The strength of a team can sometimes be shown by its ability to adapt to different situations.
That was the case Thursday as Scarsdale defeated Suffern 30-27 in the championship of the Rich Bosco Memorial tournament at Suffern.
The Raiders were able to secure the win and the tournament title despite having to adjust to the Mounties’ slower pace.
“That’s not the style of play we like to play,” Scarsdale coach Mike Blanco said of the low-scoring game. “It says a lot about our toughness to be able to play at a different pace.”
Alexis Kline led Scarsdale with 10 points and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Rachel Cohen added seven points. Suffern’s Liz Trojan had a game-high 15 points.
This was the first time the tournament, in its 12th year, held a girls competition. Rich Bosco lost his life in the attacks on the World Trade Center. A scholarship fund was put together in his honor.
“It’s always nice to win, but more importantly it’s for a great cause,” Blanco said. “We were proud to be there.”
Best of the rest: Ally Mueller had 12 points in Hackley’s 49-26 win at Riverdale. Sammy Mueller added 10 points. … Jessica Degina had 12 points, four assists and five steals in Mamaroneck’s 46-37 win over visiting Fieldston. … Amanda Kiriakos had 25 points in Saunders’ 51-41 over Gorton in the semifinals of the Yonkers City tournament at Palisade Prep. The Blue Devils will play Yonkers Saturday at 3 p.m. in the final at Palisade Prep. … Lindsey Bettke and Anna Savino each had 14 points in Ursuline’s 65-48 win against visiting Mount Vernon. … Erin Ryder earned all-tournament honors after Clarkstown North defeated Tuxedo 41-27 in the consolation of the Rich Bosco Memorial tournament. … Kiera Hennessy had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Kennedy’s 72-55 loss to Cardinal Spellman. … Gaby Castillo had 17 points in Maria Regina’s 50-43 win against visiting Preston. Mary Lee added 12 points.
Thursday, December 19
Mamaroneck 46, Fieldston 37
Cardinal Spellman 72, Kennedy 55
Ursuline 65, Mount Vernon 48
Beacon 76, Brewster 48
Hackley 49, Riverside 26
Maria Regina 50, Preston 43
Dobbs Ferry 58, Putnam Valley 29
Haldane 46, Croton-Harmon 38
Rye Rotary tournament
Rye 52, Good Counsel 37
Consolation: Clarkstown North 41, Tuxedo 27
Championship: Scarsdale 30, Suffern 27
Yonkers City tournament
Semifinals at Palisade Prep
Saunders 51, Gorton 41
Prediction record tonight: 7-0
Season prediction record: 85-27