By Bill Landon
Locked in a three-way tie for third place in their division, Newfield (8-5) hosted North Babylon (8-5) needing a win as the postseason playoff picture begins to emerge.
After briefly tying the game in the opening 16 minutes of play the Wolverines trailed by eight points at the halftime break.
Newfield needed a spark to open the second half, but North Babylon peppered the scoreboard in the third quarter stretching its lead from which the Wolverines would not recover, falling to the Bulldogs 74-55 in the League II matchup Tuesday night, Feb. 6.
Newfield junior Josh Hayes had the hot hand for the Wolverines with seven field goals and four free throws for 18 points and Kenny Petit Frere added 11. Teammates Jaysiah Deliat netted nine, while Jacob Roman and Michael Favaloro banked five points apiece.
Now at 8-6 in the league (10-7 overall), Newfield will look to win their last two games of the regular season before postseason play begins Wednesday, Feb. 21.