Suffolk VII boys basketball preview

Babylon's Jake Carlock looks to pass against Bridgehampton Babylon's Jake Carlock looks to pass against Bridgehampton in the Suffolk boys basketball Class BCD final. (Feb. 23, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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SUFFOLK VII

1. BABYLON PANTHERS

Coach: Chris Morra

Key players

C Brendan Laing 6-7

F Ray Wardell 6-7

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F Jake Carlock 6-3

G Nick Antolini 6-0

G Dillon Kelly 6-2

Outlook: Defending L.I. champs and state finalists are tough up front with returning starters Laing, Wardell and Carlock.

 

2. CENTER MORICHES RED DEVILS

Coach: Nick Thomas

Key players

G Terrell Jackson 6-2

G Tyrell Thomas 5-10

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C Nigel Braithwaite 6-4

G Clarence Trent 5-11

G Anthony Parlato 5-9

Outlook: Excellent speed and athleticism. Jackson and Thomas are all-leaguers.

 

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3. SOUTHAMPTON MARINERS

Coach: Herm Lamison

Key players

G Shaundell Fishburne 6-1

F Taylor Sanders 6-4

F Lyle Smith 6-3

F Isaiah Johnson 6-3

G Nasies Fulford 6-4

Outlook: Fishburne (22 ppg) leads athletic team that has scored 176 points in first two games.

 

4. WYANDANCH WARRIORS

Coach: Barry Baker

Key players

G Justice Broughton 6-1

C Kaymel Cabbagestalk 6-6

G Quaymar Miller 5-11

G Rafael Serrano 5-11

F Taquan Brooks 6-2

Outlook: Nice inside-outside combo with Cabbagestalk (14 ppg, 10 rpg) and Broughton (10 ppg) for up-tempo Warriors.

 

5. MATTITUCK TUCKERS

Coach: Paul Ellwood

Key players

F Eugene Allen 6-2

G Will Gildersleeve 6-0

G Joe Tardif 5-9

F Chris Dwyer 6-2

G Parker Tuthill 6-0

Outlook: Looks to return to playoffs after two-year hiatus behind All, the league's leading rebounder, and high-scoring Gildersleeve.

 

6. MERCY MONARCHS

Coach: Mike Clauberg

Key players

F Nykel Reese 6-3

G Joe Jeski 5-8

G Greg Gehring 5-10

G Kurth Ryder 5-9

C Devan Stark 6-5

Outlook: Reese, one of Suffolk's leading rebounders the last two years, leads a team with depth and playoff aspirations.

 

7. PORT JEFFERSON ROYALS

Coach: Keith Buehler

Key players

G Jasper Rubin-Sigler 6-0

G Noah Davis 5-11

F Cody Steiner 6-2

F Cameron Harvey 6-0

F Harry Colucci 6-3

Outlook: Will lean on all-leaguers Cody (18 ppg) and Jasper (15 ppg) in quest playoffs.

 

8. HAMPTON BAYS BAYMEN

Coach: Pete Meehan

Key players

G Joe Calamita 5-8

F Dan Marte 5-11

F Phil DiPierdomenico 6-2

F Dan Aube 6-3

F Dan Aube 6-3

G Matt Rinalid 6-1

Outlook: Lack of experience and depth will result in controlling tempo in rebuilding year.

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