An 83-40 victory over Wyandanch at home on Friday night has set up the final week and a half of the regular season to be a make-or-break stretch of games for the Hampton Bays girls basketball team.
Hampton Bays had a 4-5 League VII record, as of Monday, and with three games remaining on its schedule, the Lady Baymen have to win two of those games to finish with a .500 record and sneak into the Suffolk County Class B postseason. The Lady Baymen were slated to play at Center Moriches on Tuesday, will host defending county champion Southampton on Friday night, and then will finish the season at Mercy on Friday, February 8.
Already staked to a 32-24 lead at halftime, Hampton Bays outscored Wyandanch, 28-12, in the third quarter to really put things out of reach for the Lady Warriors.
Alexis Fotopoulos scored a game-high 25 points for the Lady Baymen, while Trish Liotta scored 17 points. Alex Maitland-Ward, filling in for a sick Andrea Tufano, scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, both career highs.
Hampton Bays lost, 59-37, at Mattituck on January 22. The Lady Baymen led 19-17 after the first half but went cold from the field and fell behind by 10 points after the third quarter. Hampton Bays finished the game shooting just 14 of 70 from the field.
Boys Lose To Mattituck, Wyandanch
The Hampton Bays boys basketball team suffered two more losses last week. After a 63-38 loss at home to Mattituck on January 22, the Baymen lost, 66-47, at Wyandanch on Friday. Hampton Bays is 0-10 in League VII, 2-12 overall.ON THE SCHEDULE: Girls—Friday, 2/1, vs. Southampton, 4 p.m.; Friday, 2/8, at Mercy, 6:15 p.m. Boys—Thursday, 1/31, at Southampton, 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 2/5, at Port Jefferson, 6:15 p.m.; Friday, 2/8, vs. Mercy, 7 p.m.