Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Bereket Watts turns the ball upfield against Hampton Bays’ Loaiza Cristian. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
BAYMEN 7, MONARCHS 0
Playing with only nine players because of injuries and a suspension, the Bishop McGann-Mercy boys soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to Hampton Bays in a Suffolk County League VII match at Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead on Monday. (more…)
Stephen Schumejda (Credit: New York State Police)
A 2001 Riverhead High School graduate has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of his girlfriend — the mother of his two children — in upstate New York, according to state police.
A Flanders man was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning after he was pulled over in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town police said. (more…)
A Wading River man who allegedly refused to stop fighting in a Hampton Bays supermarket parking lot was tased by a Southampton Town police officer last week. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Maria Smith moves toward the basket during the small schools final against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)
The matchup was an intriguing one: Hampton Bays’ Alexis Fotopoulos and Shoreham-Wading River’s Courtney Clasen.
The two central figures in the Town of Brookhaven Summer League girls basketball small schools final had never played against each other before. They both came up big at different times, and in their own ways, in Wednesday evening’s showdown at Eastport/South Manor High School.
In the end, it was Clasen, the senior, and her teammates who ended up with the prize, though not before blowing a 16-point lead and enduring a scare from Fotopoulos and her friends in purple.
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…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO | This car was struck in Hampton Bays after a fatal car crash early Sunday morning.
Southampton Police arrested an Aquebogue man for driving while intoxicated Sunday morning following a car crash in Hampton Bays that killed a newspaper delivery woman.
According to police, 31-year-old Joseph Perez was driving a 2001 Ford pickup truck westbound on Montauk Highway, near Ponquogue Avenue, around 4:30 a.m. when he hit a parked car, then struck 56-year-old Donna Sartori of Middle Island before hitting her car.
Southampton Town Police, New York State Police Forensic ID & Collision Reconstruction Unit, and the Hampton Bays Fire Department all responded to the scene.
Police said Ms. Sartori was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Perez was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. Southampton Sgt. Andrew Ficurilli said Sunday morning that Mr. Perez remains in the hospital, and will likely be arraigned tomorrow.
Police said the investigation is continuing, and are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to call Southampton Town Detectives at 702-2230, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.
DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Nykel Reese of Bishop McGann-Mercy planting his feet before going up for a shot during his team’s win over Hampton Bays.
MONARCHS 46, BAYMEN 42
It may sound like a cliché, but the Bishop McGann-Mercy boys basketball team shared the wealth when push came to shove in its 46-42 home victory over Hampton Bays on Tuesday night.
Junior guard Asaiah Wilson sank five foul shots en route to his game-high 19 points in the Suffolk County League VII game as the Monarchs snapped a three-game losing streak.
Junior forward Nykel Reese, who finished with 11 points, canned a 15-foot shot that gave the Monarchs (6-5, 3-4) the lead for good at 38-36 with 5 minutes 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. He also blocked two shots down the stretch against the Baymen (2-9, 0-7).
Only 40 seconds later, freshman guard Greg Gehring converted a trey to give the hosts some much needed breathing room at 41-36.
And when the Baymen pulled within 45-42, senior Brian Willet sank a foul shot with 0.7 seconds remaining.
Senior center/forward Andrew Glagow, who did not score a point, made his presence felt on the other side of the court, helping hold Hampton Bays senior forward Harry Fotopoulos to 6 of his team-high 16 points in the second half.
The Monarchs will host Mattituck on Friday night.