Peekskill's Rodney scores 1,000th career point

Peekskill's Rodney scores 1,000th career point


Peekskill's Rodney scores 1,000th career point


Like many star players, Peekskill’s Lanay Rodney normally does not stay on the floor when her team already has a comfortable result secured late.

But during her team’s 70-43 win over visiting Haldane on Saturday, Rodney was closing in on 1,000 career points, and had a chance to reach it with her mother watching in the stands.

She reached the milestone just in the nick of time. With under a minute left, the junior forward managed to steal the ball and got a breakaway lay-up on her final field goal of the game to reach 1,000 points. The basket also gave her a game-high 32 points.

“I’ve never coached anyone with so much talent,” Peekskill coach Steven Loscher, who previously coached at Purchase, said. “It was moment I know she won’t forget.”

Best of the rest: Jalay Knowles had 24 points and Shadeen Samuels had 17 points for Ossining in an 83-31 win at Horace Greeley. … Anna Savino had 23 points and 12 rebounds for Ursuline in a 52-42 win at Mount Vernon. … Gabby Morris had 19 points and seven rebounds and Jess Scazzaro had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Harrison in a 57-46 win over visiting Pelham. … At the North Salem tournament, Alexa Amalbert had 13 points for Nanuet in a 41-40 win over John Jay. … White Plains held hosts Putnam Valley to five points in the first half in a 37-27 win.

Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Yonkers Montessori: Jytira Lockhart and Diamond Williams each had nine points for Palisade Prep in a 41-25 win over Green Meadow. … Miasma Tuthill had 26 points for Lincoln in a 44-23 win over Riverside. … Lyrell Walker had 13 points for Early College in a 49-36 loss to Harry Van Arsdale. … Ashley Soto had 14 points and five rebounds and Mackayla Scarlett had 12 points and seven assists for Yonkers Montessori in a 38-16 win over Riverdale Kingsbridge.

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