Class A is a toss-up, and pretty much every school in it knows it.
Reigning section champ Peekskill (7-2) has to be considered the favorite, with every member of last year’s squad back this year, but Beacon (11-1) continues to impress, and last year’s runner-up, Albertus Magnus (8-3), is still very much in the mix.
Teams like Somers, Tappan Zee, Pelham, Rye, Ardsley and Pearl River have all made a case for a possible section title, and it looks like Eastchester is the latest to join the club.
The Eagles got a big win over last year’s section semifinalist Pelham, 59-49 Thursday, their fourth win in six games to start the new year.
Olivia Heffernan led Eastchester with 22 points and Gabby Riccardi added 10.
With the section tournament now less than a month away, every win is vital for teams. Between fighting for bonus points and seeding position, every loss could mean a tougher first-round matchup come next month.
Best of the rest: Alyssa Chipelo (17 points, seven rebounds) and Molly Altholz (16 points, nine rebounds) led Dobbs Ferry to a 47-34 win over Ursuline B. … Shayna Davner scored 29 for Edgemont in a 53-52 win over Hastings.