Championship Weekend Rewind: Relive 6 unforgettable Section 1 finals

Six championship basketball games. Five came down to the final possession. The other was a three-point game entering the fourth quarter.

In another year of controversy surrounding the Section 1 Basketball Tournament, the drama on the court drowned it all out.

WHAT’S NEXT: NYSPHSAA Basketball Tournament Schedule

Take a look back on Championship Weekend from Pace University, as seen on LocalLive Networks, the official broadcast partner of Section 1 Athletics.

SECTION 1 CLASS AA BOYS
Mount Vernon 56, Clarkstown South 51

GAME RECAP
Top seed Mount Vernon secured its 17th Section 1 title in 20 years and third in a row with a heart-pounding victory. The Vikings had two potential game-tying 3-point shots miss in the final 10 seconds before Charles Lovett sealed the victory with a pair of free throws. Lovett led the Knights with 23 points, including four 3-pointers. Troy Hupstead added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Giordano put up 18 points and nine rebounds for Clarkstown South, Jack Tucek had 14 points and five assists and Tony Hastings had 10 points and four boards.

FULL GAME REPLAY
Watch Mount Vernon vs. Clarkstown South on LocalLive.tv

AWARDS
MVP:
Charles Lovett, Mount Vernon
All-Tournament Team
Troy Hupstead, Mount Vernon
Ryan Giordano, Clarkstown South
Jack Tucek, Clarkstown South
Tymir Greene, White Plains
Clevmer Lubin, Suffern

UP NEXT
Mount Vernon will take on Elmira in the NYSPHSAA Class AA Regionals on Tuesday at Poughkeepsie High School.


SECTION 1 CLASS A BOYS
Poughkeepsie 47, Tappan Zee 42

GAME RECAP
First-year Poughkeepsie coach Cody Moffett led the program to a Section 1 title after surviving a 3-point attempt in the final 5 seconds. TZ rallied to tied the game at 38-38 with under four minutes to play before consecutive 3-pointers from Niyal Goins and Davontrey Thomas to propel the Pioneers. Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds while Goins added 12 points, eight boards, four steals. Charlie Garrison led the Dutchmen with 23 points and nine rebounds, Oziah DeLoatch had 13 points for TZ, which hit only 2 of 22 from 3-point range and turned the ball over 18 times.

FULL GAME REPLAY
Watch Poughkeepsie-Tappan Zee on LocalLive.tv

AWARDS
MVP:
Davontrey Thomas, Poughkeepsie
All-Tournament
Quinn Kelly, Rye
Chris Melis, Greeley
Oziah DeLoatch, Tappan Zee
Charlie Garrison, Tappan Zee
Niyal Goins, Poughkeepsie

UP NEXT
Poughkeepsie will face Section 9 champion New Paltz in the NYSPHSAA Class A regional semifinals on Wednesday at Mount St. Mary.


SECTION 1 CLASS B BOYS
Dobbs Ferry 50, Blind Brook 45 OT

HIGHLIGHTS

GAME RECAP
The furious final minute of the fourth-quarter was followed by four tense overtime minutes before Dobbs Ferry locked the title, its first since 1967. Lester McCarthy put the Eagles ahead by 3 with 28 seconds to play in the fourth quarter before Ryan Aiello came down the floor and drilled a game-tying 3-pointer to force OT. In the extra session Damani Fraser scored five straight points as part of a balanced Dobbs Ferry effort. McCarthy had 15 points and four assists while Dimaunie Meredith added nine points and 12 rebounds. Zach Holzman had eight points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles, who had 12 assists on their 16 field goals.

FULL GAME REPLAY
Watch Dobbs Ferry-Blind Brook on LocalLive.tv

AWARDS
MVP: Lester McCarthy, Dobbs Ferry
All-Tournament
Dimaunie Meredith, Dobbs Ferry
Sabestian Pacheco, Valhalla
Chris Bucci, Blind Brook
Ryan Aiello, Blind Brook
Tashaan Lewis, Woodlands

UP NEXT
Dobbs Ferry play Section 9 champion Ellenville in the Class B state regional semifinals on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. at Poughkeepsie High School.


SECTION 1 CLASS AA GIRLS
Ossining 78, Ursuline 67

GAME RECAP
Ossining opened up a 30-11 after one quarter before Ursuline stormed back to close within three entering the fourth quarter. Aubrey Griffin capped an MVP effort by scoring 17 of her 35 points in the fourth quarter as Ossining claimed its ninth straight Section 1 championships. Griffin, a UConn commit, had 16 rebounds and four assists, three blocks and three steals. Kailah Harris had 14 points and nine rebounds and Jaida Strippoli had 12 points and eight assists. Sonia Citron led Ursuline with 29 points and 12 rebounds.

FULL GAME REPLAY
Watch Ossining vs. Lourdes on LocalLive.tv here

AWARDS
MVP:
Aubrey Griffin, Ossining
All-Tournament
Kailah Harris, Ossining
Sonia Citron, Ursuline
Alexa Moustafaj, Ursuline
Paulina Paris, Albertus Magnus
Ava Learn, Lourdes

UP NEXT
Ossining will play at home on Tuesday at 5 p.m. vs Elmira


SECTION 1 CLASS A GIRLS
Tappan Zee 45, Somers 44

GAME RECAP
Kaleigh Bierne
hit a free throw with 3.7 seconds left to break a 44-44 tie and cap a 7-point comeback win for Tappan Zee, delivering the program its first ever Section 1 girls basketball title.

FULL GAME REPLAY
Watch Tappan Zee vs. Somers in the Class A girls final on LocalLive.tv

AWARDS
MVP:
Kaleigh Bierne, Tappan Zee
All-Tournament
Allison Maloney, Tappan Zee
Julia Aruajo, Panas
Dani DiCintio, Somers
Hannah Angelini, Somers
Corinne Miedreich, Pearl River

UP NEXT
Tappan Zee will face Section 9 champion FDR-Hyde Park on Wednesday at Mount St. Mary College at 5 p.m.


SECTION 1 CLASS B GIRLS
Irvington 52, Briarcliff 49

GAME RECAP
Irvington avenged their lone regular season defeat by defeating Briarcliff in the championship game for the third year in a row. Grace Thybulle posted 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win, while freshman Katie Lebuhn added 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Abby Conklin scored 11 points and Mia Mascone added nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the win. Maddie Plank scored 18 points and had seven rebounds and five assists for Briarcliff, which had two 3-point attempts in the final 10 seconds miss.

FULL GAME REPLAY
Watch Irvington’s dramatic win over Briarcliff on LocalLive.tv

AWARDS
MVP: Grace Thybulle, Irvington
All-Tournament
Abby Conklin, Irvington
Maddie Plank, Briarcliff
Alana Lombardi, Briarcliff
Julia Schwabe, Dobbs Ferry
Teisha Hyman, Woodlands

UP NEXT
Irvington reaches the state tournament for the fifth year in a row. The Bulldogs will face Marlboro in the regional semifinals on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Mount St. Mary’s College.

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One comment

  • Playing mount Vernon Kingston At ten am and then playing Ossining girls Monroe-Woodbury at 12 ( is like going to a restaurant and eating the main course first then eating the appetizers.just plain dumb.

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