NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. Tuckahoe High School's Sky Williams earned MVP honors in the first game of the Hoops for A Cure tripleheader at the Monroe Athletic Complex on Saturday.
That was his second major accomplishment in three days.
Williams needed 20 points on Thursday against Solomon Schechter to reach 1,000 for his career, and that was exactly how many he scored. Williams laughed Saturday when discussing that fact and said it means something.
The accomplishment did not sneak up on Williams. The rest of the Tigers made sure of that. At halftime, my teammates told me I had six more (to go), so I was focusing on getting those three baskets, Williams said.
But the senior said the pressure did not make him nervous. I knew it was all going to come to me, Williams said. The game just came to me and I scored those six points and got my 20, my 1,000.
Williams was almost at a loss for words Saturday when he tried to recall his thoughts and emotions as the ball went through the net to give him his 1,000th point.
All the hard work got me here and it was just wonderful scoring, Williams said. I dont know, I cant really explain it. It was just all the hard work. I knew what I had to put in to get there. It was just wonderful.
Despite hitting the 1,000 point mark, Williams refused to lose sight of Tuckahoes ultimate goal to repeat as Class C champions.
It was a big accomplishment, Williams said. But we have better goals than that at states.
Tuckahoe routed Blind Brook, 55-26, at the Monroe Athletic Complex on Saturday. The Tigers improved to 8-0 and have looked nearly unstoppable this season.
Williams, for one, has lofty expectations for his team.
I believe we can go undefeated, Williams said. To states.
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