Photos by Ray Nelson
West Islip is back in the downstate semifinals after a one-year hiatus. The Lions play a red-hot Niskayuna team that has been more explosively offensively than the defensive-oriented Silver Warrior teams of the last decade. Niskayuna advanced to the Class A semifinals by beating Section 1 champion Mamaroneck while West Islip pulled away to beat Syosset. After a rundown of the downstate semifinal matchups, you can check out more photos from the WI-Syosset game.
Downstate New York boys semifinals
Wednesday, June 6 at Hofstra University, Hempstead
Shoreham-Wading River vs. Bronxville, 3:30 p.m.
West Islip vs. Niskayuna, 5:30 p.m.
Garden City vs. Yorktown, 8 p.m.
Be sure to weigh in with your predictions on the tripleheader at Hofstra. For a look at the upstate semifinal matchups in New York, and Wednesday’s Connecticut state tournament semifinals matchups, click here.