Phil Balcer's 18 points lead New Hyde Park
Phil Balcer scored six of a career-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as New Hyde Park held off Plainedge, 44-36, Friday in non-league boys basketball.
John Tomascini scored 14 points, including eight in the fourth as New Hyde Park, which led 30-25 after three quarters, outscored Plainedge 14-11 in the fourth.
Jericho 83, North Shore 56: Garrett Johnson scored 36 points to lead Jericho in non-conference. Jared Bloch added 10 points and Matthew Kiviat scored nine in the win.Half Hollow Hills East 68, Smithtown East 57: Matthew Boyd scored 18 points and Donald Butler added nine points to lead Half Hollow Hills East in non-league game. Shoreham-Wading River 44, Sayville 40: Kevin Turano had 18 points and seven rebounds and Tim Rotanz chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds to lift Shoreham-Wading River in non-league.Portledge 50, Waldorf 43: Terence Simpson had 31 points, 13 rebounds and six steals and Matt Goldstein added eight points and 11 rebounds for Portledge in IPPSAL.Lawrence Woodmere 64, United Nations 48: Rokas Lapsys had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Jake Lundenberg had 19 points and six rebounds to lead Lawrence Woodmere Academy in PSAA.GIRLS BASKETBALL
Whitman 55, Southampton 49: Essence Casey had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Kelly Bildeau 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Whitman in non-league.Miller Place 44, Rocky Point 23: Christine Patterson had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Miller Place in non-league. Allie Krumholz added nine points and nine steals for the winners.East Islip 44, Islip 26: Katie Walsh scored six of her eight points during an 11-4 third quarter, Mariah Cullen (17 points) went 5-for-6 on three-pointers and freshman Alexa Mattera added 10 points to lead East Islip in non-league.Locust Valley 53, Floral Park 42: Brooke Spallino led Locust Valley with 16 points, five assists and five steals.Portledge 47, Waldorf 28: Tamara Simpson had 24 points and nine rebounds for Portledge and Morgan Follet added 16 points.