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On Wednesday night the Nanuet girls basketball team upset Hen Hud on their home court 44-41, any 21st ranked team would be happy with just one win, but not the Golden Knights. On Friday the Knights took down fifth seeded Somers with ease winning the game 56-42.
Theresa Jelalian led the Knights with 19 points and Lisa Kahn picked up 16 in the upset victory. Carolyn Casey led Somers with 14 in the loss.
Nanuet will play at forth seeded Albertus Magnus on Wednesday.
Sport: Girls Basketball (Friday Night)
Game: (13) Brewster @ (4) Albertus Magnus
Score: Albertus Magnus Won 54-44
Highlights: Kelly Guarino led the Falcons with 14 points and Maeve Parahus added a double-double scoring 12 and grabbing 10 rebounds. Rory Stark led the Bears with 13 points.
Sport: Boys Basketball (Friday)
Game: (15) Putnam Valley @ (2) Albertus Magnus
Score: Albertus Magnus Won 71-33
Highlights: Albertus Magnus cruised to victory on the strength of a double-double from Tyler Sayre who had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Jack Sullivan added 11 and Arnell Dandridge tacked on 10. Ryan Basso led Putnam Valley with 13.
College Sports Notebook:
Lady Chargers upended
The Dominican College women’s basketball team finishes the regular season at home Tuesday evening when Felician (NJ) College visits the Hennessy Center in Orangeburg for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference contest. The Lady Chargers (12-13 overall, 11-7 CACC) are coming of a 77-62 loss at home to Holy Family University, which improved to 20-7 and 16-2 in the conference.
KC Jentzen of Pearl River came off the bench for Dominican, scoring 10 points and pulling down seven rebounds, while Bianca Harris of Teaneck, NJ, had 11 points and Lindsey Lopez of Elmwood Park, NJ, a team-high six assists.
Tuesday night’s game on Coach Baxter Court is set for 6 p.m. against the 17-8 Golden Falcons.
Meanwhile, the men’s team also closes out the regular season on Tuesday night, hosting Felician College at 8 p.m., following the women’s game.
The Chargers of veteran coach Joe Clinton of Pearl River rallied from a 20-7 first-half deficit to beat Holy Family University, 72-61, elevating their overall mark to 17-8 and 10-7 in the CACC.
Guard Leon Porter of Laurel, MD, led all scorers with 21 points and a game-leading seven assists, while Cory Quimby of Otisville had the game’s only double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Sophomore Khaleev Ginyard of Brentwood added 12 points in the win.
Bearcats continue to growl
Sophomore Sean Kilpatrick of White Plains had seven points, four rebounds and three assists as the University of Cincinnati basketball team never trailed in a 62-57 Big East victory over Seton Hall before a near-sellout crowd of 13,003 at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati.
Dion Dixon of Chicago led the Bearcats with 20 points, helping Cincinnati (19-8-95) win its third game in the last four going into a conference matchup at home on Thursday with No. 19 Louisville.
Fuquan Edwin of Paterson, NJ, and Jordan Theodore of Englewood, NJ, each scored 15 points for the streaky Pirates (18-9, 7-8), who had won three straight after a six-game losing streak. They are scheduled to face 10th-ranked Georgetown (20-5) at home on Tuesday.
Going out in style
Playing in their final game at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, four Manhattan College seniors combined for 53 points, 21 rebounds and 13 assists, as the Jaspers (15-13, 9-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) knocked off Saint Peter’s, 72-59.
On the day she became Manhattan’s all-time leader in blocked shots, Nadia Peters of the Bronx notched a career-high 18 points and added eight rebounds.
Rounding out the senior quartet are Lindsey Loutsenhizer of North Huntington, PA, Schyanne Halfkenny of Hyde Park, MA, and Alyssa Herrington of Cambridge.
Junior Maggie Blair of Briarcliff contributed four assists and three steals in 19 minutes off the bench as the Jaspers moved into a tie for third place in the MAAC with two games remaining in the regular season.
The Jaspers own the tiebreaker over the Greyhounds and control their own destiny entering the final weekend.
Manhattan ends the regular season with a pair of matchups in Buffalo this weekend.
The Jaspers visit Canisius (12-15, 6-10 MAAC) at 7 p.m. on Friday, and then meet Niagara (10-18, 7-9 MAAC) on Sunday at 2 p.m. If they win both contests, the Jaspers will clinch the No. 3 seed in the MAAC Tournament.
Weekly Sports Poll:
Jeremy Lin has completely taken the world by storm and flipped the NBA upside down. He has inspired music videos and a countless number of “Linisms” and the thought of him moving to White Plains has everyone in Westchester calling him their neighbor. This Friday the league will honor their very best in Orlando as the league takes a break from competition and has some fun with the annual All-Star weekend.
“If basketball careers lasted two weeks then Jeremy Lin is a first ballot hall of famer,” said Wipeout co-host and life long Knick fan John Henson last week on Mike and Mike in the Morning.
Earlier last week NBA Commissioner David Stern refused to add Lin to the All Star Game roster or allow him to play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, but did say he could be included in one of the All-Star Saturday night competitions such as the Haier Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three Point Contest or Sprite Slam Dunk.
Needless to say after the outcry from the public and the media Stern and the NBA made the smart move to include Linsanity to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, he will also be competing for New York in the Haier Shooting Stars and he will assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the Sprite Slam Dunk. Not only was Lin included in this year’s Rising Stars game but in the new format General Manager Shaquille O’Neal made him the third overall pick of the contest behind Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving.
Now as a graduate of one of the top business schools in the country I fully understand the marketability of Lincluding the Linsteria to the weekend, but as a life long basketball fan I have to ask the question, should someone who has only played in 17 of his teams 31 games really be honored at All Star Weekend?
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