It’s a three-peat!
As one might expect of a high school girls basketball team that is built to win now, Mattituck took care of business Monday night, and taking care of business meant wrapping up a third straight Suffolk County Class B championship. READ
By no means did Mattituck expect its playoff game at Babylon High School to be a walk in the park. Even so, the Tuckers couldn’t have expected an orange crush.
A high school boys basketball game typically goes for 32 minutes, but it took only the opening few minutes for Babylon to essentially win the Suffolk County Class B outbracket game on Saturday. READ
Babylon has reached six straight Suffolk County boys basketball finals for a good reason. The Panthers are tough to beat. Year in, year out, coach Chris Morra puts a good product on the court.
Given that understanding, Mattituck had to feel good about the effort it turned in Friday night at Babylon High School. The result? Not so much. READ
Even before he got to know her, Skip Gehring had been tipped off about Adrine Demirciyan.
The Southold/Greenport high school girls basketball coach had heard from coaches in Greenport, where Demirciyan attends high school. Gehring recalled: “The coaches at Greenport were saying, ‘Don’t let her play JV. Get her right on your varsity.’ ” READ
Runs are part of the game, and it was one final run that ultimately decided the game.
Babylon, relying heavily on the talents of Amanda Guerra, recovered from a 24-7 run by Southold/Greenport with a game-ending 15-7 run of its own. Guerra scored nine of those points herself, including Babylon’s last six points (all from the foul line), as the Panthers held off the First Settlers, 41-39, in a Suffolk County League VII girls basketball game Monday night at Southold High School. READ
Some wins aren’t pretty. Heck, some wins are just downright ugly, but a win’s a win, right?
Mattituck coach Steve Van Dood wouldn’t argue that point after his high school girls basketball team completed a 51-33 defeat of visiting Babylon Friday night.
A masterpiece it wasn’t. READ
As they slowly walked off the field at Islip High School Friday night, there was not a dry eye among the Mattituck Tuckers.
The girls soccer team just played the game of its lives, going toe to toe with undefeated Babylon in the Suffolk County Class B championship game before enduring an excruciating 2-1 overtime loss. READ
If there is a Suffolk County League VII girls soccer team that can overcome the Babylon juggernaut, the squad hasn’t stepped forward yet.
The Panthers claimed another victim Thursday afternoon, registering a 4-1 home victory over Mattituck. READ
Forget for a moment win-loss records, standings and playoff scenarios. Sometimes a team just needs a win to boost morale and build confidence.
Mackenzie and Riley Hoeg are not only sisters, but they’re close sisters. “We go everywhere together,” said Mackenzie.
That includes the lacrosse field, where the two have an uncanny knack of finding each other for goals, all to Mattituck/Southold’s benefit. READ