Leading off today:
Senior Jason Douglas-Stanley scored 50 points in Saturday's 97-82 home win over Wadleigh, setting a school single-game record
for Mount Vernon's storied boys basketball program.
He broke the record owned by Sam Williams, the younger brother of Gus and Ray Williams.
"It was a great feeling to finally beat the record," said Douglas-Stanley, who also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals for the state's top-ranked Class AA team. "I was close to beating it before, but no one knew until after the game."
Douglas-Stanley understood the magnitude of the moment.
"I'm happy to hold the record for the most points in a game when there have been so many great players to play at Mount Vernon," he said. "To be known as one of the top scorers in Mount Vernon is a great honor."
Glens Falls junior Joe Girard III reached the 3,000-point mark during an 86-60 win over Scotia-Glenville. His 50-point night left the state's career scoring leader at 3,002 points.
More boys basketball: Iona Prep earned revenge for a two-overtime loss a month earlier by collecting a 76-67 victory over Archbishop Stepinac.
Stanford-bound senior Bryce Wills scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Gaels. Souleymane Koureissi finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three blocks after being held to just three points in a first half during which Stepinac rolled up a 42-30 lead.
Stepinac's Alan Griffin had 24 points and nine rebounds despite missing the previous three games with a back injury, and Stepinac led 56-48 entering the fourth quarter. Wills converted a three-point play to tie the score and added a dunk in transition to take the lead at 64-62 with just over three minutes to go.
"I was not interested in any overtime," Iona Prep coach Steve Alvarado said.
Stepinac entered the game ranked 14th and Iona Prep 16th in Class AA according to the New York State Sportswriters Association.
• Leadership Academy edged Pittsford Sutherland 97-89 as Rondell Watson scored 31 points, Davon Brown scored 19 and Dezmere Ellis put up a double-double (11 points, 10 assists).
Leadership Academy is ranked 17th and Sutherland 21st in Class A.
Track and field: A Tennessee teen came thisclose to going sub-four in the mile against a slew of professional runners at the 111th Millrose Games at The Armory.
Brodey Hasty of Brentwood Academy clocked 4:00.05, the third-fastest indoor high school mile in U.S. history.
Hasty came through the three-quarters mark at 3:00.44.
"With one lap to go I thought, 'Oh crap, this is going to be close,'" Hasty said after crossing the finish line in fifth place.
In the boys high school division, Josh Hoey of Pennsylvania won in 4:07.42 with a :57.9 closing quarter. Former Carthage standout Sam Affolder, now attending school in Virginia, was third in 4:10.97.
The girls mile resulted in a rare disappointment for North Rockland sophomore Katelyn Tuohy. After appearing in command with two laps to go, she faded to fourth place in 4:47.10. Gabrielle Wilkinson of Pennsylvania won in 4:42.94 and Saratoga's Kelsey Chmiel was second in a personal-best 4:44.55.
Following up: The Times Herald-Record had a thorough story Friday hours after the NYSPHSAA Executive