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Boys’ Basketball County Semifinal Notes

February 15, 2018
B Basketball 2018

(PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Tomorrow afternoon the 2nd-seeded boys’ basketball team will face off against 3rd-seeded Mercy in the semifinals of the Suffolk County Class C Tournament. Here is what you need to know for the match-up.

  • Date: Friday, February 16th
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Place: Swanson Gymnasium
  • Admission: $6 or FREE with your Blue Fan Group shirt or Student/Faculty ID

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Game Notes

  • This is the 18th straight postseason appearance for the Bears, the 2nd-longest active streak in Suffolk behind perennial power Amityville.
  • The Bears face Mercy who beat 6th-seeded Southold last night in overtime, 62-58. This is Mercy’s first postseason berth since 2008.
  • The winner of tomorrow’s match-up will play the winner of #1 Greenport/#5 Port Jeff in the Class C Final on Sunday, February 18th at Suffolk CCC–Selden at 3:30pm.
  • The Bears have won four of their last five home playoff games: 2007 vs. Pierson (56-31), 2008 vs. Southold (66-48), 2009 vs. Mercy (57-51) & 2017 vs. Port Jeff (50-47).
  • The Bears have earned a place in the Class C Final in 10 out of the last 11 years, winning in 200720102013201420152016 & 2017. They have won the last five titles, the longest streak in the history of Class C.
  • The Bears have won 13 straight games vs. Mercy dating back to 2005 including wins in both regular season match-ups this year: 51-43 & 54-46.
  • The Bears have won both postseason match-ups vs. the Monarchs: the 2007 County Championship (43-32) and a 2009 semifinal (57-51).

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Mercy

Profile

Results: 8-13 (1-9)

  • Nov. 28th @ Greenport – L 31-86
  • Nov. 30th @ Hampton Bays – L 48-52
  • Dec. 1st @ East Hampton – L 48-80
  • Dec. 2nd @ Mattituck – L 51-78
  • Dec. 6th @ Smithtown Christian – W 61-38
  • Dec. 8th vs. Shelter Island – W 53-39
  • Dec. 12th vs. Pierson – W 52-45
  • Dec. 13th @ Bridgehampton – W 63-48
  • Dec. 19th @ Southold – W 50-42
  • Dec. 21st @ Ross – W 51-41
  • Jan. 3rd @ Mattituck – L 49-73
  • Jan. 9th @ Port Jeff – L 40-70
  • Jan. 17th @ Center Moriches – L 39-109
  • Jan. 24th @ Babylon – L 39-72
  • Jan. 26th vs. Port Jeff – W 38-30
  • Jan. 29th vs. Stony Brook – L 43-51
  • Jan. 31st @ Stony Brook – L 46-54
  • Feb. 2nd vs. Center Moriches – L 54-86
  • Feb. 6th vs. Mattituck – L 55-60
  • Feb. 9th vs. Babylon – L 49-66
  • Feb. 14th vs. Southold (Class C 1st round) – W 62-58 (OT)

Roster

  • Allan Zillnicki – 20.6 ppg/ 25 threes
  • John Venesina – 10.1 ppg/ 15 threes
  • Jaylen Stilley – 9.3 ppg
  • John Algieri – 4.7 ppg/ 1 three
  • Aidan Martin – 4.5 ppg/ 1 three
  • Chris Alkinson – 3.0 ppg/ 1 three
  • Matt Kneidl – 3.0 ppg

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Stony Brook Profile

Results: 13-6 (5-5)

  • Dec. 2nd vs. Shelter Island – W 68-45
  • Dec. 6th @ Southold – W 61-41
  • Dec. 8th @ Kew Forest (Portledge Holiday Tournament) – W 53-45
  • Dec. 10th @ Portledge (Portledge Holiday Tournament) – W 67-60
  • Dec. 11th vs. Smithtown Christian – W 79-31
  • Dec. 13th @ Greenport – L 49-72
  • Dec. 18th vs. Ross – W 70-40
  • Dec. 20th @ Bridgehampton – W 62-58
  • Jan. 15th vs. Pierson – W 61-50
  • Jan. 16th @ Babylon – L 37-77
  • Jan. 20th @ Center Moriches – L 35-78
  • Jan. 22nd @ Mattituck – L 54-64
  • Jan. 24th vs. Port Jeff – W 44-40 (OT)
  • Jan. 26th vs. Mattituck – W 46-38
  • Jan. 29th @ Mercy – W 51-43
  • Jan. 31st vs. Mercy – W 54-46
  • Feb. 2nd vs. Babylon – L 61-64 (OT)
  • Feb. 5th vs. Center Moriches – L 49-73
  • Feb. 9th @ Port Jeff – W 52-45

Roster

  • James Toney – 17.3 ppg/ 11.4 rpg/ 1.4 apg/ 3 threes
  • Seamus Scanlon – 9.2 ppg/ 5.3 rpg/ 1.1 apg/ 4 threes
  • Owen Sobel – 8.0 ppg/ 11.4 rpg/ 2.3 apg/ 1 three
  • Jai Narain – 7.9 ppg/ 3.3 rpg/ 1.6 apg/ 19 threes
  • Emil Vaughn – 6.6 ppg/ 4.3 apg/ 3.5 rpg/ 3 threes
  • Andy D’Alessio – 3.9 ppg/ 1.2 rpg/ 0.4 apg/ 15 threes
  • Antonio Rizzo – 3.5 ppg/ 0.8 rpg/ 0.3 apg/ 14 threes
  • Rex Eshirow – 1.6 ppg/ 1.9 rpg/ 0.7 apg/ 1 three
  • Jerry Li – 1.4 ppg/ 1.3 rpg/ 0.3 apg
  • Josh Aduba – 1.2 ppg/ 1.6 rpg/ 0.1 apg
  • Colin Scanlon – 0.7 ppg/ 1.2 rpg/ 0.6 apg/ 3 threes
  • Sam Hou – 0.2 ppg/ 0.3 rpg/ 0.1 apg
  • Nick Liberatore – 0.0 ppg/ 0.1 rpg/ 1 three

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