What a night of high school hoops Friday gave us, especially in Class A. Over the course of a few hours, our massive field was trimmed to just 31 teams fighting for an elusive gold ball in their respective classes.
The surviving teams will get to enjoy a stress-free weekend before playoffs resume on Tuesday for the Class A and B quarterfinals, where both Phil Terrigno and I will be on the road covering the action. Phil will be covering the highly-anticipated Class B contest between No. 6 Ardsley (Toni Pilla shown left) at No. 3 Kennedy, while I will be staying local (for me, anyway) to watch the mighty No. 15 Pelham Pelicans travel to No. 7 Nanuet (Dana Rohan shown below right) in a Class A showdown.
On Wednesday, both Phil and I will again be on the road to cover games, and we may even have help for a third game from our colleague Vin Mercogliano, who covered Scarsdale’s win over North Rockland on Friday. I’ll be taking the Class C contest between No. 6 Tuckahoe at No. 3 Palisade Prep, while Phil will check out the No. 5 Arlington at No. 4 Ursuline game in Class AA.
Vin may have to tend to his wrestling beat, but if he’s able to lend us a helping hand, we will let you know where he will be so you can follow us for updates. In the meantime, here’s a look at the complete quarterfinals schedule for next week:
Tuesday, February 19
No. 9 Hen Hud at No. 1 Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.
No. 15 Pelham at No. 7 Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.
No. 14 Rye at No. 11 Peekskill, 5 p.m. (Lanay Rodney shown right)
No. 5 John Jay at No. 4 Albertus Magnus, 5:30 p.m.
No. 8 Valhalla at No. 1 Irvington, 6 p.m.
No. 7 Briarcliff at No. 2 Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Ardsley at No. 3 Kennedy, 6 p.m.
No. 5 Dobbs Ferry at No. 4 Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20
No. 8 Scarsdale at No. 1 Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
No. 7 Clarkstown South at No. 2 Lourdes, 6:30 p.m.
No. 6 New Rochelle at No. 3 John Jay East-Fishkill, 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Arlington at No. 4 Ursuline, 5:30 p.m.
No. 1 Hamilton receives a first-round bye
No. 7 Yonkers Montessori at No. 2 Haldane, 5 p.m.
No. 6 Tuckahoe at No. 3 Palisade Prep, 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Solomon Schechter at No. 4 Keio, 6:15 p.m.
Today’s record: 0-0
Playoff record: 28-7
Regular season record: 275-80 (303-87 overall)