Commack Finishes With A Slam-Dunk
Commack pulled away in the second half of their first league game of the season against Patchogue-Medford to get a 51-34 win on Dec. 13.
Commack’s gym was packed with students, who came down to support their fellow Cougars at the Friday night game. The bleachers were filled with roaring students who seemed to tire out during a slow and low-scoring first half. Commack was only up 18-17 at halftime.
But the Cougars came out of the locker room fired up and ready to go, bringing the energy back up in the gym.
Less than a minute into the second half, Brian Lewis had the ball at the elbow. Double-teamed and looking for an open player, Lewis found Brandon Kenney who was unguarded at the 3-point line. Kenney showed great form when he hit a 3-pointer from the right wing.
The Cougars kept up the momentum and ball movement.
With less than six minutes to play in the third quarter, Patchogue-Medford came down the court looking to make a play and bring up their offense.
But Commack’s Matthew Glubiak wasn’t going to let that happen. Glubiak tipped the ball away from Pat-Med’s ball-handler, hustled down the court and pulled up near a high post to finish his play with a jumper for 2 points, putting Commack up by 6.
It was one of three steals on the night for Glubiak who shined for the Cougars. He totaled 10 points, 5 assists and 7 rebounds.
Commack continued to widen their margin throughout the fourth quarter. Raelo Edmond came off the bench and into the game with less than two minutes left, and the gym echoed his name with chants from a sea of his last-season football teammates.
When he slammed the ball into the net with a dunk with about 15 seconds left to play, the crowd went wild. Edmond’s dunk brought Commack to their 51-34 win.
Lewis led Commack’s offense with 12 points on the game. He added 5 rebounds and 3 steals as well.
The Cougars will take on Sachem East at home on Dec. 19. Game time is set for 5:45 p.m.