01/23/17 12:00pm
01/23/2017 12:00 PM

Shoreham-Wading River basketball player Matt Moran 012317

Perhaps one of the most underappreciated roles on a high school boys basketball team belongs to the first couple of players coming off the bench. They don’t hold the status of a starter, but their value can mean the difference between winning and losing.

Does Matt Moran feel unappreciated?

Not at all.
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01/14/17 3:37pm
01/14/2017 3:37 PM

Shoreham-Wading River basketball player Dean Stalzer 011417

Shoreham-Wading River brought the energy, the fire and the intensity. But Southampton just brought too much.

Southampton, winner of the last three Long Island Class B boys basketball championships, had only seven players available for its Suffolk County League VI game in Shoreham on Saturday. That was enough.
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12/20/16 8:22pm
12/20/2016 8:22 PM

Riverhead basketball player Christian Pace 122016

Welcome to Suffolk County League II.

Riverhead’s introduction to the league wasn’t a kind one. The Blue Waves, who played in League III last season, had their work cut out for them Tuesday in their league opener with powerful Half Hollow Hills East in town. Hills East is seen as one of the top teams in the county along with fellow League II teams Central Islip and Bay Shore.

It was easy to see why.
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12/16/16 9:43pm
12/16/2016 9:43 PM

Greenport basketball player Tony Anderson 121616

All the pieces are in place. This could be a special high school boys basketball team that Greenport has.

The Porters have big bodies in the form of Julian Swann and Sam Strickland. They have the considerable skills of freshman phenom Ahkee Anderson. They have plenty of talent from others, too. Tashan Lawrence, Jordan Fonseca and Darrius Strickland, just to name a few.

The Porters have something else: unselfishness.
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12/03/16 7:38pm
12/03/2016 7:38 PM

Only 44 seconds into the Riverhead boys basketball season opener against Bellport Saturday, coach John Rossetti was forced to call a timeout.

The young Blues Waves experienced trouble in-bounding the ball against the Clippers’ press and Rossetti figured it was a good time for the hosts to keep their cool in the non-league game. READ