Leading off today:
Senior Ty Son Lawton rushed 33 times for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Curtis to a 36-35 upset
of Erasmus Hall for the PSAL City Conference football championship Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Senior QB Quincy Barnes completed 7 of 16 passes for 179 yards with a touchdown pass along with running for a score as the Warriors captured their record seventh league championship, breaking a tie with Susan Wagner and Bayside.
Erasmus Hall, which Erasmus Hall lost for the fourth consecutive year in the championship game, had defeated Curtis 39-20 in the opening week of the season.
"We just finished out the right way. We did it the right way," Barnes said. "We lost the first game of the season and it wasn't pretty. We just cleaned it up and stayed the course."
Lawton, a Stony Brook recruit who missed three late-season games with an ankle sprain, scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 50-yard carry with :46 left in the third quarter. Shamar Logan (101 rushing yards) of Erasmus Hall countered with a 26-yard TD run with 6:13 to play, but Curtis senior lineman Dakar Edwards stopped Logan short of the end zone on the conversion attempt the keep the score 36-35.
More football: We'll finalize our New York State Sportswriters Association rankings and post them Wednesday evening.
Milestone win: North Salem boys basketball coach Henry Sassone earned his 400th win with a 76-68 victory at Westlake. It was the Tigers' season opener.
"I enjoyed the moment because it makes me reflect on all the kids who played here at North Salem and the two years I coached at Tuxedo," said Sassone, the North Salem AD who is in his 33rd season of coaching. "They were all instrumental in the 400 wins. I've had the honor to experience it from the sideline, which has been great."
Kennedy Catholic transfer Mike Ryan led the winners with 18 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists. Kendrick Tchoua, a 6-foot-6 junior who moved from Baltimore, had 16 points and 15 rebounds in his North Salem debut.
• K.C. Ndefo had a triple-double for Abraham Lincoln in a 94-70 win over Paul Robeson in PSAL action. Ndefo finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks.
Quick work: Niskayuna's Peter Meshkov pinned his opponent from Tamarac in five seconds in a 152-pound match in Saturday wrestling action at Columbia High.
"I definitely wasn't expecting it," Meshkov said. "The pin was mostly instinctual. We shook hands and it happened."
The win broke the Niskayuna record for fastest pin by three seconds. Andy Seras, who went on to become a two-