Bobcats Defeat Tigers: Boys Varsity Basketball Team Emerges Victorious from Friday Night’s Matchup

By Ben Gordon

The Byram Hills Boys Varsity Basketball Team took the trip to North Salem High School last night—Friday night—for a non-league matchup against the Tigers.

In a tightly contested start to the game, the Bobcats were up 23-16 at the end of the first quarter. Skylar Sinon was lights out, scoring an incredible 15 points in the first eight minutes of action. With a variety of three-pointers and drives to the basket, Sinon finished the game with a great stat line: 28 points, 14 assists, and 9 rebounds.

The Bobcats were playing well; however, North Salem was able to keep it close. But not close enough, as the Bobcats led 44-33 at the end of the first half. In the second half, sophomore Sam Goldman, senior Daniel Disano, and junior Willy Samsen all got hot from the three-point range, sinking big shots that steered the momentum in our direction for the rest of the game. All three—Goldman, Disano, and Samsen—finished with double-digit scoring numbers. The solid shooting and ball movement were too much for the Tigers; the Bobcats came out on top with a 78-69 victory.

Sam Goldman believes, “Our fans gave us the energy we needed to put [North Salem] away in the end.”

Overall, the boys played stellar basketball and look to keep the momentum as they take on their next component, Somers, Monday night.

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