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Suffolk III girls basketball team-by-team outlook

North Babylon's Brianna Lavalle gets double teamed during

North Babylon's Brianna Lavalle gets double teamed during a Suffolk league 3 girls basketball game against Copiague in North Babylon on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Photo Credit: Peter Frutkoff

SUFFOLK III

BELLPORT CLIPPERS

Last season: 4-16

Coach: Rob Powell

KEY PLAYERS

Erika Johnson F 5-6 Soph.; Nathalia Minchala G 5-5 Sr.; Veronica Riddick G 5-5 Jr.; Colleen Shaw C 5-11 Jr.; Destiny Williams F 5-7 Soph.

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS: A young team Powell hopes will improve as the season progresses.

CENTEREACH COUGARS

Last season: 2-17

Coach: Jimmy Steigele

KEY PLAYERS

Megan Agliotis G/F 5-6 Sr.; Sarah Burhmeister F 6-1 8th; Adriana Romo-Leroux G 5-3 Fr.; Jessica Santos G 5-3 Sr.; Jennifer Sommer G 5-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE COUGARS: Burhmeister and Romo-Leroux look to blend with a trio of seniors to improve the team.

COMSEWOGUE WARRIORS

Last season: 9-11

Coach: Joe Caltagirone

KEY PLAYERS

Sofia Colocho G 5-4 Sr.; Lindsay Hanson G 5-7 Jr.; Julianna Watson G 5-7 Sr.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Graduated the program’s all-time leading scorer but still has some talent in place.

DEER PARK FALCONS

Last season: 9-11

Coach: Mike Gennaro

KEY PLAYERS

Cassie Hovanec F 5-4 Sr.; Julianna Knice G 5-4 Sr.; Kylie Kuhn G 5-5 Fr.; Bella Mosca G 5-3 Fr.; Zakirah Sands G 5-4 Soph.

ABOUT THE FALCONS: Fighting for a playoff spot behind Knice, a three-year started who averaged 12 points per game.

HUNTINGTON BLUE DEVILS

Last season: 11-10

Coach: Mike Kaplan

KEY PLAYERS

Christie Baade F 5-7 Sr.; Paige Lennon G 5-6 Sr.; Abby Maichin F 5-10 Jr.; Alyssa Sorensen G 5-6 Sr.; Holly Wright G 5-7 Jr.

ABOUT THE BLUE DEVILS: A solid core of returning talent led by Lennon has them in the hunt for the playoffs.

NEWFIELD WOLVERINES

Last season: 2-17

Coach: Douglas Van Bargen

KEY PLAYERS

Olivia Bond G/F 5-6 Sr.; Savannah Bond G 5-5 Soph.; Chinelle Nelson G 5-5 Soph.; Megan Spina G 5-6 Fr.; Trinity Wallace C 5-9 Soph.

ABOUT THE WOLVERINES: Olivia Bond leads a group looking for more consistency and improvement.

NORTH BABYLON BULLDOGS

Last season: 17-3

Coach: Marc Riley

KEY PLAYERS

Raiana Brown PF 6-0 Sr.; Alanna Felix G/F 5-9 Jr.; Brianna Lavalle G 5-5 Sr.; Samantha Muller G 5-10 Soph.; Sofie Tsavaris G 5-8 Soph.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: The class of Suffolk League 3, they’re a legitimate Suffolk Class AA contender.

SMITHTOWN EAST BULLS

Last season: 7-13

Coach: Bill Zatulskis

KEY PLAYERS

Kate Cosgrove F 5-11 Jr.; Brianna Durland G 5-7 Jr.; Kate Illari G 5-8 Sr.; Kayla Syrbe G/F 5-9 Sr.; Ella Whitehouse G 5-5 Sr.

ABOUT THE BULLS: An intense team with a variety of scoring options and a nice mix of returners and newcomers.

WEST ISLIP LIONS

Last season: 10-10

Coach: Chris Scharf

KEY PLAYERS

Alexandra Gagliardi F 5-10 Jr.; Carolyn Greenwald G 5-4 Sr.; Peyton Ryan G 5-9 Sr.; Nikki Vallinoto F 5-8 Jr.; Julia Varley G 5-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE LIONS: Greenwald, Ryan and Varley provide balance and leadership in the backcourt.

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