SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale High School boys’ basketball team resumes its schedule when it travels to Mamaroneck at 6 p.m. Friday.
The Raiders are 10-2 this season and have turned things around after a 6-12 record last year. Senior forward Jack Hewitt has been a monster for Scarsdale all season. The 6-foot-7-inch center is a force on the glass, but he can also put up a ton of points when necessary.
Moreover, Scarsdale has shown it can play with the best teams in its class, as it knocked off New Rochelle, 57-55, to earn its first win against the Huguenots since 2009. Hewitt had 23 points in that game.
The Tigers hosted the Sound Shore Classic last weekend but came up short in the first round to cross-town rival Rye Neck. Mamaroneck recovered to knock off Harrison, 50-38, in the consolation game.
Senior Ryan Orgielewicz continued his strong play for the Tigers last weekend. He poured in 13 points against Rye Neck in the first round and then posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Harrison.
Mamaroneck is at its most dangerous when the senior trio of Orgielewicz, Alex Lanni and Scott Greenberg are firing on all cylinders. And the three will need to do precisely that against Scarsdale.
The Raiders, on the other hand, must play to their strengths, specifically Hewitt. His 6-foot-7-inch frame is a few inches taller than anyone the Tigers can throw at him, and he will need to use that to his advantage.
If Hewitt can get into a groove early, and if he and the Raiders get on a roll, they could be too difficult to stop.