Jahleel Carter scored a game-high 25 points Saturday to earn the game’s most valuable player honor and lead the Poughkeepsie High School boys basketball team to a 52-38 win over White Plains at the New Roc City complex in New Rochelle.
The Pioneers (7-1) took a 21-13 lead into halftime. From there, Poughkeepsie outscored White Plains in the third quarter, 22-12, to expand its margin.
“It was really a game with no flow, and I think we grinded through it,” Poughkeepsie head coach Brian Laffin said. “We were able to get some separation in the third quarter, run our stuff and get through it.”
Carter was Poughkeepsie’s lone double-digit scorer.
“We’re playing well right now, but definitely not playing as well as we could,” Laffin said. “There’s still a need for improvement in many areas. I think we need to get some consistency out of some guys.”
Oakwood Friends 50, Hudson (N.J.) 46 — Deionte Davis’ 20 points led Oakwood at home, with Tony Zou chipping in 14.
Marlboro 69, Red Hook 57 — Zach Sakadelis led Marlboro (7-0) with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and Alex Smith scored 19 late Friday. Mike Rogers scored 19 for Red Hook (5-3). Paddy Parr chipped in 12 points, and Nick Michitsch and Dennis Hare scored 10 apiece.
Highland 61, Rondout Valley 49 — Ryan Merget scored 20 points as the visiting Huskies improved to 5-3 with a win late Friday. Travis Marnell had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Highland. David George added 10 points.
Rhinebeck 78, Webutuck 37 — Nick Hoynes had a triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists as the host Hawks beat the Warriors late Friday. Hoynes’ 21 points were a career-high. Hunter Brandt added a career-high 20 points for Rhinebeck (4-5). Eric Rodriguez added 12 points and Sam Tigges contributed 11 points. Matt Starzyk scored 12 points for Webutuck (0-8).
Millbrook 53, Dover 45 — Justin Simmons scored 24 points as the visiting Blazers beat the Dragons late Friday. Chris Camaj added 11 points for Millbrook. Ryan Dowd led Dover with 14 points, while Chase Beebe added 11 points.
Pine Plains 72, John A. Coleman Catholic 58 — Tyler Lydon had 24 points as the visiting Bombers defeated the Statesmen late Friday. Justin Cooper scored 17 points and Adam Miller added 11 for Pine Plains (7-2).
Faith Christian Academy 67, Upton Lake Christian Academy 53 — James Lloyd had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Warriors prevailed. Bryce Ackerbauer and Romello Ested contributed 15 points each. Jacob Clark led Upton Lake Christian with 17 points, while MacKenzie Dunlop chipped in 10 rebounds.
Erin Waters scored 17 points to earn a spot on the North Salem Booster All-Tournament team following Pawling’s 49-36 loss to North Salem in the consolation game.
Roosevelt 62, Saugerties 54 — Ashley Merritt scored a game- and career-high 27 points for visiting Roosevelt late Friday. Allison Pritchard added 16 points, while Brittany Wilson added 10 points. Darien Demelis had 11 rebounds for Roosevelt (6-2).
Red Hook 55, Marlboro 46 — Julianne Wilkinson had a game-high 25 points as the visiting Raiders defeated the Iron Dukes late Friday. Talia Stortini scored 11 points and Kyla Gabriel added 10 for Red Hook. Angelica DeSantis and Katelyn Fabrizio had 16 points apiece for Marlboro.
Millbrook 62, Dover 30 — Treya Germano had 14 points to help the host Blazers (7-2) to the victory late Friday. Cassandra Drogan led Dover (1-8) with eight points.
Highland 46, Rondout Valley 20 — Shannon Ward had 14 points as the host Huskies (3-6) defeated the Ganders late Friday. Lindsay Chlus had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Highland. Tianna Pittman had 11 rebounds.
Haldane 58, Chester 41 — Allie Monteleone and Liz Khadabux had 16 points apiece as the host Blue Devils bested the Hambletonians late Friday. Sammi Lisikatos had 12 points for Haldane.
Coleman 74, Pine Plains 22 — Brooke Hapeman scored a team-high seven points as the host Bombers lost late Friday.