It’s February, thus beginning the unofficial countdown until the end of the regular season; “crunch time,” if you will.
I’ll be in the office later, but I’ll try to hit Rye Country Day-Rye before going in. Obviously, I want to see the Mahopac-Peekskill rematch, but Rye is much more geographically friendly. Plus, I really want to see RCDS junior Tara Berger in action. The 6-foot-1 forward is a double-double machine and has already begun getting college looks and offers.
McDonald’s All-American nominee Carolyn Binder stole all of the headlines last year for the Wildcats, so Berger was overlooked often. Berger won a gold medal at the Maccabiah Games this summer, along with Scarsdale alum Shelby Zucker and Blind Brook alums Ally Silfen and Jackie Lavitt.
The Garnets don’t need much of an introduction, but the inter-town rivalry should make for good background info.
Here is the complete schedule, along with my predictions:
Saturday, February 1
Yorktown at Ketcham, 10 a.m.
Harrison at Beacon, 10:30 a.m.
Tuckahoe at Yonkers Montessori, 10:30 a.m.
Westlake at Byram Hills, 11 a.m.
Boys & Girls at Ossining, 12 p.m.
North Salem at John Jay-Cross River (middle school), 12 p.m.
Rye Country Day at Rye, 12 p.,m.
Bronxville at Eastchester, 1 p.m.
Mahopac at Peekskill, 3 p.m.
Hamilton at Croton-Harmon, 4 p.m.
Lakeland at Panas, 5 p.m.
Scarsdale at Mount Vernon, 5:30 p.m.
Nanuet at Clarkstown North, ppd., Mon. Feb. 3, TBA