Boys Basketball (6-10)

Lakeland 60, Somers 42
Wednesday, Jan. 29

Somers fell to league favorite Lakeland on the road by a score of 60-42.

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Bennett Leitner paced the Tuskers with a team-high 16 points. Joe Grippo added 10 points while Henry Gilroy chipped in with 6.

John Jay (Cross River) 54, Somers 44
Friday, Jan. 31

Somers trailed by just 2 points at halftime but league rival and host John Jay was able to build a lead in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-44 victory.

It was a back-and-forth first half with the Indians taking a 22-20 lead into the break.

Chris Walsh converted a three-point play to extend the Indians’ lead to 31-26 midway through the third quarter. Ben Germaine answered with a layup for Somers but John Jay closed the quarter with a 6-0 run. Ben Konak knocked down a three-pointer and Martinsen hit a jumper along with one of two free throws to increase the lead to 37-28.

“We were up by two at halftime but we didn’t really think we played that well,” said Martinsen, who netted a game-high 18 points. “At halftime we were like, ‘All right, it’s time to turn it up.’ We’re really a second half team. We got it going, especially defensively. We created some turnovers and got some easy ones and started flowing.”

John Jay was able to find holes in Somers’ zone to convert easy baskets inside to build their lead.

“They were doing a really good job on me the whole game from the three-point line,” Martinsen said. “I really wasn’t getting too open, even from deep. They were kind of sticking on me and with all of our shooters. We just tried to get it inside. We kind of had a size advantage so we had to rebound, get to the basket and get to the line.”

A Martinsen three-point play made it a 10-point game with 5:33 to go. Somers cut the deficit to 45-39 on a Leitner bucket with four minutes to play, but was unable to get closer than that. John Jay went on a 7-0 run to take a 52-39 lead with two minutes to go.

Dylan Berliner led Somers with 14 points. Robert Repp provided a first-half spark, scoring all of his 8 points in the second quarter. Germaine tallied 8 points while Gilroy and Leitner had 6 points apiece.

Mahopac 47, Somers 44
Saturday, Feb. 1

Freshman Matt Fitzsimons sparked Somers with 16 points in a 47-44 loss to host Mahopac. Germaine added 11 points for the Tuskers, who lost their third consecutive game.

Wrestling

John Jay (Cross River) 57, Somers/North Salem 30
Tuesday, Jan. 28

Zach Lupinacci (145 pounds, pin), Ryan Cole (160, pin), A.J. D’Orazio (170, pin), Michael Rivera (220, pin) and Thomas Gall (285, pin) picked up victories in Somers/North Salem’s 57-30 loss to host John Jay.

JV Sectionals
Saturday, Feb. 1

Michael Daly (132 pounds) and Cole (160) each placed second for Somers at the JV sectionals at John Jay High School (Cross River).

Nate Traver (165, fourth), Chris Aquilino (225, fifth) and Mike Aquilino (106, sixth) also placed.

Boys Swim and Dive

Section 1 Conference 2 Championships
Saturday, Feb. 1

Yorktown-Somers finished fourth out of 10 teams at the Section 1 Conference 2 championship held Saturday, Feb. 1, at White Plains High School.

Scoring points for Yorktown-Somers were:

• Fourth place, 200-yard medley relay (Jason Muroski, Jack-Henry Whalen, Jay Wilkinson, Sean McCurry. 1:48.57)
• Second place, 200-yeard individual medley (Jack-Henry Whalen, 2:03.88)
• Fourth place, 50-yard freestyle (Sam Nolan, 23.81)
• Ninth place, 50-yard freestyle (Benjamin Brown, 24.44)
• Second place, diving (Jay Wilkinson, 218.60) (SUNY Purchase, Jan. 30)
• Third place, 100-yard butterfly (Jack-Henry Whalen, 54.54)
• Seventh place, 100-yard butterfly (Sean McCurry, 59.02)
• Eighth place, 100-yard butterfly (Jay Wilkinson, 59.20)
• Fifth place, 100-yard freestyle (Sam Nolan, 51.82)
• Sixth place, 500-yard freestyle (Jason Muroski, 5:32.32)
• Fifteenth place, 500-yard freestyle (Joseph Aoukar, 6:06.96)
• Fourth place, 200-yard freestyle medley (Sean McCurry, Benjamin Brown, Connor Townes, Sam Nolan, 1:37.48)
• Eighth place, 100-yard backstroke (Sean McCurry, 1:04.95)
• Fourteenth place, 100-yard backstroke (Benjamin Brown, 1:08.57)
• Fourth place, 100-yard breaststroke (Jason Muroski, 1:06.61)
• Third place, 400-yard freestyle relay (Jack-Henry Whalen, Sam Nolan, Jay Wilkinson, Jason Muroski, 3:32.28)