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Yorktown Tops Clarkstown South in Sectional Opener

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Husker Marc Spinelli gets off a contested shot in the paint. Credits: Rick Kuperberg
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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Led by Tanner Dyslin (25 points, 6 rebounds), Marc Spinelli (9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) and Matt Severino (6 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists), No. 7-seeded Yorktown’s boys basketball squad defeated visiting No. 10 Clarkstown South 55-46 in a Section 1 Class AA first-round contest on Feb. 18.

Yorktown (16-5) will travel to No. 2 Spring Valley for a quarterfinal matchup at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 24.

“This win means everything,” Dyslin said. “For us to be co-league champs, and come out with a win in our first sectional game at home in front of our fans means a lot to get this program where it needs to be.”

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The Huskers got the jump on the Vikings, going up 13-6 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to a tenacious defensive effort.

“Every possession we played like if we gave up something we were going home,” Dyslin said. “We knew what was at stake and we played our hearts out.”

Dyslin in particular played his heart out in the second quarter, by scoring 10 points, which helped give Yorktown a 25-13 halftime advantage.

“It was a close first quarter. I just thought to myself that we need to win this game or we are going home, so I just tried my best,” Dyslin said. “My teammates got me the ball. They gave me great situations and I just finished. It was a great team effort.”

It was a team effort that was ignited by Dyslin.

“He was fantastic,” Yorktown coach Kevin Downes said. “That’s what we expect from him in this kind of situation. He’s been our guy all year. When he’s on the floor, it makes it easier for other guys to get opportunities.”

No. 22 Lakeland saw its season come to an end with a 60-37 loss to host No. 11 Hendrick Hudson in the Section 1 Class A outbracket round on Feb. 16.

Lakeland held tough in the opening quarter, trailing just 15-9 at the end of it despite the fact that the Sailors connected on five 3-pointers.

“I feel like we were just going out there and playing our game, running the floor and shooting from the outside,” said Lakeland senior Matt Mikulski, who scored a team-high 11 points.

Hen Hud however took control of the game in the second quarter and led 34-18 at halftime.

“Their outside shooting and second-chance opportunities really hurt us in the second quarter,” Mikulski said.

Tim Fallo, Regan Fallo and Griffin Shiland scored six points each for the Hornets against Hen Hud.

Mikulski will play baseball at Fordham University next year but will always have a place in his heart for hoops and his basketball teammates at Lakeland.

“I’m going to miss these guys because no matter the situation we always played with 100 percent effort and toughness no matter who stepped on the floor and a lot of teams definitely did not want to play us throughout the season because of that,” Mikulski said.

Lakeland fell at Beacon 64-62 in its regular-season finale on Feb. 13, led by Tim Fallo (13 points), John Mule’ (13 points), Mikulski (9 points) and Bryan Petriccione (9 points).

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