Boys basketball: Croton rallies past Briarcliff; more games

Boys basketball: Croton rallies past Briarcliff; more games

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Boys basketball: Croton rallies past Briarcliff; more games

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Croton-Harmon overcame a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat Briarcliff 44-42 on the road Thursday.

Teejay Searight had a game-high 28 points, including seven of the Tigers’ final 11 points, as he carried Croton-Harmon to a key league win and its seventh straight victory.

“He was unbelievable,” Croton-Harmon coach Bill Thom said. “He came right out from the beginning.”

The Tigers (11-3) were able to take a 10-point lead at one point in the first half, but Briarcliff (7-6) battled back take a 40-33 lead with three minutes remaining.

“We just looked at them and said, ‘Guys, we put too much time into this to let this one slip away,’ ” said Thom of what he told his team late in the game.

Croton-Harmon closed the game out on an 11-2 run that was initially sparked by Searight and Eddie Clark hitting back-to-back 3s to cut the Bears’ lead to 40-39.

Briarcliff’s Jack Reish (eight points) was able to bank in a shot, but Searight hit two more field goals to give Croton-Harmon a 43-42 lead with under a minute remaining. Teammate Peter Dinger went 1-for-2 from the line to push the Tigers’ lead to 44-42.

“Searight did the scoring,” Thom said, “but the rest of the guys did a lot of other things we needed to win.”

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