Often times seeding is clear cut. That's not the case in Suffolk Class B. Wyandanch defeated Center Moriches, 62-55, this afternoon to create chaos in the the class. Kim Weathers had 31 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five assists. Dejanae Mike had 17 points, including five in the final two minutes.
Mattituck is 8-2, Center Moriches is 8-2 and Wyandanch is 7-2. If the Warriors win against Babylon Wednesday, all three teams will be tied for first and they all split winning the home games. The top seed gets a bye into the championship game, while No. 2 hosts No. 3 on Feb. 19.
First the head-to-head matchups.
Dec. 15: Center Moriches 41, Mattituck 37
Dec. 18: Mattituck 57, Wyandanch 55 (OT)
Jan. 13: Center Moriches 63, Wyandanch 55 (OT)
Jan. 15: Mattituck 55, Center Moriches 53
Jan. 22: Wyandanch 66, Mattituck 56
Feb. 8: Wyandanch 62, Center Moriches 55
Obviously, all these three teams are pretty even.
Lets look at non-league schedules
Wyandanch 57, Comsewogue 29
Shoreham-Wading River 62, Wyandanch 57 (OT)
Wyandanch 58, Floyd 39
Wyandanch 68, West Islip 34
Wyandanch 59, Harborfields 27
Whitman 53, Wyandanch 38
Northport 51, Wyandanch 46
Wyandanch 65, Amityville 46
(All teams in postseason except Comsewogue, which can clinch playoff berth with win Tuesday)
Center Moriches 51, Eastport-South Manor 35
Center Moriches 75, Riverhead 60
Brentwood 52, Center Moriches 35
Whitman 39, Center Moriches 30
Harborfields 66, Center Moriches 60
Center Moriches 54, Half Hollow Hills West 33
Long Island Lutheran 64, Center Moriches 52
Center Moriches 63, Sachem North 48
(Played six playoff teams out of eight games)
Mattituck 50, Patchogue-Medford 45
Mattituck 67, Pierson 28
Mattituck 58, Mount Sinai 46 (OT)
Mattituck 48, Longwood 44
Shoreham-Wading River 66, Mattituck 60
Mattituck 39, East Islip 31
Mattituck 50, Centereach 36
Wednesday vs. Northport
(Played three playoff teams)
If we go by non-league strength of schedule, it should be: 1. Wyandanch 2. Center Moriches 3. Mattituck
Center Moriches and Wyandanch have three common non-league opponents. Wyandanch beat Harborfields, 59-27 and Harborfields defeated Center Moriches, 66-60. Both teams lost to Shoreham-Wading River and Whitman.
"All the teams we played in non-league were playoff teams," Wyandanch coach Warren Fuller said. "Us and Center have a common opponent in Harborfields. I think we threw a wrench into the seeding committee’s job. These teams are so evenly matched. Being the No. 1 seed is huge. I’d rather sit back and wait. I think our kids have earned the No. 1 seed."
What do you think?
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