We take a look ahead at the 2017-18 boys basketball season on Long Island with some intriguing storylines and some of the top players to watch
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SUFFOLK I NORTHPORT TIGERS Coach: George Searing 2015 record: 17-2 Key players Finn Goonan, D, Sr. Rob Dosch, D, Sr. John Tabert, M, Sr. Ryan Magnuson, M, Jr. Connor Cronin, M, Jr. Outlook: Defense and midfield are mostly intact for the reigning League I champions. Expect a playoff run behind
Babylon will attempt to win a third straight Suffolk Class C title when the Panthers take on Mattituck/Greenport/Southold in a rematch of last year’s county final Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium live on MSGVarsity.com.
Bridgehampton used an effective trap that caused havoc in a dominant first quarter and visiting Greenport could not recover as the defending state Class D champion Bees improved to 5-0 with an 80-60 victory over the Porters Friday night in a Suffolk VIII game that attracted a full house.
Gumbardo anchored the defense and Bodie Pitagno paced the offense as Babylon defeated Mattituck, 12-4, to win a third consecutive Suffolk Class C title Wednesday at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.
Saddle River Day (5-0) meets Mattituck (5-2) on Saturday, April 16, at the Gains For Brains Lacrosse Showcase
Southold/Greenport and Stony Brook face off for the right to head to the Long Island final as it determines the Suffolk Class C champ.
The Panthers beat Greenport-Southold, 1-0, but the game was called early when Clippers goalie Katie Tuthill, 15, was injured in a collision with 18:19 remaining. Tuthill, who suffered a head injury, was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. Babylon coach Catherine York called
SUFFOLK I SACHEM EAST FLAMING ARROWS Coach: Ralph Forman 2014 Record: 17-8 Key Players Marissa Wilson, 1B Sr. Jamie Butalewicz P Sr Allie Laird SS Jr Emily Corchia RF Sr. Marisa Genussa 2B Sr. Outlook: Wilson led the county in homers with eight. Strong defensive infield also includes Kayla
SUFFOLK I WARD MELVILLE PATRIOTS Coach: Jay Negus 2014 record: 12-5 Key players Dan Bucaro A Sr. Jake McCulloch A Sr. Thomas Reilly D Sr. Mike Cirrone D Sr. Jimmy Kickel M Sr. Outlook: Bucaro is one of the country's top high school players and helps make the Patriots a favorite to appear in the