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Boys basketball roundup: Tavon Luster, Elijah Hughes make tournament team

Beacon loses to North Rockland in Wright title game


12:00 AM, Dec. 09, 2012 EST

Tavon Luster collected 18 points, six assists and six steals for the Beacon High School boys basketball team, which suffered a 56-45 loss to visiting North Rockland in the championship game of the Terrence Wright Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

Luster and Elijah Hughes, who scored 12 points, were named to the all-tournament team.

The Bulldogs (2-1), who travel to Peekskill on Friday, trailed by nine points early to the Section 1 Class AA opponent, but rallied to cut the deficit to four after three quarters.

"We had trouble putting the ball in the basket in the fourth quarter,'' said Beacon coach Tom Powers.

"North Rockland is a very good team. I'm very proud of our performance.''

Late Friday, junior Tyree Burns had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks as the host Bulldogs defeated Monroe-Woodbury, 62-58, in the opening round.

Hughes added 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Beacon.

Luster contributed 12 points and four steals.

Monroe-Woodbury 59, John Jay 48 -- Senior Brandon Schneider scored 19 points to lead Wiccopee's Patriots (0-2) in the consolation round of Beacon's annual Terrence Wright Memorial Tournament.

Classmate Tyler Kardas contributed 12 points to John Jay, which hosts Carmel on Friday.

Late Friday, North Rockland defeated John Jay, 63-37, in the tournament's opening-round game.

Schneider scored 10 points for the Patriots.

Haldane 81, Clark Academy 29 -- Steven Zalys earned a spot on the Briarcliff Booster Club's all-tournament team after leading the Blue Devils (2-1) in the consolation game.

Late Friday in the opening round, Zalys scored 12 points in a 78-49 loss to Fieldston.

New Paltz 69, Onteora 53 -- C.J. Burke recorded 17 points to lead a balanced Huguenots effort in the home win late Friday.

Austin Stewart and and Aden Gilmour each scored 14, and Kenna Gilmour added 10 for the Huguenots.

Marlboro 81, John A. Coleman Catholic 53 -- Junior Zach Sakadelis scored a game-high and career-high 20 points as the visiting Iron Dukes opened the season with a victory late Friday.

Alex Smith had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Marlboro.

Tyler Banks contributed 11 points for Marlboro.

Rondout Valley 54, Webutuck 18 -- Vincent McDonald's 10 points paced the Warriors (0-2) in the home loss late Friday.

 

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