Jack Spencer scored 26 points and had eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Rhinebeck High School boys basketball team to a 79-54 win over host Ellenville on Wednesday.
Teammate Hunter Brandt scored 19 points and distributed five assists, while Rob Veith poured in 18 points with nine rebounds and four assists.
“We played really well offensively,” said Rhinebeck coach Dave Aierstok, whose Hawks improved to 13-4. “We shared the basketball. They’re playing well at the right time of the year and hopefully it continues.”
Rhinebeck will visit Spackenkill for the Mid-Hudson Athletic League tournament semifinals at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
New Paltz 64, Wallkill 56 — Senior Matt Kanan had 16 points and fellow senior Michael Krebs added 13 as the Huguenots beat the Panthers on Senior Night late Tuesday.
“It was nice to return home in front of a very enthusiastic home crowd to support our six seniors,” said New Paltz coach Stuart Robinson, whose team also honored seniors Michael Kenney, Eric Macaluso, Grant Harlow and Matt Barbieri before the game. “The seniors rose to the occasion by leading the team to a really nice win.”
Thirteen Huguenots scored in the win. New Paltz improved to 9-8 overall.
Ellenville beat host Rhinebeck 50-47, despite 15 points from Alex Dunn and 14 from Natalie Hutchins.
Lizzie Kroll added eight points and Jackie Miller contributed five on Rhinebeck’s Senior Night.
“I think the last few games we played the way we should have played all year,” said Rhinebeck coach Erin Doyle, whose Hawks fell to 1-16. “It’s coming together.”
Rhinebeck visits Rondout Valley to close its regular season on Thursday.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 49, Rondout Valley 39 — Katie McCabe collected 12 points to lead the host Presidents late Tuesday.
Katie McCabe (12 points), Talyce Lipinski (10 points), Deirdre Nolan (nine points) and Kayla O’Grady (eight points) each contributed for Roosevelt.
The Presidents (4-13) visit Highland Thursday at 5:45 p.m.
Millbrook 53, Onteora 43 — Sam McKenna led the visiting Blazers with 18 points late Tuesday. Erin Fox added 15 points.
Highland 61, Poughkeepsie 32 — Brianna Rozzi’s 17 points and five assists led the host Huskies late Tuesday.
Teammate Emily Peterson chipped in with 14 points and five assists while Jada Jackson scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Ali Rozzi scored nine points.
“We jumped out to a halftime lead and basically cruised from there,” said Highland coach Jim Malak, who started his underclassmen.
Highland (12-5) will host Warwick on Thursday.
Susie Santiago led the Pioneers with 17 points.
Track and field
Caroline Timm of Our Lady of Lourdes won the girls Class B 1,000 meters at the Section 1 Class B and C championships at The Armory on Wednesday.
Timm finished with a time of 2:59.34.
Pawling’s Katelynn Huggard won the girls Class C 3,000 meters in a time of 10:54.38.
Shannon Kelly and Ali Bertolozzi finished tied for first in the vault, but Franklin D. Roosevelt lost to Wallkill 150.55-146 on its Senior Night.
Bertolozzi also finished third on the balance beam (8.3) and fourth in the all-around (30.95).
Olivia Tissot finished in three-way tie with Emma Frisbee and Mia Frisbie in the vault with 8.1 points.
Emma Frisbie finished first in the all-around with 33.45 points.
“My kids did really well,” Roosevelt coach Yonnie Coughlin said. “We’re hoping to get a few girls qualified for states now.”
The Section 9 gymnastics tournament will take place Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Wallkill.