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Suffolk Slant: Sandler Award watch
Here is my latest look at the top players in contention for the Richard Sandler Award given to the top boys basketball player in each county. Players are listed in alphabetical order, and are not ranked.
Zog’s Top 10 Players
Dan Candemeres, Sachem East. Scored a career-high 37 points in the Flaming Arrows’ 58-41 victory over Longwood and followed that up with 28 points in a 71-64 loss to Lindenhurst.
Darien Croft, Amityville. Scored 24 points in the Warriors’ 78-56 victory over Westhampton on Tuesday and 10 more in a win over Shoreham-Wading River.
Dantre Langhorne, Greenport. Posted back-to-back triple-doubles. In a victory over Ross, scored 34 points with 11 assists and 16 rebounds. In a win over Shelter Island, he had 19 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds.
Evan Maxwell, Lindenhurst. Continues to be a double-double machine. Scored 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a win over North Babylon and had 23 and 16 in a rout of Newfield.
Matt McLeod, Harborfields. Filled the stat sheet with 31 points, nine rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in a win over Miller Place and contributed 25 points with eight steals in a triumph over Kings Park.
Paris Parks, Longwood. Held to just seven points as the Lions lost for the first time this season, 58-41, to Sachem East. Came back with 11 points in a rout of Patchogue-Medford.
Tavon Sledge, Half Hollow Hills West. Matched his career high with 35 points in last week’s win over Bellport and had 26 in a win over Hauppauge. Sandwiched in was a 13-point effort in a one-sided loss to Lincoln of Brooklyn in the Big Apple Classic.
Matt Sullivan, West Babylon. Scored 21 points and added 10 assists in a victory over Huntington and had 27, including five three-pointers, in a win over Deer Park.
Stu Warren, Lindenhurst. Scored 18 points with 12 rebounds in a big win over Sachem East. Scored 20 of his 38 points in the second half and overtime of a tough loss to Brentwood.
Anthony White, Floyd. Racked up another double-double — 21 points, 10 rebounds — in a tight victory over Commack that kept the Colonials unbeaten heading into Thursday’s showdown with once-beaten Longwood.
Honorable mention (listed alphabetically): Reginald Augustus, Central Islip; Michael Corrigan, Westhampton; Gary Farley, Bayport-Blue Point; Myles Jones, Whitman; Tim Pandolfi, Stony Brook; John Patron, Huntington; Winston Wilcenski, Southold.