GAMES OF 2/24/21
Hills West 65 Hauppauge 57
Unfortunately, due to this season’s format, this loss to the 4th ranked Colts could knock Hauppauge’s best team in many years out of the playoffs. They gave #16 Kings Park everything they could handle too. A classic playoff dark-horse in normal times. BOX SCORE
Plainview 54 Port Washington 39
We kind of forgot about the team that handed Baldwin an early season loss, but the still unbeaten Hawks came out of quarantine firing on all cylinders, holding a good Port Washington team to 1 point in the second quarter. BOX SCORE
Locust Valley 46 North Shore 34
Two undefeated teams went at it, and both struggled to score, but the Falcons slowly pulled away in the 4th quarter to improve to 7-0. BOX SCORE
SWR 67 Wyandanch 62
SWR is a team to look out for in the playoffs. A deserving Wyandanch team will probably miss them. BOX SCORE
Friends Acad 65 Malverne 59
A good Quakers team that would be a serious playoff threat in normal times knocks off the Mules. BOX SCORE
SECTION 11 PLAYOFFS
Section 8/Nassau County will not have season ending playoffs of any kind. Section 11/Suffolk County will, but in a completely different format. Suffolk County/Section 11’s eight leagues will be divided up into four conferences. League’s 1 and 2 will form one Conference, as will League’s 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8. The games will take place over two days - Saturday 2/27 and Sunday 2/28, and the champions of the four conferences will be crowned. The participants will be the top four teams in each conference, determined by W-L records and head to head matchups, with a seeding committee breaking any ties. There will be no individual class champions, no county champions, no Long Island champions, and no state tournament.
GAMES OF 2/22/21
Kings Park 56 Hauppauge 48
The best Hauppauge team in some time, who came into the game 6-0, made a second half run but fell short. BOX SCORE
Amityville 49 Sayville 45
The three point shot kept Sayville in the game, but the Warriors had too much in the end. BOX SCORE
Uniondale 45 Port Washington 44
The Port Washington program has been one of Nassau’s best in recent years, and battled the Knights right down to the wire in their fist game back from quarantine, losing on a floater at the buzzer.
SWR 75 Southampton 55
This game might have been for a playoff spot, so big win for the Wildcats.
North Shore 53 Wantagh 46
Another big win for 6-0 North Shore, who kept pace with 6-0 Locust Valley in Nassau Conference 7.
Friends Acad 61 Oyster Bay 43
Friends improved to 4-0. Good team
GAMES OF 2/14/21
Hills East 69 C Moriches 66
Two strong programs in rebuilding mode that are both looking good so far, and the Class AA school got the best of the Class B school. Apologies to the Thunderbirds, but it's hard not to think about how good they would be if the two young starters from last season had stayed put, because this is a very good team without them. Credit to both the kids and the coach for picking up where they left off. Although this CM team might not be quite as good as the super teams that preceded them the past few years, they are still good and will be heard from. BOX SCORE
St Mary's 56 St Anthony's 38
Gaels the team to beat in the Catholics? They started the season with a win over Holy Trinity and now the Friars!
Mattituck 57 Mt. Sinai 54 OT
Yes, the season is young, but two unbeaten teams went to OT in one of the best games so far. Mattituck lost perhaps the best player in program history to graduation, but they look like they can still be a contender in Class B this season. BOX SCORE