Rockland Rivals Dominican College, Nyack College Face Off

The Pearl River girls basketball team defeated Albertus Magnus on senior night while the boys lost a close one at Albertus Wednesday.

Dominican College hosts a big basketball doubleheader tonight against local foe Nyack College at the Hennessy Center in Orangeburg.

The Nyack men’s team is winless at 0-22, but certainly has lived up to its Warriors nickname, playing tough and staying close in many games. To make a point, if any were needed, veteran Dominican coach Joe Clinton of Pearl River might quickly point to a meeting on Jan. 26 when it took everything the Chargers had to thwart the resilient Warriors, 76-73.

Dominican is 13-7 after defeating the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 70-60, as Cory Quimby of Otisville poured in 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

The Lady Chargers, who are even after 20 games, beat their Nyack counterparts, 62-46, on Jan. 26.

The teams are for the rematch tonight at 6 p.m. as the front end of a doubleheader that concludes with the men’s game at 8 p.m.

Wednesday's Results

Sport: Girls Basketball

Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Pearl River


Highlights: Pearl River honored seniors Christa Scognamiglio, Allison Cook, Kerry Sullivan, Christy Carty, and Nicole Grossbard for their contributions to the program on senior recognition night.

In the game, Sullivan led Pearl River with 17 points as Scognamiglio added 15 and Cook tacked on 12 on senior night. Kelly Guarino was the lone Falcon in double figures with 11. 

According to this projection by MSG Varsity, the victory kept Pearl River (16-1) firmly entrenched as the top seed in the upcoming Section 1 Class A playoffs and dropped Albertus Magnus (13-4) all the way back to fourth behind Ardsley (15-2) and Tappan Zee (16-2).  The Pirates will complete their regular season 4:15 p.m. Friday at undefeated Ossinning, the top team in Class AA. 

The Section 1 playoff pairings meeting is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13. There will be outbracket games Feb. 15, with the first round scheduled for Feb. 17. Pearl River, Tappan Zee and Albertus Magnus will all open with home games in the first round.

Sport: Boys Basketball

Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Pearl River


Highlights: Four Falcons ended the game in double figures led by Tyler Sayre and Arnell Dandridge who each picked up 14 points in the win. Pearl River sophomore forward Kevin Degnan led all scorers with 16 in the loss.

The loss was the second in two meetings with Albertus Magnus for Pearl River, which fell to 11-6 on the season. The Pirates are in a battle for a first-round home game in the Section 1 Class A playoffs. They finish with their senior recognition night game 7 p.m. Friday at home against Mahopac, a Class AA contender. 

Albertus Magnus (15-2), the defending section champion in Class B, is also currently in position to be the top seed.

The Section 1 playoff pairings meeting is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13.  There will be outbracket games Feb. 15, with the first round scheduled for Feb. 17. 

Sport: Boys Basketball

Game: Tappan Zee vs. Nanuet

Score: Tappan Zee won, 50-24

Highlights: Tappan Zee (18-0) completed the first undefeated season in school history and will enter the Class A playoffs next week as the top seed.  

Emerald Elite Registration

The Emerald Elite Soccer Club has openings for players on its U9-10 boys, U12-13 boys and U10 girls teams. Emerald Elite is a travel soccer club based in Pearl River which participates in fall, winter and spring leagues in addition to tournaments all year long. For more information, call (845) 821-7311, email admin@rocklandyouthsocceracademy.com or visit the website www.rocklandyouthsocceracademy.com

More College Sports Notes

Wilson, McSharar battle the tide

The Manhattanville College women’s basketball team is not fully clicking, but veteran juniors Taylor Wilson of Pearl River and Jen McSharar of Garnerville continue to play well in the struggle.

The Valiants, who are at home in Purchase tonight (5 p.m.) against DeSales University of Center Valley, PA, are coming off a 89-74 loss at Wilkes University in which McSharar pulled down a game-high 13 points to go along with eight points. Wilson scored 12 points, with two assists.        

In the previous game, a tough 69-66 loss to FDU-Florham, Taylor led the Valiants with 17 points, and also grabbed eight rebounds.

McSharar added 15 points in the cause, and again led the team in rebounds with nine.

The Valiants’ road doesn’t get any softer as they travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday to visit undefeated Kings College.

The Manhattanville men’s team (10-11) is also home tonight, looking to reach .500 against DeSales (12-9) in a 7 p.m. start.

You can’t win them all

The Manhattan College men’s basketball team, coming off a loss that snapped an eight-game winning streak, hopes to bounce back against Fairfield University tonight.

Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. The host Stags are 13-10.

The Jaspers (17-8, 10-3 MAAC) were upended by Iona (19-5, 11-2), 85-73, before a sellout crowd at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale that was hoping for a ninth straight win.

There were 11 ties and seven lead changes in the first 16 minutes before the Gaels closed the final four minutes with a 9-0 run to carry a 44-38 advantage into halftime.

The resilient Jaspers answered back and eventually pulled within five points after back-to-back three-pointers from senior guards Kidani Brutus of the Bronx, and Rye High School all time leading scorer Liam McCabe- Moran of New Rochelle.

The Jaspers’ shooting, however, cooled off in the final 20 minutes as Beamon was locked down by the Gaels after his superb first half.

McCabe-Moran, who is averaging 17 minutes per game, played just nine minutes, scoring five points. For the season, he has 20 assists and 16 steals.


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