02/19/14 9:30pm
02/19/2014 9:30 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Shannon Rosati looks for an opening in Harborfields' defense during Wednesday night's county semifinal. (Robert O'Rourk photo)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Shannon Rosati looks for an opening in Harborfields’ defense during Wednesday night’s county semifinal. (Robert O’Rourk photo)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A SEMIFINAL | TORNADOES 58, WILDCATS 46

Shoreham-Wading River made top-seeded Harborfields sweat for most of the game, but fell short in pulling off a major upset in a Suffolk County Class A girls basketball semifinal on Wednesday night.

The No. 4 Wildcats dropped a 58-46 decision in Greenlawn. (more…)

02/19/14 9:25am

Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati goes up for a shot against Sayville Friday in the first round of the playoffs. (Bill Landon photo)

The task in front of the Shoreham-Wading River girls basketball team tonight is daunting.

A trip to the Class A county championship is on the line. And to get there, the Wildcats will need to do something no team has done yet this season: Beat Harborfields. (more…)

02/14/14 10:01pm
02/14/2014 10:01 PM

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | BAYMEN 69, MONARCHS 36

Sophomore guard Alexis Fotopoulos scored all of her 21 points in the first half, including her 1,000 career point, to pace Hampton Bays to a 69-36 victory over visiting Bishop McGann-Mercy in a Suffolk County Class B girls basketball semifinal on Friday night.

The top-seeded Baymen (17-2) grabbed a 17-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the No. 4 Monarchs finished the season with an 11-7 record. (more…)

02/14/14 9:17pm

Shoreham-Wading River junior Courtney Clasen tallied a triple double in the Wildcats’ playoff win over Sayville Friday night. (Bill Landon photo)

CLASS A FIRST ROUND  |  WILDCATS 38, GOLDEN FLASHES 34

Courtney Clasen was admittedly frustrated through most of the first three quarters Friday night. The Shoreham-Wading River junior couldn’t buy a bucket, her team couldn’t hit a free throw and the turnovers continued to pile up.

Sayville opened its largest led of the game at 29-19 with 1:41 left in the third quarter of a Class A first round playoff game, which was slowly slipping away from the fourth-seeded Wildcats. (more…)

02/11/14 9:10pm
02/11/2014 9:10 PM

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | McGann-Mercy guard Kayla Schroeher drives to the basket against Port Jefferson Tuesday night.

CLASS B OUT-BRACKET GAME  |  MONARCHS 49, ROYALS 46

Senior forward Fiona Nunez scored 16 points and freshman guard Mia Behrens added 12 as Bishop McGann-Mercy withstood a late rally to register a 49-46 victory over Port Jefferson in an out-bracket game of the Suffolk County Class B girls basketball tournament in Riverhead on Tuesday night. (more…)

02/10/14 11:10am
02/10/2014 11:10 AM
ROBERT O'ROURK FILE PHOTO | Kayla Schroeher of Bishop McGann-Mercy charging toward the basket while Port Jefferson's Jillian Colucci tries to stop her.

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Kayla Schroeher of Bishop McGann-Mercy charging toward the basket while Port Jefferson’s Jillian Colucci tries to stop her.

The local girls basketball playoffs start Tuesday when Bishop McGann-Mercy hosts Port Jefferson in a Class B outbracket matchup, Section XI announced Monday morning.  (more…)

02/01/14 8:40pm
02/01/2014 8:40 PM

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mia Behrens, who led Bishop McGann-Mercy with 9 points, slices between Southampton’s Margarita Trujillo, left, and Jackie Minogue during Saturday’s non-league game at St. Joseph’s College.

As Bishop McGann-Mercy’s first-year coach, Brian Babst, saw it, it was a win-win situation for his girls basketball team. (more…)