Boys Earn County Hoops Title

Boys Earn County Hoops Title photo
The Amityville Memorial High School boys varsity basketball team is headed to the Long Island Championship. With an 83-66 win over Westhampton on Feb. 23 at SUNY Farmingdale, the Warriors captured the Suffolk County Class A title.

The team, led by the strong play of captain and returning All-Long Island player Josh Serrano as well as fellow seniors Jayson Robinson and Julius Goddard, finished with a regular season record of 19-1. The Warriors were undefeated in conference play. One of the highlights of the season was the Jan. 31 game against Hampton Bays in which Josh scored his 1,500th career point for Amityville.

Head coach Gordon Thomas was named the league Coach of the Year. He was assisted by Paul Robinson.

Evan Farkas, the director of athletics, physical education and health, said the team was full of talented, fast and athletic players who worked hard to achieve their goal of capturing a county title.

“They had a great season,” Mr. Farkas said. “It was their mission to do everything they needed to do, on the court and off the court, to accomplish this.”

The Warriors will play the Nassau County Class A champion in the Long Island title game on March 10, at 6 p.m., at SUNY Farmingdale. The winner moves on to the state championship tournament.