SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – The 20th-seeded Sleepy Hollow High School boys basketball team visits No. 15 Rye for the outbracket round of the Class A playoffs Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow ended the year with a one-point overtime win against Irvington, bringing its record to 7-11. Prior to that, the Horsemen posted double-digit losses to Woodlands and Cardinal Spellman.
The Horsemen typically keep opponents below the 50-point threshold. Unfortunately, they don’t often break that barrier themselves, which has resulted in some close, low-scoring losses.
Rye senior Max Twyman, the team’s leading scorer, needs just 15 points to reach 1,000 for his career. The Garnets should not need any extra motivation to advance to the opening round, but the chance to reach a milestone should give Twyman an extra push.
The Garnets finished the season at 9-9, and did not end on a high note, either. The Garnets suffered two double-digit losses to Byram Hills and lost to rival Harrison near the end of the schedule. They also barely squeaked out a two-point win against Port Chester, which did not qualify for the playoffs.
Sleepy Hollow must slow down Twyman to get past Rye and into the opening round. If the 6-foot-5 forward gets close to the 1,000-point mark and has time to reach the milestone, he could become difficult to stop.
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