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Southampton Defeats Malverne To Claim Long Island Championship

Long Island Champion Mariners Roll Into Town After Victory
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Long Island Champion Mariners Roll Into Town After Victory

The Southampton boys basketball team defeated Malverne, 63-49, to win the Class B Long Island Championship at Hoftsra University on Wednesday night.   RON ESPOSITO

The Southampton boys basketball team defeated Malverne, 63-49, to win the Class B Long Island Championship at Hoftsra University on Wednesday night. RON ESPOSITO

Alex Franklin attacks the basket.    RON ESPOSITO

Alex Franklin attacks the basket. RON ESPOSITO

Derek Reed took a few hard hits against Malverne, one of which led to an extra free throw after an intentional foul was called.   RON ESPOSITO

Derek Reed took a few hard hits against Malverne, one of which led to an extra free throw after an intentional foul was called. RON ESPOSITO

Naevon Williams very much kept his Mariners in the game in the first half with teammate Derek Reed missing most of the second quarter due to foul trouble. Williams scored 10 of 16 points in the first half, six of which came in the second quarter.  RON ESPOSITO

Naevon Williams very much kept his Mariners in the game in the first half with teammate Derek Reed missing most of the second quarter due to foul trouble. Williams scored 10 of 16 points in the first half, six of which came in the second quarter. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton sophomore Nikai Pierson puts up an awkward shot that he makes. His six points in the fourth quarter and strong defense all game played a big factor in the Mariners' victory.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton sophomore Nikai Pierson puts up an awkward shot that he makes. His six points in the fourth quarter and strong defense all game played a big factor in the Mariners' victory. RON ESPOSITO

Derek Reed feels a victory coming.    RON ESPOSITO

Derek Reed feels a victory coming. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton freshman Alex Franklin was all over the court in the second half of Wednesday night's game, diving for balls, forcing turnovers and consistently attacking the basket on offense.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton freshman Alex Franklin was all over the court in the second half of Wednesday night's game, diving for balls, forcing turnovers and consistently attacking the basket on offense. RON ESPOSITO

Senior Derek Reed led Southampton with a game-high 20 points in Wednesday night's Long Island Championship-clinching victory.   RON ESPOSITO

Senior Derek Reed led Southampton with a game-high 20 points in Wednesday night's Long Island Championship-clinching victory. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton freshman Alex Franklin scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter against Malverne.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton freshman Alex Franklin scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter against Malverne. RON ESPOSITO

With their Mariners up late, the Southampton crowd rallies.   RON ESPOSITO

With their Mariners up late, the Southampton crowd rallies. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton sophomore Naevon Williams drives past Malverne junior Chad Wesley.    RON ESPOSITO

Southampton sophomore Naevon Williams drives past Malverne junior Chad Wesley. RON ESPOSITO

Laura Franklin and the Southampton crowd are pumped up with a victory in hand.   RON ESPOSITO

Laura Franklin and the Southampton crowd are pumped up with a victory in hand. RON ESPOSITO

Drew Budd on Mar 9, 2023
It’s a saying that can be heard multiple times this time of year — and was certainly said last week: It’s win or go home. The Southampton boys basketball team... more

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