Suffolk I boys basketball preview

Brentwood's Michael Almonacy, left, looks to dribble past

Brentwood's Michael Almonacy, left, looks to dribble past St. John the Baptist's Zach Locker during the fourth quarter. (Dec. 5, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)

SUFFOLK I

1. BRENTWOODINDIANS

Coach: Anthony Jimenez

Key players

G Michael Almonacy 5-10

G Anfernee Casimir 5-10

G Ali Mableton 5-10

F Vincent Smythe 6-3

F Jamel Allen 6-5

Outlook:Almonacy (23 ppg), Allen lead versatile Indians, who hope to get Femi Olujobi back next month.

 

2. WARD MELVILLE PATRIOTS

Coach: Tom Femminella

Key players

G Andre Audige 5-7

G Brandon Hart 5-11

C Gabe Brown 6-11

F Phil Carballeira 6-2

F Russell Winters 6-4

Outlook: Brown-Winters form a tough inside duo. Winters scored 31 in upset of Brentwood on Tuesday.

3. LONGWOOD LIONS

Coach: Bill McBrien

Key players

G Clayvon Preudhomme 6-1

G Lamar Pinto-Cochran 5-11

F Nasheed Dixon 6-3

F Nysir Williams 6-3

F Raheem Williams 6-5

Outlook: First-year coach emphasizing defense. Dixon hit three at buzzer to nip Central Islip, 41-40.

4. FLOYD COLONIALS

Coach: Rob Hodgson

Key players

F Brian Samuelson 6-3

F Al Levisauskas 6-6

G Elijah Rios 5-11

G Chris Faison 5-10

G C.J. Mims 5-10

Outlook: Frontcourt scoring has been strength in early going. Transfer Mims could be big plus.

5. COMMACK COUGARS

Coach: Peter Smith

Key players

G Brandon Kenney 5-11

G Devin Gardner 5-9

G Matthew Glubiak 5-10

F Brian Lewis 6-1

F Billy Holscher 6-2

Outlook: Smith says Cougars need strong guard play and play solid defense to make playoff run.

6. SACHEM EAST FLAMING ARROWS

Coach: John Finta

Key players

G Danny Wolff 6-0

G Preston Powell 5-11

G Joe Murphy 5-10

F Jesse Condon 6-4

F Ryan Cole 6-4

Outlook: Wolff and Condon, both three-point threats, give Arrows two legitimate scorers.

7. PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD RAIDERS

Coach: Wil Dortonne

Key players

G Luke Meyer 5-10

G Mike Baldwin 6-3

G James Conklin 5-11

F Zach Genaway 6-3

C Matt Windsor 6-4

Outlook: Sharpshooting Raiders have found a winning formula.

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