Weekly Sports Update - January 28 - February 1, 2019


Boys Basketball Team Moves Closer to Championship Title

With the Suffolk County Championship Tournament quickly approaching, the Connetquot High School boys basketball team picked a good night to be firing on all cylinders.   

With their recent 60-43 win against Bay Shore High School, the T-Birds’ overall record now stands at 11-6, with a League II conference record of 9-4 and sole possession of third place. Connetquot got off to a slow start against Bay Shore, but took the lead in the second quarter, which stretched to 24 points in the second half.  

Connetquot’s Sean Andersen topped both teams by scoring 22 points while pulling 12 rebounds. Jaden Kealey was the top rebounder with 15 to go along with 12 points of his own, and Emmanuel Mondesire scored 10 additional points. Rounding out the scoring for the T-Birds were Alex Ungar (9), Matt Brown-Eiring (4) and John O’Connell (3).  Connetquot also scored six, 3-point baskets led by Sean Andersen with 4, and 1 each by Matt Brown-Eiring and John O’Connell. 

The team has three games remaining this season, with the annual Senior Night celebration scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 before the 1:00 p.m. game with Northport High School. The Suffolk County boys basketball playoffs begin with outbracket games on Feb. 9, and the Suffolk County/Section XI champion will be determined on Feb. 27. 

Connetquot High School Students Find Successes in Fencing

Due to their desire to participate in the sport, Sayville School District has welcomed Connetquot High School ninth-grade students Brooke Brown and Daniel Gabay to their winning fencing team for the 2018-19 school year.
Recently, Daniel and Brooke, representing the combined Sayville-Connetquot-Bayport-Bluepoint High School team, earned wins against Centereach and Brentwood high schools. The boys team now boasts an overall record of 8-3, while the girls record stands at 4-7.  
With two fencing matches remaining in the regular season, Daniel and Brooke look forward to finishing the season strong. They both expect to improve their skills over the summer and come back next season with additional confidence, and even more success.  
Congratulations to Brooke, Daniel, their teammates and the schools’ fencing team as their season winds down.  Hi Judy, I've been working on posting

Ice Hockey Team Honors Seniors

The combined Connetquot and Sayville High School ice hockey team recognized their dedicated seniors on Jan. 25 at The Rinx in Hauppauge, New York. Despite the 6-3 loss to St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, the large and encouraging crowd cheered for the T-Birds and their departing seniors throughout the course of the night. 

Congratulations, and thank you, for another exciting season of ice hockey to each of the players, coaches and supportive fans. Special recognition goes out to the following graduating student-athletes who have been assets to the Connetquot-Sayville High School Ice Hockey program: Bryan Bartell, Daniel Connolly, Cory Cutrone, Ricky Frosch, Matthew Hulle, Ben McAloney, Andrew Ohman, Brian Paris, Cody Riccio, Russell Rodman and Peter Valazquez.

During the game, Jack McAteer scored two goals for the T-Birds while Dylan Vigna scored one goal and was credited with an assist. Additionally, Tommy Arceri earned two assists, while graduating senior Andrew Ohman had one assist against St. John the Baptist.  The T-Birds’ last game of the season is scheduled for Feb. 1 at The Rinx. 

Girls Basketball Team Hosts Coaches vs. Cancer Night

Connetquot girls basketball coaches Charlie Hafner and Sal Piscitelli were very pleased with the turnout for the Coaches vs. Cancer Night held on the evening of Jan. 31, as the players raised funds through sales of snacks, drinks, T-shirts and raffle tickets. Despite the visiting Half Hollow Hills East High School team taking home a 51-24 win, the home team worked hard to support a very worthwhile cause.

Connetquot scorers against the visitors were Emma Bunicci (9), Jenna Erdman (6), Morgan Elliott (5), Gianna Waldron (2) and Emma Jasinski with a point of her own. Emma Bunicci scored Connetquot’s only 3-point basket of the game.

The district will celebrate the careers of the girls varsity basketball team, at home, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 before their 6 p.m. game against Lindenhurst High School.

Congratulations to Connetquot’s graduating seniors: Emma Bunicci, Nia Callaway, Victoria D’Arcangelis, Karly Hokenson, Lauren Kelly, Dayna McCall, Abby Narvaez, Gianna Waldron and Karissa Woods.