Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY)
Shea leads Wallkill to win over Marlboro
Mat Shea scored a game-high 18points as Wallkill High handed Marlboro its first loss of the season in a 57-51victory.
WALLKILL, N.Y. » Wallkill High’s boys closed out its abbreviated basketball season by knocking off previously undefeated Marlboro 57-51 Saturday.
The contest was deadlocked at 27 at halftime, but Mat Shea connected for eight of his game-high 18 points in the third quarter as the Panthers (3-1) outscored the Dukes 14-8.
Justin Noelizaire had 15 points, Jeremy Figueroa added nine and Brian Cross tallied eight for Wallkill.
Chin Okasi hit for 16 points and Alex Grzechowski had nine for Marlboro.
Red Hook 48, Millbrook 46
At Millbrook, clutch foul shooting at the end enabled Red Hook to close out its season with a hard-fought win over the Blazers Saturday.
Brendan Donohue hit both ends of a 1-and-1 with 20 seconds left. After the Raiders got a defensive stop, senior Evan Jensen sank both ends of his 1-and-1 to open a 48-43 advantage with five seconds remaining. Liam Flaherty buried a long 3-point field goal at the buzzer for Millbrook.
Donohue finished with 17 points and five assists to lead Red Hook. Matt Latvis grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. Both Gavin Cole and Latvis scored eight points.
Flaherty and Isiah Edmonds scored 20 and 11, respectively, to pace Millbrook.
Red Hook, which was 5-2 for the season, allowed no more than 47 points in each of the final three games.
Marlboro 55, O’Neill 49
At Highland Falls, Marlboro held off James I. O’Neill in a nonleague game Friday
The Dukes began the contest with an 8-0 run and had to fend off O’Neill’s comeback to lift their record to 6-0
Mike Murphy (14 points), Collin Casey (12 points, eight assists, four steals, six rebounds), Alex Grzechowski (nine points, six assists) and Derek Sherman (eight points) paced Marlboro.
Roosevelt 51, Spackenkill 40
At Poughkeepsie, Roosevelt also stayed undefeated with a strong second-half performance Friday against Spackenkill. The win clinched the Mid-Hudson Athletic Leatgue Dutchess Division title.
Josiah Smith and Jordan scored 17 points apiece and Shane Baxter came off the bench for six to lead the (6-0) Presidents.
Red Hook 71, Millbrook 45
At Red Hook, the Raiders erased an early seven-point deficit and outscored Millbrook 61-28 over the final 26 minutes to beat the Blazers Friday/
“It may have been the best run against a quality team we’ve had in years,” said Red Hook coach Matt Hayes, who saw his team force a season-high 25 turnovers and also post a season-best 17 assists in the comeback.
Brendan Donahue (22 points, six rebounds, five assists), Matt Latvis (10 points, six rebounds), Carter Brown (10 points) and Gavin Cole (seven assists) led the (4-2) Raider attack.
Liam Flaherty, who averaged 30 points a game, scored seven quick points in the first quarter, but was held to six the rest of the way. He and Nick D’Angelo finished with 13 for Millbrook.
Pine Plains 59, Rhinebeck 56
At Pine Plains, John Tomasetti connected for 23 points to lead the Bombers over Rhinebeck Friday.
Sid Stracher added 10 points, Zack Strang scored eight and Thomas Westofal had seven for Pine Plains.
Highland 59, New Paltz 51
At New Paltz, Dominic Valente scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter as Highland erased an eight-point deficit Friday to defeat the Huguenots.
Ethan Thompson finished with 17 for the Huskies.
Spyra Schirripa had 15 points, Jackson Soper scored 14 and Caleb Carr hit for 13 to lead New Paltz.