MAMARONECK, N.Y. Mount Vernon has one of the best high school basketball programs in the state, if not the whole country. But Mamaroneck Tigers (3-1) coach Tyrone Carver Jr. said he did not prepare his team for them any differently than he would for any other competition.
We prepare for them just as we prepare for every team, Carver said. We know its a little bit tougher because of the way and style they play.
The Knights thrashed the Tigers, 74-39, on Wednesday afternoon in the Palmer Gym at Mamaroneck High School. Qwadere Lowell led all scorers with 17 points, while Isaiah Cousins and Randy Stephens added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Knights were also efficient at the free throw line as they made 19 of their 23 attempts.
Matt Mezansky led Mamaroneck with 12 points while Alex Lanni added 10 of his own. The Tigers were 18-27 from the free throw line.
Despite the lopsided loss, Carver felt the score was not indicative of his teams performance on Wednesday. He pointed to his teams 3-0 record coming into the game and emphasized the strong performances his team had displayed so far this season.
We dont get too high off of wins or too low off of losses, Carver said.
Mount Vernon led 52-32 at the end of the third quarter and outscored the Tigers 22-7 in the fourth. Mamaroneck struggled with the Knights length and quickness throughout the afternoon. Carver highlighted Mount Vernons defensive pressure and the number of bodies the team can throw at opponents to disrupt the offense.
The Tigers will face Brewster at the Slam Dunk tournament at the Westchester County Center on Wednesday. He said his team will go back to the drawing board and expressed confidence in his players ability to recover from its first loss of the season.
Well bounce back, Carver said. Well bounce back without question.
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