Girls Basketball: Southold clinches share of league title


Southold clinched at least a tie for the Suffolk County League VIII girls basketball title by recording a 56-12 win over host Port Jefferson on Tuesday night.

The First Settlers (11-5, 10-0) rolled to an 18-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back. A loss by second-place Shelter Island (9-4, 7-2) to The Stony Brook School (2-11, 2-6) on Tuesday would ensure that Southold’s first league championship since 2005 isn’t shared.

Junior guard Sydney Campbell scored 7 of her 10 points in the opening quarter while junior forward Melissa Rogers dominated the second period by connecting for 10 of her game-high 14 points against the Royals (4-5, 4-5).

Southold will finish the regular season by hosting Smithtown Christian on Thursday and Pierson on Feb. 14.