Daily Sports Digest: Pearl River's Degnan Makes Hoops Tournament Team

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The second annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival will take place in August at Johnson City High School, which is a bit outside of Binghamton.

There will be nine teams, including one made up of players from Section 1 schools. The boys and girls teams were recently finalized and feature players from all over Rockland and Westchester counties.

The boys roster as listed on MSG Varsity is made up of:

  • Jack Daly, Eastchester
  • Brian Daniels, Briarcliff
  • John Decker, Somers
  • Kevin Degnan, Pearl River
  • Mike DeMello, Kennedy Catholic
  • Vaughn Dweck, Panas
  • Jack Eisenberg, Pleasantville
  • Stephen Espinoza-Hunter, Ossining
  • Brendan Hynes, Mahopac
  • Eric Pashcall, Dobbs Ferry
  • Umar Singh, North Salem
  • Ian Thom, Croton

The girls team as listed on MSG Varsity is made up of:

  • Saniya Chong, Ossining
  • Lexi Martins, Irvington
  • Brittni Lai, Irvington
  • Toni Pilla, Ardsley
  • Maia Hood, Hamilton
  • Destini Walker, Ossining
  • Jasmine Robinson, Hamilton
  • Andra Espinoza-Hunter, Ossining
  • Kristen McLaughlin, Tappan Zee
  • Danielle Gervacio, Ossining
  • Calli Balfour, John Jay-EF

The girls team also has two reserves: Brianna Celaj, Briarcliff and Brittany Gregory, John Jay-EF.

Pearl River Softball Playoff Update

The Pearl River Little League 11-12 softball all-star team stayed alive in the Section 4 tournament last night with a 2-1 victory against Brewster.

Winning pitcher Emily Turilli drove in the winning run in the top of of the sixth inning with a triple over the center fielder's head that brought Asiana Lee home.

Jesse McCarthy snared a line drive and threw to Kelli Scanlon to complete a double play in the bottom of the sixth to help preserve the victory. Turilli struck out three and gave up one run on four hits and three walks in six innings and Kelly Campbell had another strong game at catcher.

Pearl River beat Hyde Park to open the tournament, but lost to Eastchester to send it to the loser’s bracket.

Tonight at 6 p.m., Pearl River will face Eastchester again, this time in the loser’s bracket final. The winner will advance to play Middlebrown, which hasn’t lost a game, in the finals starting on Wednesday.

  • The Pearl River Little League 9-10 softball all-stars lost the championship round of the District 18 tournament Monday night to New City. The New City team won 10-0 to complete an undefeated run through the tournament.
  • The District 18 Majors Division all-stars lost Monday night against Nanuet, 9-8. The Pearl River team opened the tournament with a 13-1 win against Congers. Pearl River’s next game will be Thursday against the New City National team at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park in Stony Point.

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