For 3 quarters it was close with the Hills East Thunderbirds leading throughout. Then in the 4th Hills went on a 8 point run distancing themselves from the Marauders. Then with 3 minutes left in regulation Jose Rivera took off from the semi-circle of the paint for a monstrous 2 handed dunk igniting the Bayshore fans and initiating the Marauders comeback. They got it within 1 point with 25 seconds left in regulation from a 3 pointer from the baseline in front of the Bay Shore bench from Jose again, but The Thunderbirds eventually held off the Marauders to become the Champs of Suffolk County. The game high scorer for Bay Shore was Jose Rivera with 27 points. followed by Darien Willcott with 11, and Angel Rivera with 9 points for the night. The Thunderbirds prevailed with a balanced attack from the 3 headed monster of Savion Lewis with 19 points, Julien Crittendon with 18, and Kenny Mathurin with 9.
Savion Lewis said in an interview earlier this year that he wouldn’t rest until he proved to everyone that he was the best player on Long Island.
Well his scoring tear in the playoffs seems to be evident that his campaign for supremacy is coming to fruition.
We will be at the L.I.C… we’ll see. #BeWitness
— News12SportsRush (@SportsRushN12) March 3, 2017
The Champions of Suffolk will face the winner of Saturday’s Nassau Championship game of Westbury’s Green Dragons & Uniondale’s Knights. Game time is 6:30 PM at Hofstra University.
This event was founded by Team Underrated Andre Edwards and has been around for the past 7 years by the name of the Team Underrated Unsigned Senior Showcase. We’ve always supported and reported this event but for the first time we are partnering with Team underrated and also hosting the event for girls for the first time. Don’t wait till the last minute to register because spots are limited and we have multiple College Coaches confirmed to attend.
Check out this video of past events and don’t sleep!