BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
At home against Smithtown East on Feb. 7, the boys varsity team clinched the League III title with a 42-33 victory, riding Evan Maxwell’s 13 points and 16 rebounds. Brian Bennett also had 13 points, while Josh Werner had 11.
The team won again on Feb. 9, beating home team Riverhead 59-42. Maxwell scored 18 points with 18 rebounds, Bennett put up 17 points (12 in the second half), and Steven Frost added 12 points.

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL

The girls varsity team beat home team Smithtown East 46-29 on Feb. 7, led by junior Mariah Cullen, who scored a career-high 20 points with 12 rebounds. Katie Walsh added 10 points. With this victory, 6-5 East Islip clinched the team’s first playoff spot in three years.
Two days later at home, East Islip fell to undefeated Riverhead, 56-41. Mackenzie Houghton and Elizabeth Vetter led East Islip with 8 points each.

GIRLS JV BASKETBALL
In a close Feb. 7 game, the JV girls were defeated by Smithtown East 21-24. Christana Talamo had 6 points and Alexa Mattera had 5
During the last home game of the season against Riverhead on Feb. 9, the team struggled in the first quarter with a score of 6-16, and by halfime, they were down 18-26. East Islip came back during the second half of the game and went on to beat Riverhead 41-37. Cathy Marku and Rachel Dempsey had 8 points, while Talamo and Juliette Polis both had 7.
The final season record for the JV squad was 12 wins and 5 losses. "I am extremely proud of all of the hard work the girls put in this season and I wish them the best of luck in their athletic and academic endeavors,” said head coach Heather Toomey.