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Suffolk V girls basketball team-by-team outlook 

Alyssa Adomaites #23 of Glenn, right, dribbles downcourt

Alyssa Adomaites #23 of Glenn, right, dribbles downcourt as Shea Cronin #5 of Northport guards her during a Suffolk Shootout tournament game at Northport High School on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Photo Credit: James Escher

AMITYVILLE WARRIORS

Last season: 4-16

Coach: Cherese Hinckson

KEY PLAYERS

Tyesha Billinger F 5-8 Jr.; Dominique Jones G 5-5 Jr.; Taylor Lawhorne G/F 5-9 Sr.; Brionna Milsap G 5-6 Jr.; Jordan Tobin G/F 5-9 Jr.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: A new coach, an alumna of the program, hopes to rebuild the team, which benefits from the addition of Lawhorne.

BAYPORT-BLUE PT. PHANTOMS

Last season: 9-10

Coach: Toni Mulgrave

KEY PLAYERS

Jackie Mason F 5-8 Jr.; Kate McGuire G 5-2 Fr.; Olivia Monturo F 5-10 Jr.

ABOUT THE PHANTOMS: McGuire can facilitate the offense while Mason and Monturo use their athleticism.

GLENN KNIGHTS

Last season: 16-5

Coach: Sean McGinty

KEY PLAYERS

Alyssa Adomaites G 5-7 Sr.; Aaliyah Gonzalez F 5-8 Jr.; Samantha Groark G 5-8 Jr.; Madison Mullman F 5-10 Jr.; Allison Pelkonen F 5-8 Jr.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS: Pressure defense and transition offense is the name of the game.

MILLER PLACE PANTHERS

Last season: 4-12

Coach: Beth Anne Bradshaw

KEY PLAYERS

Alexa Corbin G 5-5 Soph.; Lizzie Doherty G 5-5 Soph.; Lauren Hampson C 5-10 Sr.; Jessica Iavarone G/F 5-11 Soph.; Taylor Reese F 5-9 Jr.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: Hampson, a standout rebounder, leads a young team with potential.

MOUNT SINAI MUSTANGS

Last season: 22-1

Coach: Jeff Koutsantanou

KEY PLAYERS

Brooke Cergol G 5-5 Sr.; Amanda Dowler F 5-8 Soph.; Margaret Kopcienski G 5-5 Sr.; Holly McNair F 5-9 Sr.; Gabby Sartori F 5-9 Sr.

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS: The county runner-up as the No. 1 seed, several seniors are key for title run.

SAYVILLE GOLDEN FLASHES

Last season: 17-5

Coach: Phil DePompeo

KEY PLAYER

Jenna Harclerode F 5-10 Jr.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN FLASHES: Harclerode’s high basketball IQ bodes well for a young team, DePompeo said.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER WILDCATS

Last season: 14-7

Coach: Adam Lievre

KEY PLAYERS

Michele Corona G 5-5 Sr.; Carlie Cutinella G 5-5 Fr.; Abby Korzekwinski F 5-10 Jr.; Hayden Lachenmeyer F 5-8 Jr.; Melissa Marchese F 5-8 Sr.

ABOUT THE WILDCATS: A mix of returners and newcomers, led by Corono and Korzekwinski, has SWR confident.

WESTHAMPTON HURRICANES

Last season: 8-12

Coach: Katie Peters

KEY PLAYERS

Molly McCarthy G 5-7 Fr.; Layla Mendoza F 5-9 Jr.; Lindsay Rongo C 5-11 Sr.; Molly Skorobohaty F 5-10 Soph.; Isabelle Smith G 5-6 Jr.

ABOUT THE HURRICANES: A solid defensive team that will play quick in transition and do the little things.

WYANDANCH WARRIORS

Last season: 11-11

Coach: Angelique Shannon

KEY PLAYERS

Briana Davis G/F 5-7 Jr.; Brianna Day-Eli G 5-4 Sr.; Jaaliyah Ervin G 5-6 Sr.; Alijah Gooden F/C 5-9 Sr.; Treyona Mayhew G 5-4 Fr.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Davis and Ervin can shoot from deep, while Gooden could surprise down low.

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