Clock Runs Out On Cougars
In a Commack boys varsity basketball game against Patchogue-Medford on Friday, a 3-point shot with one second left in the game was not enough to bring the Cougars to a win. They lost by 1 with a 46-45 final score.
Patchogue-Medford dominated the first half, and the score was 24-12 at halftime. But Commack was not going down without a fight. The Cougars outscored Patchogue-Medford 12-8 in the third quarter and 21-14 in the fourth.
Patchogue-Medford was up by 7 with 1 minute 15 seconds to go, and the Cougars gave them a run for their money.
With just one second left on the scoreboard, Brandon Kenney hit a 3-pointer for Commack, putting them down by only 1 point.
Commack called a timeout, and then came back out trying to deny Patchogue-Medford from in-bounding the ball so they would regain possession.
However, Patchogue-Medford was able to get the ball into play and the clock expired.
Kenney had a game high of 16 points. Brian Lewis recorded 11 points for Commack, and Devin Gardner and Billy Holscher each added 6. Tom Meloro, Christian Spagnoula and Peter Kotsobolos also scored.
Commack did not have much luck Jan. 16 against Ward Melville either; the Cougars lost 46-39.
Gardner led the team with 13 points, including 2 field goals and three 3-pointers. Kenney totaled 11 points. Lewis, Raelo Edmond and Matthew Glubiak also contributed to Commack’s score.
The Cougars’ last win was on Jan. 7 against William Floyd. They beat Floyd, 55-37.
The game was tied 18-18 at halftime. Commack’s Devin Gardner hit three 3-pointers in a row, helping his team to a 12-0 run.
After Commack outscored Floyd 19-10 in the third, they began to break away.
Lewis led the Cougars with 14 points, 12 of which he gained in the second half. Kenney finished with 13, and Gardner recorded 11. Holscher, Glubiak and Ryan Sinnott also scored.
Their win over Floyd brought the Cougars to six consecutive wins. They had beaten Connetquot, Lindenhurst, Longwood, Sachem East and Patchogue-Medford previously.
Commack’s boys varsity basketball team is currently 8-5 overall with a League I conference record of 5-3. The Cougars are third in their league.
The Cougars were scheduled for a game against Longwood on Tuesday night, but it was cancelled due to the snowstorm. Their next game is set for Friday at Sachem East. Tip-off will be at 5:45 p.m.