When the end came, it hit the Greenporters hard.
The scene outside the Greenport locker room Friday was a somber one. READ
It’s all or nothing.
That’s the way the Greenport High School boys basketball team looks at its venture into the final four of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. For the Porters, the only happy ending would be them lifting a state championship plaque. READ
One topic has dominated the conversation this week in Greenport: the hometown Porters’ championship journey.
Purple and gold balloons line the streets in front of many businesses. Signs hang outside others urging the boys basketball team success. Patrons at the bar at Andy’s last Saturday kept jotting down the score of Greenport’s Southeast Region championship game as it flashed on the screen, thanks to a Facebook livestream, so they could quickly relay it to anyone who walked in. READ
The Greenport boys basketball team advanced to the Class C final four next week with a 78-63 victory Saturday in the Southeast Region final at Pace University in Pleasantville. The Porters will play 26-0 Lake George in the state semifinal at 3 p.m. Friday for a chance to play for the state title. READ
Hamilton was playing Saturday, but it was Greenport that received the rave reviews.
Two Greenport basketball players, in particular, stood out. Ahkee Anderson and Jude Swann were at their best when the Porters needed them most. They came though in a big way as the Porters won their first regional championship since 2009, earning a place in the New York State Class C semifinals. READ
Greenport boys basketball coach Ev Corwin felt his team needed a fast start in the Long Island Class C championship game on Tuesday night. So, he had a talk with his star sophomore guard Ahkee Anderson on Monday.
“Listen, I’m going to call your number really early,” he told Anderson. “You get going early, it’ll calm everybody down.” READ
With Jordan Fonseca hobbled by an ailing ankle, Myles Murray figured he would see a little more playing time than usual Saturday, but he couldn’t have foreseen the impact he would have on the game.
In the alphabet soup that is the Suffolk County boys basketball tournament, Greenport reached the end in the Class BCD final, no small thanks to CM — as in Center Moriches. READ
Two days after winning the Class C county championship, the Greenport boys basketball team faced Class D winner Bridgehampton in the Section XI Tournament Monday afternoon at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. The Porters won the non-elimination game 67-41 to advance to play the winner of Class B, either No. 1 Center Moriches or No. 2 Babylon. READ
The Greenport boys basketball team won its first county title since 2010 Sunday afternoon by defeating The Stony Brook School, 71-41, at Suffolk Community College in Selden.
The 20-2 Porters will play Nassau County champion East Rockaway on March 6.
Scroll below to see photos from Sunday’s game. And click here for a full recap.