It had been nearly two years to the day since Ossining last lost at home — 1 year, and 363 days to be exact. In an uncharacteristic performance, the Pride blew a five-point halftime lead, falling to Spring Ford of Pennsylvania, 81-65.
Senior guard Saniya Chong paced the Pride with 32 points, bringing her now realistically within one game of becoming the greatest scorer in section history. Chong, who is averaging over 35 points per game this season, will need to have a slightly-above average game against Blind Brook on Wednesday to break the record in dramatic fashion.
Chong will enter Wednesday just 38 points shy of Karen O’Connor’s scoring record which has now stood for a quarter of a century. Phil Terrigno will be staffing Ossining’s remaining two regular season games on Wednesday and Friday (vs. Irvington).
Saturday, February 2
Rye 50, Rye Country Day 47
Pearl River 56, Floral Park 25
Dobbs Ferry 68, Pelham 51
Tappan Zee 68, Valley Central 53
Lakeland 40, Panas 26
Spring Ford (Penn.) 81, Ossining 65
Rye Neck 41, Mamaroneck 38
Today’s record: 4-2
Season record: 241-73
Here are the game recaps from tonight’s action:
Rye 50, Rye Country Day 47: At Rye Country Day, Alanna Morque hit the game-winning three-point shot for the Garnets with 7.3 seconds left on the clock. Maddy Eck led Rye with 18 points and Rachel Egan scored 16 points. Carolyn Binder led the Wildcats with 21 points. Nereida Mendez scored 11 points. (The Wildcats are pictured right during today’s contest)
Phil Terrigno attended this game for a feature that he writing about the Wildcats. We will post more info when we have an idea of the story’s planned pub date.
Spring Ford (Pa.) 81, Ossining 65: At Ossining, Saniya Chong led the Pride with 32 points. Andra Espinoza-Hunter scored 15 points.
Rye Neck 41, Mamaroneck 38: At Rye Neck, Paige O’Donnell had 12 points and eight rebounds. Lauren Vallarelli had 10 points. Sarah Cochrane had seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Maggie Sullivan had 15 points and Aliza Kantor had 11 for the Tigers.
Pearl River 56, Floral Park 25: At Pearl River, All players on the Pirates scored including Missy Scognamiglio’s 14 points performance. Amanda DeCourcey had eight rebounds.
Tappan Zee 68, Valley Central 53: At Tappan Zee, Kristen McLaughlin had 22 points and 11 rebounds. Jillian Lynch added 16 points and seven rebounds. Chrissie Ryan added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Dobbs Ferry 68, Pelham 51: At Pelham, after trailing Pelham 21-20 at the end of the half the Eagles outscored the Pelicans 48-30. Alyssa Chipello had 20 points while Molly Altholz added 16 and Kana Kihara had 12. Dani Moretti had 15 points for the Pelicans. Ashley Holden had 11 and Campbell Fee added 10. The Eagles went 16-of-17 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and 24-of-30 for the game.
Lakeland 40, Panas 26: At Lakeland, Danielle Stabile scored eight points.