Game 5: Baldwin 53, Longwood 32
The Nassau/Suffolk Challenge finale goes to the Bruins of Baldwin.
Travais Hylton had a game-high 20 for Baldwin as they ran past their Suffolk foe Longwood, 53-32, on Sunday night at the Hicksville Athletic Center.
The Bruins jumped out to a quick 11-8 lead after a quarter, but the second quarter was where they really took over. Baldwin outscored Longwood 13-5 to close out the half, with Hylton scoring 15 of his 20 in the first half. It was much of the same in the second half as Baldwin would outrun the Lions 13-7 in the third quarter en route to their 21-point win.
Jordan Williams and Elijah McMillan each contributed mightily in the win with eight and six points for Baldwin.
Stephon Odle was the high scorer for Longwood finishing the night with seven points.
Game 4: Deer Park 65, Uniondale 63 (OT)
Suffolk County has claimed the inaugural Nassau/Suffolk Challenge.
Aaren Edmead led the way for Deer Park with 20 points as the Falcons edged Uniondale, 65-63, in overtime Sunday evening at the Hicksville Athletic Center.
Uniondale controlled much of the pace throughout the game and led 39-24 at the half. Aaron Cust was a big reason for the success of the Knights throughout the contest. He finished with a game-high 24 points.
Edmead and Bay Shore surged back in the second half. With 21 seconds remaining in regulation, Edmead fed Carrell Joseph (7 points) in the low post to tie the ballgame at 56 to head into the extra session.
Bay Shore outscored Uniondale 9-7 in the overtime period. Edmead hit three free throws in the final seconds to build a 64-61 lead, but Alan McDonald would drain a pair of free throws to cut the lead to only one. Edmead would hit 1-of-2 free throws to make It 65-63. Uniondale would have the ball with 0.3 seconds left under the Deer Park basket, but Cust’s acrobatic shot went off the rim as the Falcons held on for the victory.
Game 3: Smithtown West 55, Hicksville 49
Suffolk took back control of the Nassau/Suffolk Challenge after a tightly contested second half that saw the Comets of Hicksville cut the lead to as close as four points.
Ryan Hickey led the way for the Bulls with 15 points and six assists as Smithtown West edged Hicksville, 55-49, in game three of the 1st Annual Nassau/Suffolk Challenge late Sunday afternoon at the Hicksville Athletic Center.
Hicksville was down by 13 points after the first half at 40-27, but the Comets led by Terrence Danns' 21 points and 9 rebounds battled back into contention.
Eric Joseph had a double-double in the win for the Bulls scoring 12 points and adding 10 rebounds.
Game 2: Farmingdale 64, Central Islip 60 (OT)
Nassau evened things up, but not without some dramatics.
Dalique Mingo had a game-high 32 points as Farmingdale staved off a hungry Central Islip quad, besting the Musketeers 64-60 in overtime as part of the 1st Annual Nassau/Suffolk Challenge Sunday afternoon from the Hicksville Athletic Center.
Central Islip stormed back from a 36-24 deficit in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Dalers 26-17 in the final frame. The Musketeers were led by Isaiah Booker's 24 points.
Kevin Petit-Frere had a double-double for Farmingdale, adding 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Game 1: Amityville 75, South Side 65
Score one for Suffolk County.
Kavione Greene led all players with 28 points as Amityville bested Nassau County's South Side, 75-65 in the first game of the 1st Annual Nassau/Suffolk Challenge Sunday morning from the Hicksville Athletic Center.
Four different Amityville (10-2, 7-0) shooters had points in double figures as the Warriors pulled ahead from South Side (5-5, 4-2) in the first half. Travis Dickerson completed Greene's monster effort with 18 points of his own.
The Cyclones had five different shooters in double-figures as they trailed for most of the contest, cutting Amityville's lead to as little as 7 points at one point. Gerald Mitchell led his team with 15 points, while Paul Pandolfi and Alex Sorensen had 12 each.