Shoreham-Wading River briefly held onto a four-point lead with 2 minutes left in regulation when the visiting Baymen of Hampton Bays rallied to tie the game at 49 all with 1:54 left in the game.
The Wildcats scored at the :59 second mark to take a 51-49 advantage that set up a nail-biting finish, but were able to hold on for the win. The Wildcats were at full strength after an extended football season sidelined some of their starters (needing to meet the required number of practices), in the first few games of this early season.
Senior Liam Leonard led the way for the Wildcats with two field goals, two trey’s and five free throws for 15 points followed by teammate Anthony Osness, who banked five from the floor and one from the line for 11 points.
— All photos by Bill Landon