South Side spoils
South Side's 65-50 win over Elmont on Thursday knocked off the final undefeated team in Nassau. There are a handful of teams that are unbeaten in their conferences, such as Uniondale (7-0) in Conference AA-I and Oceanside (7-0) in AA-II. But there are no more overall undefeated teams in Nassau after the loss by Elmont (10-1).
Westbury looking ahead: In a meeting of Nassau Class A favorites, Elmont defeated Westbury, 74-71, in overtime Jan. 5 in a game that Westbury felt it should have won. Said Westbury senior Lamard Herron: "We know we gave that game away by missing 14 free throws and some layups, and not focusing the day before because we took them light. We want to send a message in every game until we get back to Elmont that we're waiting on them." Westbury (3-1 ABC-I) won its next three games by an average of 24 points since and plays Hewlett this week before the rematch with Elmont (3-1) at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Elmont.
Florin out with injury: An ankle injury will likely keep Long Island Lutheran point guard Mike Florin out until February. Florin, a 6-foot junior in his first year starting for the Crusaders, suffered a severe ankle sprain Jan. 3 against Center Moriches, Lutheran coach John Buck said. He was leading a fast break and took a bad step, Buck said.
Florin will miss 4-6 weeks. Junior Shaun Lawton has stepped in at point guard and had 15 points in a win Monday night against Upper Room.
Kings Park takes lead
in race for Class A
Kings Park is the favorite in Suffolk Class A right now. The Kingsmen are 11-1 and 8-0 in League V with the loss coming to Class AA Ward Melville. Kings Park defeated second-place Harborfields, 54-34, on Tuesday. Jamie Romano had 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots against Harborfields and 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 60-38 win over Islip on Thursday.
Who will win League VI? One of the more compelling races in Suffolk is in League VI. Glenn, Miller Place, Shoreham-Wading River and Mount Sinai are all tied for first at 6-2. Sophomore Allison McKenna had career highs of 33 points and 26 rebounds to lead Glenn over Miller Place, 56-47, on Thursday to force the four-way tie. Each team plays each other at least one more time.
Kane coming: Reported by Corey McLaughlin and Adam Ronis