1/4 Mount Vernon d. New Rochelle 72-63
An early Huguenot lead didn’t stand up on Jan. 4, as New Rochelle fell 72-63 to Mount Vernon in the first meeting of the year between the two rivals.
Buoyed by a poor shooting performance by the Knights and a huge rebounding edge in the first half, New Rochelle led the reigning Section I champs by as many as 11 points before heading into halftime with a
Mount Vernon picked up the pace after the break, however, forcing 17 second-half turnovers as they cut into the Huguenots margin and eventually took the lead late in the third quarter.
Junior swingman Noah Morgan led the way for Mount Vernon, netting 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while teammate Marco Morency added 17 points of his own.
Jamel Wallace and Jarrett Haines both scored 13 points to pace the Huguenots, and Haines also dished out six assists.
New Rochelle coach Rasaun Young could not be reached for comment as of press time.
With the loss, New Rochelle fell to 3-4 on the season, with two losses coming at the hands of Section I teams. They will be back in action on Jan. 6, after press time, against league foe White Plains. The Huguenots and Knights will square off again on Feb. 2.
12/17 New Rochelle d. Rye 52-46
In the finals of the Rye Holiday Tournament last month, New Rochelle fended off a challenge from the host Garnets to come away with a 52-46 win and the tourney title.
Rye stayed with the Class AA Huguenots during the first three quarters of the game, heading into the final stanza tied at 33-33, but New Rochelle’s ability to get to the line proved to be the difference-maker as the Huguenots were able to outlast their hosts.
Kayla Correa earned tournament MVP honors with a terrific performance in the championships, going 11-of-12 from the foul line and finishing with a game-high 24 points. Rye was led by Maddie Eck, who scored 21 points on the afternoon.
“I was happy with our effort, especially on the defensive end,” Rye coach Dennis Hurlie said. “But [New Rochelle] turned it up a notch and we didn’t knock down as many free throws as
New Rochelle will take on White Plains on Jan. 6, after press time.
1/4 White Plains d.
New Rochelle 5-4
Two goals apiece from Massimo Miceli and Jonas Passante were not enough to help the Huguenots tame the Tigers on Monday, as White Plains earned a one-goal win over New Rochelle at the Ice Hutch.
James Carrier scored twice for the Tigers and freshman goalie Justin Schulz made 27 saves in the win.
The Huguenots will look to turn things around on Jan. 8, when they take on Pearl River.
-Reporting by Mike Smith
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