Simpson leads Portledge to IPPSAL title
Hunter Sabety had 18 of his career-high 48 points in the fourth quarter and pulled down 20 rebounds as No. 13 Oceanside beat Massapequa, 76-65, in a Nassau Class AA outbracket game yesterday. Casey Kelly had 22 points and nine assists for Oceanside (10-8), which will face No. 5 Hicksville in a first-round game tomorrow.
Portledge 66, Martin De Porres 56: Terence Simpson had 21 points, 14 rebounds, seven steals and six assists as No. 3 Portledge upset top-seeded Martin De Porres in the IPPSAL boys basketball final.
David Lustberg added 19 points, five rebounds and five assists and Kyle Flowers scored 11 points for the Panthers (14-7), who earned their second straight league championship.
Portledge took control with a 21-8 third quarter.
"We only returned two starters, so it was different teams between last year and this," Panthers coach Nick Woll said. "This group worked hard to improve and we were fortunate to peak at the right time."
Lawrence Woodmere Academy 61, United Nations International School 35: Jake Lundenberg had 15 points and seven assists, Rokas Lapsys added 12 points and 14 rebounds and Tristan Braverman and Alex Kompageorgas had 14 points each as No. 1 Lawrence Woodmere (21-3) captured its sixth straight PSAA championship.GIRLS BASKETBALL
Bellport 59, Northport 53: Arella Guriantes had 36 points, a career-high 24 rebounds and seven blocks to lead No. 11 Bellport (13-6) in an upset of No. 6 Northport in a Suffolk Class AA first-round game. Asia Rountree added 12 points and 16 rebounds for Bellport, which faces No. 3 Whitman in a quarterfinal Wednesday.Hauppauge 66, Copiague 63:Julie Williams scored 39 points, including seven in overtime, for No. 13 Hauppauge (13-4) in an upset of No. 4 Copiague in a Suffolk Class AA first-round game. The mark is a school playoff record, according to coach Jamie Edson. It wasn't a career high for Williams, who scored 43 points against Smithtown East earlier this season. Katelyn Rorke added nine points for Hauppauge, which faces No. 5 Commack in a quarterfinal Wednesday.