Archive for the ‘RNHS Boys' Basketball’ Category

Morning Round-up: Boys’ Basketball Advances

February 12, 2010

The 18th-seeded Rye boys’ basketball team upended No. 15 Our Lady of Lourdes 48-43, on the road Thursday in the Outbracket Round of the Class A Section playoffs. Conor Smith paced the Garnets with 19 points, nine of them coming from downtown.

Conor Smith

Senior captain Brendan Nagle chipped in 10. With the victory, Rye is awarded a First Round meeting with No. 2 seed Sleepy Hollow today on the road at 5 p.m. Below are the playoff schedules for all teams who have qualified. The ice hockey Sectionals begin later this month.

I think my plan for today is to try and get to a little of all three RHS events. I’ll start off by heading over the Tappan Zee for boys’ swimming at Felix Festa at 4, and then shoot over to Albertus Magnus — just 0.7 miles from Festa — for the girls’ basketball game, which begins at 4:30. Finally, I’ll venture back over the Hudson to Sleepy Hollow for the boys’ basketball showdown. See you out there …

First Round — Friday, February 12
CLASS A — RHS (11) at Albertus Magnus (6), 4:30

Quarterfinals — Wednesday, February 17 at High Seed
Semifinals — Thursday, February 25 at County Center
Finals — Sunday, February 28 at County Center

Outbracket Round (February 11) — RHS 48, Our Lady of Lourdes 43

First Round — Friday, February 12 at Sleepy Hollow (2)
Class A — RHS (18) at Sleepy Hollow (2), 5 p.m.
Class B — RNHS (14) at Briarcliff (3), 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals — Wednesday, February 17 at High Seed
Semifinals — Wednesday, February 24 at County Center
Finals — Sunday, February 28 at County Center

Section Championships — Friday, February 12 at Felix Festa Middle School, 4 p.m.

Section Tournament — Saturday, February 13 at Clarkstown South, 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 14 at Pace University, 10 a.m.
Competing are Jesse Trumm (145), Graham Zahringer (152), and Donavon McSorley (16)

Class B Section Championships — Sunday, February 14 at The Armory, 1 p.m.



Morning Round-up: Garnets Edge RCDS on the Mat

January 13, 2010

Despite opening the match with three straight victories, the Rye Country Day wrestling team lost to Rye High School Tuesday at home, 40-36. Mike Pollinger (RCDS) opened the action in a 189-lb. duel with a pin victory at 3:10 against Steve Valencia. In the 215-lb. weight class, Brandon Kim (RCDS) pinned Zach Papadapolis in 3:13.  Obinna Nwakeze (RCDS) won by forfeit in the 285-lb. weight class, but Connor McWilton (R) turned the Garnets’ fortunes by pinning Brian Aronson in 4:21 in the 112-lb. weight class. The pins kept coming in the 119-lb. class, as Ben Lust (RCDS) edged Fritz Zahringer. Will Florio (R, 125-lb.) then bested Matt Lee in 2:36. Rye’s Peter Kennedy won a forfeit at 130 lbs., and then Nick Bronson (RCDS, 135-lb. class) pinned Russel Hanson in 3:45. Jake Stone was another forfeit winner at 140 lbs. for the Garnets, and Jesse Trumm kept the victories coming for Rye with a pin in 2:25 against Andrew Miller (145 lbs.). Two of Rye’s three captains then picked up victores. Graham Zahringer wa sa 13-3 victor in a 152-lb. battle with Mike Rosenfeld, and Donovan McSorley pinned Chibueze Nwakeze (160 lbs.) in 3:45. In the finale, Zach Tax (RCDS, 171 lbs.) pinned Joe Simalacaj in 3:58.

The Rye boys’ basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season at home in a 77-64 defeat of John Jay-Cross River. Brendan Nagle led the way with 27 points, as the Garnets won for the second time in three games. Brian Pickup chipped in 19.

Brendan Nagle

At Valhalla, the Rye Neck boys’ basketball team fell 65-42. Brendan Crowley and Harry Kerr each had 12 for the Panthers.


