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Matchup: Mount Vernon vs. New Rochelle
Venue: New Rochelle High School
Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Where to watch: The game will be streamed LIVE on MSGVarsity.com
Where to re-watch: The game will be televised on January 19 at 7 p.m. on MSG Varsity Optimum Channel 14
Interact: Follow the game on Twitter: @MSGVarsityKDJ
Wednesday’s live stream features the Hudson Valley’s best rivalry when Mount Vernon and New Rochelle meet for the first time this season.
The Knights, the eight-time Section 1 and two-time state champions, swept the Huguenots last season and are off to a 7-1 start. Their lone loss was the CHSAA powerhouse Bishop Loughlin.
New Rochelle has had a turbulent start to Rasaun Young’s first season as head coach. The Huguenots are 5-6 overall and are coming off a 57-55 defeat at Scarsdale on Tuesday. New Rochelle had won three straight prior.
Josh Doughty, a 5-foot-9 combo guard, has been the catalyst for the Mount Vernon offense all season. He’s a terrific 3-point shooter and one of the region’s best on-the-ball defenders.
New Rochelle will feature a balanced attack but will hinge on the play of Joe Clarke. The senior forward had a commanding 25-point, 12-rebound effort against Middletown on Saturday in the Hoops for a Cure showcase.
Mount Vernon has a formidable front line with Bradnon Martin, Jamal Lewis and Devonte Banner.
The Huguenots must get solid play from their backcourt, especially Derek Dorn, Sean Fener and Donny Powell.
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