The Marlboro High School boys basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Duane Davis Memorial Holiday Tournament with a 65-52 win over Arlington on Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes High School.
Marlboro advances to Wednesday’s tournament final against Our Lady of Lourdes at 7:45 p.m. Lourdes defeated Ketcham in overtime 65-61. Ketcham will face Arlington in the third-place game at 6 p.m.
Tyler Jollie led Marlboro with 13 points, Nick Mongelli had 12 points (all in the second half) and Xavier Oliver had 11 for Marlboro (6-2). Drew Whiteley led Arlington with 14 points. Tom Duffy and Shane Walczyk had 10 points apiece.
“The way we’re playing together is working,” Marlboro coach Mike Koehler said. “We’re moving the ball well and playing solid team defense.”
In Lourdes’ win over Ketcham, the Indians’ Zaair Woody was fouled behind the 3-point arc with under 10 seconds left to tie the game at 52-52.
“The kids stepped up and swished all three,” Lourdes coach Jim Santoro said.
The Warriors, though, bounced back, outscoring the Indians 13-9 in the extra session. James Anozie (game-high 24 points) hit an unchecked 3-pointer in overtime that Lourdes was able to build on and eventually clinch the win.
“I guess tonight our power game was a little bit better than their perimeter game,” Santoro said. “It was a wildly entertaining game and I think we gave the fans their money’s worth.”
Anozie had 20 of his 24 points in the second half. Dean Rotger added 14 points for Lourdes and Luke Timm chipped in 12. Kevin Townes had 12 points and five steals for Lourdes (3-2).
For Ketcham, Tim Reilly had 17 points, including 15 in the second half, hitting two 3s in overtime. Jon Stumberger had 10 points, including three three-pointers.
Santoro said of Marlboro, “They appear to be a mirror image of Ketcham. They have great guard play and one or two guys that can bang inside. Fortunately, we won’t have to change a lot in terms of strategy.:
Hastings 55, Haldane 42 — The Blue Devils’ Will Zuvic scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds, earning an all-tournament nod in the Hastings tournament. Tucker Beachak added 11 points.
Ketcham 68, Franklin D. Roosevelt 44 — Jon Stumberger scored 20 points to lead the Indians in the Davis Tournament late Monday. Zaair Woody added 17 points.
Brendan Bixby scored 10 points to lead the Presidents. Teammate Aubrey Albertson added eight.
Ala Hekking scored a team-high 10 points, but New Paltz fell in a Coaches vs. Cancer semifinal 45-39 to host Wallkill.
New Paltz faces Valley Central in the consolation game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Track and field
Arlington competed at the Marine Corps Invitational at the Armory in New York City, where its relay team of Reece Ragusa, Eric Sbrollini, Joe Morrison and Devere Knight placed fourth in the Invitational Distance Medley Relay with a time of 10:35.15.
“We’ll probably run some big invitationals with this group,” Arlington coach Steve Arnett said. “This was a good jumping off point. We’re looking to do bigger and better things, but today (Tuesday) was a success.”