Much like Tuesday, it is currently the wee hours of the morning and the uncertainty of snow has left us wondering just what the heck is going to happen later today.
It is currently 2:27 a.m., and several schools have already announced two-hour delays, but no cancellations. Click this link for LoHud’s list of school delays and cancellations. Everything from Tuesday got wiped out, so some of the games got pushed over to today.
The top story to watch comes out of Dobbs Ferry. Masters senior Naya Williams is expected to break the school’s all-time scoring record for boys or girls. Williams, who has verbally committed to Georgian Court University, will likely surpass school scoring champ Jay Washington, who set the mark of 1,467 points in 2000.
I will be stopping by the game to cover the event, as well as get my first look at the agile guard. Follow @LoHudGirlsHoops for game updates and of course follow me at @Zacchio_LoHud for other updates from around the section. For those of you who don’t already know, my feed is embedded into the blog, so you can track it along the righthand side of your screen. The LoHud Girls Hoops feed is embedded to the “NYS Basketball” feed, which is located below mine on the blog (check it out).
Another milestone to watch, Mahopac senior Mairead Hynes is expected to score her 1,000th career point today against Brewster. The forward, who is 15 points shy of reaching the plateau, will get the opportunity to score it at home thanks to a postponement at Carmel over the weekend. Indians athletic director John Augusta said Hynes would be the ninth player in school history to join the 1,000-point club.
The game of the day, in my opinion, is a crossover Class A match between Tappan Zee and Somers. The Dutchies, who are undefeated in 2014, travel to Tusker town to face a Somers team with hard-nose defense and a hit-or-miss offense. Tappan Zee’s last lost, a heartbreaker in the final seconds to Suffern on New Year’s Eve, was also against a team with a tough defense. If I wasn’t going to Masters, I’d likely be there. If the Masters game gets postponed, I’ll pitch this.
I’m going the Dutchies — even on the road — for the fact that they are riding a hot streak and that Somers’ offense is truly hit-or-miss. Two or three weeks ago, I’m taking Somers and not looking back. I’ll even break out my crystal ball for a score: Tappan Zee 52, Somers 48. Both teams are on my rankings bubble, so we’ll see what happens. Maybe one of them makes its debut in my top 10 next week.
Here’s the complete schedule, along with my predictions:
Wednesday, January 22
Canterbury at Masters, 3:30 p.m.
Pearl River at Albertus Magnus, 4 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Ardsley, 4:15 p.m.
Gorton at Ursuline B, 4:15 p.m.
Irvington at Woodlands, 4:15 p.m.
Palisade Prep at Tuckahoe, 4:15 p.m.
Ursuline at White Plains, 4:15 p.m.
Yorktown at Lakeland, 4:15 p.m.
Eastchester at Pelham, 4:30 p.m.
Mamaroneck at New Rochelle, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
Brewster at Mahopac, 5:45 p.m.
John Jay at Carmel, 6 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Edgemont, 6 p.m.
Poughkeepsie at Haldane, 6 p.m.
Hen Hud at Panas, 6:15 p.m.
Putnam Valley at Pawling, 6:15 p.m.
Tappan Zee at Somers, 6:15 p.m.
Nanuet at Nyack, ppd., TBA
Riverside at Yonkers, ppd., TBA
Saunders at Lincoln, ppd., TBA
North Rockland at Suffern, ppd., TBA
Scarsdale at Mount Vernon, ppd., TBA