The John Jay High School girls basketball team rebounded from a slow start to defeat host Beacon, 43-31, in a Section 1 Conference 1 League A contest on Monday.
Trailing after the first quarter, 13-6, the Patriots outscored the Bulldogs, 29-7, over the next two quarters to take a commanding advantage.
“We came out and we did well defensively and offensively,” Beacon coach Christina Dahl said. “We got a little timid offensively. Against a team like Jay, you have to play a full game of defense and offense. Tonight we missed a lot of easy shots and layups.”
Brittany Gregory’s 17 points paced John Jay (10-1), and Calli Balfour added 13. The Patriots travel to Freedom Plains to play Arlington on Wednesday.
For Beacon (8-3), which visits Our Lady of Lourdes on Wednesday, Talah Hughes led the team with seven points.
Ten different Admirals scored in Arlington’s 53-43 home victory over Roy C. Ketcham in Section 1 Conference 1 League A play.
Ericco Feaster and Will Kurdziel each scored eight points to lead the balanced effort. Eight players scored at least four points.
“It was a very good win for us. I thought our defense was great,” said Arlington coach Matt Hoyt, noting his team has held its opponent under 50 points seven times in 11 games.
J.J. Mulvey’s eight points paced Ketcham, which also saw 10 players score.
Arlington (9-2) visits John Jay on Wednesday.
Pawling 58, Martin Luther King Jr. 50 — Dominic Farese scored 20 points, and Justin Mayette added 18 points for visiting Pawling, which used a 25-5 third-quarter surge to pull out the win.
Cory Thomas, Matt Morrison and Sean Morris each had six points for Pawling.
Trinity-Pawling 67, Kent (Conn.) 61 — Braedon Bayer collected 19 points, four assists, three steals and two blocks for Trinity-Pawling late Saturday. Ryan Yearwood added 18 points and seven rebounds.
Lauren Romao had 13 points as visiting Mount Saint Mary defeated Farmingdale State, 50-47, in a Skyline Conference game.
Natalie Candarelli scored nine points, and Poughquag’s Rachel Perrone added eight points for the Knights (7-7, 4-1).
Hyde Park’s Shereef Taylor was named the SUNY Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 20 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in two wins for SUNY New Paltz last week.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt High School graduate finished with 22 points and nine rebounds in a 77-70 triumph over Cortland, and added 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists during a 79-70 win over Oneonta.
SUNY New Paltz’s Chelsea Allocco earned SUNYAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week honors for winning three individual events in a win over Geneseo and the Rochester Institute of Technology.