Suffolk VII girls basketball preview

Center Moriches junior Pamela Schenck sinks a jump Center Moriches junior Pamela Schenck sinks a jump shot against Southampton. (Feb. 19, 2013) Photo Credit: Daniel De Mato

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SUFFOLK VII

1. CENTER MORICHES RED DEVILS

Coach: Kelley Watts

Key players

G Tori Fahie 5-5

PG Claire Brady 5-4

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G Pam Schenck 5-6

C Tamia Roland 5-11

F Caroline Casey 5-10

Outlook: Leadership in the backcourt with Fahie, a three-point specialist, Brady, a defensive ball hawk, and Schenck, an athletic combo guard.

 

2. HAMPTON BAYS BAYMEN

Coach: Pat McGunnigle

Key players

PG Alexis Fotopoulas 5-7

G Trish Liotta 5-4

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G Hannah Reed 5-8

PF Haley Wood 5-8

F Alex Maitland-Ward 5-9

Outlook: The talented backcourt of Fotopoulas and Liotta lead a cohesive unit with great speed, shooting and defensive anticipation.

 

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3. MATTITUCK TUCKERS

Coach: Steve Van Dood

Key players

F Shannon Dwyer 5-10

SG Tiana Baker 5-8

PG Katie Hoeg 5-11

G Liz Dwyer 5-9

F Courtney Murphy 5-6

Outlook: Should again be a playoff team behind Dwyer, who's strong in the open court and physical in the low post, and Baker, who can drive to the basket or spot up.

 

4. BABYLON PANTHERS

Coach: Chris Ryan

Key players

G Kristen Alteri 5-6

G Emily Guerra 5-7

F Michelle Mangini 5-6

PG Hollie Merz 5-7

F Sam Hubert Jr. 5-7

Outlook: Guard-oriented offense will feature more passing, cutting, and dribble attack, primarily by Alteri. Shaybe Antolini is a playmaker off the bench.

 

5. SOUTHAMPTON MARINERS

Coach: Richard Wingfield

Key players

G Noel Hodges 5-8

F Sydney Katz 5-11

F Caroline Ricca 5-6

G Margarita Trujillo 5-6

PG Brook-lyn Walker 5-3

Outlook: The defending two-time Long Island champions lost 11 of 13 players but return Hodges, a creative guard with tremendous court vision who makes teammates better.

 

6. WYANDANCH WARRIORS

Coach: Angelique L. Shannon

Key players

F Quiana Sutton 5-7

G Shylasia Smith 5-3

C Joy'l Payne 6-0

G Elissa Fleurisma 5-6

G Rasauna Melendez 5-3

Outlook: Sutton is dangerous from downtown, Smith makes aggressively attacks the basket, and Payne is a force inside the paint.

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