02/17/18 4:04pm
02/17/2018 4:04 PM

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

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02/14/18 9:22pm
02/14/2018 9:22 PM

A lot was going on Wednesday, especially at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. Not only was it Ash Wednesday for Christians, but it was also Valentine’s Day and, oh yes, a long-awaited return to the playoffs for the school’s boys basketball team.

Kevin O’Halloran, in his second season as Mercy’s coach, was told it was Mercy’s first playoff game since 2008. All the more reason why the Monarchs would want to make it a memorable experience, which they did. READ

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01/29/18 9:36pm
01/29/2018 9:36 PM

As one of Southold’s four seniors, Mario Contreras’ inclusion in the starting lineup Monday night was more sentimental than anything else. It was Senior Night, after all, at Southold High School.

By the time all was said and done, though, Contreras had put his own signature on the Suffolk County League VIII boys basketball game against Smithtown Christian. READ

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01/16/18 9:23pm
01/16/2018 9:23 PM

Win-loss records can be deceiving. They don’t always tell the whole story.

Take the case of the Southold High School boys basketball team, for instance. Southold’s 3-10 overall record tells the story of a young team with a tough non-league schedule. The story within that story, however, says something else entirely: Southold has won three of its last four games and is 3-2 in Suffolk County League VIII. READ

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01/12/18 9:20pm
01/12/2018 9:20 PM

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