Port Jefferson vs Pierson
Wednesday February 15, 2023 at Pierson
Overall 8 - 13 | Conference 7 - 10
Overall 15 - 9 | Conference 13 - 4
Top performers PI: McLean 24, L. Seltzer 17, Mancino 13, Smith 4. Totals 19-5-58. PJ: Daily 23, Dickhuth 13, Keegan 10, Cobb 6. Totals 7-12-52. Three-pointers: PI 5 (Mancino 2, McLean 2, L. Seltzer); PJ 12 (Daily 7, Dickhuth 3, Keegan 2)
Charlie McLean had 24 points, Luke Seltzer had 17 points and Dom Mancino had 13 points as Pierson (14-7) won the Suffolk Class C championship at St. Joseph's Danzi Athletic Center. Port Jefferson (12-10) cut a margin that had been as large as 17 points to 40-39 on a three-pointer by Conor Daily with 1:52 left in the third quarter. Mancini and Seltzer had baskets before the end of the quarter and McLean scored the first five points of the fourth quarter as the Whalers regained control. Daily finished with 23 points and Luke Dickhuth 15 for the Royals. The Whalers are county champion for the sixth time and second year in a row. They earned a berth in the New York State Southeast Region final and will meet the winner of a semifinal between the Section I champ and the Section IX champ on March 10 at Eastport-South Manor for a trip to Glens Falls. Pierson will meet Class D champion Bridgehampton Tuesday in the county's Tournament of Champions at Southampton.