Royals win season opener

Royals win season opener

Port Jeff senior John Sheils looks to rebound after a free throw in a home game against Southold Dec 3. Photo by Bill Landon

Port Jefferson opened their league VII season with a dominant performance over Southold where the Royals broke out to a 14-1 lead in the early going and never looked back. 

The First Settlers made a better showing in the second quarter, but still trailed 26-11 at the halftime break. 

With a 16-point advantage to begin the final 8 minutes of play, the Royals spelled their starters, flushed their bench and cruised to a 54-37 victory.

Senior guard John Sheils led the way in scoring for the Royals with 21 points and junior forward Luke Dickhuth netted 18.

The Royals retake the court with a road game against Pierson Dec. 9 with a 6:15 p.m. start.

— All photos by Bill Landon