At Iona Prep tonight, the Gaels saw their 11-game winning streak stopped by Cardinal Hayes. Just an awesome, awesome game.
Here’s my gamer, plus the rest of tonight’s best…
NEW ROCHELLE – For Iona Prep, a loss at this point in the season may’ve been a blessing. It just didn’t feel like it.
The Gaels saw their 11-game winning streak end Friday night in a 69-65 overtime loss to league foe Cardinal Hayes, which sent the game to overtime on Baron Goodridge’s high-arching 3-pointer over 6-foot-7 Matt Ryan with 4.6 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The loss slowed the gathering momentum for Iona Prep (17-4), which just beat defending Class AA state Federation champion Christ the King last week by 14 points.
“I hate it,” Ryan said. “I don’t want to lose, but we just have to bounce back and win again next week.”
Ryan swished a fadeaway 15-footer with about a minute to play to give Iona Prep a three-point lead, but the Gaels couldn’t sustain it. They forced a Hayes turnover on the next possession that led to a 2-on-1 breakaway. Gio Gabbidon’s layup rolled out, keeping the Cardinals (13-8) in the game.
Goodridge scored to cut Hayes’ deficit to 55-54. After two free throws by Tom Capuano, Goodridge drilled a long at the top of the key over Ryan’s outstretched arms.
“It was an incredible shot, but he’s a good player Baron,” Hayes coach Joe Lods said of the junior, who had 16 of his 19 points after halftime. “That’s not a Hail Mary. This kid’s been my starter for 21 games.”
Clive Allen led Hayes with 22 points and Jeff Hayden added 12 and six rebounds.
Capuano led Iona Prep with 18 points and five assists. He had an off-balance 18-footer that rimmed out to end regulation.
Ty Jerome added 14 points and Ryan had 11 and six rebounds.
Gaels coach Vic Quirolo said he was not disheartened by the loss.
“This is fine,” Quirolo said. “When you look at it from the whole perspective, this is probably a good thing for us.”
Best of the rest: Panas clinched a share of its third straight league title in a 72-54 win over Beacon. Mike Evans had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Brandon Collins 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. … Kevin Mackin had 15 points and Terrance Rogers had eight assists in Nanuet’s 57-47 defeat of Lincoln. … Chris Maloney had 20 points in Pleasantville’s 58-42 win over Edgemont. … Austin Lavitt had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Blind Brook topped Rye Neck, 51-34. … Miles Haughton had 19 points and six rebounds and Dean DeLucia had 14 points and five assists in Mamaroneck’s 64-51 win over visiting Ramapo. … Arnold Smalls had 21 points and Johari Evans had 13 rebounds in MLK’s 80-63 win at Children’s Village. … Austin Forman had 16 points, but Harvey fell 69-63 at the Watkinson School. … Sean Trenholm had 22 points and 14 rebounds in Ossining’s 68-59 win over Peekskill. … George Kirby had 18 points in Rye’s 60-49 win over visiting Nyack. … Kevin Silverberg has 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-58 win over Regis. … Chris Alterio scored 26 and had 14 rebounds in North Salem’s 46-42 win over Pawling. … Cameron Ciero had 15 points as Greeley beat visiting Somers, 46-45. Ciero’s basket in the final minute proved to be the winning score. … Senior Tyler Wills had 31 points and senior Zeke Demasio had 11 points and 12 rebounds on Senior Night as Valhalla beat Croton-Harmon, 71-65. … Louis Barge had 14 points as Yonkers Montessori beat Keio, 66-42. … Nick DeGennaro had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Yorktown beat Brewster, 54-41. … Peter Hoffmann had 23 points as Haldane beat Putnam Valley 49-43 to clinch its league title. Garret Quigley added 11 points and six blocks and Tucker Beachek had eight points.
Lourdes 58, Carmel 54
Briarcliff 65, Westlake 49
Rye 60, Nyack 49
Yorktown 54, Brewster 41
MLK 80, Children’s Village 63
Haldane 49, Putnam Valley 43
Kennedy 90, McClancy 55
Bronxville 62, Sleepy Hollow 47
Lakeland 61, Hen Hud 37
Ossining 66, Peekskill 59
Salesian 61, Regis 58
Fordham Prep 49, Stepinac 46
Cardinal Hayes 69, Iona Prep 65 (OT)
North Salem 46, Pawling 42
Greeley 46, Somers 45
Valhalla 71, Croton-Harmon 65
Watkinson 69, Harvey 63
Panas 72, Beacon 54
Nanuet 57, Lincoln 47
Pleasantville 58, Edgemont 42
Mamaroneck 64, Ramapo 51
Blind Brook 51, Rye Neck 34
YMA 66, Keio 42
Irvington 59, Dobbs Ferry 40
Yorktown 54, Brewster 41
Ketcham 56, Mahopac 54
Arlington 59, John Jay-East Fishkill 45
I’m actually headed to Masters-Rye Country Day for a look at the area’s two top private-school teams. Most teams in Section 1 will have finished their regular seasons by the end of play on Saturday.
North Salem at Irvington, 10 a.m.
Gorton at Roosevelt, 11 a.m.
Haldane at YMA, 11 a.m.
Nanuet at Spring Valley, 11 a.m.
Saunders vs. Riverside at Cross Hill Academy, 11 a.m.
Sacred Heart at Cathedral, 1 p.m.
Greeley at John Jay, 1:45 p.m.
John Jay-EF at Carmel, 2 p.m.
DeWitt-Clinton at Mount Vernon, 2 p.m.
Hastings at Blind Brook, 2:30 p.m.
Hackley at Poly Prep, 3 p.m.
Masters at Rye Country Day, 3 p.m.
White Plains at Salesian, 4 p.m.
St. Edmund at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Hen Hud, 5 p.m.
Albertus Magnus at North Rockland, 5 p.m.
Brewster at Scarsdale, 6 p.m.
Dapper McDonald Classic
At Harrison High School:
Consolation: Woodlands vs. Port Chester, 3 p.m.
Championship: Harrison vs. Fox Lane, 7 p.m.