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Pearl River Girls Hoops Honors Seniors, Beats Nyack

The Pearl River girls basketball team defeated Nyack, 42-17, in its senior recognition game Monday. The Pirates will open the Section 1 Class A playoffs at home Friday against Panas or Brewster. Nyack will play Wednesday at Peekskill.

The Pearl River girls basketball team completed its season with a 42-17 victory at home against Nyack Monday on senior recognition day.

The victory wasn't pretty, but it pushed Pearl River's record to 16-2 heading into the Section 1 Class A playoffs as the No. 1 seed.

"They did what we needed to do, but you always want to play really good," Pearl River Head Coach Lorraine Moylan said. "Nyack played pretty hard and played good defnese, so you've got to give credit where it isdue. They just had trouble scoring."

The full pairings were not available yet at 10:30 p.m. Monday, but the Pirates will play at home Friday at a time to be determined against the winner of Wednesday's preliminary round game between Panas and Brewster.

Nyack (5-13) will play in Wednesday's preliminary round at No. 11 Peekskill. Nyack Head Coach Darren Shepard was pleased with his team's effort Monday.

"I have no complaints about my team," Shepard said. "I thought we played hard right to the end. We know they have more talent than we do. We concede that. But we didn't give up. If we could put the ball in the basket more often, you never know."

Tiffany Salcito led Nyack with eight points.

The Pirates recognized seniors Missy Scognamiglio, Amanda DeCourcey, Meaghan DiGiovanni and Jess Dolan before the game and they provided much of the offense. Scognamiglio scored a game-high 11 points. DeCourcey and Dolan each contributed six. 

Pearl River also held a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Ceremony at halftime. Check back with Patch for more on Monday's ceremonies and the playoff pairings. 

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