Leading off today:
Ossining achieved its objective Friday in the NYSPHSAA girls Class AA basketball quarterfinals, but it may have come at a price.
Pride junior Aubrey Griffin piled up 36 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in a 90-78 victory over Elmira at Pace University, but she left the game in the final minute with a knee injury.
Griffin reported a funny feeling in the knee after landing on a lay-up. There was no contact on the play.
The knee was wrapped in ice after the game and coach Dan Ricci said athletic trainer Luis Iglesias "wasn't happy" after examining the Division I prospect.
Griffin missed all of last season with an ACL tear.
"Tomorrow will tell a lot," Ricci said.
If Griffin cannot play next weekend in Troy, Ossining will run more of the offense through junior forward Kailah Harris and senior guard Kelsey Quain, who scored 23 apiece vs. Elmira.
Elmira sophomore Kiara Fisher finished with 25 points and freshman Zaria DeMember-Shazer added 23 points and 11 rebounds.
More NYSPHSAA girls: Binghamton Seton Catholic led by as many as 38 points in the third quarter and beat Saugerties 71-43 of the Class A quarterfinals at SUNY New Paltz.
Ava McCann scored 20 points on the strength of 6-for-12 shooting on 3-pointers. Marina Maerkl added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Julia Hauer had 15 points and nine rebounds.
Hauer, who scored her 1,000th career point in the previous game, hauled down her 1,000th rebound.
Mount Vernon advances: Mount Vernon improved to 19-3 all-time vs. Section 9 opponents (see their game-by-game results here) in state tournament action by beating Pine Bush 63-58 in a boys Class A quarterfinal.
The defending NYSPHSAA champs got 23 points from senior Jason Douglas-Stanley and 12 points, eight assists and two steals from senior Demetre Roberts.
Mount Vernon went on a 15-0 run in the second quarter and led 35-23 at halftime only to fall behind 48-42 in the third quarter. The Knights regrouped to go on a 13-1 run to open the final period.
Bryan Powell had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for Pine Bush.
More NYSPHSAA boys: Junior Zeke Blauner scored 10 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter of Ardsley's 47-31 win over New Paltz. The Panthers held New Paltz scoreless for the final 9:36.
"This is something big," Blauner said. "This is the furthest Ardsley has ever been, so it's crazy. This means a whole lot to the whole community."
• Bridgehampton, which began its season with a five-player roster and six straight losses, saw its season end in the Class D quarterfinals with a 61-44 loss to Newfield.