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Pearl River Sports: Girls Basketball Falls in Rare Sunday Game

Photo by Joe Gartner
Photo by Joe Gartner
Weather-related postponements created a challenging schedule for the Pearl River girls basketball team this past week, including a rare Sunday contest. 

Pearl River lost at home to Albertus Magnus Sunday, 85-61, giving the Pirates three losses in five days, including two against the Falcons. 

The Pirates (7-6) will try to get back on track 4:30 p.m. Friday at home against Mt. Vernon in the first half of a rare double-header Pearl River's two varsity basketball teams. The boys will play Albertus Magnus at 7 p.m. 

More Weekend Results

Sunday, Jan. 26
  • Ice hockey: Pearl River 6, Irvington/Dobbs Ferry 0 -- The Pirates ran their winning streak to seven games with the shutout of the Legends Sunday at Sport-O-Rama.  Pearl River's top line of Kevin Murphy, Max McGee and Pat Burns contributed two of the goals, one each by Murphy and McGee, to give them 56 of the team's 89 goals this season. Goaltender Sam Coughlin stopped all 18 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and Pearl River improved its record to 13-1. 
Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Boys basketball: Pearl River 64, Rye Neck 60 -- Four Pearl River players scored in double figures as the Pirates improved their record to 10-4. Kevin Degnan led the way with 16 points, with James Linnane and Jack McKeever chipping in 11 apiece and Chris Flood contributing 10. 
Gaine Passed Over as Dolphins GM

The Miami Dolphins confirmed Sunday that Dennis Hickey is the team's new General Manager. Hickey had most recently been Director of Player Personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Pearl River native Brian Gaine, currently the Dolphins' Assistant General Manager, had interviewed for the GM position. 

This Week's Schedule
  • With Regents Exams going on, there are no Pearl River High School sporting events until Thursday this week. 
Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Bowling: Pearl River vs. Suffern at Hi-Tor Lanes, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31
  • Girls basketball: Mt. Vernon at Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.
  • Track and Field: Pearl River boys and girls compete in the Rockland County Championships at the Armory in New York City, 4::30 p.m.
  • Boys basketball: Albertus Magnus at Pearl River, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1
  • Wrestling: Rockland County Championships at Tappan Zee, 9 a.m.
  • Girls basketball: Newburgh at Pearl River, 3 p.m.
  • Ice hockey: Pearl River vs. Clarkstown at Sport-O-Rama, 5 p.m.

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