Rye Women’s Basketball Update


Photo by Kyle Gardner.

Olivia Dabinett

The Rye Women’s Basketball team has played quite a few games already, some being difficult tests, others being relatively easy. One of the more difficult games was played at the County Center against Ursuline. Going into the game, Rye was ranked 6 in the Lohud Girl’s Basketball Rankings, and Ursuline was placed at 3. The Rye girls knew it was going to be a tough game from the get- go, especially considering it was to be played on the biggest stage of High School basketball. When the final buzzer sounded, Rye lost by 30 with a score of 72-42.

Another test, not necessarily at the same caliber as the Ursuline game, was Rye vs. John Jay Cross- River. A common match- up in class A sports this year, the Rye vs. John Jay girl’s basketball game was a highly anticipated match- up. and certainly got a lot of media coverage. Rye traveled to John Jay Cross- River HS for an early afternoon start time, and gave themselves plenty of time to warm- up. Right from the start, the two teams were neck and neck, neither pulling away from the other. In the final seconds of the second half, John Jay led Rye by two points, and it looked like they were going to pull away with the win. However, Senior Captain Niamh Carty sunk a long, two- point buzzer beater to send the game into overtime– an exciting moment to say the least. In overtime, Rye was able to pull away and come out with a 56- 53 win. It was a huge on- the- road result for Rye, and they left it all on the court that day.

A few days after the John Jay game, Rye hosted its annual Rye Rotary Tournament. The girls played Greenwich High School in the first round of the tournament, and they dominated throughout the game. The final score was Rye 51, Greenwich 30. In the tournament finals, Rye played New Rochelle High School and put on yet another show. The girls won the game 64- 42, winning by a large margin and clinching the tournament title in the process. Along with winning the championship, Junior Captain Teaghan Flaherty was awarded MVP, and Sophomore Ava Greto won All- Tournament.


So far, the girls are looking good. We are excited to see what else they accomplish this season.