NEW CITY — I’ve had the pleasure of covering Erin Ryder in both volleyball and girls basketball for the past three years. I say “pleasure” because on nights like Monday, I get to highlight aspects about her that people don’t necessarily see on the court, volleyball or basketball.
Ryder (right), a 6-foot-1 forward who has a full ride to Southern Connecticut State, has played everything from point guard to center for the Rams this year, depending on what coach Kyle Jarrett needs from her. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Ryder would go out of her comfort zone for the good of the team; she volunteered to be the Rams’ setter in the fall, moving from middle blocker, when coach Ann Metz was looking to fill the void.
Clarkstown North defeated East Ramapo on Monday, 48-38, with Ryder delivering a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to help keep the Titans out of reach. Media links for the game are below:
Best of the rest: Eastchester’s Olivia Heffernan scored 23 points in a 51-33 win over Pelham. … Ursuline’s Anna Savino had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 67-34 win over White Plains. … Tappan Zee’s Jillian Lynch scored 18 points in a 45-31 win over Nyack. … Byram Hills’ Ashley Polera had 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals and was named MVP of the Edgemont Tournament after the Bobcats topped the hosts in the final, 55-43. … Scarsdale’s Abby McDonald scored 14 points in a 53-50 win over New Rochelle. … Hamilton’s Neasha Shuler had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 54-37 win over Keio. Madison Hood and Nina Gill also scored 16 points for the Red Raiders. … Maria Regina’s Bobbi Lynn Toscano scored 13 points in a 69-17 win over Aquinas.
Here are all of the scores we received Monday night:
Scarsdale 53, New Rochelle 50
Tappan Zee 45, Nyack 31
Ursuline 67, White Plains 34
Eastchester 51, Pelham 33
Maria Regina 69, Aquinas 17
Holy Child 71, St. Luke’s 50
Clarsktown North 48, East Ramapo 38
Hamilton 54, Keio 37
Rye Country Day 61, Hackley 37
Mount Vernon 62, Mamaroneck 46
Byram Hills 55, Edgemont 43
Here’s the schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 13. I’m off, but enjoy the games:
Hen Hud at Ossining, 4:15 p.m.
Pleasantville at Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Briarcliff, 4:30 p.m.
Edgemont at Woodlands, 4:30 p.m.
Bronxville at Ardsley, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
Palisade Prep at Hamilton, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Solomon Schechter, 4:30 p.m.
Riverside at Tuckahoe, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Valhalla, 4:45 p.m.
John Jay-East Fishkill at Carmel, 6 p.m.
Arlington at Mahopac, 6 p.m.
Beacon at Lakeland, 6 p.m.
Somers at Brewster, 6 p.m.
Horace Greeley at John Jay, 6 p.m.
North Salem at Putnam Valley, 6 p.m.
Panas at Peekskill, 6:15 p.m.
Fox Lane at Yorktown, 6:15 p.m.
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 177-34