Hackley opponents should get used to the name “Mueller.”
Ally Mueller, a senior guard, scored 20 points and younger sister Sammy, a sophomore, added 19 points in the Hornets’ 51-37 win over NYSAIS rival Rye Country Day in Wednesday’s rematch of last year’s independent schools state championship.
The Hornets have not skipped a beat since the departure of coach Shelagh Amann, who led Hackley to five state titles in her 10 seasons, including back-to-back wins before leaving. Columbia alumnus Sue Altman has taken the reins and has the Hornets (12-2) poised to three-peat.
In past years, Rye Country Day has been one of Hackley’s biggest hurdles. With Wednesday’s convincing win in which the Hornets led 20-3 after the first quarter, Hackley’s confidence should be at an all-time high.
Stef Frolo added 12 points and 15 rebounds, rounding out all of Hackley’s scoring.
Best of the rest: Taylor Penberthy scored 11 points for Croton-Harmon in a 44-36 win over Rye Neck. … Jillian Lynch (24 points) and Kristen McLaughlin (20 points) led Tappan Zee to a 61-37 win at Nanuet. … Josie Amerson had 28 points and 16 rebounds for Holy Child in a 57-48 win over King. … Emma Daly scored 17 points for Pearl River in a 54-17 win at Nyack. … Lanay Rodney (18 points) and Morgan Beechum (16 points) led Peekskill to a 73-26 win at Panas. … Laura Castaldo (22 points) and Jenna Feinberg (18 points) led Clarkstown South to a 61-52 win over Suffern. … Kiera Hennessy had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Kennedy in a 47-45 win over Maria Regina. … AnneMarie DiCarlo scored 19 points for Pleasantville in a 63-59 overtime win at Byram Hills. Lucy Bancone (23 points) and Ashley Polera (21 points) led the Bobcats.
Wednesday, January 15
Tappan Zee 61, Nanuet 37
Hackley 51, Rye Country Day 37
Croton-Harmon 44, Rye Neck 36
Holy Child 57, King 48
Pearl River 54, Nyack 17
Horace Greeley 49, Scarsdale 46
Keio 45, Yonkers Montessori 11
Hen Hud 59, Yorktown 41
Peekskill 73, Panas 26
North Salem 49, Pawling 25
Clarkstown South 61, Suffern 52
Kennedy 47, Maria Regina 45
Pleasantville 63, Byram Hills 59, OT