Pearl River Sports: Basketball Teams Win Openers

Kevin Degnan, Pearl River's 6-foot-8 senior forward, once again showed why he bring something different to a program that has so often relied on guard play to succeed in Thursday's season-opening 52-38 victory at home against Ramapo.

Degnan dunked the ball four times, accounting for eight of his 21 points.

"It's not like we get dunks in this building, but the kids like to see that" Pearl River Head Coach Jerry Houston, Jr. said. "I've never done it, but I'm sure it's fun to do."

The Pirates showed good balance as well in the victory, with 11 points from Thomas Armour and 10 from Chris Flood. Each made three of the Pirates' eight 3-point shots. Degnan, a Fairfield University recruit known for his versatility, took some outside shots, but looked for much of his offense posting up or attacking the basket.

"He was going to the basket a little more and was a little more assertive, more aggressive," Houston said.

Click here for video from Thursday's game, including a lob play to Degnan for a dunk.

More Thursday Results
  • Girls basketball: Pearl River 46, Maria Regina 40 -- Sam Alicandri scored 18 points to lead the Pirates to victory in Dan Lauture's debut as Pearl River's head coach Thursday in the Bobcat Tournament at Byram Hills. Pearl River will return for the finals 6 p.m. Saturday. 

This Week's Remaining Schedule

The Pearl River ice hockey team game against ETB which had been scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. Also, the Pearl River girls team will not be competing in the Fordham Track and Field Meet Saturday. 

Friday, Dec. 6
  • Ice hockey: Pearl River vs. Nyack/Tappan Zee at Palisades Ice Center, 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7
  • Boys basketball: Clarkstown South at Pearl River, 2 p.m.
  • Girls basketball: Pearl River at Byram Hills Tournament, consolation at 2 p.m. or championship at 6 p.m.
  • Ice hockey: Pearl River vs. ETB at Sport-O-Rama HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Ryan Buncher (Editor) December 06, 2013 at 04:16 PM
This has been updated with changes to the schedule for Saturday. The Pearl River ice hockey team's game was cancelled and the Pirates will not be competing in the Fordham Track Meet.


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