Hudson Valley Sports Report

RED HOOK SWEEPS SPACKENKILL HOOPS

Boys Win At Home, Girls Are Convincing On The Road

POUGHKEEPSIE – Red Hook High School scored 35 of the game’s first 43 points on Friday night, and the Raiders beat Spackenkill, 77-22, in a Mid-Hudson Athletic League girls basketball game.

Red Hook is 1-0 and the Spartans are 0-2.

Red Hook was led by McKenzie Simmons with 31 points, Morgan Tompkins with 22 points and Emilie Kent with nine points.

Tori Guy led Spackenkill with five points, while Kayla Zanders and Carleigh Christolon had four points each.

It was a sweep by the Raiders as the boys knocked off Sparty, 46-33. Brendan Donohue had 18 points and four assists while Gavin Cole added 12 points as Red Hook won its season opener.

Zach Garrant led the Spartans with 11 points.

“Our first practice was last Wednesday and in 10 days’ time it’s been an enjoyable group to be around,” Raiders coach Matt Hayes. “Because we weren’t allowed to have any workouts, this is the first time a Red Hook basketball team has been together in 11 months. When we left the locker room on March 3 in a heartbreaking loss to New Paltz, nobody thought it would be the last time for 11 months. So I told them I wanted them to have fun. We treated tonight like it might be the only game we play this year. We’re just an outbreak away. So let’s play every day in practice, every game, and have fun. It wasn’t an offensive clinic by any means but you can’t expect teams to look great offensively.”

 

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