Boys basketball roundup: Beacon wins home tournament

Boys basketball roundup: Beacon wins home tournament


Boys basketball roundup: Beacon wins home tournament


Beacon High School’s boys basketball team led wire to wire, defeating Section 9’s Monroe-Woodbury, 64-41, to win its Terrence Wright Memorial Tournament for the first time since 2006.

“It’s nice to get that little monkey off our back,” Beacon coach Tom Powers said. “Our defense came out and played tremendous again and we saw some signs of what we’d hoped our offense would look like.”

Tyree Burns led Beacon in scoring with 11 points, but the Bulldogs (2-0) also received contributions from Elijah Hughes (10 points, eight rebounds, four assists), Nick DiNapoli (10 points), Jyair Willis (six points, 10 rebounds) and Tony Romanelli (six points, eight rebounds).

Beacon started the game on a 10-0 run and led 34-20 at halftime.

The Bulldogs next hit the hardwood at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 at home against Somers.

John Jay 47, Carmel 46 — John Jay weathered a furious rally and came away with a win over Carmel in the consolation game of the Terrence Wright Memorial Tournament in Beacon on Friday.

John Jay led 31-21 entering the fourth quarter, but Carmel’s Quinn Willman hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Ahead by three points with 1.1 seconds left, John Jay’s Ryan Metz hit the back end of a pair of free throws to put the Patriots up four. Willman hit a half-court shot at the buzzer, but the Rams fell short.

Brendan Del Biondo led John Jay (1-1) with 22 points. Ryan Pergolizzi had four points and 10 rebounds. Dimitrios Tsesmetzis had seven points and eight rebounds. Dom Pergolizzi had six points and eight rebounds.

John Jay will visit Carmel for a rematch on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes 74, Somers 56 — Kyle Santoro scored a career-high 29 points, along with five assists and four steals as the Warriors opened their season with a win.

“Somers has a pretty big kid, Max Parks, who is 6-foot-9. I was really concerned about our ability to attack the rim and control the boards,” said Lourdes coach Jim Santoro, Kyle’s father. “When we opened up, we were able to score from the perimeter. We were able to box out and handle them on the boards as well. Overall, for the first game, I’m very happy.”

Kyle Santoro had 10 of his points in the fourth quarter. Justin Rhynders added 18 points and four assists for Lourdes. Nick Cuccia had 11 points and three steals. Six-foot-five freshman James Anozie added seven points and nine rebounds in his first varsity game.

Pawling 62, Webutuck 34 – Mergim Demaku scored 14 and Aaron Thomas added 13 as Pawling defeated Webutuck in the first round of the Pawling Tiger Invitational.

Pawling will take on Hendrick Hudson for the championship at 7 p.m. today, while Webutuck will face Dover for the consolation game at 3 p.m.

Mark Miller added 15 rebounds in what coach Jason Kuhlmann calls a “hard-fought win” for his 2-1 Tigers.

Hendrick Hudson 66, Dover 30 — The Dragons (0-1) received seven points from John Robles in the first round of the Pawling Tiger Invitational.

The Sailors will face the winner of Friday’s other first-round game between Pawling and Webutuck in today’s 7 p.m. final, while Dover will face the loser in the consolation match at 3 p.m.

Mahopac 49, Arlington 40 — Brendan Sunday scored a career-high 16 points, but the Admirals fell in the Carolyn Conroy Tournament at Shrub Oak’s Lakeland High School.

“We couldn’t score,” Arlington coach Matt Hoyt said. “We scored 40 points. It was a struggle, especially in the third quarter (Arlington scored six points in the third quarter). We did a better job in the fourth quarter of getting to the rim. Overall, defensively, we were pretty good.”

Arlington (0-2) will face Clark Academy in today’s noon consolation game.


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