Since nationally prominent Westchester and Fairfax are expected to dominate the Western League boys basketball race the battle for third place is important.
The team that finishes third is likely to receive a playoff berth. Two strong candidates, Palisades and University, met in a late January game and University was the winner, 76-66 despite 25 points by the Dolphins’ Aaron Fitts.
The loss left Palisades with a 2-1 league record. The Dolphins have defeated Venice and LACES.
In a girls game LACES overcame a 10-point second half deficit to hand Palisades a 53-46 overtime loss.