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Suffolk Slant: Players to Watch

Because of Regents exams, there were fewer games since my last Top 10 list, so there are no change here. The top players are proving they belong, though there are some legit challengers that we are also watching.

Here is this week’s report on the Top 10 players for the annual Sandler Award presented to the most outstanding player in Suffolk. A reminder: This list, presented alphabetically, is just one man’s opinion and is unofficial. Newsday does not participate in the voting for all-league and all-county teams.

Tajric Boggs, Longwood: Scored 17 points, including a couple of key layups, in the Lions’ 67-65 comeback win over pesky Ward Melville on Wednesday night.

Darien Croft, Amityville: Had 27 points in romp over Mt. Sinai on Jan. 21.

Darien Davis, Longwood: Came up huge against Ward Melville, with 31 points, including seven three-pointers. Broke 61-all tie with trey and sank clinching free throws with 9 seconds left.

Reid Drzal, Bayport-Blue Point: Had 11 points and 11 rebounds in low-scoring victory over East Hampton on Jan. 21.

Connor Fedge, Bellport: Scored 21 points and battled all night in the Clippers’ gritty 85-77 loss to Half Hollow Hills West on Monday.

Khaleev Ginyard, St. John the Baptist: Scored 25 points, including six in the fourth quarter, as the Cougars rallied to nip Holy Trinity, 57-54, on Saturday.

Tobias Harris, Hills West: Scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in win over Copiague Thursday night. Worked hard to score 20 points, but added 13 rebounds and 8 assists in tough win over Bellport on Monday.

Dantre Langhorne, Greenport. Scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in victory over Bridgehampton last Friday.

Matt McLeod, Harborfields. Had 24 points, eight steals and five assists in victory over Rocky Point and netted 19 points with five assists and four steals in Monday’s win over Newfield.

Tavon Sledge, Hills West: Had 15 points and 14 assists against Copiague on Thursday and a game-high 25 poitns with 12 assists in a hard-fought victory over Bellport on Monday.

Also watching: Bruno Cavallo, Hampton Bays, Jon Cepelak, Southold; Cameron Cullen, East Islip; Joe Gibbons, St. John the Baptist; Qualice Jones, Wyandanch; Zack Krischer, Comseqogue; Kamil Parzych, Lindenhurst; Taylor Sowah, Miller Place; D'Angelo Smith, Southampton; Nasha Smith, Copiague; Jon Ward-Adams, Center Moriches.

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