The Top Spot:
Earlier in the month Section 1 announced that Isaiah Cousins of Mount Vernon was named this year’s Mr. Basketball and his teammate Randy Stephens, Clarkstown South’s Mike McCahey, Tyler Sayre of Albertus Magnus, Fox Lane’s Will Trawick and Tuckahoe’s Sky Williams will be joining him on the Tri-County team.
Now that the section and MSG Varsity announced the All-Section and All-Conference Teams and several local athletes made the cut.
Albertus Magnus’ Sayre and Pat McGuinness were both named to the All-Section team, as was Clarkstown South’s McCahey and Clayton Roker. South’s Coach Matt Backs was named Coach of the Year in Conference IV.
Sport: Boys Basketball
Game: (6) Keio vs. (2) Children’s Village
Score: Children’s Village Won 46-35 (OT)
Highlights: Keio was able to force the game into overtime but in the extra period it was all Children’s Village as they outscored the Unicorns 13-2. Roger Owens had 14 points in the win and Andre Jones added eight. Keio’s Fumiakai Kobayashi led all scorers with 17 in the loss.
Sport: Boys Basketball
Game: (4) Haldane vs. (1) Tuckahoe
Score: Tuckahoe Won 70-44
Highlights: Sky Williams led the Tigers with 25 points in the win and Shyheim Nixon added 15 and Justin Nolan tacked on 13 in the win. Will Hoffman led Haldane with 18 and Matt Forlow added 13 in the loss.
Tuckahoe remains undefeated and the Tigers will take on Children’s Villiage for the class championship later in the week.
In girls basketball, (3) Keio and (2) Solomon Schechter will square off at 3 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in the Class C Semifinal.
In girls basketball, (4) Haldane will take on (1) Hamilton at 4:45 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in the Class C Semifinal.
In girls basketball, (3) Dobbs Ferry and (2) Blind Brook will face off at 6:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in the Class B Semifinal.
In girls basketball, (4) Kennedy will go against (1) Irvington at 8:15 p.m. at the Westchester Count Center Class B Semifinal.
College Sports Notebook:
A perfect ending
Alaina Walker of Pomona had four points, four rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes as the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team became just the seventh team in Atlantic-10 history to complete a perfect conference regular season.
The Bonnies (27-2, 14-0 A-10) ended conference play with a 58-32 win over host Rhode Island (1-28, 0-14 A-10) at the Ryan Center in Kingston, RI.
St. Bonaventure advances to the quarterfinals of the A-10 Championship on Saturday at noon
The 32 points by Rhode Island are the fewest the Bonnies have allowed in the Division-I era (1986-87), as they limited the Rams to just 20.8-percent shooting from the floor.
The St. Bonaventure bench provided 28 points, the most since a 33-point performance on Dec. 10, as the Bonnies also competed a perfect regular-season road record at 13-0. The club entered with the best road record in the nation, and is one of just three unbeatens in the country, along with No. 1 Baylor, and No. 12 Green Bay.
Scarlet Knights bow; Steinberg honored
Coming off two losses to start the season, the Rutgers University women’s lacrosse team hopes to get into the win column on Wednesday when it travels to Princeton, NJ, to meet its intrastate rival.
The game is the first of three straight on the road for the Scarlet Knights, who return home on March 17 when they host another intrastate foe in Monmouth College.
Before returning home, the Scarlets Knights will be in Philadelphia on March 7 to meet the University of Pennsylvania at 7 p.m., and then they meet Hofstra University on March 10 at noon.
Rutgers fell to 0-2 after an 8-7 loss to Cornell on a gusty afternoon at the RU Turf Field in Piscataway.
Five different Scarlet Knights scored a goal for Rutgers, including senior midfielder Ali Steinberg of Suffern.
Steinberg, who leads the team in scoring with eight points on four goals and four assists, was selected on Monday to the Big East weekly honor roll for the third time in her career.
- The Dominican College baseball team opened its season with a non-conference loss to Mercyhurst University (5-2), 10-3, at the Santaluces Sports Complex in Lake Worth, FL.
- The Dominican College softball team opens its season in
Florida today against Florida Tech in a non-conference doubleheader, and follows with a game against Eckerd College on Wednesday. The Lady Chargers then travel to the National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games in Clermont, FL, where they will play six more non-conference games. Dominican’s home opener is set for March 14 against Southern Connecticut State University.
- The Northeastern University men’s hockey team, coming off a 7-1 loss to No. 11 Maine, closes out the regular season with a home-and-home series against Boston University. Northeastern makes its only trip of the season to Agganis Arena on Friday, before coming home in the final home game of the year on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Junior forward Justin Daniels of Suffern won 10 face-offs, but also lost 10 in the loss to Maine.
- The Manhattanville College baseball team opens a six-game road trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, on Thursday to compete at The Ripken Experience against Alma, PSU-Abington, Manchester (twinbill), Roanoke and Johnson & Wales. The Valiants feature, among others, Fordham Prep graduates Dan Fiorito of Yonkers and Elias Tsouristakis of New Rochelle; Tom Kilkenny of Pearl River; John Bucci of Port Chester; Brian Lobel of Purchase; and Edwin Aponte and Billy Brusack, both of Yonkers.
Weekly Sports Poll:
Major League Baseball lost a great earlier this month, former Met and Expo Gary Carter.
Two decades years after he retired, Carter was elected into the baseball Hall of Fame and many consider him one of the best catchers of all time.
But where do you think “Kid” ranks among the best New York back stops of all time?
Let us know your thoughts below in this week's sports poll.
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