In what had to be the lowest scoring day all season, winning teams averaged just 46.8 points today — and that’s including an 85-point performance from Ossining, who was also below its season average.
If you take the Pride out of the occasion, the average winning score today was a mere 40.5 points.
Of course many don’t care whether you win by one, or one hundred, as long as you win, so I’m sure today’s winners aren’t hanging their heads too low. Since the winning scores were so low, you can imagine how low the losing scores were.
The seven losing teams combined to average just 27.5 points, with no team scoring more than 45.
* CHONG TRACKER * Ossining senior Saniya Chong continued her charge towards becoming the section’s all-time leading scorer after dropping in 31 points on Thursday.
By my calculations, Chong now has 2,449 career points, putting her 27 points shy of Peekskill alum Sheila Wagner (1981-86) for second place on the all-time female scoring list.
Chong, who is averaging over 30 points per game, should pass Wagner in the Pride’s next game (Wednesday at Hamilton, 6:15 p.m.), especially since she mostly plays only three quarters.
Here’s a list of the top five all-time female scorers in Section 1 history:
1. Karen O’Connor (1983-87), FDR/Hyde Park — 2,662
2. Sheila Wagner (1981-86), Peekskill — 2,476
3. Saniya Chong (2009-13), Ossining — 2,449
4. Cusena Newton (1982-87), Hamilton — 2,384
5. Margo Hackett (2007-11), Pawling — 2,266
Thursday, January 10
Ossining 85, Ardsley 45
Peekskill 48, Hen Hud 21
Solomon Schechter 25, Yonkers Montessori 12
Kennedy 56, Pawling 31
Haldane 38, Putnam Valley 27
Somers 38, Brewster 25
Lakeland 38, Panas 32
Today’s record: 4-3
Season record: 110-38
Here are Phil Terrigno’s post-game notes from Peekskill at Hen Hud:
PEEKSKILL — In 2010, Peekskill featured a junior laden team that was without a single senior.
A year later, the Red Devils won the Class A state title.
It was the culmination of growth during a “two-year window,” in the words of coach Rodney Headley, which gave Peekskill a jumping off point for its success.
In a similar manner, the Red Devils find themselves without a senior on this year’s team.
While this squad might not be as strong as the 2010 group since it features seven underclassmen, the same “two-year window” of growth applies.
“This year, we’re a little shaky,” Peekskill junior Morgan Beechum said. “I believe that next year, throughout the summer and once the season starts, we’ll be way better.”
Peekskill jumped out to a 17-0 first quarter lead over Hen Hud and never looked back en route to a 48-21 win.
8th grader Nyrie Holliman led the Red Devils with 13 points. Lanay Rodney had 12 points and Latisha Clark added 10 points for Peekskill.
True to the form they have shown this season, the 6-5 Sailors played a solid second quarter after shaking off the rust of slow start.
Hen Hud outscored Peekskill 13-7 in the second frame and Amber Feminella led the squad with 7 points. Teammate Bailey Stewart added five.
“We tried to keep the pace up and coach (Ken Sherman) said we have to keep it upbeat,” Hen Hud’s Amber Feminella said. “As we came down as a team, we tried to get as many offensive rebounds as we could and we scored more points.”
The Sailors got as close as 10 points in the second period before Peekskill turned up the heat and never looked back.
Close contests: The Red Devils landed on the wrong side of several close decisions this season, including two-point losses to Somers and Mount Vernon and a six-point loss to New Rochelle.
“We took our beatings this season, especially in the first four or five games,” Peekskill coach Rodney Headley said. “Now, the girls are taking steps in the right direction.”