They say ‘the third time’s the charm’, but not so for the Harvey School boys varsity basketball team.
Having lost two earlier games in overtime, the Cavaliers hoped for a better outcome on Wednesday and very nearly pulled it off, only to fall short in double overtime, 57-53, to the French American School of New York.
Harvey, playing at home, came out with great effort and intensity, taking a six-point lead into halftime and playing well on both sides of the ball. The Cavaliers got themselves into foul trouble in the second half, allowing FASNY to climb back in and eventually tie the game, sending it into overtime.
With three of Harvey’s starters fouling out, the Cavaliers were shorthanded in the first overtime session. When sophomore Ricky Hicks hit a three-pointer with four seconds left on the clock, it gave Harvey a one-point lead.
On the following in-bounds play, however, a FASNY player was fouled with less than two seconds remaining, sending him to the free-throw line. He hit one of two, which sent the game into a second overtime.
Taking advantage of Harvey’s depleted bench, FASNY came back and took the win in the second overtime, dropping the Cavaliers to 0-7.
FASNY’S Michael Anderson had 22 points while Alexandre Adam contributed 17. They were named their team’s MVPs.
Junior Jake Cohn of Pound Ridge led Harvey with 17 points and Hicks had 12. Cohn, Hicks and Jesse Zubren of Pound Ridge, who scored nine points, were named Harvey’s MVPs for the game.
Harvey does not play again until after the holidays.
Harvey girls win big
The Harvey girls varsity basketball team improved to 5-2 with a blowout victory on the road on Wednesday over Stamford Academy. The Lady Cavaliers jumped out to a 27-5 lead in the first half and never looked back, going on to win, 50-9.
Senior Abby Hassett of Katonah led all scorers with 14 points. Freshman Avary Carlson and sophomore Alexis Palmer contributed eight points apiece. Freshman Emily Sirota led Harvey with five assists.
Palmer, who also controlled the boards with 12 rebounds, was named a game MVP along with Hassett.