WHITE PLAINS — If Scarsdale has managed to get to 9-0 and 13th in the state rankings without a completely healthy roster seemingly all season, I don’t want to imagine how good it could be when it is truly at full strength.
The Raiders, who topped White Plains on the road Wednesday, 49-30,have now had four starters go down with injuries at some point this season. Rachel Cohen (right) missed nearly a month with a slight concussion, Julia Zucker is out for the season with a torn ACL, Lindsay Kramer missed time with a fractured finger, and now the Raiders with be without senior captain Dana Maroney for an undetermined amount of time.
Maroney left in the third quarter with what could possibly be a broken nose and/or concussion, head coach Mike Blanco said. Maroney took a shot to the face and was screaming in pain (below) before leaving in street clothes minutes later. Blanco said that she was taken to the hospital to be further evaluated.
I am glad I finally got to see White Plains, the feel-good story of the season. The Tigers (8-4) are a good bunch of girls with a lot of talent. Head coach Tara Flaherty, a Hastings alum and former overseas pro, definitely has them in the right direction. I’ll have a feature in the paper soon about White Plains’ turnaround, after winning just two games the last two seasons combined (2-34), so be on the lookout.
As for Wednesday, you know the drill — links are below:
Best of the rest: Saunders’ Amanda Kiriakos scored 30 points in a 42-36 win over Yonkers. … Byram Hills’ Ashley Polera scored 16 points in a 44-43 win over Pelham. … Rye’s Katie Popp scored 17 points (13-of-15 free throws) in a 51-38 win over Harrison. … North Rockland’s Gabby Cajou and Ciera Rivera each scored 19 points in an 85-30 win over East Ramapo.
Here are all of the results we received Wednesday night:
Scarsdale 49, White Plains 30
Saunders 42, Yonkers 36
Byram Hills 44, Pelham 43
Rye 51, Harrison 38
North Rockland 85, East Ramapo 30
Briarcliff 55, Blind Brook 48
Here’s the schedule for Thursday, Jan. 15. I’ll be swinging by Brewster-Fox Lane to get my first looks at both teams:
Brewster at Fox Lane, 4:15 p.m.
Palisade Prep at Keio, 4:30 p.m.
Westlake at Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
Valhalla at Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Woodlands at Bronxville, 4:30 p.m.
Rye Neck at Dobbs Ferry, 4:30 p.m.
Irvington at Hastings, 4:30 p.m.
Solomon Schechter at Hamilton, 4:30 p.m.
Yonkers Montessori at Tuckahoe, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Edgemont, 4:45 p.m.
Mahopac at John Jay-East Fishkill, 6 p.m.
Ossining at Beacon, 6 p.m.
John Jay at Somers, 6 p.m.
Non-region opponent at Ursuline, 6 p.m.
Lakeland at Panas, 6:15 p.m.
Peekskill at Hen Hud, 6:15 p.m.
Haldane at North Salem, 6:15 p.m.
Putnam Valley at Pawling, 6:15 p.m.
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 197-36