Senator Bill Weber along with Assemblyman John McGowan recognized the Tapan Zee High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team and presented a joint resolution, as voted on by the New York State Senate and Assembly, honoring them for winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Basketball Class A Championship last month.
The Tappan Zee Boys Basketball Team consists of Sean Berrigan, Tommy Linehan, Jack Maloney, Isaiah Leveille, TJ Tarpey, Billy Alexiou, Nick Lange, Xavier Leveille, Pat Linehan, Jack Piccione, Patrick Staker, Drew Dillon, Nolan Cook; and Head Coach George Gaine.
The Dutchmen defeated the Irondequoit High School Somers in a decisive 49-36 victory, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, New York. Heading into the championship game strong, Tappan Zee advanced to the finals after a 58-48 win against New Hartford. They proceeded to the final round with a focused and determined attitude and played an amazing game with an especially strong defense. The leading scorers were Sean Berrigan, with 20 points and six rebounds, Jack Maloney, with 18 points and five rebounds, and Tommy Linehan with 11 points; and they ended their season with an impressive 26-2 overall record!
“Congratulations to Tappan Zee Head Coach George Gaine and all the outstanding athletes on the Tappan Zee High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team who have utilized dedication, determination, and teamwork,” said Senator Weber.