The Riverhead High School boys basketball team faces a tall order in its playoff opener on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Waves (9-9) received the 15th seed in the Suffolk County Class AA Tournament and will play at No. 2 Longwood (16-2) at noon.
Section XI released the playoff brackets this morning. They show fifth-seeded Shoreham-Wading River (10-8) traveling to Islip (13-5) for a Class A outbracket game on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The third and seconds seeds in Class B will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. when No. 2 Mattituck (13-5) hosts No. 3 Wyandanch (8-10).
League VIII champion Greenport (17-1) received the No. 1 seed in Class C and will play No. 4 Southold (10-8) in a county semifinal at Greenport High School on Saturday at 3 p.m.