Yes, it’s Friday the 13th. But unless you live near Camp Crystal Lake, this is probably just another day for you.
We’ve got a couple of really great matches on tap tonight, including Nyack at Sleepy Hollow, which I will be covering live. Both teams return a good amount of players, unfortunately for the Indians, most of theirs are out with injuries.
Still, even in the absence of its top players, Nyack has performed brilliantly through the first few games of the season. Eighth grader Danielle LaRochelle is emerging as a star in Rockland, while freshman Caileigh Travers has become a force in the paint. Sleepy Hollow will be looking to redeem last season’s disappointing first-round exit to No. 15 Pelham in the Section 1 Class A tournament.
This will be a rematch of last year’s thrilling overtime game in which Sleepy Hollow’s Jessica Tucci sank a half-court buzzer-beater to force overtime, where the Headless Horsemen won. I think this one will be another close one, but without last year’s dramatics.
Other games to keep an eye on include Scarsdale-Ossining and an awesome Rockland matchup between Clarkstown South and Tappan Zee. I’ll update throughout the night as I get scores.
Here’s the full schedule, along with my predictions:
Friday, December 13
Ursuline at Gorton, 4:15 p.m.
Yonkers at Ursuline B, 4:15 p.m.
Lincoln at Tuckahoe, 4:15 p.m
Cornwall at Lakeland, 4:15 p.m.
Scarsdale at Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Tappan Zee, 4:30 p.m.
Nyack at Sleepy Hollow, 4:45 p.m.
Irvington at Mamaroneck, 6 p.m.
Pearl River at Clarkstown North, 6:15 p.m.
East Ramapo at North Salem, 6:15 p.m.
Somers at Ardsley, 5 p.m.
Hastings at Briarcliff, 5 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Hamilton, 5 p.m.