Robby Maurer’s 25 points led BBP win. Dylan Craig scored 20...

Robby Maurer’s 25 points led BBP win. Dylan Craig scored 20 and Brendan Waters added 11 on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Credit: George A Faella

How many starting point guards is the right amount? For Bayport-Blue Point, it’s three.

Seniors Robby Maurer and Brendan Waters join junior Dylan Craig to form a trio that has helped the Phantoms boys basketball team be so successful this season.

“We’ve just been playing,” Maurer said, with Craig next to him. “He just does his thing. I do my thing, and we’re just both hooping.”

Maurer scored 25 points to lead Bayport-Blue Point to a 67-34 Suffolk VI home win over Babylon on Friday. Craig had 20 points and Waters scored 11.

The Phantoms improved to 14-3 on senior night as they honored Maurer, Waters, Brady Hoek, Michael Luce and Chris VanDood. Babylon fell to 5-10.

“I think we move the ball so well and play so well because we’re playing with three point guards: Robby, Dylan and Brendan,” coach Charlie Peck said. “So we move the ball really good. And they’ve been playing together since they’ve been kids. They all play AAU and they’re basketball players. We usually get three-sport athletes, but these guys are basketball players.”

Maurer had a dominant start, scoring 14 of his 25 points in the first quarter. The Phantoms played fast, sitting in a 2-1-2 full-court press from the jump. Cormac Love’s three-pointer with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter gave the Phantoms an 11-1 lead.

The Phantoms kept up the intensity through three quarters and increased their lead to 38 points toward the end of the third.

“This group of guys, we’ve been playing since all the way back to middle school,” Craig said. “Ever since then, we’ve just built chemistry, and right now we’re just flowing and everything feels good. We just got to stay hungry.”

Maurer echoed that the team needs to stay hungry. He’s been a part of the program since eighth grade, so he’s seen the team grow.

“We’ve been getting better and better each year,” he said. “When I was in eighth grade, we weren’t that great. And now to be like one of the top teams in our league, it feels good, especially because I love this group of guys.”

The Phantoms will finish the season with three straight road games, including a matchup against Southampton on Friday that likely will determine the Suffolk VI champion.

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