25 Years Ago in Bonac Sports 12.27.12

Local sports history

December 10, 1987
    Ground will be broken Monday in Hampton Bays for a 60,000-square-foot building that will house an ice hockey and figure skating rink, the first such on the East End.
    To be known as the Southampton Civic Center, the building, which, besides an Olympic-sized 90-by-200-foot rink, is to include training and Nautilus rooms, locker rooms, a pro shop, and public meeting rooms, is being put up by Gerry Hart, a former New York Islander, and Ed Broidy, partners in a land developing and building business on Southampton’s North Highway.

December 31, 1987
    Kenny Wood, East Hampton’s 6-foot-4-inch junior center, turned in two awesome performances this past week, scoring 39 points in the 69-60 defeat of Wyandanch here on Dec. 23, and 36 against Riverhead at Southampton College on Monday, but as the 59-57 loss to Riverhead attested, Wood can’t do it alone.
    Wood’s 39 points versus Wyandanch enabled him to become East Hampton’s all-time scoring leader. Going into the game he had needed 31 points to break his older brother Howard’s record of 1,232.

    Bridgehampton High School’s Killer Bees lost two of three nonleague games played this past week, but, win or lose, the Bees, now 3-3, provided plenty of excitement.
    In a doubleheader played at East Hampton High School on Dec. 23, Bridgehampton lost to Manhasset 55-51, almost pulling the game out with a flurry of steals and baskets in the final minutes. On Saturday, the team lost a first-round game to South Side in the Amityville Christmas tournament, 77-70, and on Monday the Bees won the consolation game, defeating the host team 72-54.
    John Niles, Bridgehampton’s coach, said he was happy to be even at this point in the team’s extremely tough nonleague schedule. Hempstead is Bridgehampton’s next nonleague opponent, at Freeport High School on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.