Tornadoes Dominance Continues In ’14
In a week dominated by talk of a polar vortex, the Harborfields Tornadoes unleashed a basketball vortex upon their opponents.
The boys and girls basketball squads have continued their winning ways in the new year, with both squads keeping their perfect League V records alive following big wins over Islip Monday.
The boys resumed league play Jan. 7 with a high-scoring 88-66 win on the road, in which Chris McCullough and Doug Gaffney both eclipsed the 20-point mark. McCullough had 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals, while Gaffney had 20 points.
Tanner Morrow and Rob Pecorelli brought the heat as well, adding 15 points and 10 rebounds and 13 points, respectively.
The boys came storming out of the gates, pulling out to a 17-point lead on the power of a blistering 33-16 first quarter. By the third, the gap was 29 points after they matched Islip at 19 in the second and charged to a 28-16 advantage in the third. Malcolm Wynter had 9 points and 10 assists, and Nick Mitchell, Elias Berbari and Ari Noah also contributed to the winning effort, which lifts the Tornadoes to 4-0 in League V and 7-1 overall.
Back at home, the ladies exhibited similar strength, defeating Islip in a 65-28 final. Like their male cohorts, the ladies were dominant in the first and third quarters. Islip was nearly shut out in a 23-2 third quarter dominated by the powerful Tornadoes offense.
Kristen Kelly led the scoring with 18 points and 14 rebounds while Toni Deren had 13 points, Donasja Scott had 10 and Allie Tunick had 8. Kate Tardo, Christina deBorja, Falyn Dwyer, Katie Hammer, Kiran Magee and Alex Werbitsky also scored.
The ladies are 5-0 in League V and 9-0 overall.
Will the Tornadoes keep their perfect league performances alive? Find out Friday, when the boys are slated to host Eastport-South Manor at 6 p.m., while the ladies are to travel to Eastport for a 5:45 p.m. start the same day.