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The quarterfinals have been cruel to Lawrence.
The Golden Tornado fell to Carey, 64-63, in overtime on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Nassau Class A playoffs, marking the third consecutive season Lawrence went into the round as the county's top-seed and left with a loss.
Adrian Denner scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, and Kieran Murchie added 16 points to lead Carey.
Dwayne...Read more »
Josh Hyon admitted he was more mentally exhausted than physically exhausted late in Wheatley’s Nassau Class B semifinal game.
Yet it didn’t prevent him from making the biggest basket in the second-seeded Wildcats’ 72-68 victory over No. 3 East Rockaway Saturday at LIU Post.
Hyon’s putback off his own miss was the winning field goal in the third overtime that gave Wheatley (11-7) a 70-68...Read more »
Tom DeRosa knows the feeling of getting to the finals and not winning it all. It happened last season for the Smithtown-Hauppauge goaltender.
So when it was time to get ready for his senior season this year, DeRosa decided to take on more of a leadership role and help the younger guys.
“You don’t realize how long of a season it is,” said DeRosa, who was named an assistant captain. “If...Read more »
Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.
That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.
“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”
Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...Read more »
Danny McKee helped his East Hampton teammates move the ball with precision as the final seconds ticked away.
When it stopped moving, McKee stood at the top of the key with the ball in his hands waiting to make his move.
The score was tied at 57 and the Bonackers’ non-league game was on the line.
“We ran our normal offense and ran some time off the clock,” McKee said. “When it got...Read more »
Kyle Williams missed his first dunk attempt, got it back, and went back up for the flush.
What a way for St. John the Baptist’s 6-9 center to score his 1,000th point. It came on the first play of the game in the Cougars’ CHSAA showdown with Holy Trinity.
But it wasn’t the best part for Williams in St. John the Baptist’s 69-64 home win. The best part was protecting the paint.
“I’ve...Read more »
Brenden Lloyd isn't just a one-man show for the Bellmore-Merrick boys’ ice hockey team.
What makes the Bulldogs a juggernaut this season is that they come at you in "Waves of Four", Lloyd said.
Meaning Bellmore-Merrick is four lines deep in its attack. There's nothing better than that from Bulldogs coach Chris Patten's perspective.
"We don't rely on just one guy," Patten said....Read more »
The Long Beach way of playing boys ice hockey is very simple.
"We like to get the puck deep and get it behind the other team's defensemen," Marines' 16th year coach Joe Brand said. "Just forecheck real hard and take that puck back."
In other words, Long Beach plays the dump and chase game. And who can argue with that? The Marines (12-1-1) are currently in first place in the small school...Read more »
Liam Walker is making a habit out of buzzer-beating shots. And that's been a good thing for the Southold boys' basketball team.
Walker’s coast-to-coast layup was the winning basket in the First Settlers’ 57-55 League VIII road win over Greenport Saturday.
Walker had previously delivered a game-winning layup with 1.9 seconds left that helped Southold defeat Pierson, 57-55, back on Dec....Read more »
When Davelle Hooks and Te'Korey Smith attack the glass, Freeport’s tough to beat.
It hasn’t happened as often as Red Devils coach Bob DeBonis would like, but on Tuesday, Hooks and Smith were relentless in their pursuit of the basketball.
That’s the main reason Freeport handed Farmingdale its first loss of the season in the Red Devils’ 49-44 home win in Conference I.
“We’re starting...Read more »