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Suffolk Girls Hoops Bracketology

Riverhead guard Jalyn Brown controls the ball against

Riverhead guard Jalyn Brown controls the ball against North Babylon. (Jan. 3, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Teams have a few regular season games left to play until the conclusion of the regular season in Suffolk next Wednesday. Below are projected brackets based on games played through Monday Feb. 6, based off previous year’s brackets as well as conversations with those directly and indirectly involved in the seeding process. There are still teams who can play themselves into and out of the postseason, this is simply one man’s opinion as to how the brackets would be assembled today.

Class AA:

The debate in Suffolk Class AA is who will be the No. 2 seed between Lindenhurst, Riverhead and Hauppauge. Each team has impressive resumes, with offenses scoring 57+ ppg and defenses allowing less than 38 ppg. Riverhead has the most wins against playoff teams by a considerable margin.

Please note: a big win indicates a win against an opponent likely to finish high in the league standings and a bad loss indicates a defeat to an opponent who is significantly lower in the standings.

Who’s No. 2?

Lindenhurst (14-1, 11-0 League II)

PPG/PPGA: 57.5/35.7

Streak: 8 wins

Last 5 games: 5-0

vs playoff teams: 5-0

Biggest win(s): vs Northport 60-26 (Jan. 13)

Worst loss(es): n/a

Riverhead (15-1, 10-0 League III)

PPG/PPGA: 59.4/37.1

Streak: 15 wins

Last 5 games: 5-0

vs playoff teams: 10-1

Biggest win(s): vs. North Babylon 58-45 (Jan. 28), at North Babylon 75-43 (Jan. 3), vs. Copiague 53-47 (Dec. 22)

Worst loss(es): n/a

Hauppauge (15-0, 11-0 League IV)

PPG/PPGA: 58.7/33.3

Streak: 15 wins

Last 5 games: 5-0

vs playoff teams: 6-0

Biggest win(s): vs. Copiague 56-44 (Jan. 12)

Worst loss(es): n/a

Projected Class AA bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Sachem East


16 Smithtown West/17 Eastport-South Manor

8 Longwood


9 Deer Park

5 North Babylon


12 Whitman

4 Hauppauge


13 Ward Melville

6 Northport


11 Commack

3 Lindenhurst


14 Patchogue-Medford

7 Copiague


10 Kings Park

2 Riverhead


15 Bellport/18 East Islip

Projected Class A bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Glenn (bye)

4 Amityville


5 Shoreham-Wading River

3 Islip


2 Harborfields

Projected Class B bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Southampton


4 Mattituck

2 Hampton Bays


3 Center Moriches

Projected Class C bracket through games on 2/6:

1 Southold (bye)

2 Pierson/Bridgehampton


3 Port Jefferson

Class D

Shelter Island is the only Class D school with a 500+ record

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