Leading off today:
Even accounting for Ossining's two missing starters, what Christ the King
did in girls basketball on Friday was startling.
Junior forward Natalija Marshall scored 26 points and freshman Saniyah Glenn, recently moved up to the varsity, chipped in with 21 as the Royals routed the Pride 91-50. It was the worst loss since Dec. 21, 2005, for a team that has captured four NYSPHSAA Class AA championships in the interim.
Ossining was without UConn-bound wing Aubrey Griffin (high ankle sprain) and Army-committed point guard Jaida Strippoli (bruised collarbone), a huge obstacle when taking on the program that has been the gold standard for New York girls basketball for much of the past three decades.
"A loss is a loss, whether we lose by one or lose by 40, it doesn't matter," Ossining coach Dan Ricci said. "We knew what we were up against. Even if we had Aubrey and Jaida, this was gonna be a tough game."
Girls basketball milestones: Sauquoit Valley senior Allison Moreau scored 37 points in a 54-48 victory vs. Frankfort-Schuyler to become the 10th girl in Section 3 history to score 2,000 career points.
Moreau finished with 37 points to give her 2,012 for her career.
• Penfield coach Mark Vogt picked up his 300th victory as the Patriots rolled past Churchville-Chili 71-27.
Section 6 boys upset: Nineteenth-ranked Buffalo East edged No, 3 Middle Early College 70-65 in Yale Cup action.
David Hughes recorded a double-double with 24 points and 21 rebounds. Danny Carter added 25 points and six assists for East, the NYSPHSAA Class D champions a season ago.
Class AA showdown: Eleventh-ranked St. Raymond's edged No. 5 Cardinal Hayes 64-63 in overtime in a battle of highly regarded New York City teams.
The Ravens, 7-4 despite an 0-3 start to the season, got a combined 10 points from junior forwards Gary Grant (20 points overall) and Jalen Reneau as part of a 15-4 run that built a 60-57 lead with 48.7 seconds remaining in regulation.
Freshman guard Jaylen Murray scored 12 of Hayes' last 19 points of the game to finish with 18 overall.
Hayes has a potentially tricky game coming up Sunday against Brooklyn Law And Tech, ranked eighth in the state in Class A this week.
Section 5 shocker: Rochester Leadership Academy, competitive in its losses but nevertheless just 4-4 with a Class A schedule, pulled off an 81-76 upset of McQuaid, ranked eighth in Class AA.
Senior guard Rondell Watson finished with 31 points, including the 1,000th of his career.
More boys basketball: Miles Brown went off for 41 points -- including 21 in the fourth quarter -- as Northstar Christian, ranked 15th in Class A, edged Mekeel Christian 77-75. Mekeel was the NYSPHSAA Class B champion last season.
Brown also had seven rebounds and four assists for Northstar, which trailed by 13 points with 3:36 to play.
• Joseph Girard III poured in 58 points as Glens Falls, ranked sixth in Class B, escaped with a 92-88 win over Schuylerville in overtime. Schuylerville rallied from a 58-47 deficit at the end of the third quarter to forge a 79-79 tie entering the extra period, and the Horses led by as many as five points in OT.