ARMONK — Behind the strength of an outstanding offensive showing from Rachel Egan (shown below), Rye topped Byram Hills tonight 58-45.
Byram Hills led 21-14 in the second quarter but squandered the lead. Rye outscored Byram Hills 20-9 in the third quarter.
“The third quarter is what killed us,” Byram Hills coach Mary Kate Burke said. “The other girls on (Rye) stepped up and they were left wide open when we were trying to switch off screens.”
Sophomore Raquel Gaudio finished with 14 points and teammate Kim Franco added eight points for the Bobcats, who were missing leading scorer Lucy Bancone due to a minor back injury.
“Rye played some really good defense,” Gaudio said. “They had a lot of good plays set that we just got caught up in. That slowed down our momentum and brought our confidence down.”
The Garnets displayed a nice variety of back-door cuts and designed plays to score interior baskets.
“I haven’t had a lot of those because I’m a shooter and I like to shoot,” Morque said. “Those were there because after I hit some shots and they were overplaying me and I was able to go to the basket.
Rye is 3-9 and Byram Hills is 3-10.
“We have a lot of newcomers and only one senior,” Egan said. “It shows our character of how we have improved throughout the year. We started off shaky but overall we matchup against well against Hamilton. In the first half, we were only down by about 2 points. We’ve had close contests but we haven’t been able to finish in the second half.”
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Here are some of the other scores we received today:
Hackley 38, Poly Prep 27
Edgemont 45, White Plains 38
Haldane 58, Yorktown 47
Mahopac 38, Somers 34: At Somers Tuesday, Mairead Hynes had 14 points and three blocks. Alayne Felix and Catherine Carzzari each added seven points. Nicole DeMase led the Tuskers with 11. Caitlin Opfer had seven.
Hackley 38, Poly Prep 27: At Hackley, Allie Coppola (shown right) had eight points and eight rebounds. Stefanie Frolo and Katie Maguire each had eight points.
Edgemont 45, White Plains 38: At Edgemont, Shayna Davner had 23 points. Shannon Lynch had 10 points for the Tigers.
Haldane 57, Yorktown 47: At Haldane, Allie Monteleone scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Liz Khadabux added 14 points. Kelly Donnellan scored 17 points for the Huskers.
Today’s record: 3-1
Season record: 178-57