By Nancy Haggerty
The victory was the Headless Horsemen’s second victory of the week over Edgemont.
But the earlier game — an 18-point differential — was a bit more of a contest.
This time, Sleepy Hollow did a much better job limiting Shayna Davner’s points.
The senior guard, who earlier had 27 against Sleepy, had 15 points with just three coming in the first half when Sleepy Hollow, which trailed 9-6 at the end of one quarter, pulled away for a 28-11 lead.
A big chunk of that was due to Edgemont’s nearly non-existent, second-quarter play.
The Panthers didn’t score in that period until Davner, who’s closing in on 1,000 career points, banked a shot in with 2:28 left.
“We just needed to settle down and find our rhythm,” said senior forward Grace Carr, who had a game-high 19 points and was a force down low. “We definitely needed to move over and help more with Shayna. She’s one of the most dominant players in the section. If she doesn’t score, it really disables their offense.”
Julia Hoffman had six first-quarter points and finished with eight after sitting most of the second quarter, battling asthma.
And, for the game, the Panthers shot just 23 percent from the floor.
“We’re a Jekyll and Hyde team,” coach Mike Tracy assessed of his 8-7 squad.
“I think good teams are going to go on runs. They did and we just never countered it,” Davner said of Sleepy Hollow’s 22-point, second-quarter explosion.
Senior guard Jenny Bucci (12 points) had three of her four 3-pointers during that quarter and Jess Tocci (eight points) also hit a 3.
But Sleepy Hollow also got four points off offensive rebounds in the quarter and controlled the paint.
“We pride ourselves on being a really dominant team,” Carr said. “If you shut us down on the inside, we’ll go outside.”
As it was, the Headless Horsemen had few problems either place.
Best of the rest: Cassidy Boyle had 27 points and 10 rebounds in Hen Hud’s 61-52 win over reigning Class A section champs Peekskill. … Ally Mueller had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and six assists for Hackley in a 54-13 win at Trinity. … Tess D’Arcy scored 13 points for White Plains, which won its first game of the season, 45-36. It was the first varsity win for coach Tara Flaherty. … Tara Berger had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Rye Country Day in a 69-52 win over King. … Alyssa Chipelo had 19 points and 10 assists for Dobbs Ferry in a 53-41 win over Woodlands. … Anna Savino scored 17 points for Ursuline in a 58-50 win over Mamaroneck. … Elizabeth Curcio had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Holy Child in a 45-37 loss at Fieldston. … Alexa Amalbert scored 23 points for Nanuet in a 57-44 win at Nyack. … Kiera Hennessy had 18 points and eight rebounds for Kennedy in 47-36.
All photos from this game were taken by Carucha L. Meuse of The Journal News. Click here to view the entire photo gallery.
Friday, January 24
Sleepy Hollow 59, Edgemont 31
Ursuline 58, Mamaroneck 50
White Plains 45, Mount Vernon 36
Hen Hud 61, Peekskill 52
Hackley 54, Trinity 13
New Rochelle 83, Scarsdale 74, OT
Dobbs Ferry 53, Woodlands 41
Rye Country Day 69, King 52
Fieldston 45, Holy Child 37
Nanuet 57, Nyack 44
Haldane 60, North Salem 55
Kennedy 47, Good Counsel 36
Keio 46, Hamilton 42