For all the varied colored shirts worn on the Horton Avenue Park basketball court, the color that stood out in the end was green — as in cash.
Show me the money!
That could have been the mantra for the black team, which had 5,000 reasons to take the championship of the 13th annual Riverhead Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament on Sunday. READ
One couldn’t help but think that Phil Reed must have been beaming somewhere. The sight of his former basketball players running a hoops camp for youngsters would have almost certainly had the late Southold High School coach smiling from ear to ear. READ
While stretching out his 6-foot-8 frame and long limbs on the Greenport High School gym floor, former NBA player John Wallace was asked how young people have changed since he was their age. Without hesitation, he spoke about work ethic. READ
Section XI unveiled the boys and girls basketball playoff brackets today. The playoffs will begin Thursday. On the boys side, Greenport is the top seed in Class C. For the girls, Mattituck is the top seed in Class B. READ
Tears were shed when the Boulevard Boyz basketball team lost two of its first three games in the AAU Division III National Championships in Hampton, Va. By the end of the tournament, there were more tears from the Boulevard Boyz camp. This time, however, they were tears of joy. READ
Watching the Stony Brook men’s basketball team fall behind by double digits early in the second half of the America East championship game Saturday, I felt something I haven’t experienced during a college basketball game in quite some time: a gut punch. READ
As a senior on the 2011 Mattituck High School basketball team, Jovan Booker was a part of history when the Tuckers won the Class B Long Island Championship. READ
Contractors began work on replacing the Fifth Street Park basketball court in Greenport Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Fifth Street Park in Greenport is about to be home to a brand new basketball court. (more…)
Former McGann-Mercy basketball player Nykel Reese goes up for a shot in 2013. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)
McGann-Mercy High School is hosting its annual alumni basketball game Jan. 10 in the high school gymnasium. Alumni of all ages, men and women, are invited to join. (more…)
The 1977-78 Mattituck boys basketball team, led by coach Jack Hussnatter (seventh from the right). (Credit: file photo)
Jack Hussnatter, a Mattituck coaching legend, seemed to have been cut from the same cloth that produced other old-school coaches like Greenport’s Dorrie Jackson and Southold’s Dick Osmer. His death April 1 at the age of 82 saddened those who knew him. (more…)