Competing on their home court, the Port Jefferson Royals struggled to gain traction against the defensive press of Miller Place during a non-league matchup Saturday, Dec. 10.
The Panthers were up seven points going into the halftime break but stretched their lead the rest of the way to win it, 53-37.
Joe Strickland led the way for the Panthers with 12 points, Tristan Stapleton netted 11 and Nick Fusco banked 10. Tyler Cobb topped the scoring chart for the Royals with 14 points, and teammate Luke Dickhuth dropped 11.
The win inks the Panthers’ first win this early season as the loss drops the Royals to 1-2.
— Photos by Bill Landon