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Terry Harris scores 1,000th career point for Half Hollow Hills West

Half Hollow Hills West's Terry Harris waits for

Half Hollow Hills West's Terry Harris waits for play to resume against Bellport on Jan. 23, 2014. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Terry Harris scored his 1,000 career point on a free throw with 7:18 left in the fourth quarter of No. 7 Half Hollow Hills West's 60-52 Class AA first-round victory over No. 10 Newfield on Friday night.

Harris, who has played on varsity since his sophomore year, finished with a game-high 22 points.

"He got off to a hot start, hitting two three-pointers to start off the game," coach Bill Mitaritonna said.

Mitaritonna said that Harris' preparation was a large reason for the milestone.

"It's a testament to how hard he works," he said. "He gets up at 5:30 a.m. and works out for an hour before school starts. He has definitely earned it."

Harris is fourth all-time in scoring at Half Hollow Hills West, Mitaritonna said.

Half Hollow Hills West will face No. 2 Deer Park on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

Tags: Half Hollow Hills West , Terry Harris , boys basketball , Suffolk

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