Boys Basketball: Southold loses numbers game to Shoreham

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Southold's Will Fujita tried to put up a shot despite the efforts of Shoreham-Wading River's Robbie Bray.

With only six players in uniform, the Southold First Settlers were at a distinct disadvantage. The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats saw to it that they held the numerical advantage over the First Settlers in just about every other way, too.

With a game-high 16 points from junior Kevin Turano, the Wildcats had little trouble defeating the First Settlers, 56-27, in a Town of Brookhaven Boys Basketball Summer League game on Thursday night at Rocky Point High School. It was Shoreham’s second win and Southold’s second loss in as many games.

Just about every facet of the game fell in Shoreham’s favor: assists (18-7), field-goal percentage (58.1 percent to 41.7 percent), offensive rebounds (13-5), rebounds (30-18), steals (21-9). The Wildcats also had 16 turnovers, 10 less than Southold’s total.

A 7-0 run early on helped Shoreham take control early, and the Wildcats worked on their lead from there.

John Kovach and Robbie Bray both had big games for Shoreham. Not only did they both score nine points apiece, but Kovach grabbed 10 rebounds, and Bray collected seven steals to go with six rebounds. Turano and Kovach had four assists each.

Southold’s big scoring threat, Winston Wilcenski, scored nine of his 11 points in the second half. He also totaled 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal. David O’Day added seven points for Southold.

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