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Tuckahoe Stays Perfect, Swamps Blind Brook

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Tuckahoe (8-0) continued to steamroll its competition with a dominant performance against Blind Brook on Saturday.

The overmatch took place while the Tigers’ best player, Sky Williams,sat on the bench for almost a third of the game.

Williams played only 21 minutes in Tuckahoe’s 55-26 rout of the Trojans at the Monroe Athletic Complex. The two teams met in the first game of the “Hoops for A Cure” tripleheader on Saturday.

The prolific senior, who recently scored his 1,000th career point, said his team’s performance with him on the bench is indicative of its depth.

“It says my team can get our back and even though I’m out, we can still push the ball and we can still score and do the things we want to do on the court,” Williams said.

Williams earned MVP honors with his 15 points, which led all scorers, on 6-of-17 shooting. He also added four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

“It made me feel good in this big arena to come out and get it in front of all these people,” Williams said. “It was just a good feeling.

Ever the competitor, Williams still had critiques about his performance.

“I thought I could play much better,” Williams said. “I took a couple of bad shots, missed layups. But we still got the W. That’s all I can ask for.”

Teammate Justin Nolan added 14 points, eight boards, five assists and four steals for the Tigers.

Blind Brook’s Sam Adler led his team with 13 points but did so on just 3-of-19 shooting. He was 7-of-10 at the free throw line and had six rebounds, three steals and an assist. Antoine Saliba was just 2-for-13 from the floor but grabbed eight rebounds.

The Trojans struggled to find the basket as a team and were 7-of-59 (11.9 percent) for the game.

Tuckahoe coach Al Visconti offered his respect to Blind Brook after the game and said that his team did not nearly give its best performance against the Trojans.

He also had a comment about the officials, who called 18 fouls in the first half.

“I’m not taking a shot at the officials, but basketball is a game of rhythm,” Visconti said. “It’s like trying to dance and they keep shutting the music off. We could never get in a flow offensively.”

Visconti was nothing but complimentary toward the Monroe Athletic Complex and the charity event it held Saturday.

“It’s a great venue,” Visconti said. “I told the kids, ‘This is why you’re an athlete. You want to play in events like this.’ It’s a nice, new arena. It’s analogous to the courts that we want to get to (in the postseason), the County Center and places like that. It’s a great event and it’s for a good cause. That’s the most important thing.”

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