Indoor Track and Field
Class A Sectionals
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Ashley Moon and Emily Heese won Section 1 Class A titles in the 55-meter dash and pole vault, respectively, at the Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan. Moon clocked a time of 7.22 seconds while Heese registered a 10-9.
“Emily Heese and Ashley Moon just went through an incredible run both winning league, county and sectional titles,” said Somers girls coach John Vegliante. “They’re both ranked Top 10 in the state right now. It’s rare to have one athlete at that level; we’re lucky to have both of them.”
Somers’ girls team placed fourth overall in a loaded field.
“I was happy with the overall performance and felt we held our own against those bigger schools in Class A,” Vegliante said.
The 4x400-meter relay team placed fourth in a clocking of 4:16.26. Nieve Mahood, Bella Viscovich, Lindsay Gill and Ella Lansky comprised the relay squad.
“We had a few kids out sick, which changed our relays around,” Vegliante noted. “These girls did a great job stepping up, especially Lindsay who’s just a freshman. It was her first time running on the varsity 4x4 and to do it at a big meet like sectionals…She ran a great leg for the relay that kept us in position.”
Jordan Han strutted to third in the 1,500-meter race walk in 8:12.63. Avni Madhwesh placed fifth.
Mahood was fifth in the 600 meters (1:42.87). Megan Spencer took seventh in the weight throw (38-2 1/4) but broke a school a record.
Somers’ boys squad was led by Brian Luciano’s fourth place in the weight throw (52-4 1/4) and Cole Willman’s fifth-place finish in the 600 meters (1:24.75). Willman’s time was a Somers school record for the junior class.
“Cole showed he can run with the best in Section 1,” said Somers coach Jesse Arnett. “Brian Luciano proved that he is well within reaching the state standard of 53-0. They are very close to reaching the state standards and while they have yet to achieve this mark, I believe this meet proved that they can both do this and may do it before the season is up.”
The boys’ 4x800-meter relay squad took fifth in 8:32.44. Nicola DeMarinis, Thomas Parisi, Peter MacNeil and Colin Brooks made up the team.
“The boys are now prepared to run at a high level, and I am excited to see what they do this week at the pre-Nationals meet on Feb. 14,” Arnett said.
Patrick Eames was seventh in the high jump (5-8). Matt Reimann and Brooks were neck and neck in the 3,200, placing 13th and 14th, respectively.
The boys finished 18th as a team.
“The goal was not team points; it was relay times and individual qualifier times for the State Qualifying Meet,” Arnett said. “In this respect, I was very happy with our team’s performance at the Class A Championships.”
Girls Basketball (12-7)
Somers 62, Brewster 38
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Jordan May scored a career-high 25 points in a 63-38 win over host Brewster. She also had eight rebounds and two blocks.
Dani DiCintio added 18 points for the victors.
Somers 47, Yorktown 32
Thursday, Feb. 6
The Tuskers celebrated their senior night in style, defeating rival Yorktown 47-32.
DiCintio (12 points), Taylor Penzo (10 points), Ava Giudice (8 points) and May (7 points) led Somers in scoring.
Somers 60, Scarsdale 48
Saturday, Feb. 8
Somers continued its surge by defeating Scarsdale 60-48 in the Pauline Ricci Classic at Ossining High School.
DiCintio and May sparked Somers with 24 and 22 points, respectively. DiCintio added 6 assists while May grabbed 12 rebounds. Juliana Clement was stellar on defense, swiping 3 steals.
Walter Panas 49, Somers 48
Monday, Feb. 10
Somers saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end in a 49-48 loss to host and league rival, Walter Panas.
DiCintio, who nailed four straight three-pointers in the second quarter to build a 28-19 lead, finished with 24 points.
The game was tied at 45-45 midway through the fourth quarter. Amy Lasher made 1 of 2 free throws for Somers but Panas scored on the other hand to take a 47-46 edge. Somers regained the lead on two DiCintio free throws with 2:51 remaining, but those would be the last points the Tuskers scored.
Kristin Scrobola knocked down two free throws for the Panthers to give them the 49-48 lead with 1:14 to play. Somers had its chances to take the lead in the final minute but was unable to capitalize.
Pooja Rao nailed four threes for Somers and finished with 12 points. May added 9 points.
Emily Arena, a senior captain, suffered an injury after taking a charge late in the first half, resulting in a 35-minute delay.
Boys Basketball (7-12)
Somers 52, Brewster 50
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Dylan Berliner netted a team-high 23 points to lead Somers to a 52-50 win over visiting Brewster. Matt Fitzsimons added 11 points.
Trailing 18-16 at halftime, Somers went on a third quarter run to take a 35-29 lead into the final quarter.
Yorktown 52, Somers 47
Friday, Feb. 7
Joe Grippo tallied 16 points in a 52-47 road loss to league rival Yorktown.
Drew Lasher netted 10 points while Henry Gilroy and Ben Germaine had 6 points each.
Panas 59, Somers 46
Monday, Feb. 10
The Tuskers fell to visiting Walter Panas, 59-46. Panas led just 36-34 after three quarters, but outscored Somers 23-12 in the fourth.
Grippo (15 points), Berliner (9 points), Germaine (7 points), Robert Repp (6 points) and Lasher (5 points) led the team in scoring.
Greeley 7, BYSNS 2
Friday, Feb. 7
The BYSNS fell to Horace Greeley, 7-2, at Brewster Ice Arena.
Greeley led 1-0 at the end of the first period, before garnering control of the game by outscoring the BYSNS 3-1, in both the second, and third periods, respectively.
“It came down to Greeley capitalizing on their chances and taking advantage of our mistakes,” BYSNS co-coach Joey Bonitatibus said. “We had a lot of chances, unfortunately the bounces just didn’t go our way.”
Jonathan Graham (1G), Sava Makarenko (1G), Tommy Eberhardt (1A), Carson Brunco (1A), Matt Gergley (19 saves), and Hawken Hellebo (9 saves) produced for the BYSNS.
BYSNS 6, ETBE 2
Saturday, Feb. 8
The BYSNS bounced back after their loss to Greeley, with a 6-2 triumph against ETBE (Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bronxville/Edgemont).
“It was a huge win, especially since we are trying to get to sections,” Bonitatibus said. “The team was led on senior night by Frankie (Vigiletti) and really rallied behind him and captain Sava.”
Leading 2-1 at the end of the second period, the BYSNS exploded for four goals in the third period to seal the victory.
“They never stopped putting the pressure on,” Bonitatibus said of his players. “They had a drive like I haven’t seen before.”
Ian Woloshyn (3G), Vigiletti (1G, 3A), Makarenko (1G, 2A), Brunco (1G) and Gergley (31 saves) helped the BYSNS record the win.
“The key to the four-goal outburst were the blocked shots and perfect positioning, before the rush to the net,” Makarenko said.
Mike Sabini contributed to this roundup.