The Argonauts, who got the disappointing news last week that junior point guard Jahsyni Knight would be out for the balance of the season with a knee injury, withstood a staunch challenge from the Patrick School on Sunday before pulling out a 65-53 decision at the Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest, keyed by a 24-9 surge in the fourth quarter.
Junior guard Dara Mabrey (19.2 ppg.) averaged 21 points per contest to steer the Warriors through a 3-0 week, including 30 in a 70-61 victory over No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven. Senior point guard Stella Clark is clicking for 10.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals an outing.
Celeste Taylor had 21 points, four rebounds, four blocks, four assists and three steals, Amani Free had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Grace Stone added 13 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 66-58 win over Staten Island Academy.
Junior guard Mikayla Markham used her speed off the dribble to produced 14 points, junior forward Lucy Thomas picked up 10 points and six rebounds and senior Alex Pendergrass came off the bench to deliver six points and six boards to lift the Purple Roses past No. 8 Franklin, 50-47, at the Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest. St. Rose hosts No. 2 Manasquan on Saturday at 1:30.
The Caseys were electric from behind the arc on Tuesday night, pumping in 14 3-pointers to steam by Middletown South, 64-39. Senior guard Josie Larkins accounted for four treys and scored a game-high 18 while junior guards Rose Caverly (11 points) and Amanda Hart (nine points) nailed three apiece.
The Lady Lancers got 16 points from senior center Kimi Evans and 10 from junior guard Madison Doring on Saturday during a 52-13 victory against Marlboro that ran their win streak to seven. They’ll travel to No. 7Rumson-Fair Haven on Thursday.
Kaelynn Satterfield scored 24 points and Nina Richards added 13 points to power the hosts to a 67-57 overtime victory over Mary Louis in a CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Class AA game Friday night. Satterfield added 21 points Tuesday night in the team’s 56-43 victory over Archbishop Molloy.
Danielle Patterson scored a game-high 26 points but the visitors could not hold on to a late fourth quarter lead as Christ the King went on to record a 67-57 overtime win on Friday night. Mary Louis bounced back on Monday night to defeat Nazareth on the road.
Aziah Hudson had 20 points, Jenna Annecchiarico had 19 points and six assists and Lexi Aponte and Jada Watts had eight points apiece in an 81-42 win over Hicksville.
The Tigers suffered its first loss of the 2016-17 season on Monday night as Long Island Lutheran captured a 68-58 non-league victory in Brookville. Emily LaPointe and Clare Mitchell each scored 12 points along with Sophia DeMauro adding 11 points.
The Vikings ended the PSAL Class AA regular season on a strong note on Friday night Tsahai Corbie scoring a game-high 15 points in a 76-34 win over Boys and Girls. Earlette Scott added 11 points with 6 assists.
The Celtics carried a 44-41 lead into the fourth quarter before succumbing to a 24-9 surge over the final eight minutes to bow to No. 1Rutgers Prep, 65-53, on Sunday at the Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest. Senior guard Qadashah Hoppie had 15 points and senior backcourt partner Za’naja Jones added 11.
The Bulldogs rebounded from a 70-61 setback to No. 2Manasquan by blitzing Shore, 72-43, on Tuesday, powered by 27 points and 13rebounds from senior forward Hannah Scanlan, 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals by junior guard Tori Hyduke and a season-high 14 from junior guard Mikaela McGarvey.
What a week it has been for the Falcons. Making history, Albertus Magnus snapped Ossining’s 93-game win streak over section opponents in the thrilling 80-75 victory. The Falcons beat Nanuet, but fell short to Ursuline in another instant classic. Albertus though, was without one of their top players, Dani LaRochelle.
Ossining’s surprise upset wasn’t the only disappointment of the week. Workhorse Andra Espinoza-Hunter sprained her ankle, and Kailah Harris hurt her back. Still, the Pride made up for their loss to the Falcons, following with two wins over Murry Bergtraum and Port Chester. Kelsey Quain stepped up against MB with 29 points and 5 rebounds.
There is no questioning Monroe-Woodbury as the best of Section 9. With 18 wins under their belt, the undefeated Crusaders have had a standout season. Monroe-Woodbury defeated Middletown for a second time on Friday, with 11 points from Willow Duffell and 10 from Sydney Harwood.
The Eagles are still soaring. Trumbull adds two wins to the record this week, remaining undefeated. Trumbull took down Greenwich Wednesday, 42-29, and followed with a win over St. Joseph Saturday, 48-30. Both games were away, proving Trumbull is dominant no matter where they play.
The young Warriors were valiant and persistent on Saturday, ultimately falling to No. 3 St. Rose, 50-47, at the Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest. Sophomore guard Diamond Miller accounted for 18 points and seven boards and freshman guard Keona Schenck ended with nine points and six rebounds. The two combined for 31 points on Monday to lead a 67-36 showing against Arts.
Ursuline had their shining moment Monday evening, defeating new No. 1 Albertus Magnus after the Falcons defeated old No. 1 Ossining. Korina Guerra poured in 30 points, leading her offense to victory. Although they sit fourth in the rankings, they proved that nobody is safe in Class AA, especially as the County Center creeps up.
Sophomore guard Michelle Sidor (27.8 ppg.) collected 21points, six assists and five rebounds while sophomore forward Jenna Jordan balanced 18 points with 18 rebounds as the Rebels staved off Notre Dame Tuesday night for a 53-51 triumph. Sophomore guard Jackie Wolak added 11 steals. The defending champion will face IHA on Sunday at noon in the semifinals of the Bergen County Tournament.