North Salem High School varsity boys basketball falls to Hastings in Section One Class B playoffs


North Salem's Zachary Major pushes the ball down the court. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

The North Salem High School boys varsity basketball season came to a close Saturday afternoon when the Tigers lost to Hastings High School in the Class B quarterfinals.

The Hastings Yellow Jackets got out to an early lead with a swarming defense and quick baskets in transition on their home court.  The Tigers struggled to get into an offensive rhythm and found themselves down by 33 points at half-time, when Hastings led 54-21. The final score was 82-52, Hastings. 

For the Yellow Jackets, Josh Thigpen led all scorers with 26 pts and Robert Kennedy added 22 pts in the winning effort. Roger Squire paced the Tigers with 25 pts; Ryan Baer contributed 9 pts in their final games in a North Salem uniform.

North Salem's Ryan Baer goes up for the ball. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

North Salem had been ranked 11th out of 17 teams heading into the playoffs. The Tigers beat Yonkers’ Palisades Prep 58-45 in the first round of play, February 19.

“North Salem Seniors, thanks for the years and effort throughout,” head coach Chris Regan wrote on Twitter following Saturday’s game.

Click below to view an image gallery from the game.

Roger Squire goes up for a reverse. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)
Chris Jeter scores 2 late in the 4th quarter. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)
Squires finishes at the rim. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)
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