The Westhampton Hurricanes are digging down deep to make sure they will still be playing hoops a couple weeks from now.
Saturday the team traveled to Rocky Point and came away with a convincing 59-40 victory, giving the locals a foot up in the Class A playoff picture.
Credit Devonte Dixon, who controlled the game with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Teammate Mike Frangeskos chipped in with 14 points and Luke Dyer dished off for five baskets.
The Hurricanes moved to 5-4 in League V, good for a second place tie.
Pencil Shelter Island in to the Big Dance. The Indians won twice, besting Greenport Thursday and Knox School the following day. Nathan Mandy had 17 points and Matt Beltcappellino 10 as the Indians, playing at home, took down the Porters 52-44 despite 21 points from Gavin Dibble.
Shelter Island emptied the bench early, taking out Knox 70-24. Tristen Wisseman led all scorers with 21, John Surges tallied 12 and Riley Willumsen notched 10.
The Indians moved to 6-5 in League VIII and will likely get a berth in the county tournament and a shot at the New York State Class D tournament.
It's not gonna happen for Riverhead this season. The usually powerful Blue Waves are having a nightmarish season, and Friday's 74-53 loss at North Babylon was just another nail in the coffin. Tyrese Kerr scored 17 for the losers, who fell to 3-7 in League III. Riverhead beat Newfield Thursday 48-46. Kerr scored 12 and Charles Manning added 10.
East Hampton will need to win out to get in. The Bonackers fell to Glenn 60-50 at home Friday to fall to 3-6 in League VI.
Pierson just keeps rolling. The Whalers readied for the playoffs by taking care of Smithtown Christian on the losers' court Thursday, 68-46. Ian Barret exploded for a season high 23 points and Forrest Loesch did likewise. Rob Evjen had 13 points and snared 13 rebounds.
On the girls' side of the ledger, Hampton Bays is having a dream season. The Baywomen are 13-2 overall and 6-1 in League VII after annihilating Wyandanch 73-13 Thursday. Ten players scored for Hampton Bays led by Mackenzie Tyler and Alex Fotopoulos, each of whom tallied 14. Mary Kelly Hilton scored 24. Fotopoulos also grabbed 14 boards.
The Westhampton Lady Hurricanes are staying alive. The locals survived a nail biter Thursday, besting Rocky Point 42-34 at home. Brooke Alpert came up big in the fourth quarter with seven of her 12 points coming during crunch time. Westhampton is 3-5 in League V.
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