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Noteworthy performances highlight early start to boys hoops season

St. Dominic's Mark Flynn controls the ball against

St. Dominic's Mark Flynn controls the ball against Oyster Bay during the third quarter of the Oyster Bay Tournament final. (Dec. 6, 2013) (Credit: Brad Penner)

It's early in the Private, Independent and Catholic boys basketball season, but it's always good to keep an eye on who's off to a really good start.

St. Anthony’s, St. Dominic, Kellenberg, Holy Trinity, Our Savior New American, Long Island Lutheran and Lawrence Woodmere Academy are several standout teams.

All last played this past weekend and came away victorious. Lawrence Woodmere Academy played last Thursday.

St. Anthony’s: The Friars (3-0) are coming off a one-point win over John Bowne in the St. John the Baptist Classic. Joe Licciardi not only had 12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and a steal, but he helped force John Bowne’s Khari Ojeda into a miss at the buzzer that would have tied the score.

Instead, St. Anthony’s pulled out a 66-65 victory, and the Friars’ Tom Dennis was named the game’s MVP after finishing with 14 points.

St. Dominic: The Bayhawks (7-2) had three players in double figures in scoring in its 64-37 win over Beach Channel during the St. John the Baptist Holiday Tournament. The names are Mark Flynn (18 points), Reese Khner (17 points) and Isiah Wilson (10 points, 11 assists and three steals).

Kellenberg: Like St. Anthony’s, Kellenberg (4-1) also came away victorious in the St. John the Baptist Classic. Steve Torres’ 15 points and seven assists were tops for the Firebirds in their 79-39 win over Pathways.

Our Savior New American: Kobie Eubanks delivered in Our Savior New American’s (9-0) 87-62 win over Faith Baptist (Houston, Texas) in the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas. Damon Wilson (16 points, seven assists) and Cheick Diallo (15 points, 10 rebounds) also delivered.

Long Island Lutheran: Chris Atkinson’s triple-double (18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals) stood out, as did Chris Burkley’s 16 points, six steals and three assists in LuHi’s (5-0) 82-62 win over Curtis in non-league.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy: Alex Komporgiorgas and Chris Pierre-Louis had a lot to do with the Tigers’ (7-3) 80-54 non-league win over Kew Forest. Komporgiorgas scored 33 points and had six steals, while Chris Pierre-Louis added 14 points and six assists.

Tags: Catholic , Independent and Private Boys Basketball , St. Anthony’s , St. Dominic , Kellenberg , Holy Trinity , Our Savior New American , Long Island Lutheran , Lawrence Woodmere Academy , Alex Komporgiorgas , Chris Pierre-Louis , Chris Atkinson , Chris Burkley , Kobie Eubanks , Damon Wilson , Cheick Diallo , Steve Torres , Mark Flynn , Reese Khner , Isiah Wilson , Tom Dennis , Joe Licciardi

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