Hudson Valley Sports Report


37-Point Game Sinks Monroe-Woodbury


CHESTER – It’s not like Kevin Stein is an unknown.

The Chester Academy boys basketball standout averaged 17.6 points per game last year, was the Section 9, Class B champ for three-point field goal percentage, and led the BCANY Hudson Valley team in scoring over the summer.

But Friday night might have elevated him into another stratosphere.

Playing against Class AA Monroe-Woodbury, Stein scored 26 of his 37 points in the second half, leading Chester to a 61-52 victory in a non-division game.

The senior also pulled down seven rebounds in a virtuoso performance.

Ironically, Stein had just one field goal in the first half as the Hambletonians went to the lockerroom trailing 26-19. Eight of his 11 points came from the free throw line.

“The first half he scored a lot from the line, as Monroe-Woodbury played tough defense and we had to attack the rim, which allowed Kevin to get to the line,” Chester coach Jon Marsilio said.

In the second half, Stein went off.

“In the second half Kevin was able to hit some threes which pulled the defense out and allowed for some drives by him, and others,” Marsilio said.

Chester – with the help of Tristan Brideweser’s 12 rebounds and seven rebounds, and nine points from Amari Ellis’ nine points – forged a 41-41 tie after three quarters and then pulled away in fourth.

“Kevin’s leadership was his biggest asset today,” Marsilio said. “He kept us calm and on task when things weren’t going our way, and pushed us harder when things were going well.”




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