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.