Here’s some light girls hoops reading from today’s edition of The Journal News if you missed it:
- Click to read Brian Heyman’s story about yesterday’s Ossining at Hamilton contest and to view a photo gallery.
- Here’s this week’s girls hoops notebook, which details Lubirdia Gordon’s resurgence, Dobbs’ hot start and other 1,000 point scorers.
- Here’s my game story from Irvington’s win over Pearl River (photo gallery included, too).
- Saniya Chong was featured in Sports Illustrated this week. Here are two videos, including some insightful remarks from Ossining coach Dan Ricci.
What an incredible day of girls hoops Wednesday night featured — from the highs of Ossining-Hamilton putting on a heavyweight showcase, to the lows of Albertus Magnus potentially losing its starting point guard to a concussion, Wednesday certainly had plenty of drama.
Some of Thursday’s games will be make ups from the postponements caused by the snow on Wednesday, including one which is now our “Game of the Night.”
Overshadowed by Ossining-Hamilton and Pearl River-Irvington, the stepchild of Horace Greeley-Blind Brook moves into our top game for Thursday.
The Quakers (3-5) have a talented team, but just haven’t been able to find their rhythm this year and get on a nice winning streak. The Trojans (9-2) on the other hand have been in top form virtually all year, but are coming off a bad 59-26 loss to Hamilton on Monday. Blind Brook’s only other loss was a one-point defeat to Ardsley in the season opener.
Phil Terrigno has jumped out to a nice 2-0 lead since we’ve been going head-to-head on our “Game of the Night” predictions, including an impressive prediction of Wednesday’s Ossining-Hamilton game (predicted Ossining to win, 88-70, actual score was 88-79) to win the tiebreaker point.
Once again Phil and I have predicted the same winner for the “Game of the Night,” so should we both be correct, our predicted scores will break the tie.
MIKE SEZ: This game is going to go one of two ways — either Blind Brook will be so, for lack of a better word, disappointed, about its loss to Hamilton that they will be hungry to win this one, and win it big. Or, the Trojans can be so dejected from the loss and snap of their nine-game win streak that they don’t get back in gear. I think Blind Brook coach Manny Martinez will have his girls inspired, not expired. Trojans win 64-60.
PHIL SEZ: I’ve seen both of these team’s play, although when I saw Blind Brook, they were without top scorer Ali Silfen. Horace Greeley’s Jackie Brett is a dynamic scorer and she is a very skillful player but I don’t think her effort alone can push the Quakers over the top in this one. I like Blind Brook, 60-48.
Game of the Night recap: (Overall record, games broken by final score)
Phil Terrigno: 2-0 (1-0)
Mike Zacchio: 0-2 (0-1)
Thursday, January 17
New Rochelle at Mount Vernon, 4:15 p.m.
Gorton at Saunders, 4:15 p.m.
Scarsdale at Ursuline, 4:15 p.m.
Riverside at Roosevelt, 4:15 p.m.
White Plains at Mamaroneck, 4:15 p.m.
Yonkers at Lincoln, 4:15 p.m.
North Salem at Kennedy, 4:15 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m. — GAME OF THE NIGHT
Pawling at Putnam Valley, 5 p.m.
Bronxville at Hastings, 6 p.m.
Pelham at Edgemont, 6 p.m.
Yorktown at Panas, 6:15 p.m.
Today’s record: 0-0
Season record: 150-48