All of tonight’s results can be found below and here are Mike Zacchio’s post-game notes from the Tappan Zee at Nanuet game:
NANUET — Nanuet pulled off a nice little upset Friday afternoon, defeating Tappan Zee 56-45 at home. Read the game story and view a photo gallery here. (Will post link tomorrow)
Nanuet simply looked out-matched towards the end of the quarter — they couldn’t keep up, they weren’t taking smart shots, they weren’t getting to the free throw line — none of that. Frankly, I think they were lucky to escape with just an eight-point deficit when all was said and done.
During the break, Nanuet coach Carlos Fidalgo (shown above) got his team to work out whatever kinks they had, and put on a defensive showcase against the Dutchies — holding them to just three points in the second quarter, and just six points in the third quarter. Nanuet (6-6) outscored Tappan Zee 29-6 in those quarters to grab a nine-point lead going into the final quarter.
It was a mixture of good defense from Nanuet, and terrible shot luck from Tappan Zee that led to the Golden Knights making such a dramatic surge. Had Nanuet been a little bit hotter, it could have really put its foot on Tappan Zee’s throat. Again, I’m surprised the Dutchies escaped with just a nine-point deficit they way their luck was going.
Tappan Zee (6-5) quickly showed its strength in the fourth quarter, as junior guard Kristen McLaughlin (pictured above) scored five points in less than two minutes to get her team to within striking distance. The Dutchies not only made up the nine-point deficit, but even took a small lead with just minutes remaining in regulation.
The Golden Knights got a couple of nice breaks, but mainly it was senior captain Theresa Jelalian (pictured left) who was responsible for the upset victory. The guard shined in the closing minutes, scoring 13 of her 19 points in the final quarter, 10 of which came in the final two and a half minutes.
There must have been five or six lead changes in the fourth quarter alone, but Jelalian’s clutch shooting from the line turned out to be the difference. In total, Jelalian went 8-for-9 from the free-throw line to help the Golden Knights lock out the Dutchies.
By the numbers: Tappan Zee (6-5) at Nanuet (6-6)
We’re going streaking: This game was all about momentum. From Nanuet’s opening 4-0 run, to Tappan Zee’s 16-4 run after that, to Nanuet’s 26-9 run over the second and third quarters, it seemed like whoever got hot Friday, stayed hot.
Driving and thriving: Nanuet attempted just three free-throws through the first three quarters. The Golden Knights then attempted 14 in the fourth quarter (nine by Jelalian).
Ice, Ice, Baby: Despite their struggles, the Dutchies were more than in-the-game towards the end. Nanuet senior captain Theresa Jelalian’s 10 points in the final 2:28 of the game eventually iced it for the Golden Knights.
Free points? Yes please: Tappan Zee was more balanced at getting to line, as opposed to Nanuet, who shot the majority of their free-throws in the final quarter. In any case, both teams chose not to dig themselves any deeper by not taking advantage of the opportunities. Tappan Zee went 13-of-16 from the line, while Nanuet was 12-for-17.
Nanuet’s stock is ‘Golden’: The Golden Knights are starting to get on the right track this season, winning three of their last four games.
Dutchies lost at sea: Tappan Zee continued to struggle Friday, as the Dutchies lost their fourth game in their last six contests.
Here are the games that we have received so far tonight, more info to follow:
Kennedy 57, Putnam Valley 16
Fox Lane 56, Westlake 49
Pleasantville 39, Briarcliff 34
Brewster 59, Rye Neck 40
Bronxville 55, Tuckahoe 27
Byram Hills 53, Croton-Harmon 39
Nanuet 56, Tappan Zee 45
Ossining 62, Norland (Florida) 54
Hamilton 54, Harrison 34
Clarkstown South 49, Suffern 38
Hackley 47, Fieldston 31
Lakeland 44, Hen Hud 39
Mamaroneck 45, Clarkstown North 33
Haldane 49, North Salem 32
Keio 42, Harvey 32
John Jay 40, Somers 31 — GAME OF THE NIGHT
Game of the Night recap: (Overall record, games broken by final score)
Phil Terrigno: 3-1 (2-0)
Mike Zacchio: 1-3 (0-2)
Kennedy 63, North Salem 38: At Kennedy Thursday, Shayna Gaskins had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kiera Hennessy had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Carly Pearson led the Tigers with 12 points.
