Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, Manhasset met Westbury in the opening round of the tournament. In a total team effort, they were victorious 64-37. James Clarke led the scoring attack with 22 points and 6 rebounds, Alessandro Troia had 13 points and 8 rebounds, Danny Merola had 10 points and 9 assists, Mikey Graham had 8 points, Kade Kenlon had 4 points, Dan Connolly had 3 points and Jon Stefan and Christian Salvaterra with 2 points.
With Chaminade beating Floral Park in the second game, the stage was set for Wednesday, Dec. 28, with a Manhasset-Chaminade rematch.
With a strong defense and balanced offensive attack, Manhasset led the game from the start, staving off a Chaminade rally to win 51-48. Danny Merola and Mikey Graham led the scoring with 15 points, Alessandro Troia had 9 points, James Clarke had 6 points, Kade Kenlon had 4 points and Dan Connolly had 2 points. Mikey Graham was named tournament MVP and James Clarke received All Tournament Player. Congratulations Manhasset, it has been quite awhile since receiving top honors in this tournament.