I have linked all of the game stories from Wednesday’s edition of The Journal News into the recaps below. You will find each story under its respective game:
CLASS C SEMIFINALS: No. 2 Haldane def. No. 3 Palisade Prep, 63-13.
Read Brian Heyman’s game story here.
Game notes: The Phoenix were simply overmatched Tuesday afternoon, as the Blue Devils easily rolled to a 63-13 win at the Westchester County Center. Haldane’s Allie Monteleone scored 26 points to lead all scorers. Teammates Liz Khadabux and Sam Lisikatos each added 10 points for the Blue Devils. The Phoenix were led by Paula Richards, who scored nine points in the loss.
Next round info: The Blue Devils will face No. 1 Hamilton in the championship game on Saturday at noon.
CLASS C SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Hamilton def. No. 4 Keio, 45-31.
Read Mike Zacchio’s game story here.
Game notes: If Hamilton’s Tiffany Corselli had had a really hot hand, Hamilton would have blown away No. 4 Keio in their semifinal game Tuesday at Westchester County Center. As it was, the point guard, who missed multiple layups, drained 25 points and actually outscored Keio 16-15 in the first half. Clearly, Haldane will be looking to key in on Corselli in the championship Saturday. It took Hamilton until the second half to really get the rest of its team fully involved in its offense. Still, Corselli was the only Red Raiders’ player in double figures. Maiya Scott and Kali Gill had eight each. The Unicorns’ Sae Toyomura hit for 13 and Mari Oki seven, including two 3-pointers in a row. But Keio could not get inside and didn’t do a good job with clock management, forcing shots just before the 30-second clock expired multiple times.
Next round info: The Red Raiders will face No. 2 Haldane in the championship game on Saturday at noon.
CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 2 Blind Brook def. No. 3 Kennedy, 39-33.
Read Nancy Haggerty’s game story here.
Game notes: Blind Brook is going to have an opportunity to play for its first sectional crown since it was in Class C in 2007. The Trojans built an 11-point lead in the third quarter and then held on after Kennedy cut it to four early in the fourth. They got strong efforts from two seniors up front. Forward Ally Silfen scored 18 and center Jackie Lavitt added 14. Blind Brook outscored Kennedy 11-3 in the second quarter to take a 22-12 lead. They held the Gaels to 0-of-12 shooting that quarter before Kaitlyn Knox finally hit a 3 with about three seconds left until the break. Junior center Kiera Hennessey had 13 points for Kennedy.
Next round info: Blind Brook will play No. 1 Irvington in the championship game Saturday at 7 p.m.
CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Irvington def. No. 5 Dobbs Ferry, 85-37.
Read Phil Terrigno’s game story here.
Game notes: It was 11-11 early on and then Irvington outscored Dobbs Ferry 74-26. The Bulldogs (19-2) were led by their two Division I players. Lehigh-bound Lexi Martins was her usual formidable self inside. The senior forward scored 25. Marist-bound senior guard Brittni Lai added 15. It was 45-25 at halftime and 63-31 after three. Alyssa Chipelo scored 11 for the Eagles (15-6).
Next round info: Irvington will play No. 2 Blind Brook in the championship game Saturday at 7 p.m.