The eleven Fallsburg senior basketball players were honored before Tuesday night’s OCIAA Division V game versus Tuxedo. Those seniors are, from left to right, Michael Robinson, Sam Didinsky, Darius Dromazos, Dustin Foertsch, Corey McKeon, Jimmy Bertholf, Braiden DeGraw, Danny Justiniano, Charles Marsden, Taylor Suede and Russell Corley.
Fallsburg fetes seniors, defeats Tuxedo
By Lori Brown
FALLSBURG Fallsburg honored 11 senior basketball players and five cheerleaders prior to Tuesday night’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division V game against Tuxedo.
“The seniors are a nice group of hard working guys,” Coach Pete Dworetsky said. “They put a lot of time in and were really committed. I am going to miss them.”
The seniors and their teammates ended the night on a good note, cruising to an easy victory over Tuxedo, 89-39.
With the win, Fallsburg improved its record to 13-5 overall and 8-2 in Div. V. The Comets will be advancing to sectional play next week.
“We finished on a high,” Dworetsky said. “I am proud of our team effort and there were no selfish acts on the floor.”
Fallsburg started off strong, outscoring the Tornadoes 24-8 in the first quarter and cruised from there.
Perhaps the night’s most exciting moment came when Michael Robinson started off the fourth quarter with a slam dunk to get the Fallsburg fans and his teammates pumped up. The dunk started an exclamatory 9-0 scoring run for the Comets.
Tuesday night’s game was the season finale for Tuxedo, which finished with a 3-14 overall record and 1-9 in Div. V.
“Us scoring as a team is what it is all about,” Dworetsky explained. “We work on sharing the ball. We didn’t work this hard to go home. We are going to play one game at a time. We need to make good decisions and bring a solid effort every game.”
“Our kids were getting hammered. Fallsburg is a very physical team,” Tuxedo Coach Marco Margotta said.
The five cheerleaders honored were Tara Bellamy, Nicolle Freeman, Nina Hrechka, Jennifer Menera and Morgan Vegliante.