March 8, 2010

No. 34 Hills West forfeits game

The Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West Colts, ranked No. 34 in the most recent RivalsHigh Top 100 boys basketball rankings and No. 1 in Long Island by NYCHoops.net, is no longer undefeated.

But the team's first loss wasn't a result of a fierce box and one on Tavon Sledge or a scoreless game from Tobias Harris.

It's been reported that Hills West's use of an ineligible player during their Feb. 12 match-up against Smithtown (N.Y.) Smithtown West will cause them to forfeit the game.

Hills West pounded Smithtown West (3-16), 80-52, in the game in question, but will rescind the win to drop to 22-1. Upstate's Dewitt (N.Y.) Jamesville-Dewitt is now the only undefeated team left in the NYCHoops.net rankings.

Hills West inched past Class 'A' champion Greenlawn (N.Y.) Harborfields, 68-63, for Suffolk County bragging rights on Saturday at Farmingdale State. Tobias Harris did not participate in the game due to a foot injury, but Sledge recorded a season-high 34 points and 11 assists in the win.

Tyler Harris added 17 points. Hills West will take on Uniondale for the Long Island 'AA' Championship 4 p.m. Saturday at Hofstra University. Tobias Harris is expected to play.


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