Bulldogs 3-Peat: Rivertowns Daily Sports Digest, March 19

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Irvington Gets 3-Peat

It's an incredible thing to win a state championship in any circumstance but it's even sweeter when you win it in a year where you have had to play with a bullseye on your back all season.

That was the case for the Irvington girls basketball squad, who entered the season as two-time defending state Class B champions. Meaning of course, the Bulldogs were going to get the opposition's best effort every night.

Irvington though was more than up to the challenge and proved it as it won its third straight state title Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Led by tournament MVP Brittni Lai, the Section 1 champion Bulldogs beat Section 3's South Jefferson 69-42 according to LoHud.com.

Lai earned her well-deserved MVP award with a dominant performance of 25 points, seven rebounds, and four steals.

Teammates Marley Giddins registered 18 points, six rebounds, and four blocks and Lexi Martins garnered 14 points and 16 rebounds in helping the Bulldogs to the historic 3-peat.

Irvington will now play in the New York State Class B Federation Basketball Tournament at the Albany Times Union Center.

The Bulldogs will play in the semifinals against the CHSAA champion at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 23. If Irvington wins, it would be in the federation title game at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

Mercy Baseball

We thank the Mercy Sports Information Department for the below submission:

The Mercy College baseball team dropped a pair of one-run games to Southern Connecticut State today (March 15), with junior Tom Cummings and sophomore Joseph O'Neill turning in excellent pitching performances.

Please follow the link here for further details.

College News from Dick Miller


At the University Athletic Association Tournament in Sanford, Fla. on the 11th, Brandeis was blanked by the Emery Eagles, with Mike Swerdloff (Ardsley '10) pitching 1 inning and allowing 1 hit and issuing 1 walk as the final of 4 pitchers in the 6-0 blanking.

In a game with Bentley at Winter Park , Fl. on the 11th, Chris Roemer (Ardsley '08) and the Pace baseball nine were shut out, 7-0, with Roemer getting 2 for 4 at bats, and was the high hitter for his nine.

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Source: http://sportspakdb.lhric.org


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