SCARSDALE, N.Y. Byram Hills rebounded from its loss to Rye last week with a strong performance against Scarsdale on Tuesday.
The Bobcats (9-3) allowed only two points in the first quarter en route to a 62-50 win.
Byram Hills outscored Scarsdale 19-2 in the first quarter. The Raiders (4-9) were able to cut the deficit to 26-20 at halftime and 26-22 early in the second half, but then gave up 21 points to the Bobcats in the third quarter.
Bobcats coach Ted Repa said his team must learn how to keep its foot on the gas.
Obviously, I was happy with the start," he said. "But as has plagued us all year, we seem to let teams back in the game, and thats what happened.
When asked if that trend will eventually catch up to his team, Repa chuckled.
I certainly hope it doesnt hurt us later, Repa said. Thats something that were clearly working on.
The Bobcats led 47-35 at the end of the third and opened up their largest lead of the game at 54-35 in the fourth quarter.
Jeff Lynch led all scorers with 16 points. Brian Skelly added 11 for the Bobcats and Andrew Groll led the team with 12 rebounds. He also added seven points.
Aleks Larsen and Robert Plummer co-led the Raiders with 13 points apiece.
The Raiders suffered a tough four-point loss to White Plains on Friday and then had a snow day and were unable to practice on Saturday. Scarsdale coach Jon Feld said he knew it would be tough enough to match up against Byram Hillss stellar guards even without the interruptions.
You need more than one day to prepare for a team this good, Feld said. Theyre 9-3 for a reason. This is a good, good basketball team and Im not upset about losing to a good basketball team.
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