Boys basketball: Woodlands stops Fox Lane's 10-game roll

Boys basketball: Woodlands stops Fox Lane's 10-game roll


Boys basketball: Woodlands stops Fox Lane's 10-game roll



Woodlands isn’t the type of team to worry about its opponents’ enrollment.

Despite being in Class B, the Falcons have given their fair share of scares to larger schools this season.

White Plains, Eastchester and Peekskill can attest to that. Woodlands played all three teams to single-digit losses.

Other than an early-season win against Class A Pearl River, Woodlands didn’t have a marquee upset against a larger school, though.

That changed Saturday, as the Falcons defeated visiting Fox Lane 60-53 in the final of the Dapper McDonald Classic.

“It’s was our time,” Woodlands coach Bob Murphy said. “It’s really nice.”

The win snapped the Class AA Foxes’ 10-game winning streak.

“It was big because we played a lot of bigger schools tough, but we haven’t gotten a win,” said Woodlands’ Abdoulaye Sow, who finished with 14 points, three steals and was named the game’s MVP. “Today was a good win to get over the hump to actually beat a bigger school.”

The Falcons jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, taking a 25-16 lead into halftime that eventually grew to 39-25 with 2:11 left in the third.

The Falcons benefitted from their 12 steals.

“When they turned the ball over we came back and scored,” Sow said. “Against White Plains and Peekskill we didn’t really score off turnovers, so coach stressed that in practice the other day.”

Fox Lane (16-2) cut the lead to 45-40 with four minutes remaining, but Najee Khan (seven points, three rebounds) hit a 3 on the following possession to push Woodlands’ (12-4) lead to 48-40.

“We don’t see them as a bigger school,” Sow said. “We just see them as another team we’re playing on the schedule, so we just go out there and play hard.”

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