Trailing by two points on Monday, Marlboro High School’s Julian Allen dished to Zach Sakadelis, who sank a buzzer-beating three-pointer from the right wing while falling down, to lift the visiting Iron Dukes boys basketball team to its second straight win, a 58-57 triumph over Pine Bush.
“Zach didn’t even know it went in. That’s what he told me,” Marlboro coach Mike Koehler said. “We cleared the bench. We wanted to make sure the official had his hands up and that it was good, but then the boys all tackled Zach.”
Tyler Banks led Marlboro with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
“It was a great win,” Koehler said. “It was a nice to get one. Pine Bush is a much-improved team.”
Marlboro visits Rondout Valley at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Red Hook 60, Rondout Valley 32 — Dennis Hare had a game-high 18 points as the Raiders opened their season with a win.
“We’ve had two games get snowed out and the kids have been itching to get a game in for a while,” Red Hook coach Matt Hayes said. “I like that we won our first game on the road. We won the first quarter, 20-8, and Rondout Valley had a desperation 3 at the buzzer. I was happy defensively how we took away a good number of their 3-point shooting opportunities.”
Colin Bemis had a career-high 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Raiders. Paddy Parr had four points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Will Avis had six points and seven rebounds. Nick Michitsch had six points and five assists.
Red Hook is scheduled to open its home schedule at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Highland.
New Paltz 66, Ellenville 51 — C.J. Burke had a game-high 27 points as the host Huguenots opened the season with a win.
Austin Hekking contributed 12 points for New Paltz, while Khariff LaBoy chipped in eight.
Mahopac 46, Poughkeepsie 39 — After scoring nine points in the first half, the visiting Pioneers scored 10 in the third quarter and 20 in the fourth, but couldn’t overcome their 19-point halftime deficit.
“I think we came our a little wide-eyed. The inexperience showed in the first half,” Poughkeepsie coach Brian Laffin said of his team, playing its second game with only one returning varsity player. “At one point we cut (the deficit) to four or five. We gave ourselves a chance to creep back into the game.
“I think our second half, we found a little bit of our identity of what we could be.”
Malik Williams scored 13 points for Poughkeepsie (1-1), and Sanjay Ruparelia added 12.
Salisbury 55, Trinity-Pawling 54 — Stissing Mountain graduate Justin Cooper had a team-high 14 points, but the host Pride lost on a buzzer-beating layup against their opponents from Connecticut.
Noah Woods had 13 points for Trinity-Pawling (2-2). LaGrangeville’s Braedon Bayer had seven points, seven steals, five assists and five rebounds for the Pride, who host Hotchkiss School at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.