Unbeaten North Salem Crushes Hawthorne

Chris Alterio and North Salem are off to a 5-0 start after a win over Hawthorne Cedar Knolls.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y.— Chris Alterio and Miles D’Alessandro have been quite the scoring combination for the North Salem varsity boys basketball team the last few seasons.

The duo led the way yet again in unbeaten North Salem’s 78-58 victory over host Hawthorne Cedar Knolls on Dec. 14.

“Our preseason workouts have helped us tremendously,” North Salem coach Henry Sassone said. “Team members are understanding their roles which underscores the team-first concept.”

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Alterio, a junior, had a game-high 24 points, while the senior D’Alessandro netted 21 points for the 5-0 Tigers.

North Salem took on Edgemont on Dec. 20 at the Westchester County Center. The Tigers then host Clark Academy at 4:30 p.m. two days later.

“It is special to be undefeated but it is most important to understand that we take one game at a time,” Sassone said. “Our undefeated record means nothing if we do not work hard every day and improve our individual skill sets as well as our team concept. We need to continue to embrace our weaknesses in order to become the team we envision to be.”

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