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Girls Basketball (4-4)
Briarcliff 50, North Salem 37
Saturday, Jan. 4 (North Salem High School)
In their first contest after the holiday break, the Tigers dropped a home game to Briarcliff, 50-37. North Salem was led by Liz Squire (12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks) and Amanda Marano (8 points).
The Tigers were slated to travel to Westlake at 4:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 6).
North Salem will also host a four-team tournament, which begins Thursday, Jan. 9. The first-round matchups are Bronxville vs. Peekskill at 5 p.m. and North Salem vs. John Jay (Cross River) at 7 p.m. The consolation game (10 a.m.) and championship game (noon) will be held at North Salem High School on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Boys Basketball (2-5, 0-1)
Haldane 48, North Salem 39
Saturday, Jan. 4 (Carmel High School)
North Salem opened league play with a nine-point loss to Haldane at the Putnam Challenge at Carmel High School.
The Tigers were led by Roger Squire, who scored 20 points on 57-percent shooting, including 4 of 6 from downtown. Squire added 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal. Anthony Foglia (5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block) also played well in defeat.
This week, the Tigers were scheduled to play a road game against Dobbs Ferry at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8).
Running a time of 10:16.38, North Salem junior Ava Jolley took second place in the 3,000-meter invitational at the U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games, held Saturday, Jan. 4, at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory (Manhattan).
Eric D’Agnese Tournament
Saturday, Jan. 4 (Somers High School)
The Somers/North Salem wrestling team placed 10th overall and walked away with two individual champions when it hosted the Eric D’Agnese Tournament on Jan. 4.
“Overall, we competed with a lot of heart,” said Somers/North Salem coach Ron DiSanto. “Having the home advantage at a tournament is a privilege that not all teams get to experience. Our guys were extra motivated wrestling in their home gym.”
Seniors Thomas Gall (220 pounds) and Zach Lupinacci (145) placed first for Somers/North Salem. Peter Kim, another senior, took second at 160 pounds. Michael Aquilino (106) and Mike Rivera (220) each finished sixth.
The team was scheduled to travel to Yorktown for a dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8. DiSanto said they are well-3prepared for a grueling stretch before the postseason.
“Each tournament in January gets tougher and tougher,” he said. “We will get to test ourselves against good competition in January and make the adjustments needed to peak for the postseason in February.”
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