Boys Basketball (2-7)

John Jay (Cross River) 52, Somers 39
Tuesday, Jan. 7

After building a 13-point halftime lead, Somers imploded in the second half in a 52-39 loss to visiting league rival John Jay-Cross River.

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Bennett Leitner hit two free throws to give Somers a 39-38 lead with 4:52 to play, but the Tuskers were outscored 14-0 down the stretch.

Somers led 24-11 at halftime, but John Jay stormed out of the gates in the second half behind strong perimeter shooting. The Indians went on an 8-0 run to trim the deficit to 24-19. The game was tied at 33-33 after three quarters.

John Jay took a 38-37 lead on a deep Shane Martinsen 3-pointer with 5:54 left in the game.

Joe Grippo paced Somers with a team-high 11 points. JV call-up Matt Fitzsimons, a freshman, tallied eight points. Henry Gilroy had six points, while Dylan Berliner, Nate Townsend and Leitner added four points apiece.

Wrestling (2-3)

Yorktown 49, Somers/North Salem 33
Wednesday, Jan. 8

In Somers/North Salem’s 49-33 loss to host Yorktown, Dominic Barrella (99 pounds, pin), Ryan Cole (160, pin), Peter Kim (170, pin), A.J. D’Orazio (182, decision), Mike Rivera (220, pin) and Thomas Gall (285, pin) earned wins.

Hen Hud Tournament
Saturday, Jan. 11

Senior Zach Lupinacci won the 145-pound title at the Hendrick Hudson Sailor Classic, pinning Hendrick Hudson’s Nicholas Cepeda in the finals at 1:19.

Barrella, an eighth-grader, placed second, falling by pin (3:50) in the 99-pound final to John Jay-Cross River’s Luca Duva. Rivera placed second at 220 pounds. Cole (160, fifth), an eighth-grader, and Michael Daly (132, sixth), a freshman, also placed.

“It was another good learning experience for our young team,” Somers/North Salem coach Ron DiSanto said. “Zach dominated all day, winning all matches by pin. Rivera and Barrella had very solid days. Dom, Ryan and Daly all placing as eighth-and ninth-graders made a statement that the youth of this team has a bright future.”

The team placed ninth out of 22 squads and had the fourth best winning percentage. They were without Kim and Gall, who did not compete so they do not go over the maximum allowed tournaments.

Track and Field

Yale Classic
Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11

Somers’ boys 4x800-meter relay team placed first at the Yale Classic with a time of 8:22.79. Cole Willman, Nico DeMarinis, Peter MacNeil and Colin Brooks comprised the foursome.

For the girls, the distance medley relay team placed sixth in a clocking of 13:21.64. Nieve Mahood, Ashley Moon, Sabrina Somoza and Ella Kittredge made up the DMR.

Emily Heese was seventh in the pole vault with a 10-0.

Katherine Olsen (12:37) and Katie Hill (12:42) ran strong times in the 3,000 meters.

Hockey (4-8)

Monroe-Woodbury 3, BYSNS 2
Friday, Jan. 10

The BYSNS were led by Callahan Duff (1G), Matt Mancuso (1G), Carson Brunco (1A), Frankie Vigiletti (1A) and Matt Gergley (19 saves), in a 3-2 loss to Monroe-Woodbury at the Ice Time Sports Complex (Newburgh).

“Overall it was a very fast-paced game,” BYSNS’ co-head coach Joey Bonitatibus said. “The team played well but the few mistakes we made, they capitalized on. I’m proud of the way the team is starting to click.”

Rye Town/Harrison 7, BYSNS 0
Monday, Jan. 13

Rye Town/Harrison blanked the BYSNS 7-0 at Playland Ice Casino. Gergley recorded 13 saves and Hawken Hellebo stopped three shots for the visitors.

Boys Swimming (4-3)

Lakeland-Panas-Putnam Valley 54, Yorktown-Somers 39
Tuesday, Jan. 7

Yorktown-Somers suffered a 15-point defeat to Lakeland-Panas despite first-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay (Whalen, Muroski, Wilkinson, Nolan, 1:49.70) and 200 Individual Medley (Jack-Henry Whalen, 2:10.28).

Yorktown-Somers 54, Port Chester 37
Wednesday, Jan. 8

Yorktown-Somers rebounded the next night, defeating Port Chester behind first-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay (Brown, Muroski, Wilkinson, Whalen, 1:53.30), 200 Freestyle (Joseph Aoukar, 2:16.26), 200 Individual Medley (Sam Nolan, 2:36.61), 100 Butterfly (Benjamin Brown, 1:08.64), 100 Freestyle (Jay Wilkinson, 57.28), 500 Freestyle (Jack-Henry Whalen, 5:44.13), and 200 Freestyle Relay (Whalen, Townes, Muroski, Wilkinson, 1:45.08).

Yorktown-Somers 95, Beacon 81
Monday, Jan. 13

Jay Wilkinson helped lead Yorktown-Somers to their second straight victory. The Somers freshman picked up first-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay (1:55.22 with Muroski, Todorov, Whalen), Diving (100.00), 100 Butterfly (1:02.19) and 300 Freestyle Relay (3:35.83 with Brown, McCurry, Ujkaj). Yorktown senior Jack-Henry Whalen also had first-place finishes in the 200 Freestyle (1:59.50) and 100 Freestyle (50.65).

Mike Sabini contributed to this article.