NANUET — Clarkstown South used a dominating second quarter to blow past Nanuet, 72-49, on the road on Tuesday. The Vikings outscored the hosts 22-4 in the quarter, holding them without a field goal until the final 39.9 seconds of the half.
The Golden Knights had no answer for University of Maryland at Baltimore County-commit Laura Castaldo, who scored 33 in the contest and was subbed-out with more than four minutes remaining in regulation. Castaldo’s presence drew a double-team almost out of the gate, but the Vikings counteracted with exceptional ball movement.
Clarkstown South found more than enough wide-open looks, which it took advantage of for most of the game.
Nanuet should make a lot of noise in Class B this year. The Golden Knights possess a bevy of talent ball-handlers and shooters, and their defense — despite what the score may indicate on Tuesday — had its bright spots. Few teams have a Division-1 caliber player like Castaldo, especially in Rockland.
Dobbs Ferry coach Erik Bartell in the attendance scouting the Golden Knights.
Game notes: Prior to the start of the game, both team acknowledged the parents of Tom Hanney, a 2010 Nanuet grad and current United States Marine. Golden Knights coach Carlos Fidalgo, who coached Hanney on junior varsity, presented the Hanney’s with a check that Clarkstown South raised to help send a care package over to Afghanistan. The Nanuet boys will take on Clarkstown North on Thursday in a similar-style event. I will get the total amount raised once it is calculated. (I’ll have a picture of Tuesday’s festivities up later tonight).
Here are more results from Tuesday night:
Tuesday, December 3
Clarkstown South 72, Nanuet 49
Ardsley 54, Saunders 36
Nyack 56, East Ramapo 50
Hastings 46, Yonkers Montessori, 16
Haldane 41, Panas 37
Woodlands 61, White Plains 44
Best of the rest: Tiffany Salcito had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Nyack in a 56-50 win over East Ramapo. … Lea Ovelhurst and Kaitlyn Courney each scored 10 points for Hastings in a 46-16 win over Yonkers Montessori. … Ardsley’s Isabella DePasquale had 20 points, including five 3s, in the Panthers’ 54-36 win at Saunders.
Season prediction record: 10-2