Ever since a high school boys basketball preview story last month mentioned that Xavier Allen was entering the new season just 69 points shy of 1,000 career points, he hasn’t heard the end of it. Fielding questions from people asking him when he would reach that mark had become a daily routine. READ
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
Mattituck might have looked at its penultimate regular-season boys basketball game as a slam dunk, but Ryan Seifert took things to a different level.
Seifert, who had never dunked in a game before, was presented with a golden opportunity 5 minutes, 26 seconds into Monday night’s Suffolk County League VI game at Port Jefferson High School. Xavier Allen set him up and Seifert took care of the rest. The 6-3 senior slammed down a right-handed dunk. READ
Chris Nicholson looks like an athlete. He looks like a basketball player, and he plays the part particularly well, especially on the defensive side of the court.
Defense is Nicholson’s game. It’s where he’s making his name. READ
Mattituck played a tremendous first quarter, and not a bad first half, for that matter. Overall, it wasn’t a bad showing by the Tuckers at all.
And yet, when Monday night’s Suffolk County League VI boys basketball game ended, Mattituck had a 39-point loss to show for it.
That said more about host Center Moriches, though, than it did about Mattituck. READ
X marks the spot.
The spot just happened to be the cylinder of the basket, and Xavier Allen was spot on with his shooting. READ
“X” marks the spot, and with Xavier Allen, that’s in the cylinder of the basket.
The sophomore point guard for the Mattituck High School boys basketball team, who has a knack for putting the ball in the basket, goes by a couple of nicknames. READ