In the final game of his high school basketball career, West Hempstead's Tyree Glascoe reached a personal milestone.
The 5'10" senior and captain of the (No. 6) Rams boys varsity team scored his 1000th point during the third quarter of Friday's Class A first round playoff game against (No. 11) Valley Stream South.
Glascoe only needed nine points during the game to reach 1000K, but he led his team with 22 points for the night including three 3-point shots. He scored his 1000th point on a lay-up while also drawing a foul. Glascoe's coaches presented him with a ball to commemorate his achievement at the end of the third quarter.
Although the Rams trailed the Falcons 13-25 at the end of the first quarter, West Hempstead was able to rally in the second and third quarters to bring the score to 51-44. The fans who packed West Hempstead High School's gym were on the edge of their seats during the last quarter as the Rams came even closer to overtaking the Falcons. However, West Hempstead's comeback effort was thwarted by Valley Stream South in the final minutes of the game as the Falcons shut down the Rams' offensive drives and increased their own lead with some "insurance baskets."
With a final score of 72-64, the Falcons won the game and the right to advance to the next round, where they will take on the winner of the (No. 3) Hewlett vs. (No. 14) Wantagh match-up.
Check out game photos in the gallery above and watch the short clip to see Glascoe score his 1000th point.