The fourth-seeded Bulls withstood a rally en route to defeating the No. 5 Eagles, 65-49, in a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal on Saturday.

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Smithtown East's Benjamin Haug (12) and Cole Wood of Hauppauge go after the loose ball during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Benjamin Haug of Smithtown East brings the ball downcourt during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game against Hauppauge in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Craig O'Neill (3) of Smithtown East pulls the rebound down ahead of Hauppauge's Cole Wood during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Smithtown East's Craig O'Neill gets stuffed from behind by Cole Wood of Hauppauge during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Smithtown East's Benjamin Haug looks for his opening to the basket during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game against Hauppauge in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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James Burton of Smithtown East fakes a charge to the basket during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game against Hauppauge in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Benjamin Haug of Smithtown East drives to the basket during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game against Hauppauge in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Bobby Eck of Smithtown East sets to shoot under pressure from Hauppauge's Cole Wood (5) and Eddie Bullard during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Benjamin Haug of Smithtown East handles the ball in front of a packed gym during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game against Hauppauge in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Smithtown East's Gjon Lleshaj tries to thread the needle between Hauppauge's Tucker Brown (1) and Cole Wood (5) during a Suffolk Class AA boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game in St. James on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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