There are a number of excellent match ups on today’s schedule — particularly in Rockland County. Our girls hoops notebook, which will be published Thursday, highlights all of the major story lines across the board in Rockland. I’ll be headed to the Briarcliff at Fox Lane game later today as well.
Wednesday, January 9
Clarkstown North at Clarkstown South, 5:30 p.m.
** Pearl River at Albertus Magnus, 5:30 p.m. **
Manhattan-bound Maeve Parahus (shown with coach Pat Buckley) has been battling an ankle injury and will likely be out of today’s contest, putting the Falcons in an even deeper hole against a tough Pearl River team.
With young stars like junior Ryan Doherty and sophomore Madison McGrath, the Falcons are very capable of hitting big shots, but with the bulk of their height out of the lineup, today will be a challenge.
The Lady Falcons are coming off a big win against Tappan Zee, without Parahus, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
Apparently the departure of three-time Journal News player of the year Christa Scognamiglio didn’t affect the Pirates as much as people thought.
With their only loss coming to out-0f-area Oneonta, the Pirates have dominated the Rockland circuit and will likely improve their record come Wednesday afternoon.
Since we are now in the business of making predictions, look for the Lady Pirates to win this one, with a guesstimated score of 53-45. The win against TZ was certainly impressive, but I don’t see the Lady Falcons topping Pearl River, even if they do have home court advantage. Still should be a great game.
Nyack at Nanuet, 4;15 p.m.
Scarsdale at White Plains, 4:15 p.m.
Mamaroneck at Mount Vernon, 4:15 p.m.
Green Meadow at Hackensack Christian, 4:15 p.m.
Gorton at Yonkers, 4:15 p.m.
Eastchester at Bronxville, 4:15 p.m.
Roosevelt at Saunders, 4:15 p.m.
Pleasantville at Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
Port Chester at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
Briarcliff at Fox Lane, 4:30 p.m.
Harrison at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
Solomon Schechter at Tuckahoe, 4:30 p.m.
Hackley at Rye, 4:30 p.m.
Byram Hills at Tappan Zee, 4:30 p.m.
Riverside at East Ramapo, 4:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s at Masters, 4:30 p.m.
Holy Child at Dalton, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Edgemont, 6:15 p.m.
The Huguenots, led by Syndey Pinn (shown right), should prove to be a challenge for the Koalas.
Both teams have been hit with the injury bug. Most notably, Ursuline was hit with the loss of SDSU-commit Alyssa Lawrence in the early part of this season.
New Rochelle’s marquee wins came against Woodlands, Coleman Catholic and Peekskill but coach Bruce Daniele’s squad has been playing without the services of standout junior guard, Amirror Dixon.
Dixon was averaging roughly 15 points and seven assists when she went down with a right leg injury. No timetable has been set for her return.
Ursuline recently competed in the KSA Holiday Classic Tournament in Orlando, Fl., where they posted a 1-2 record.
Today’s record: 0-0
Season record: 90-32