Porters continue race for title tonight vs. Shelter Island

02/11/2011 11:16 AM |

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Jalen Shelby and his Greenport teammates will continue their pursuit of the League VIII title tonight with a home game against Shelter Island.

The Greenport Porters’ race toward the Suffolk County League VIII boys basketball championship will continue tonight with a home game against the Shelter Island Indians at 6:45 p.m.

Greenport (14-1, 10-1) is tied with The Stony Brook School Bears (11-2, 10-1) for first place. The only loss suffered by the Porters was to the Southold First Settlers, 49-45, on Feb. 1. Since then, the Porters quickly returned to their winning ways, rolling up wins over the Pierson Whalers and the Port Jefferson Royals.

Last-place Shelter Island (2-12, 1-10), meanwhile, is coming off a 51-45 upset of Southold on Tuesday night.

After tonight, Greenport will have two regular-season games remaining — on Monday night at The Ross School (7-7, 6-5) and Wednesday night at home versus The Stony Brook School Bears.