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Suffolk Girls Hoops Bracketology

Riverhead guard Jalyn Brown controls the ball against

Riverhead guard Jalyn Brown controls the ball against North Babylon. (Jan. 3, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Teams have a few regular season games left to play until the conclusion of the regular season in Suffolk next Wednesday. Below are projected brackets based on games played through Monday Feb. 6, based off previous year’s brackets as well as conversations with those directly and indirectly involved in the seeding process. There are still teams who can play themselves into and out of the postseason, this is simply one man’s opinion as to how the brackets would be assembled today.

Class AA:

The debate in Suffolk Class AA is who will be the No. 2 seed between Lindenhurst, Riverhead and Hauppauge. Each team has impressive resumes, with offenses scoring 57+ ppg and defenses allowing less than 38 ppg. Riverhead has the most wins against playoff teams by a considerable margin.

Please note: a big win indicates a win against an opponent likely to finish high in the league standings and a bad loss indicates a defeat to an opponent who is significantly lower in the standings.

Who’s No. 2?

Lindenhurst (14-1, 11-0 League II)

PPG/PPGA: 57.5/35.7

Streak: 8 wins

Last 5 games: 5-0

vs playoff teams: 5-0

Biggest win(s): vs Northport 60-26 (Jan. 13)

Worst loss(es): n/a

Riverhead (15-1, 10-0 League III)

PPG/PPGA: 59.4/37.1

Streak: 15 wins

Last 5 games: 5-0

vs playoff teams: 10-1

Biggest win(s): vs. North Babylon 58-45 (Jan. 28), at North Babylon 75-43 (Jan. 3), vs. Copiague 53-47 (Dec. 22)

Worst loss(es): n/a

Hauppauge (15-0, 11-0 League IV)

PPG/PPGA: 58.7/33.3

Streak: 15 wins

Last 5 games: 5-0

vs playoff teams: 6-0

Biggest win(s): vs. Copiague 56-44 (Jan. 12)

Worst loss(es): n/a

Projected Class AA bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Sachem East

vs

16 Smithtown West/17 Eastport-South Manor

8 Longwood

vs

9 Deer Park

5 North Babylon

vs

12 Whitman

4 Hauppauge

vs

13 Ward Melville

6 Northport

vs

11 Commack

3 Lindenhurst

vs

14 Patchogue-Medford

7 Copiague

vs

10 Kings Park

2 Riverhead

vs

15 Bellport/18 East Islip

Projected Class A bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Glenn (bye)

4 Amityville

vs

5 Shoreham-Wading River

3 Islip

vs

2 Harborfields

Projected Class B bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Southampton

vs

4 Mattituck

2 Hampton Bays

vs

3 Center Moriches

Projected Class C bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Southold (bye)

2 Pierson/Bridgehampton

vs

3 Port Jefferson

Class D

Shelter Island is the only Class D school with a 500+ record

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