Hamilton standout senior Maia Hood (pictured right) scored a career-high 42 points in the Red Raiders’ romping of Maria Regina, 86-56. The senior recorded a double-double, adding 10 rebounds to her five assists and five steals.
With her bounding and astounding performance, Hood is now closing in on 1,000 career rebounds, sitting approximately 120-130 away, according to Hamilton coach Ben Carter. We will try to confirm the exact number and obviously track Hood’s progress the rest of the season.
Teammate Tiffany Corselli picked a bad day to have a great game, as her 36 points and 11 assists were overshadowed by Hood’s stat line. Carter was unsure whether or not the 36 points was also a career high for the Sacred Heart transfer, but again, once we receive any confirmation, we will let you know.
In the losing effort, Damonae Hargrove scored 25 points for the Tigers.
Phil was originally slated to cover Ursuline at Mount Vernon, but due to a postponement in that game, he switched over to see White Plains against the red-hot Huguenots of New Rochelle (6-1) instead.
We will try and get back on the prediction train full-force for tomorrow’s games and going forward. In the meantime, here’s the scores we have received so far tonight: (And before you ask, no, that is not a typo on the Roosevelt-Lincoln game)
(Picture of Hood by Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
Thursday, January 3
New Rochelle 59, White Plains 35
Scarsdale 78, Mamaroneck 28
Roosevelt 50, Lincoln 2
Dobbs Ferry 58, Ursuline B 50
Croton-Harmon 56, Port Chester 33
Ardsley 71, Woodlands 55
Hamilton 86, Maria Regina 56
Lakeland 40, Yorktown 27
Sleepy Hollow 50, Bronxville 26
Gorton 48, Riverside 39
Saunders at Yonkers, 4:15 p.m.
Pawling at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
Solomon Schechter at Palisade Prep, 4:30 p.m.
Edgemont at Hastings, 6 p.m.
Ursuline at Mount Vernon, 4:15 p.m.
Here are Phil’s post game notes from the New Rochelle-White Plains game:
NEW ROCHELLE — In its 59-35 win over White Plains Thursday, New Rochelle’s crisp transition game was on full display.
The Huguenots effort was even more considering the 7-1 squad performed without standount guard Amirror Dixon (pictured below right) who is battling a knee injury. No timetable has been set for her return.
“Losing Amirror, she is something special,” New Rochelle head coach Bruce Daniele said. “She is our point guard and she was averaging 15 points and seven assists. That’s tough to replace.”
Luckily for the Huguenots, Sidney Pinn, AaLiya Hayes and Liz Tyson were there to pick up the slack.
Pinn poured in 19 points – including four 3’s – Hayes had 12 and Tyson had nine.
“In order to score more, we need to pass the ball around and get it to our bigs and shooting guards,” Pinn said. “We’re really proud of each other because we’ve worked hard. These are tough games and we are just getting better.”
Earlier this season, the Huguenots picked up solid wins against talented teams in Coleman Catholic, Woodlands and Peekskill.
“We stayed close and we won them at the end,” Daniele said. “Whether it was Hayes or Amirror, they made the play. Against Coleman, Amirror took it, got ofuled and made a foul shot. Woodlands, we just got hot. Peekskill we almost had a big lead and almost blew it.”
For White Plains, Tess D’arcy led the Tigers with 14 points and teammate Lily Abrue added 8 points.
For some background information on White Plains, here’s the deal with the 1-7 Tigers:
After a 14 win season last year, the Tigers graduated standout seniors Kim Hanlon and Sofia Roman – both went on to play Division I schools (at Stony Brook and Dartmouth, respectively)
Currently, the Tigers are led by first year head coach Liz Flooks – a 2007 WPHS grad that played her college ball at Niagara.
The Tigers are young but will return most of their entire core next year – including sharp shooting junior Tess D’Arcy and
“There’s little bursts where we play really well and if we can do that the whole game than we will do really well.”
Flooks: “In eight games, everyone has stepped up big in each game but no consistently. We are getting there.”
(Pictures from the New Rochelle-White Plains game by Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Here are the game recaps from tonight’s action:
Scarsdale 78, Mamaroneck 28: At Scarsdale, Shelby Zucker had 13 points for the Raiders. Abby McDonald added 12 points. Amanda Bayer had eight points for the Tigers.
Croton-Harmon 56, Port Chester 33: At Croton-Harmon, Dani Douglas scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Grace Mulligan added 17 points, including six from behind the arc. Kyra Hart scored 12 points for the Rams.
Ardsley 71, Woodlands 55: At Ardsley, Toni Pilla had 26 points. Casey Foley and Nicolina Chenard each had 19 points. The Panthers went 12 of 16 from the line in the fourth quarter. Imani Tilford had 27 points for the Falcons.
Sleepy Hollow 50, Bronxville 26: At Bronxville, Grace Carr had 18 points and Alex Davis-Sumter had eight points. Claire Sargent scored eight points for the Broncos.
Gorton 48, Riverside 39: At Gorton, the Wolves were down 32-28 going into the fourth quarter and then they outscored the Rams 20-6 in the fourth quarter to win the game. Patricia Gomez scored 14 points for the Wolves, five of which came in the fourth. Dreonna Battle scored 12 points. Briana Ugarte scored 12 points for the Rams.