Tuckahoe completes dream, wins state title
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The missing piece of the Tuckahoe High School trophy case is complete. The Tigers are state basketball champs.
Sky Williams scored 37 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Tuckahoe to a 77-66 victory over OTC Middle College of Buffalo in Saturday night’s Class C state title game at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Williams, the tournament MVP, had 15 points in the fourth quarter as Tuckahoe secured a perfect 25-0 record and its first state basketball title since 1981. The school has now won state football, baseball and basketball titles in the last 18 months.
“These guys, they’re believes and they took me along for the ride with them,” Tuckahoe coach Al Visconti said. “Basketball-wise they never lost focus on their goals and they pushed for it. This is a culmination of a lot of hard work and effort.”
Williams started the game on a tear, scoring 11 points in the opening quarter. Tuckahoe took a 32-27 lead into the half and was still up five to start the fourth before pulling away.
Justin Nolan had 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Tuckahoe. Shyheim Nixon had 15 points and four assists, and Mark Raymond added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.
“This is amazing,” Williams said. “All the hard work we put in, all the sweat, all the hours in the gym, all the arguing with each other. It all paid off.
“We are here. We finished our journey. We did everything we wanted to do.”
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