Senior night at Millbrook High School: Boys varsity basketball

Santini Quattrochocci, center, with his parents, one of five seniors celebrated at Senior Night at the Friday, Feb. 9, boys varsity basketball game between Rhinebeck and Millbrook.

Marina Cruz-Amodeo

Senior night at Millbrook High School: Boys varsity basketball

MILLBROOK — Between games at the Millbrook High School on Friday night, Feb. 9, five seniors from the boys varsity basketball team were honored in a short ceremony.

Coach Brian Laffin had some nice comments to make about each of the boys as they were called up.

Of Adrian Ashong, Laffin said: “He has brought positive energy and toughness to practices. He has been getting more minutes as the season has progressed.” Ashong is still looking at colleges, among them Marist and Yale.

Of Tyler Freeswick: “Tyler is the best scorekeeper I have had in all my years of coaching. He is detailed and reliable.”

Of Santini Quattrochocci, Laffin said: “Santini Quattrochocci is a two-year starter that always gives his best effort. He is the floor general and leader,” said Laffin. Quattrochocci hopes to become a New York state trooper.

Of Cody Strickland: “Cody is a great teammate that started every game last season,” Laffin said, “but understood that for the team to get better, he needed to accept a role coming off the bench. The reason was he can play multiple positions.” He is also going to DCC.

Of Andrew Szostak, Laffin said: “Andrew has worked very hard to become one of the top forwards in the area. He is a versatile player that can score from the inside and outside.” Szostak is going on to Dutchess Community College (DCC) in the fall.

The boys presented flowers to their mothers, then posed under a blue and white balloon-embellished arch with their parents for pictures.

Laffin went on to say, “We will miss all of these young men and wish them the best with their future endeavors.”

The team lost 39-25 to Rhinebeck.

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