Mattituck’s only two seniors, Lisa Angell, left, and Courtney Murphy, during Thursday’s practice. (Credit: Garret Meade)
The sound of thumping basketballs and sneakers squeaking on the court echoed off the walls of the Mattituck High School gym. Basketball is back, but Tiana Baker isn’t.
The Mattituck Tuckers have undergone a major face-lift. Not only do they no longer have the graduated Shannon Dwyer, but their other all-conference player from last season, Baker, is gone, too. The sophomore shooting guard, one of Suffolk County’s rising talents, has transferred to St. Anthony’s High School.
Talk about taking a punch in the gut.
From left, Tiana Baker, Christine Bieber and Shannon Dwyer embrace each other following Mattituck’s county semifinal victory over Center Moriches. (Garret Meade photo)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | TUCKERS 49, RED DEVILS 44
By all accounts, the Mattituck Tuckers were one happy group on their bus ride to Center Moriches High School on Friday. They were singing happily as they headed toward their biggest game of this high school girls basketball season.
“Oh, we sing so loud,” forward Shannon Dwyer said. “We have a chorus group. It’s a little pitchy, but we were awesome.” (more…)
Mattituck freshman Tiana Baker playing defense against Babylon’s Michelle Mangini. (Garret Meade photo)
A prominent player carries the Baker name for the Mattituck High School girls basketball team. If that sounds familiar, there is a good reason for it.