Hastings 40, Bronxville 28: At Hastings Thursday, Lea Distlehurst had 16 points. Elena LeFevre had 11. Danielle Kelly led the Broncos with nine.
Gorton 54, Roosevelt 6: At Gorton Thursday, Patricia Gomez had 16 points. Jordalyn Melo added 12.
Pawling 37, Putnam Valley 31: At Putnam Valley Thursday, Reena Olsen had 16 points. Erin McCrudden added 11.
Kennedy 57, Putnam Valley 16: At Putnam Valley, Megan Weidenhamer had 13 points for the Gaels. Shayna Gaskins had 10 points. Mackenzie Heslin-Scott had 10 rebounds. Reena Olsen and Alexandria Knight each had five points for the Tigers.
Fox Lane 56, Westlake 49: At Westlake, Christie Lombardi had 24 points and Emily O’Mahoney had 13. Haley Gallagher had 10. Lauren Holzer had 14 points and Faith Lovett had 12 for the Wildcats.
Pleasantville 39, Briarcliff 34: At Pleasantville, Zaira Cobbs scored 13 points in the win. Remi Manni and Courtney Sheehy added nine points apiece. Summer Horowitz had 14 points for the Bears.
Brewster 59, Rye Neck 40: At Brewster, Tara D’Ottavio had 19 points. Brittany Deieso had 11 points and 10 steals. Paige O’Donnell had 13 points for the Panthers.
Bronxville 55, Tuckahoe 27: Danielle Kelly had 12 points and Claire Sargent had 11. Daniela Cocucci had 13 points for the Tigers.
Byram Hills 53, Croton-Harmon 39: At Croton-Harmon, Ashley Polera scored 12 points to lead the Bobcats. Kim Franco added nine points. Grace Mulligan had 16 points for Croton-Harmon.
Ursuline 71, Scarsdale 59: At Ursuline Thursday, Alyssa Lawrence had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Koalas. Lauren Biolsi had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Rachel Spiro scored 14 points for the Raiders.
Hamilton 54, Harrison 34: At Hamilton, Jasmine Robinson hit 10 of 14 free throws, finishing with 23 points, six rebounds and four steals. Tifanny Corselli had 17 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Maia Hood had 11 points and nine rebounds. Paige Brbant had eight points for the Huskies.
Clarkstown South 49, Suffern 38: At Clarkstown South, Maddy Downes had 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the win. Laura Castaldo added 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Allison Haugh scored 12 points. Samantha Cimillo led the Mounties with nine points.
Hackley 47, Fieldston 31: At Fieldston, the Hornets outscored Fieldston 30-10 by halftime to put the game away. Allie Coppola had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Hornets. Stefanie Frolo scored 11 points. Teammate Sammy Muller had nine steals.
Lakeland 44, Hen Hud 39: At Lakeland, Nikki Kardias had 10 points for the Hornets. Kathleen Cahill added seven points. Megan Jahoda and Cassidy Boyle each had 10 points for the Sailors.
Mamaroneck 45, Clarkstown North 33: At Clarkstown North, Maggie Sullivan had 14 points for the Tigers. Amanda Bayer had 11points. Nikki Petri had 17 points for the Rams.
Blind Brook 57, Rye 28: At Rye, Ali Silfen had 18 points and Jackie Lavitt had 13. Maddie Eck scored 13 points for the Garnets.
Haldane 49, North Salem 32: At Haldane, Allie Monteleone had 15 points for the Blue Devils. Sam Lisikatos and Liz Khadabux each had 11 points. Ryan Kelly had nine points for the Tigers.
Today’s record: 13-3
Season record: 167-55