Pierson senior Henry Brooks scored 36 points in a 101-28 drubbing of Bridgehampton on January 7, leaving him just six points shy of 1,000 for his career heading into a home game on Monday, January 13, against Smithtown Christian at 6:15 p.m.
What’s sure to be a lively celebration among Whalers Nation in basketball crazed Sag Harbor was set up nicely by Brooks and his season-best scoring outburst against undermanned Bridgehampton, which hosted the rival Whalers for the final time inside the legendary Beehive last Tuesday.
The tiny gym will give way to a brand new gymnasium prior to next season as part of Bridgehampton’s current building project.
Joining Brooks in double figures was Habtamu Coulter, who had 16, and Richard Barranco, who scored 10. Eleven different players scored for the Whalers as the Killer Bees continued an effort to rebuild and improve as the season progresses.
Brooks, meanwhile, will take his 994 career points into Monday’s game against Smithtown Christian hoping to become just the 11th player, among boys and girls, to score 1,000 points at Pierson. Brooks would be the third to accomplish the feat in as many years, with Will Martin and Katie Kneeland having reached the career milestone in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
In addition to Martin and Kneeland, the other players with 1,000 career points are Bob Vacca, Darnell Coffey, Phil Carney, Own Baker, Tyler Ratcliffe, Travis Graves, Robyn Bramoff and Kate Browngardt.