Commack Varsity Sports Notebook: Jan. 22-28

Ice hockey falls out of second place, Girls/Boys basketball fight for playoff spots

Hockey: KPC falls to Connetquot, must fight Arlington to place in top 3

The Kings Park/Commack hockey team fell to Connetquot/Sayville in a potential playoff preview Wednesday night, 5-1. With the loss, KPC (13-4-1-1, 28 points) has fallen into a three-way tie for second place with Connetquot and Smithtown, who has no more games remaining. The team must secure at least one point in their final game against Arlington, the top team in the Hudson Valley league, if they are to finish any higher than fourth. They will host Arlington at 4:50 on Sunday, January 30 at The Rinx in Hauppauge.

Boys Basketball: Cougars slump 

Since starting the season 4-2, the Commack boys basketball team has dropped four straight games, most recently a three-point defeat at the hands of Ward Melville, 50-47. The teams traded leads throughout the contest, but the Cougars were unable to pull away. Marc Nembhart led the team with 11 points.

Girls Basketball: Lady Cougars look to playoffs

Leah Kaplan's 12 points allowed the Lady Cougars to breeze past Brentwood, 41-29, in what could boil down to a critical game with regards to playoff positioning. Commack (3-3 conference, 4-6 overall) now sits in fifth place in League I.

Wrestling: A for effort, but no win

Despite getting major decisions at 103 and 112, Commack fell to League V favorite Hauppauge, 47-23 on January 22. Though Labate and Spencer gave the Cougars life with wins at lighter weight classes, Hauppauge took over.


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