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Suffolk IV girls basketball team-by-team outlook

Eastport-South Manor girls varsity head coach Steve Giacolone

Eastport-South Manor girls varsity head coach Steve Giacolone talks to Casey Travers during a timeout as he gets his 300th career win in a home game against East Islip on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

EAST ISLIP REDMEN

Last season: 5-11

Coach: Eugeneia Quinn

KEY PLAYERS

Hannah Calarco G 5-8 Jr.; Meghan Garnett F 5-10 Soph.; Gia Gremeaux G 5-8 Jr.; Jessica Peluso F 5-10 Fr.; Kira Rumfola G/F 5-8 Soph.

ABOUT THE REDMEN: Gremeaux is a do-it-all scorer who can shoot from distance and get to the rim.

EASTPORT-S. MANOR SHARKS

Last season: 18-2

Coach: Steve Giacolone

KEY PLAYERS

Bella Arato F 5-7 Jr.; Alexandra Giacolone G 5-4 Jr.; Meghan Henderson F 5-6 Sr.; Bryanna Lydell G/F 5-6 Sr.; Casey Travers G/F 5-7 Sr.

ABOUT THE SHARKS: Lost three starters but returns Travers, a tenacious defender and above-average scorer and passer.

HARBORFIELDS TORNADOES

Last season: 15-5

Coach: Meaghan Smith

KEY PLAYERS

Celia Argiriou PG 5-2 Sr.; Colleen Dwyer G/F 5-5 Sr.; Claire Mergenthaler F 5-10 Sr.; Olivia Seligmann F/G 5-6 Sr.; Hallie Simkins F 5-10 Sr.

ABOUT THE TORNADOES: A new coaching staff brings a fast style of play, but this team’s experience could yield success.

HAUPPAUGE EAGLES

Last season: 17-6

Coach: Jamie Edson

KEY PLAYERS

Giuliana Abruscata G 5-9 Jr.; Kayla Bullard G 5-9 Jr.; Jamie Devine G 5-10 Soph.; Nicole Petrocelli F 5-10 Soph.; Lauren Romito F 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE EAGLES: The defending county champions return several key players, including Romito, a dynamic post presence.

HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST COLTS

Last season: 12-9

Coach: Bryan Dugan

KEY PLAYERS

Charlotte Anton F 5-10 Jr.; Carly Bloom F 5-8 Jr.; Alexa Hinke G 5-6 Soph.; Kayla Robertson G 5-9 Sr.; Emily Ross G 5-6 Jr.

ABOUT THE COLTS: Return four starters, led by Robertson, who hope to bring the Colts to their fourth straight playoff appearance.

ISLIP BUCCANEERS

Last season: 3-17

Coach: Collin Smith

KEY PLAYERS

Genai Martinez G/F 5-7 Jr.; Kaeli McAnally G 5-5 Fr.; Reagan Mullins G 5-2 Sr.; Kelsey Scheidel F/C 5-7 Jr.; Kristen Scheidel G/F 5-6 Jr.

ABOUT THE BUCCANEERS: A young team that Smith hopes will give the league’s top competition a run.

KINGS PARK KINGSMEN

Last season: 19-3

Coach: Tom Edmundson

KEY PLAYERS

Meghan Bossert F 5-10 Fr.; Isabella Buffa F 5-8 Sr.; Sam Hogan PG 5-5 Sr. Haley Jette G 5-9 Sr.; Leighann Perciballi G/F 5-9 Jr.

ABOUT THE KINGSMEN: Return four starters, including Iona soccer commit Hogan, and is poised for a playoff push.

ROCKY POINT EAGLES

Last season: 9-10

Coach: Scott Lindsay

KEY PLAYERS

Madison Gennaro G 5-4 Jr.; Emma Rose Hansen C 5-9 Soph.; Autumn Kinderman F 5-8 Jr.; Clare Levy G 5-4 Jr.; Sydney Stromayer G 5-5 Soph.

ABOUT THE EAGLES: Good team defense coupled with strong outside shooting have them confident.

WEST BABYLON EAGLES

Last season: 17-3

Coach: Dan Bachety

KEY PLAYERS

Kayla Downey G 5-6 Sr.; Delilah Doyle G 5-7 Sr.; Emily Heller F 5-7 Sr.; Caitlin McGuire F 5-7 Sr.; Olivia Vergano F 5-7 Soph.

ABOUT THE EAGLES: A new coach inherits an experienced team, helmed by McGuire, who scored 13.2 points per game.

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