The Beacon High School boys basketball team bounced back from a slow start to topple Peekskill 68-61 at home on Friday.
Tony Romanelli had 19 points and 15 rebounds — “He was a beast,” Beacon coach Tom Powers said — while Jyair Williams scored a career-best 20 points and had 10 rebounds, and Elijah Hughes scored 14.
“We got off to a very poor start,” Powers said, noting his team allowed the first eight points. “From that point on, we got better and better. We got into our normal rhythm.”
The victory improved Beacon to 4-0.
Powers said Peekskill exposed certain weaknesses in his team, which will help the Bulldogs improve. He said a win over a perennial power like Peekskill “just keeps breeding confidence into our team.”
Millbrook 58, Webutuck 32 — Millbrook earned its first victory of the season behind a balanced effort at home.
Justin Simmons recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Blazers, one day after registering 18 points, 18 rebounds and five assists in a loss to John A. Coleman Catholic.
Eleven different Blazers scored against Webutuck, with DeVon Jackson scoring eight and Matt Kyle adding seven.
Tomas Espinosa led Webutuck (1-3) with 11 points, and Liam Nethercott scored 10.
Millbrook (1-2) will face Pine Plains at Bard College today in the James A. Kyle Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic.
“It’s nice to get in the win column,” Millbrook coach Brian Kelly said. “It was nice to get the bench involved.”
Red Hook 63, Highland 42 — Nick Michitsch led the host Raiders with 17 points and four assists, while Luke White scored 14 points, 11 coming in the second half.
Dennis Hare added 10 points for Red Hook (2-0). Will Avis had 15 rebounds and Paddy Parr had 12, helping Red Hook win the battle on the boards, 42-17.
The Huskies (1-2) were led by Travis Marnell’s 17 points, and Ryan Merget scored eight.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 63, Wallkill 54 — Ruben Jimenez scored 19 points to lead the visiting Presidents to their first win.
Ishmael Chisholm added 15 points and Isaiah Cotton had 14. Jack Coppola had 10 rebounds.
Roosevelt (1-1) will take on Our Lady of Lourdes in the Dutchess County Basketball Coaches Association holiday tournament on Dec. 28.
Haldane 65, Dover 51 — Peter Hoffman led the Blue Devils to the home win with 17 points despite battling foul trouble, but it was Haldane’s supporting players, who drew coach Joe Virgadamo’s praise.
“Edmund Fitzgerald (13 points) and Mike Halpin (10) stepped up offensively. It was nice to have four guys in double figures,” Virgadamo said. John Rotando also scored 10. “It was a tough game. Dover played hard.
Jeff Haegler led all scorers with 24 Dover points, and Jon Robles scored 10.
Haldane (5-1) will play in a tournament in Hastings beginning on Friday, while Dover (2-3) will play in the Pine Plains Bomber Booster tournament against Rhinebeck on Friday.
New Paltz 84, Onteora 43 — Matt Kanan scored 19 for the Huguenots, who outscored the visitors 23-13 in the second quarter and 26-10 in the third.
CJ Burke and Mike Krebs each scored 13 for New Paltz, and Austin Hekking added 10.
New Paltz (2-0) will play in a tournament at James I. O’Neill on Friday.
Trinity-Pawling 53, St. Paul’s 37 — Justin Cooper had 18 points and seven rebounds in the victory in the Exeter Tournament in New Hampshire.
LaGrangeville’s Braedon Bayer added six points, five assists, 11 rebounds and four steals, while Austrian Robinson and Johnny Arthur each scored eight.