Morning Round-up: Henwood Reaches Milestone 300th Victory

December 14, 2009

Rye girls’ basketball head coach Mary Henwood earned her 300th career victory Saturday when her Garnets defeated White Plains 48-45 in the championship game of the Dr. Lynne Kahn Holiday Classic. Catharine Greer scored 22 points in the finale and was named tournament MVP. The junior guard also scored 16 in Rye’s 63-39 victory over Ramapo in the opening round of the tourney. Lillian McCabe paced Rye in that contest with 23 points and six assists. More on 4-0 Rye’s tournament win and Henwood’s 300th later on the blog and in the December 18 issue of The Rye Record as well.

Henwood and her players celebrate No. 300

At Rye High in the Cliff Clinton Tournament, the RHS boys’ basketball team hoisted the championship with a 49-46 win over Blind Brook. Brian Pickup was named MVP after recording a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Garnets defeated Sacred Heart 65-55 in the opening round. Pickup scored 15 in that game, but Conor Smith led with 28 points in Rye’s season-opener. The Rye Neck boys’ basketball team, led by former RHS assistant John Aguilar, lost twice in the tournament. The Panthers fell to Blind Brook 73-53, and then Sacred Heart by a score of 54-39.


Morning Round-up: Panthers Roar at Westlake

December 10, 2009

With a 20-point performance from Justin Franks and 17 from Ryan Pennell, the Rye Neck boys’ basketball team was able to defeat Westlake 67-54 on the road Wednesday. The win moved the Panthers back to .500 at 2-2.

Although individual matches were closer than the lopsided final score might indicate, the Rye Country Day boys’ squash team faltered at home to rival Bruswick in a 7-0 loss.


Morning Round-up: Garnets Cruise To Win Over Harrison

December 9, 2009

The Rye girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 Tuesday by throttling rival Harrison at home, 68-30. Four Garnets scored in double figures, with Jillian Chittenden leading the way with 15. Lillian McCabe added 14 and dished seven assists, while Karly Fitzgerald and Grace Leishman each netted 10. Rye allowed just 16 points through the first three quarters.

Catharine Greer and Karly Fitzgerald

In the pool, the Rye boys’ swimming and diving team also moved to 2-0 on the season. The Garnets bested Keio Academy 87-73 on the road at Manhattanville. Rye’s swimmers took first place in each and every event.


Morning Round-up: Wildcats Win Fieldston Tournament

December 7, 2009

The Rye Country Day boys’ basketball team opened their season in promising fashion. They defeated St. Ann’s and Fieldston on consecutive days to win the Fieldston tournament. In Saturday’s championship tilt, the Wildcats edged the tournament hosts 58-54. Lowes Moore scored 12 points and was awarded MVP honors. Darren Douglas chipped in 15 for RCDS. The Wildcats overpowerd St. Ann’s on Friday, 57-34. Moore scored 13 in the victory.

Lowes Moore

On the girls’ side, Rye Country Day faltered in the Fieldston finals after thrashing NYC’s Convent of the Sacred Heart in the opening round. Alexandra Osborn-Jones recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Carolyn Binder scored 13, but Staten Island Academy eked out a 48-45 win in the championship. The Wildcats 52-19 defeat of CSH one day earlier came thanks to another double-double from OJ. She paced RCDS with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Binder added 15 points and dished six assists.


Morning Round-up: Rye Teams Soaring Early

December 4, 2009

Four of five Rye teams pulled off victories Thursday evening, with the RHS boys’ swim and dive team leading the way with a tight, 89-87 win against local rival Harrison at Hommocks Middle School. Chris Lyons placed first in both the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, and Ben Rubenstein won the 100 breaststroke event.

The Rye Country Day girls’ basketball team cruised to a 44-18 victory at home against Marymount. Senior captain Alexandra Osborn-Jones recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman sharpshooter Carolyn Binder led the Wildcats in scoring with 16. Stephanie Binder had an impressive debut for the team with 10 points and five assists.