire and junior Jared Young had seven points apiece.
The Mount Vernon (12-3) defense held the Tigers to single digits in all four quarters and forced 25 turnovers.
“We’re doing OK right now, but we could be way better,” said Morency, one of six underclassmen in the rotation. “We always start off sluggish and get better in the second half. We just have to do what we do in the second half, move the ball and be patient.”
Junior Miles Haughton led Mamaroneck with eight points. Senior Dean DeLucia scored early in the third to make it 31-22, but the Tigers surrendered an 11-1 run to end the period.
PHOTO GALLERY: Photos by Carucha Meuse.
Best of the rest: Senior Luke McLaughlin scored the 1,000th point of his career in Tappan Zee’s 53-44 victory over Nyack. McLaughlin finished with 22 and scored his 1,000th on point No. 21, a free throw in the fourth quarter. Robert McWilliams added 18. … Rye outscored Byram Hills 23-6 in the fourth quarter to win 46-40. Charlie Nagle had 17 points for Rye. Drew Abate added 15. Andrew Groll led the Bobcats with 16 points. … Justin Daoud had 23 points and 13 rebounds as Palisade Prep beat visiting Morris, 62-58, in the Friends vs. Cancer semifinals. The Phoenix will host Briarcliff today at 4 in the final after the Bears beat Valhalla, 64-59, behind 17 points from Malik White. … C.J. Redd had 21 points to lead Peekskill over host Croton-Harmon in the Hoops for Heroes. Teejay Searight had 16 points and seven assists for Croton. … Tate Williams had 23 points and Kevin McLaughlin added 18 as Nanuet topped visiting Albertus Magnus, 69-61. The Golden Knights were 15 for 18 from the foul line. … Brendan Roche had 20 points and Ryan O’Neil added 15 and six assists in Pelham’s 63-55 win over visiting Eastchester. Benny DiMirco had 16 points for the Eagles. … Charlie Miner had 18 points and Jonathan Thom had 15 as Edgemont beat Tuckahoe 47-25 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Super Classic at Mount Vernon. … Wendell Floyd had 27 points and 20 rebounds as Ramapo beat Clarkstown North, 61-57. … Kai Mitchell and Rickey McGill each had 28 points as Spring Valley defeated visiting Middletown, 88-76. … Cameron Ciero had 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Horace Greeley’s 48-38 victory over Brewster. Jason Neff added 15 points. Jeff Merchant and Connor Schinderman had 11 rebounds each. Dima Monaghan led Brewster with 15 points. … Jesse Boyce poured in 28 points as Westlake downed Blind Brook, 63-52. … Eli Sierra had 19 points as Hamilton beat Keio 59-44 to improve to 14-1. … Mike Morelli led Lakeland with 28 points as the Hornets topped Ossining, 62-43. … Kennedy improved to 17-0 behind 18 points from Dominick Cristiano in its 67-43 victory at Cardinal Spellman. Elijah Hughes had 11 points and eight assists. … R.J. Hollis had 16 points as Irvington downed Rye Neck, 57-11. Andrew Brennan added 12 points. … Mason Dyslin had 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in Yorktown’s 62-45 defeat of visiting John Jay. Nick DeGennaro added 14 points, five rebounds and four steals. Jack Murphy led John Jay with 10 points.
Arlington 62, Carmel 55
Irvington 57, Rye Neck 11
Hamilton 59, Keio 44
Lakeland 62, Ossining 43
Kennedy 67, Cardinal Spellman 43
Pelham 63, Eastchester 55
Nanuet 69, Albertus Magnus 61
New Rochelle 59, Scarsdale 55
Ramapo 61, Clarkstown North 57
Regis 74, Sacred Heart 46
Putnam Valley 71, North Salem 44
Pleasantville d. Biondi, forfeit
Westlake 63, Blind Brook 52
Horace Greeley 48, Brewster 38
Spring Valley 88, Middletown 76
Tappan Zee 53, Nyack 44
Rye 46, Byram Hills 40
Peekskill 55, Croton-Harmon 51
King 68, Harvey 53
Yonkers 44, Riverside 41
Yorktown 62, John Jay 45
St. Raymond 80, Stepinac 57
Friends vs. Cancer at Palisade Prep
Briarcliff 64, Valhalla 59
Palisade Prep 62, Morris 58
Coaches vs. Cancer Super Classic at Mount Vernon HS
Mount Vernon 54, Mamaroneck 30
Edgemont 47, Tuckahoe 25
I’ll be at Brewster for most of Saturday’s Coaches vs. Cancer Week Tip-Off Classic. I had posted the incorrect opponent for Brewster last night. The Bears will host Mahopac in the 8 p.m. game — not Beacon.
North Salem at Irvington, 11:30 a.m.
North Rockland at Suffern, 12 p.m.
Xaverian B at Stepinac B, 12:30 p.m.
Greeley at Ossining, 1:45 p.m.
White Plains at Salesian, 2 p.m.
Central Catholic at Spring Valley, 3 p.m.
Panas at Lakeland, 6 p.m.
Iona Prep at Christ the King, 7 p.m.
Officials vs. Cancer at Dutchess CC
Haldane vs. Spackenkill, 12:30 p.m.
FDR-Hyde Park vs. Arlington, 2:15 p.m.
Woodlands vs. Red Hook, 4 p.m.
Poughkeepsie vs. Kingston, 5:45 p.m.
Friends vs. Cancer, at Palisade Prep
Consolation, 2 p.m.
Championship, 4 p.m.
Coaches vs. Cancer Super Classic at Mount Vernon HS
Pearl River vs. Nanuet, 12 p.m.
Lincoln vs. Gorton, 2 p.m.
Eastchester vs. Highland Falls, 4 p.m.
Coaches vs. Cancer Week Tip-Off Classic at Brewster HS
Clarkstown South vs. Pelham, 2 p.m.
Harrison vs. Somers, 4 p.m.
Saunders vs. Carmel, 6 p.m.
Brewster vs. Mahopac, 8 p.m.