02/20/19 8:23pm
02/20/2019 8:23 PM

The question was, was there a question? Was there a question as to whether or not Mackenzie Hoeg would play Wednesday?

Actually, there was.

Hoeg had rolled her left ankle in the Mattituck High School girls basketball team’s previous game five days earlier. “I went up for a rebound and landed on it wrong, but I’m all better now,” said the 5-9 junior point guard. READ

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02/16/19 7:27pm
02/16/2019 7:27 PM

It could be said that Center Moriches stole the Suffolk County Class B boys basketball championship.

Not that the Red Devils didn’t earn every bit of their 88-66 defeat of Mattituck Saturday, from every single one of Micah Snowden’s 34 points to every one of the 19 steals Center Moriches made to every one of the 28 turnovers it forced Mattituck into committing.

It was pilfery at its best. READ

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02/14/19 9:15pm
02/14/2019 9:15 PM

The Mattituck High School boys basketball team might have known what it had in Luke Woods, but on Valentine’s Day 2019, the Tuckers and their fans fell in love with the precocious freshman.

Once again, Woods showed the moment wasn’t too big for him. A playoff game can be a nerve-racking experience for a veteran player, never mind a freshman, but there was Woods, thrust off the bench and facing Southampton’s high-pressure defense in a tight Suffolk County Class B semifinal on the road.

That’s pressure. READ

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02/08/19 2:38pm
02/08/2019 2:38 PM

The similarity was sickening to Steve Van Dood.

Once again, the Mattituck High School girls basketball team played Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island. Once again, Pierson prevailed, 38-32, Thursday night. And, once again, dismal shooting by Mattituck enabled the Whalers to sink the Tuckers. READ

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02/07/19 9:44pm
02/07/2019 9:44 PM

The Mattituck High School girls basketball players have a way of getting pumped up for games. They huddle up and chant.

“It’s called, ‘Sink Your Teeth, Draw Blood,’ ” senior forward Julie Seifert said. “It’s a little aggressive, but we all chant it.”

Not that the Tuckers really needed added motivation Thursday night in their final regular-season game. A share of the Suffolk County League VI championship was at stake — not to mention a chance for a bite of revenge in their biggest game of the season to this point. READ

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02/06/19 9:42pm
02/06/2019 9:42 PM

At the end of Tuesday night’s practice, Mattituck High School boys basketball coach Paul Ellwood had some final business to attend to. He gave the Tuckers’ scorekeeper, senior Dez Whitehurst, a jersey to wear for the team’s final regular-season game the following night.

“I said, ‘This falls in the category of better late than never,’ ” said Ellwood. READ