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Pearl River Sports: Basketball Teams Face Tappan Zee

Both Pearl River basketball teams will face rival Tappan Zee Thursday.

The girls game begins 4:30 p.m. at Tappan Zee with the boys game starting at 5:45 p.m. at Pearl River.

The boys game features two of the top teams in Class A facing off for the first time this season. They were scheduled to play Jan. 8, but that game was postponed due to a ruptured gas line on Dutch Hill Road near Tappan Zee High School. It will be made up Feb. 3. 

The Pearl River girls lost at home to Tappan Zee, 63-54, Jan. 8, with the Dutchies rallying from an 11-point deficit. The Pirates will also have to put Wednesday's 76-48 loss at Albertus Magnus behind them.

"We have to have a short memory because we have another game tomorrow, another tough one tomorrow," Pearl River Head Coach Dan Lauture said. "We'll forget about tonight and try to go tomorrow. I think it's a game we can get. We were up and let the game slip (in the previous meeting)."

Pearl River was already having a rough week before the game at Albertus Magnus. Senior forward Maura Sullivan broke a finger on her left hand during practice Sunday and will be out three-to-four weeks.

"That's really a blow to us," Lauture said. "She does so many things that the scorebook doesn't show. She's our emotional leader. That's just another hill we have to climb."

Schedule Update

The Pearl River boys basketball game against Albertus Magnus that was postponed Tuesday due to the winter storm has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Pearl River.

This Week's Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Bowling: Pearl River vs. East Ramapo at Hi-Tor Lanes, 3:30 p.m.
  • Girls basketball: Pearl River at Tappan Zee, 4:30 p.m.
  • Boys basketball: Tappan Zee at Pearl River, 5:45 p.m.
  • Wrestling: Pearl River at North Rockland, 6 p.m. (Note change in start time)
Friday, Jan. 24
  • Indoor Track: Pearl River boys and girls compete in the New Balance Games at the Armory in New York City, time to be determined.
  • Wrestling: Nyack at Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Wrestling: Pearl River competes in the Wildcat Invitational at Warwick High School, 9 a.m.
  • Boys basketball: Rye Neck at Pearl River, noon
  • Indoor Track: Pearl River boys and girls compete in the New Balance Games at the Armory in New York City, time to be determined.
Sunday, Jan. 26
  • Girls basketball: Albertus Magnus at Pearl River, 1:30 p.m.
  • Ice hockey: Pearl River vs. Irvington/Sleepy Hollow at Sport-O-Rama, 4 p.m.

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