Basketball fans had much to enjoy this weekend during the 27th Annual Howard Godwin Sleepy Hollow Holiday Basketball Tournament.
Six teams: Sleepy Hollow, Lincoln, Mamaroneck, Hendrick Hudson, Ossining, and Yonkers High School, competed from Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Girls’ Varsity team made it to the finals but lost to Mamaroneck, 47-31.
Our Boys’ Varsity gave it their all and had a tough loss against Ossining, with the final score of 57-56 but they were victorious over Hendrick Hudson in the consolation round with a 47-42 victory.
Boys’ Head Coach Christopher Starace said, “The tournament gets bigger and bigger every year. This was the third time we faced Ossining and there is a rivalry. We look forward to the games.”
The Tournament is sponsored by School Board President Mimi Godwin and her family. “This started with a five-year commitment,” said Godwin, “but my husband Howard always wanted Sleepy Hollow to have its own tournament.”
Ms. Godwin is grateful to all the volunteers: Rick Perugini and Gary DiVico who run the score board and clock and have been part of the games since their inception. Announcer Kevin Van Meter, Joe DeRose, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Dan Larkin, Wendy Waczek, the SRO’s who give of their time.
Mamaroneck took home the First Place Boys trophy under the leadership of Tyrone Carver, the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach who graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School in 1997, earning the male athlete of the year award.