|WELCOME TO HUDSON VALLEY SPORTS REPORT!|
|SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20|
|* HIGH SCHOOLS *|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Somers Tournament Championship — Mahopac vs. Somers, 7 p.m.|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Jim Kyle Memorial Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Bard College — Eldred 52, Pine Plains 39; Rhinebeck 70, Millbrook 53; Red Hook 52, Marlboro 36|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Putnam Valley Holiday Tournament Championship — Arlington 74, Spackenkill 58|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Tom Emma Memorial Game — Lourdes 73, Manhasset 55|
|HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Shane Geisler Tournament Championship — Saugerties 77, Catskill 48|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Brewster 58, Ketcham 54|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Somers Tournament Consolation — Mahopac 62, John Jay-EF 53|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jim Kyle Memorial Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Bard College — Pine Plains 45, Eldred, 33; Millbrook 40, Rhinebeck 19; Marlboro 51, Red Hook 35|
|HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shane Geisler Tournament Consolation — Onteora 45, Catskill 42; Championship – Albany 74, Saugerties 24|
|HS WRESTLING: Ketcham at Arlington, 6 p.m.|
|HS GYMNASTICS: Roosevelt at Shaker Invitational, 9 a.m.|
|* COLLEGES *|
|MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Saint Joseph’s 75, Marist 58|
|* NEW YORK PRO SPORTS *|
|NBA: Phoenix 99, New York 90|
|NHL: Tampa Bay at New York Islanders, 7 p.m.|
|NHL: Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m.|
|NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina, 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.”