Long Island Sports Notebook

Street baller Troy Jackson Dies
Best known for his time on the And1 Mix Tape Tour, Troy Jackson was called Escalade for his smooth and big style on the basketball court. The Long Island native, who stood 6-foot-10 and weighed around 500 pounds, died this week of heart failure. He was 38. He is the younger brother of former New York Knicks player Mark Jackson.

Jenkins Number Retired
Hofstra senior Charles Jenkins had his No. 22 jersey retired by the university Saturday afternoon prior to a win over conference foe Delaware. Jenkins is adding to his own school scoring record and hoping to bring the Pride back to the NCAA Tournament before being drafted by an NBA team in the near future.

Virginia Tops Stony Brook
After all the hype, all the predictions, all the Stony Brook success talk, the Seawolves dropped Saturday’s battle against Virginia, 11-10, in overtime. No. 5 Stony Brook scored six goals in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but Steele Stanwick netted his fifth in the contest during the overtime period. Long Island natives Shamel and Rhamel Bratton did not play in the game for No. 1 Virginia.

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At night when Cal Hunter's family is asleep, the only thing he loves more than a tall glass of Wild Turkey next to his Mac is the clicking of keys when thoughts become words and sentences become a story. He thinks, he lives, he writes. There isn't much more to know.