One could say that Mattituck High School’s blue and gold colors are in Liz Dwyer’s blood. There will be no need to change those colors when she moves off to college in a couple of months.
Dwyer has committed to Southern New Hampshire University, which shares the same colors as Mattituck. The senior had originally intended to play only tennis for the NCAA Division II school, but said she reconsidered and wants to play both tennis and basketball for the Penmen. READ
It’s up for debate whether Mattituck and Bishop McGann-Mercy share a girls basketball rivalry. Is it a full-fledged rivalry or merely case of familiarity breeding contempt?
Asked how she would you describe the playing relationship between the two teams, Mattituck’s Liz Dwyer answered: “Nasty. We both just really want to win so we go out there and give it our all and sometimes it gets a little messy.” READ
It’s a three-peat!
As one might expect of a high school girls basketball team that is built to win now, Mattituck took care of business Monday night, and taking care of business meant wrapping up a third straight Suffolk County Class B championship. READ
It was an imperfect end to a perfect league season.
The basketball game itself was anything but a beauty, but from Mattituck’s standpoint, the sparkling 14-0 league record it was left with when it was all over is a work of art. READ
Senior nights are known for emotions and tears, but the only visible emotion on Mattituck’s side Friday night was joy. And there were no tears, just smiles.
For good reason, too. In the final regular-season home game for Liz Dwyer and the rest of Mattituck’s seniors, they won and in the process clinched a share of the Suffolk County League VII girls basketball championship. READ
It took years of blood, sweat and tears for Liz Dwyer to get to where she is as a basketball player. So, what was a little blood on the night when she became Mattituck High School’s all-time leading scorer? read
Basketball coaches like to say that free throws are free points. Liz Dwyer isn’t the sort to turn down free points. That’s one reason why the senior forward is on the verge of becoming Mattituck’s all-time leading scorer.
In an age when some wonder if foul shooting has become a lost art, Dwyer is a proficient shooter from the so-called charity stripe. What’s her secret? READ
Sometimes a gain can be made in a loss.
That was the case when Mattituck opened the high school girls basketball season with a non-league game against, gulp, Brentwood. READ
Now is not the time for reflection.
Liz Dwyer said that in time, well after she graduates from Mattituck High School and whatever college she decides to attend, she will reflect back on her time playing basketball for the Tuckers. She will have a lot to reflect on, too, including perhaps some memories that haven’t been created yet. READ
It isn’t the wins, losses and statistics that Liz Dwyer is going to remember as much as the human moments, the fun times she enjoyed while playing tennis for Mattituck High School. She’ll remember the sign language she developed with her practice partner, Emily Mowdy, so they could let each other know during a match whether they were winning or losing. She’ll remember the laughs shared during practices.