Beacon played in the Dan Dinan Tournament last weekend at Tappan Zee, falling to a team from Virginia, Forest Hills, 74-59, in the consolation round after dropping a 61-47 decision to the host Dutchmen a day earlier.
Senior forward Tre Smith led Beacon (1-5) with 15 points against Forest Hills, and Dillon Kelly added 13. Shane Green led the Bulldogs against Tappan Zee with 12 points, and Tsamaj Powell had nine points, five rebounds and two blocks. Smith was named to the All-Tournament team.
“We played against some big, physical teams, and our inexperience showed,” said Coach Scott Timpano. “It was a good learning experience.”
Beacon was set to play Wednesday (Dec. 18) at John Jay Cross River, but a power outage pushed the game to Thursday. The Bulldogs will compete next week in the Dutchess County Coaches Tournament at Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, with its opener scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26.
Haldane (3-1) defeated The Leffell School, 89-43, on the road on Monday (Dec. 16), and was scheduled to travel to Chester on Dec. 27 and face North Salem on Jan. 4 at Carmel High School in the Putnam Challenge tournament.
Beacon (4-4) defeated Roosevelt High School, 64-32, on Wednesday (Dec. 18) at home. Lejdina Gecaj led the team with 11 points, and Grace Affeldt and Enita Rodriguez each scored nine. “It was nice to get the younger girls in and have everyone play,” said Coach Christina Dahl. “Every player on our team scored, and we hope to carry this momentum to Friday [Dec. 20] at Gorton.”
The Bulldogs also rolled past Keio, 46-28, on Dec. 14 but came up short on Dec. 12 against Walter Panas, 51-29, in a tournament hosted by Panas. Beacon opened the tournament with a 61-56 win over Lakeland.
Haldane (2-2) edged Carmel, 55-54, in the first round of a tournament at Croton-Harmon High School last weekend but couldn’t keep up with the host in the championship game, falling 69-32. The Blue Devils will take on Beacon at noon on Dec. 28 in a tournament at Spackenkill.
Both Beacon boys’ and girls’ teams swept Poughkeepsie, 7-0, on Dec. 18. Last week against Carmel, the boys lost, 7-0, and the girls won, 5-2.
Beacon defeated Port Chester, 99-62, in a home meet on Dec. 13 to improve to 4-1.
Haldane senior Jade Villella was named to the first team of the Class C All-State squad selected by the New York State Sportswriters Association and was also honored as the region’s co-player of the year by the Poughkeepsie Journal.
The paper named Steve Schweikhart of Haldane as the region’s coach of the year and included freshman Chloe Rowe of Haldane and senior Analiese Compagnone of Beacon on its first team.
Compagnone joined Jade Villella on the All-Section team, which is selected by the Section 1 coaches. The All-League team included Jade Villella, Bela Monteleone, Liv Villella, Bianca Harmancin, Ella Ashburn and Mazzie Maxwell, with honorable mentions to Sara Ferreira, Allie Ferreira, Abigail Platt, Anna Rowe and Chloe Rowe.