Yorktown Boys Basketball (1-6)

Yorktown 56 vs. Peekskill 58
Tuesday, Dec. 10

Eddie Brucaj (26 points, 11 rebounds) and Roni Brucaj (15 points, 5 rebounds), led the Huskers in their 58-56 loss to visiting Peekskill.

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Yorktown 30 @ Somers 47
Friday, Dec. 13

In front of two highly charged student bodies, Yorktown gave a spirited effort but fell 47-30 against rival Somers, in the opening round of the Michael DePaoli Memorial Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament.

“Playing Somers in that type of atmosphere was a fun experience; both crowds really get into it obviously,” said Yorktown’s Roni Brucaj. “But the most important thing is to not let that distract you from the goal of the whole game, which is to win. You just got to maintain focus and play the game.”

After trailing 28-17, Roni Brucaj made 2 foul shots and a trey, to pull the Huskers to within six, 28-22.

“It felt great to make a run at the end of the third quarter, knowing we are still in the game,” Roni Brucaj said.

Somers then went on a 9-0 run to go up 37-22, but the Huskers answered back with three straight field goals to close the deficit to nine, in the fourth quarter.

“Once again, we didn’t give up, no matter the score, we kept fighting until the final whistle, the games not over until you hear it,” Roni Brucaj said. “So cutting it to nine, we knew we weren’t going to give up. We knew we were still going to try and stay in the game.”

Somers sealed the win with a 10-2 run.

Tony Granitto (8 points), Sam Pincus (7 points), Roni Brucaj (5 points), Rob Miller (4 points), Eddie Brucaj (4 points), and Jack Prybylski (2 points), scored against Somers.

Yorktown 58 vs. Kennedy Catholic 72
Saturday, Dec. 14

Yorktown fell to Kennedy Catholic, 72-58, in the consolation round of the DePaoli tournament.

Eddie Brucaj (17 points), Miller (10 points), all-tourney selection Prybylski (10 points), Roni Brucaj (7 points), Matt Mahoney (6 points), Granitto (5 points), and Antoine Coles (2 points), produced against the Gaels.

Yorktown 34 @ Pearl River 45
Monday, Dec. 16

Yorktown lost to Pearl River, 45-34, paced by Roni Brucaj (13 points), Eddie Brucaj (7 points), Granitto (6 points), Mahoney (3 points), Coles (2 points), Prybylski (2 points) and Pincus (1 point).

Lakeland Boys Basketball (3-2)

Lakeland 61 vs. Stepinac B 45
Friday, Dec. 13

Lakeland defeated Archbishop Stepinac B, 61-45, in the opening round of the Bill Green Holiday Tournament at Bronxville, led by Augie Karaqi (17 points), Jack Kruse (12 points), Jeffrey Owusu (9 points) and Rob Nardelli (7 points).

“After losing our first two games at home, it was a great relief to finally get our first win on the road,” Karaqi said.

Karaqi said the Hornets were able to pull out the win because their energy was unmatched.

“From the start of warm-ups, to the end of the game, it was as if we were 2-0,” Karaqi said. “That’s what I love about this team, for us to be able to keep the same energy no matter what our record is or who were playing against, is great.”

Lakeland 82 @ Bronxville 68
Saturday, Dec. 14

Led by Karaqi’s 28 points, Lakeland defeated Bronxville, 82-68, in the championship game.

For his efforts, Karaqi was named the tournament MVP.

“This means a lot,” Karaqi said. “I worked hard for many years to come to a point like this in my senior year, so it feels great. I was able to make the right plays and things were going my way. I fell into a nice rhythm. When shots are falling and I’m able to get to the rim and finish, I knew it was going to be a good night.”

All-tournament selection Kruse (13 points, 15 rebounds), Mike Arcure (12 points), Nardelli (10 points), and Aidan Welcome (10 points), also contributed to the victory.

Trailing 37-34 at halftime, the Hornets bounced back to outscore Bronxville, 48-31, in the second half, to record the victory.

“We kept playing our game and making things happen on defense,” Karaqi said. “I felt if we kept playing hard and making the right plays we would be able to come out on top and that’s exactly what happened.”

Lakeland 76 vs. Albertus Magnus 72
Monday, Dec. 16

Lakeland topped visiting Albertus Magnus 76-72.

Karaqi (26 points), Nardelli (23 points), and Kruse (17 points, 15 rebounds), led a Hornet squad that connected on 15 baskets from 3-point range.

Yorktown Girls Basketball (3-1)

Yorktown 57 @ Poughkeepsie 33
Tuesday, Dec. 10

Ashley Zeolla (15 points) and Melissa Severino, Alyssa Perrino and Emily Ward, who recorded 8 points apiece, paced Yorktown to a 57-33 victory versus Poughkeepsie.

Yorktown secured the win by going on a 24-8 run to finish the game.

“We realized what we needed to do to score and to stop them from scoring,” Zeolla said. “We also ran plays and didn’t force anything going to the basket.”

Yorktown 54 @ Roosevelt (Yonkers) 18
Thursday, Dec. 12

Yorktown beat Roosevelt High School Early College Studies of Yonkers 54-18, with all 11 of its players scoring, led by Severino (11 points, 5 rebounds), Perrino (8 points, 6 rebounds), Alyssa Giannasca (7 points) and Lindsey Townes (6 points).

“The fact that all eleven of our players scored was important because with it was a good team effort and everyone contributed,” Severino said.

Yorktown led 22-2 after the first quarter and 30-5 at halftime.

“Our team was able to get off to a good start because our press was effective and we were sharing the ball well on offense,” Severino said.

Lakeland Girls Basketball (2-3)

Lakeland 56 @ Beacon 61
Tuesday, Dec. 10

Hannah Devane (18 points) led Lakeland in its 61-56 loss against Beacon.

Lakeland 55 @ Byram Hills 62
Thursday, Dec. 12

Lakeland lost to Byram Hills 62-55, led by Devane (25 points, 8 rebounds), Tyler Hormazabal (12 points) and Sarah Pinkowsky (8 points).

“It was a great, intense game,” Lakeland coach Miranda Mangan said.

BYSNS Hockey (2-4)

BYSNS 0 @ Rye 6
Wednesday, Dec. 11

Matt Gergley made 27 saves for the BYSNS (pronounced “Bisons”) in their 6-0 loss against Rye at Playland Ice Casino.