Boys Basketball with Some Big Wins


Alyssa Hernandez, Editor

The boys basketball team is looking to make a run. 

In the midst of basketball season, The Farmingdale Dalers Basketball team has been in session. Coached by Jim Pastier and Michael Scheuerer, the Dalers have brought agility and athleticism during the 2023 season. This year’s Farmingdale team has brought passion to a sport that they love. This season the Dalers hope to bring back their first Nassau County Championship since 2014. 

The Dalers this year have been put to the test with impressive opponents. Their first win of the season was a 55-49 win against Brentwood. Jack Wiser, a senior on the team, started the season with a 17 point and 10 rebound performance. Their next win came on December 6th when JJ Collins led all scorers with 14 points, along with 11 rebounds and 5 assists. The home opener against Longwood was highlighted by KJ Anderson shooting for 17 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and dishing out 4 assists in a 67-33 win. Coach Pastier told Newsday that Anderson, a transfer from Ward Melville, is a player with presence down low, but can play an inside and outside game, who also has good court vision. The team is also accompanied by resilient, athletic 8th grader Ahmad Giles. In Farmingdale’s 81-50 win against Roosevelt, Ahmad Giles had 18 points while being the youngest amongst the players. After their win against the Hempstead Tigers on January 17th, their record stands at 8-5 overall.

On January 11th, students and parents flooded Massapequa’s gym to see the boys compete. Although the Dalers came up short by 6 points in a 49-43 loss, they hope to learn from the loss and make the necessary improvements. 

The basketball games are filled with passionate students and players alongside coaches willing to give everything they have. With major wins against Brentwood, Hempstead, among several others, this year’s team is hungry for a championship.

* Image by Lifetouch Photography