PMHS boys basketball beats Rye in dramatic senior game


PMHS student section celebrates on court with the team.

The PMHS boys basketball team won their last home game in dramatic fashion, beating Rye 66-65 in overtime. The Pelicans now move to a 10-8 record, after beating Eastchester away on Feb. 2.

Two very competitive teams, Pelham and Rye found themselves neck and neck all throughout the first half. Pelham was able to recover and go into the fourth quarter with an eight point lead. After a late and unexpected Rye comeback, the boys found themselves entering overtime. Both teams fought to keep the lead, but clutch performances from senior captain Charlie Schellhammer and junior Jarid Plummer paved the way for the Pelican win.

On their night, the seniors made sure to impress as they led Pelham to victory. Schellhammer put up a career high 36 points and made 6 crucial assists. Senior Luke Ravitz was vital to the win, adding 9 points to close out the game. Plummer finished with 17 points, while junior Lebron Richardson racked up 12 rebounds.

“Job’s not finished,” said Charlie Schellhammer when asked about his phenomenal performance.

With the final game of the season being away against Harrison on Feb.10, the Pelicans hope to finish off strong.