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A Dream Come True: Southampton Defeats Valhalla To Punch Its Ticket to New York State Final Four

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Derek Reed, left, Alex Franklin and the rest of the Mariners are heading to the New York State Final Four.   RON ESPOSITO

Derek Reed, left, Alex Franklin and the rest of the Mariners are heading to the New York State Final Four. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton junior Tyler Blake scored nine of this team-high 17 points in the third quarter which included some key free throws.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton junior Tyler Blake scored nine of this team-high 17 points in the third quarter which included some key free throws. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Derek Reed shoots with Valhalla's Mikaele Martinez's hand in his face.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Derek Reed shoots with Valhalla's Mikaele Martinez's hand in his face. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Naevon Williams tries to avoid Valhalla's Basiaka Butcher as he goes up with the ball.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Naevon Williams tries to avoid Valhalla's Basiaka Butcher as he goes up with the ball. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Nikai Pierson and Valhalla's Antonis Paloyngus both eye up a potential rebound.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Nikai Pierson and Valhalla's Antonis Paloyngus both eye up a potential rebound. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton senior Derek Reed goes in for a layup.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton senior Derek Reed goes in for a layup. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton head coach Herm Lamison.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton head coach Herm Lamison. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton freshman Alex Franklin goes up for a layup.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton freshman Alex Franklin goes up for a layup. RON ESPOSITO

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Edgar "Hikey" Franklin watches his two sons take on Valhalla in the Class B Regional Final on Friday night. RON ESPOSITO

Mariner Derek Reed    RON ESPOSITO

Mariner Derek Reed RON ESPOSITO

Mariner Tyler Blake had his biggest game of his young career in Friday night's Regional Final victory.   RON ESPOSITO

Mariner Tyler Blake had his biggest game of his young career in Friday night's Regional Final victory. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Derek Reed tries to score over Valhalla's Basiaka Butcher.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Derek Reed tries to score over Valhalla's Basiaka Butcher. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's student section.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's student section. RON ESPOSITO

The Southampton boys basketball team defeated Valhalla, 64-55, in the Class B Regional Final on Friday night at Eastport-South Manor High School.   RON ESPOSITO

The Southampton boys basketball team defeated Valhalla, 64-55, in the Class B Regional Final on Friday night at Eastport-South Manor High School. RON ESPOSITO

Drew Budd on Mar 11, 2023
It was six years ago when then up-and-coming basketball players Derek Reed and Edgar and Alex Franklin made the trip to Binghamton to watch the 2017 Southampton boys basketball team... more

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