The Arlington High School boys’ basketball team hosted Mamaroneck on Wednesday in Freedom Plains.
The dream of a perfect season for the Arlington boys basketball team remained intact Wednesday.
The Admirals, seeded at No. 1 in Class AA, advanced to the Section 1 semifinals at the Westchester County Center with a 45-34 quarterfinal win over visiting Mamaroneck, the No. 8 seed, in Freedom Plains.
The win was Arlington’s 20th straight, as the Admirals improved to a spotless 20-0.
“Before the year if you say ’20-0 and the County Center’ you laugh it off,” Arlington coach Matt Hoyt said. “It’s been a team effort all year. It’s pretty unbelievable and I’m just extremely happy for us.”
Arlington has not played in a postseason round at the Westchester County Center since 2000 when the team was coached by Marty Gaw. The Admirals will play No. 5 Clarkstown South in a Class AA semifinal at the County Center on Feb. 27.
“They’re excited,” Hoyt said of playing in White Plains. “This is really something special, and we’re proving it.”
Dan Schweitzer led the Admirals with 16 points. Brendan Sunday backed him up with 14. Hoyt said Mike Ryan helped make the difference on defense.
“The hero of our game was Mike Ryan,” Hoyt said. “He was huge on the defensive end. He held their best player, Miles Haughton, to just nine points. He took them out of their flow, really led us tonight.”
Mamaroneck kept up with Arlington early on, only trailing 9-8 after the first quarter. The Admirals buckled down on defense, though, only allowing two Mamaroneck points in the second quarter to take a 17-10 halftime lead.
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