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Williams Leads Perfect Tuckahoe to State Title

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Sky Williams scored 37 points Saturday to lead the Tuckahoe Tigers boys basketball team to the New York State Public Schools Class C championship in a 77-66 victory over Middle College High School at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The Tigers, unbeaten at 25-0, led from the start of the game as Williams scored 11 points to help open a 19-10 lead after one quarter. The star senior and school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,535 points was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The championship is the first for the Tuckahoe basketball team since 1981. The Tigers won the Class D state football and baseball championships last year. Forward Nick Reisman is the only player to have been on all three teams.

Shyheim Nixon and Justin Nolan each scored 15 points and Mark Raymond added 10 for the Tigers.

Middle College cut the Tigers’ lead to 32-27 at halftime but Williams ignited another run in the third quarter to extend the lead to 49-42.

The championship was the first for Tigers coach Al Visconti, who had coached at Dobbs Ferry High School and been an assistant with the Mount Vernon High basketball program before taking the coaching job at Tuckahoe in 2005.

Nixon was given the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award and Nolan was named to the All-Tournament team.

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