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Mineola Basketball Tramples Island Trees 62-38

Mike Waszczuk helps Mustangs keep Bulldogs chained with 18 point performance.

The Mineola varsity basketball team increased their winning streak to four this past Friday night with a 62-38 drubbing of Island Trees.

The Mustangs took an early lead over the last-place Bulldogs (1-13, 0-9) using their passing skills and a constantly moving defense.

“(We) played good team basketball,” Mineola head coach Jim Hegmann said.

Guard Malcolm Brown fed forward Tom Breslin numerous times, helping Mineola earn several unanswered baskets, including taking the ball the entire length of the court unassisted, while the Bulldogs suffered from turnovers, netting only three baskets the entire first quarter.

Fast breaks were a particular strength for the Mustangs throughout the game.

Mustang guard Brian Gaffney made a recovery to start the third, going coast to coast for his only score in the paint, also contributing a pair from behind the arc as well.

Fast breaks continued in the second half, as the hapless Bulldogs employed a heavier backcourt defense to no avail as Breslin drew a foul shot and a field goal at the buzzer to help push the deficit 52-28.

The Mustangs (10-4, 7-1) now sit in second place in the standings and will face conference rival Seaford (7-7, 5-4) in a home game this Friday.

1 2 3 4 F Island Trees 6 8 14 10 38 Mineola 26 7 19 10 62

 

Mineola Scoring Statistics Player Position Shots FGs 3PTs FTs Points Mike Waszczuk Guard 9 6 2 0 18 Thomas Breslin Forward 5 4 1 1 12 Malcolm Brown Guard 4 2 2 0 10 Brian Gaffney Guard 3 1 2 0 8 Matt Moro Forward 2 2 0 0 4 Bobby Rogers 1 1 0 2 4 Robert Dwyer 1 1 0 0 2 Quinn Paggi 1 1 0 0 2 Rohit Singla 1 1 0 0 2

 

 

Island Trees Scoring Statistics Player Shots FGs 3PTs FTs Points C. J. Novak 4 4 0 1 9 Anthony Acevedo 2 2 0 4 8 Vinny Vetrone 2 1 1 0 5 B. Beirsdorfer 2 2 0 1 5 Mike Gronenthal 1 0 1 0 3 Jim Carabott 1 1 0 0 2 S. Bula 1 1 0 0 2 Conor Reilly 1 1 0 0 2 Nick Mattia 0 0 0 1 1 Kevin Marsac 0 0 0 1 1

 

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