Before you read my quick recap of today’s two games, here’s an interesting note: Tom Capuano’s 1,009 points account for his scoring at Iona Prep, but not his total amount of points on varsity. He was also the sixth man at Hastings as an eighth-grader on a team that advanced to the Class B semifinals at the County Center. He then played JV as a freshman at Iona Prep.
I’m working on getting Capuano’s total number of varsity points.
Ironically, Monday’s game also marked the debut of another varsity-turned-JV-turned-varsity player, Valhalla resident Bryce Wills. The freshman was promoted for today’s game. He had three points, three assists and drew two charges in his varsity debut for the Gaels.
Anyway, here’s a look at what happened today:
Capuano, a Hastings-on-Hudson resident, finished with 27 points and now has 1,009 points in three seasons at Iona Prep. He also played varsity as an eighth-grader at Hastings.
The still-unsigned guard — who has been seen by Maine, Manhattan, East Carolina and Siena in recent weeks — helped the Gaels (19-5) clinch the CHSAA ‘AA’ New York division title.
“At the end of the day, it’s just another basket,” Capuano said. “We just have to focus on trying to win a championship.”
Best of the rest: Kylan Guerra scored 30 points but Stepinac fell 68-65 to visiting St. Francis Prep. Guerra finished as the leading scorer in the CHSAA ‘AA’ (New York and Brooklyn/Queens) at 24.9 ppg.
Iona Prep 77, St. Peter’s 39
St. Francis Prep 68, Stepinac 65
Brunswick at Masters, 6 p.m.
Section 1 tournament
Class A quarterfinals
No. 9 Yorktown at No. 1 Spring Valley, 5:30 p.m.
No. 5 Tappan Zee at No. 4 Harrison, 6:15 p.m.
No. 10 Pelham at No. 2 Somers, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Hen Hud at No. 3 Byram Hills, 7 p.m.