Weekly Sports Update - December 17-21, 2018

Weekly Sports Update - December 17-21, 2018

Boys Basketball Team Claims Triumphant Victory

In the Connetquot High School boys basketball team’s Dec. 17 home game against Copiague High School, the T-Birds demonstrated the confidence that produces victories by defeating the visitors by a phenomenal final score of 85-41.

Connetquot got off to a 19-6 first-quarter lead by running an up-tempo offense, as their full-court pressure forced Copiague into several early turnovers. By half time, the T-Birds led the game by an impressive score of 38-13. With this win under its belt, Connetquot is now 4-1 overall with an unblemished 2-0 conference record.

Top scorers for Connetquot were Tae’von Bazemore with 19, followed by Emmanuel Mondesire (12), Jaden Kealey (12), Matt Brown-Eiring (11) and Cole Bunicci and Alex Ungar with 8 each. The top rebounders for the T-Birds were Sean Andersen with 15 and Tae’von Bazemore with 7. Additionally, Tae’von Bazemore is credited with six assists, while Matt Brown-Eiring led both teams with three, 3-point baskets.

A loud and supportive home crowd encouraged the team during the evening and is looking forward to a great outcome this season. Coach Tim Trava and his T-Birds wish the Connetquot community a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and look forward to seeing the community during the next home game against Walt Whitman High School on Jan. 2.

Girls Basketball Team Comes Up Close 

Despite their best efforts, the Connetquot High School girls basketball team fell to Riverhead High School on Dec. 20 by a final score of 47-35.

Emma Bunicci lead the T-Birds with 10 points and a strong game on the backboards. Student-athletes Morgan Elliott (7), Jenna Erdman (5) and Karly Hokenson (5) followed Emma as top scorers. Additionally, Mia Callaway, Katie Hickey, Dana McCall and Abby Narvaez chipped in with 2 points each. 

Coaches Charlie Hafner and Sal Piscitelli plan on enjoying the holiday break before getting back to business to refine defense, improve shot selection and cut back on turnovers. While the girls were disappointed with the turnout of the game, they realized how strong they played to get back in the game and are determined to turn things around after the holiday.