Mercy Men's Lax Starts: Rivertowns Daily Sports Digest, Feb. 29

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Mercy Women's Basketball

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

The Mercy College women's basketball team dropped its season finale to St. Thomas Aquinas this afternoon (Feb. 25) by a score of 70-61. Senior Jasmine Williams scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to post her ninth double-double of the season.

She and senior Simone Williams ended their careers with several all-time Mercy records; please follow the link here for all the details.

Mercy Men's Lacrosse

Here is the press release for Mercy College's men's lacrosse season opener vs. East Coast Conference-opponent Chestnut Hill College. Mercy fell 7-6 in triple overtime --- a true nailbiter and heartbreaker on Feb. 25.

Children's Village Wins

No. 2 Children's Village won in overtime, 46-35, against No. 6 Keio Feb. 27 in the Section 1 Class C boys basketball semifinals at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Junior forward Roger Owens (14 points, 11 rebounds) helped lead Children's Village to the victory. It will now play No. 1 Tuckahoe at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the county center in the title game.

For more details and other scores, see Josh Thomson's post on the LoHud Varsity Insider.

College News From Dick Miller


At the annual SUNYAC basketball tournament, 3 Rivertowns athletes competed in the three day event, including Junghoon Roh (Dobbs Ferry '08) of Plattsburgh (7), vs. Cortland (2), with the season and college career ending for the Dobbs Ferry alumnus, as his team lost the game, 75-60.

He scored 7 points on 2 baskets and a trey, plus having 1 rebound in the finale. In another matchup, with Ryan Riefenhauser (Dobbs Ferry '09) of Geneseo (3), against Fredonia (6), his Blue Knights topped their opponents, 60-49, with him scoring 9 points on 4-6 and 1-2, while having 4 assists on the night. Buffalo State lost to Brockport, and was thereby eliminated from further play.

In women's play, Pippa Mansdorf of New Paltz (2), and her team faced Plattsburgh (7). The Hawks topped their opponents, 81-69, as she had 5 points on 1-5 and 3-6, plus having 1 assist and 1 steal in the game.

The semi-finals on the 24th, saw both Geneseo and New Paltz go down to defeat. Riefenhauser played a terrific game in his team's loss to Cortland at Oswego, as he had a game high of 12 rebounds, plus a team high of 6 assists in addition to his 11 points. New Paltz lost a heart breaker in overtime , 66-63 . Down by 14 at the half to Oneonta, the Hawks rallied for 34 points in the second stanza, to tie the game, only to lose in the extra period.

At the Little East men's basketball tournament , hosted by Eastern Ct., in the opening quarter final, both E.C.U (1) and W.C.U. (2) drew byes, while 4th seeded UMass and 5th seeded Keene State met, as well as 6th seeded Plymouth State and 3rd seeded Rhode Island College also met.

Facing Keene State on the 24th, Nick Nedwick (Irvington '08) of E.C.U. played in what has to has to have been his most sensational and heroic nail biter ever, as he tied things up by sinking a 3 pointer in the first overtime with his team trailing and 46 seconds to go, and then the Warriors won in the 2nd O.T. 81-76.

He also had a game high of 27 points, 6 boards, 4 assists , and 2 steals , plus playing a game high of 46 minutes in the game. In the finale with Connecticut College on the 25th, Nedwick and his team played against Kadeem Frances (WP-Stepinac '10) of the Camel's hoop squad, and convincingly topped the foe, 80-62, to win the conference championship.

Nedwick had a team high of 16 points, and had 4 rebounds in the game. Francis had 1 steal for his team. The next step for E.C.U.will be the NCAA Division 3 championship, beginning on March 1st.

Weekly Sports Poll

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Major League Baseball lost a great earlier this month, former Met and Expo Gary Carter

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