|WELCOME TO HUDSON VALLEY SPORTS REPORT!|
|THURSDAY, JANUARY 29|
|* HIGH SCHOOLS *|
|NEWS: Poughkeepsie BOE terminates Special Ed. teacher and former football coach Ken Barger|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Arlington 65, Carmel 41|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Mahopac at Lourdes, PPD|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Peekskill 90, Beacon 74|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Putnam Valley at Pawling, 6:15 p.m.|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Highland 67, Onteora 46|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Ketcham 62, John Jay 49|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Arlington 54, Carmel 39|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: John Jay 68, Ketcham 53|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Valley Central 62, Roosevelt 48|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Pawling at Putnam Valley, 6 p.m.|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Peekskill 70, Beacon 44|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Haldane 58, North Salem 53 (OT)|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cornwall at Newburgh, 7 p.m.|
|HS GYMNASTICS: Carmel, Brewster at Mahopac Tournament, 4:30 p.m.|
|HS SWIMMING: Wappingers 86, Lakeland 82|
|HS WRESTLING: Carmel 38, Mahopac 29 — Rams win league title|
|HS WRESTLING: Middletown at Kingston, 7 p.m.|
|* COLLEGES *|
|MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Ulster CC at Dutchess CC, 6 pm.|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Manhattan at Marist, 7 p.m.|
|MEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: No. 10 NYU at Vassar, 7 p.m.|
|* NEW YORK PRO SPORTS *|
|NBA: New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.|
|NHL: Boston at New York Islanders, 7 p.m.|
|NHL: Montreal at New York Rangers, 7 p.m.|
SAUGERTIES – It takes a lot to impress Matt Hayes, but the Red Hook High School boys basketball coach has been quite enamored of his team lately.
Hayes’ Road Warriors have gone into three of the toughest gyms to play in in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League and came away with three consecutive victories at Roosevelt, at Marlboro and, on Friday night, at Saugerties, as the Raiders clipped the Sawyers, 74-61.
Paddy Parr scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half as Red Hook raced to a 43-26 lead at the break.
“We had a tremendous first half,” Hayes said. “We continue to play very unselfishly.”
Saugerties made a run in the second half, and actually cut the lead to 10 with about three minutes to go. But Nick Michitsch responded with a big, conventional three-point play and ended up scoring seven of his 15 points in the final three minutes to help keep the Sawyers at bay.
Dennis Hare had 13 points for the Raiders and Luke White had 10. Darnell Edge and Paton Gibbs both had big nights for Saugerties. Edge led all scorers with 30 and Gibbs had 17.
“And they earned all of those points,” Hayes said. “They are very talented and are a tough match-up.”