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Daily Sports Digest: Iona Basketball, New Rochelle Hockey Both Fall

Your interactive, daily digest for all New Rochelle scores, schedules and standings — and a place for you to add information and images for all of your favorite sports and teams. And while you are here, weigh in on our weekly poll!

The Top Spot:

Last night the Women’s Basketball team traveled up to Poughkeepsie to take on Marist on their senior day. The Red Foxes came out pumped up by the pregame ceremony as they started out on a 13-0 run. The first-place Marist team was able to ride the momentum all the way to a 79-65 victory.

Brandy Gang led the 21-7 Red Foxes with 21 points and Leanne Ockenden picked up 17 as Casey Dulin tacked on 13. Marist is now 16-1 in MAAC conference play.

Iona’s Aleesha Powell led the team with 17 and Kristina Ford added 16 in the loss as the Gaels fall to 11-17 and 7-10 in the MAAC.

The Gaels will be playing their final game of the regular season this Sunday as they host Saint Peter’s on Senior Day at the Hynes Center. The game will begin at 2 p.m.   

Yesterday’s Results:

Sport: Ice Hockey Section 1 Division 1 Semifinals

Game: (3) New Rochelle vs. (2) Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bronxville
Score: ETB Won 5-3

Highlights: Mark Luciano led the Eagles with two goals and an assist in the semifinal win over New Rochelle. Ian Palfrey, Chris Hagen and Joe Blute also scored for ETB in the win. New Rochelle’s Brett Barry scored all three goals for the Huguenots and Nick Sioufas had two assists.

ETB goaltender Lucas Berger picked up 30 saves in the win on New Rochelle’s 33 shots.

New Rochelle goalie Greg Feliu had 42 saves on 47 shots.

The Eagles will face top seeded Suffern at 4 p.m. on Sunday at West Point.

Today’s Schedule:

In winter track and field, several local schools will be competing in the Section 1 State Qualifier at the Armory in New York at 5:30 p.m.

In ice hockey, Section 1 Division 2 semifinals (4) Rye will host (8) Scarsdale at Playland at 7 p.m.

In ice hockey, Section 1 Division 2 semifinals (2) Pelham will host (3) John Jay (CR) at the Ice Hutch at 6 p.m.

Weekly Sports Poll:

Jeremy Lin has taken the world by storm and flipped the NBA upside down. He has inspired music videos and a countless number of “Linisms” and the thought of him  has everyone in Westchester calling him their neighbor. On Friday, the league will honor their very best in Orlando with the annual All-Star weekend.

“If basketball careers lasted two weeks then Jeremy Lin is a first ballot hall of famer,” said Wipeout co-host and life long Knick fan John Henson last week on Mike and Mike in the Morning.

Last week, NBA Commissioner David Stern refused to add Lin to the All-Star Game roster or allow him to play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, but did say he could be included in one of the All-Star Saturday night competitions such as the Haier Shooting StarsTaco Bell Skills Challenge,Foot Locker Three Point Contest or Sprite Slam Dunk.

After outcry from the public and the media, Stern and the NBA made the move to include Linsanity to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, he will also be competing for New York in the Haier Shooting Stars and he will assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the Sprite Slam Dunk. Not only was Lin included in this year’s Rising Stars game, but in the new format general manager Shaquille O’Neal made him the third overall pick of the contest behind Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving.

Now, as a business school graduate, I fully understand the marketability of Lincluding the Linsteria to the weekend, but as a life long basketball fan I have to ask the question; should someone who has only played in 17 of his teams 31 games really be honored at All Star Weekend?

Let us know your thoughts below in this week's sports poll.

The Daily Sports Digest is Patch’s way of increasing reader involvement in sports coverage. We would like to provide you with for you to add your best photos and/or videos to share. If you see anything in our high school scores, standings or schedule that requires updating, please e-mail Mark Rinaldi directly at HVDailySportsDigest@gmail.com or like us on Facebook and post updates on our wall. Marc Maturo covers college athletics across the nation. Please send updates of your local schools or players to marcmaturo@aol.com.

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