No. 8 Ward Melville beat No. 9 Half Hollow Hills West, 66-50, in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA boys basketball playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Half Hollow Hills West's Jeff Terry tries to keep the ball from Ward Melville's Trevor Cronin during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Alex Sobel tries to shoot past Half Hollow Hills West's defense during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Ray Grabowski drives against Half Hollow Hills West during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Alex Sobel goes up for a shot over Half Hollow Hills West's Jeff Terry during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Ray Grabowski goes up for a shot against Half Hollow Hills West during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Robert Soto tries to shoot past Half Hollow Hills West's defense during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Half Hollow Hills West's Derek Brower tries to get a shot over Ward Melville's Alex Sobel during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Half Hollow Hills West's Jeff Terry tries to keep the ball from Ward Melville's Alex Sobel, left, and Alex Mazzone during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Alex Sobel goes up for a shot over Half Hollow Hills West's Max Rogowsky during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Brendan Martin gets a pass around Half Hollow Hills West's Omari Monroe during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Half Hollow Hills West's Derek Brower tries to get past Ward Melville's defense during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

Credit: Enrique C. Mendez

Ward Melville's Alex Sobel goes up for a shot as Half Hollow Hills West's Max Rogowsky tries to block during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

Credit: Enrique C. Mendez

Ward Melville's Robert Soto tries to stay ahead of Half Hollow Hills West's Derek Brower during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Brendan Martin tries to stay ahead of Half Hollow Hills West's Gregory Gurin during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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Ward Melville's Alex Sobel goes up for a shot over Half Hollow Hills West's Max Rogowsky tries to block during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

Credit: Enrique C. Mendez

Ward Melville's Brendan Martin goes up for a shot as Half Hollow Hills West's Gregory Gurin tries to block during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball first-round playoff game at Ward Melville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

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