Suffern vs. Ramapo 02/02/10

Anthony, Crotty, Odongo combined 50 points in Suffern win over Ramapo. 

SUFFERN — Marley Anthony had 18 points and eight rebounds and Vince Crotty scored 16 points and had eight assists as Suffern defeated Ramapo, 66-49 in a Conference IV American League game.

Alushula Odongo also scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Mounties (9-7, 5-2 in the league).

Suffern raced out to a 21-8 lead after the first quarter and was not in danger of losing the advantage. The Mounties close out the regular season at Clarkstown South tomorrow.

Jonathan Grampus scored 16 points for Ramapo.

Ramapo 8 16 11 14 –49 
Suffern 21 18 19 8 — 66

Ramapo (49): Sidney Salvadon 1-0-2, Bryan Bran 1-0-2, Brandon Prince 1-0-2, Aqeel Dallas 1-0-3, David Haye 3-1-8, Nathaniel Edwards 2-0-4, Jonathan Grampus 7-0-16, Kervins Ferdlius 3-0-6, Kevin Jimenez 2-0-4, Dirk Glen 1-0-2

Suffern (66): Justin Guzman 1-0-2, Vince Crotty 6-0-16, Dashawn Woods 5-0-10, Marley Anthony 8-2-18, Alushula Odongo 6-4-16, John Brennan 2-0-4.


Suffern vs. Clarkstown South – 2/4/10

Crotty nails five 3-pointers, scores 18 points in Suffern win over Clarkstown South Mounties finish with three-game winning streak, take second place in the league.

WEST NYACK — Vince Crotty scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Alushula Odongo added 13 points and 11 rebounds as Suffern closed the season with its third consecutive win, 56-55 over Clarkstown South in a Conference IV American League game.

Suffern (10-7 overall) finishes in second place in the league and will play either Tappan Zee or Nanuet in the second-place game at a time and site to be determined.

Dashawn Woods scored nine points, but snared 12 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass. Marley Anthony had eight points and six rebounds.

Zach Majer led Clarkstown South with a game-high 19 points and Mike McCahey added 11 points.

Suffern 19 12 15 10 — 56
Clarkstown South 14 12 13 16 — 55

Suffern (56): Lafortune Cothia 1-0-2, Vince Crotty 6-1-18, Marley Anthony 4-0-8, Alushula Odongo 6-1-13, John Brennan 3-0-6, Dashawn Woods 4-1-9.

Clarkstown South (55): Zach Majer 6-6-19, Brian Downs 2-0-6, Mike McCahey 4-2-11, Alex Lorec 3-0-6, Kris Bergstol 1-0-2, Jared Lahm 1-0-3, Kevin Giordano 4-0-8.


Suffern vs. Pearl River – 02/08/2010

Suffern beats Pearl River, 55-41 behind 18 points from Odongo and Crotty.

SUFFERN — Suffern had a major defensive goal in mind entering yesterday’s game with Pearl River.

The Mounties wanted to neutralize Pearl River’s offense, and to do that, they focused on junior point guard Luke Houston. 

“We wanted to take Luke Houston out of the game,” Suffern coach George Kunzmann said.

Suffern did this, thanks to Dashawn Woods, and it was a major factor in the Mounties recording a 55-41 win over the Pirates in the Conference IV second-place game. 

Alushula Odongo had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Vince Crotty also scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers. 

Suffern enters the Section 1 Championships with an 11-7 record. The seeding meeting will be held tomorrow, 9 a.m. at BOCES in Elmsford. 

John Donovan led Pearl River with 14 points while Houston was held to a season-low two points. 

“Dashawn (Woods) shut Houston down and the entire team played well defensively,” Kunzmann said.

Suffern had control of the game by halftime, leading 31-18.

The Mounties received a huge lift from their peers. The Suffern varsity hockey team was out in full force to support the basketball team. 

“We had a big crowd because our entire hockey team brought a ton of fans with them,” Kunzmann said. “That really helped us.”

Pearl River 11 7 8 15 — 41 
Suffern 16 15 15 9 — 55

Pearl River (41) — Shane McEntyre 1-0-2, Luke Houston 1-0-2, Anthony Calise 1-3-5, Matt Donovan 1-3-5, Sean Wilson 1-0-2, Guliano Gashay 0-2-2, Joe Clinton 0-2-2, Mike Davis 3-0-6, Kevin McMorrow 0-1-1, John Donovan 3-8-14.

Suffern (55) — Jon Poli 1-0-3, Vince Crotty 6-2-18, Dashawn Woods 3-0-6, Marley Anthony 3-0-6, Alushula Odongo 8-2-18, John Brennan 2-0-4.


Ossining Survives Suffern’s Comeback – 2/14/10

OSSINING — With one quarter to play inside the Ossining gym Saturday afternoon, the emotions pulsated, only it was mostly from two dozen boys in black T-shirts behind the visiting bench.

One open layup or rainbow 3-pointer at a time, Suffern and its small but vocal crowd had slipped back into this Class AA opening-round boys basketball game, erasing most of Ossining’s 15-point lead.

“We didn’t expect to take it from 10 to 20 to 30,” Ossining co-coach Khalid Sales said. “We thought they’d eventually make a comeback and we’d have to execute down the stretch.”

In the end, they did just that, with Quincy Ingram providing the final statement with a two-handed dunk with five seconds left. It sealed Ossining’s 76-71 victory over No. 9 Suffern and moved the No. 8 seed into a 5 p.m. quarterfinal on Tuesday at top-seeded New Rochelle.

Senior Ollie Lee Holmes scored seven of his 11 points in the final 10 minutes, right after the Mounties had cut their deficit to just three. Sophomore Keon Ervin scored a team-high 18, and Ingram, a junior, finished with 10 and a pair of dunks.

“Our coach just told me, run the offense, calm it down,” Holmes said. “He said push it, but don’t rush it. We have the lead, so don’t rush it.”

Holmes and his teammates heeded that call — barely.

Suffern began to cut into its deficit on a running 35-foot bank shot by DaShawn Woods that beat the buzzer. Woods had 23 points and 10 rebounds, combining with Alushula Odongo to punish Ossining inside in the third quarter. They combined for 19 of Suffern’s 24 points in the quarter.

“I think we played a good game,” said Odongo, who finished with 22 points. “We hustled and we put up a fight. We didn’t just roll over and lose.”

Finally, with 3:48 to play, the Mounties cut their deficit to 68-67 on one of five 3’s from Vinny Crotty. The senior hit another with one minute remaining, leaving the score 73-71.

Ossining led by three when Suffern grabbed the rebound off a missed free throw and called time out with 16.8 to play. 

Coach George Kunzmann hoped to inbound the ball and run a play for Crotty, but his team turned the ball over before it had the chance.

“Off the inbound, we didn’t get it to the right man. We wanted to get it into the backcourt and then run a play for Vinny Crotty,” Kunzmann said. ”

It’s OK. It was just one play in the game. There were a lot of other plays we could have made along the way, but it just didn’t go our way.”

Speaking of playing perfectly, that’s the challenge ahead for Ossining in New Rochelle, which has yet to lose a Section 1 game this season.

“We’re ready,” Holmes said. “We think we can get them if we play high-intensity and put the pressure on them on defense. We can beat them.”

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