Update 12:51 p.m. I am on assignment covering wrestling today and will not be at the Slam Dunk Tournament. Josh Thomson and Nancy Haggerty will be covering the girls games at the tournament – Nancy will post updates of the games after they are completed and you can follow Josh Thomson on twitter: @LoHudInsider
Update: 11:51 p.m. From Josh Thomson: “The final day of the Slam Dunk was pushed to Sunday because of the snow. All of the games will be played at their originally scheduled times.“ More info to follow
- To read about Hamilton’s win over Mary Louis, click here.
There is an error that appeared in the print edition of my story that will be fixed on the web. Tiffany Corselli and Maia Hood’s point totals – of 19 and 27 – were accidentally switched. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Slam Dunk Tournament final: Hamilton 68, Mary Louis 39
Maia Hood (27 points, 13 boards) and Tiffany Corselli (19 points, eight boards and five assists) were named Co-MVP’s as Hamilton improves to 7-0.
“A key was actually running the fast breaks because they couldn’t stop it,” Hood said.
Mary Louis connected on just 18 of 68 shots, which equates to 26.5 percent.
Jasmine Robinson added 13 pounds and six rebounds for the Red Raiders.
After trailing 33-20 at the half, Mary Louis opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run.
“It wasn’t supposed to happen like that,” Hamilton coach Benjamin Carter said. “Going into the third quarter, it’s like a transition period for us. We like to run teams real hard and put up 10,12,15 points and relax a little bit. They put pressure on us and our strategy didn’t work.”
The Red Raiders, who are averaging 61.2 points per game, play next at home against Maria Regina on Jan. 3 at 6:15 p.m.
“We have been practicing real hard so that when we have to make something happen, whether it’s a jump shot or a layup, it works,” Carter said.
On another note, Hamilton dressed only seven players because sophomore substitutes Alana Watt and Jovanni Llewellyn were unavailable due to illness.
“Coach tried to get us as many breaks as we could because we were undersized and we don’t have as many players as the other teams,” Hood said.
Consolation: Hackley over Albertus Magnus, 59-43
As a point of reference for our readers, while Hackley is not a Section 1 team, they have played several section teams recently. They beat Magnus today and downed Clarkstown South and Sleepy Hollow last season. The Hornets will play Rye later this year as well.
Alexandra Coppola and Stefanie Frolo each recorded a double-double to lead Hackley to a 59-43 victory over Albertus Magnus in Thursday morning’s girls consolation game at the County Center.
Coppola finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Frolo added 17 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. The Hornets (8-2) outrebounded Albertus 46-30.
Hackley also limited the Falcons to 5 for 26 shooting in the first half. Maeve Parahus led Albertus with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
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Slam Dunk Tournament
1 p.m. Irvington vs. Long Island Lutheran
3 p.m. Ossinings vs. St. Anthony’s
Other games on 12/28
Mahopac at Peekskill, 1 p.m.
Pearl River at Clarkstown South, 5:30 p.m.
White Plains at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
Yorktown vs. Yonkers, 10 a.m.
Sleepy Hollow vs. Hastings, 2 p.m.
Ronnie Weaver tournament at Carmel
Carmel vs. New Rochelle, 6 p.m.
Coach Rick Korn Holiday tournament at North Rockland
Consolation: 5 p.m.
Championship: 7 p.m.