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Islip honors Bay Shore’s historic basketball season and Long Island title

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Last month the Bay Shore boys’ varsity basketball team captured its first Long Island Championship title in over 40 years. The last time they were crowned Long Island champs was in 1981.

And they pulled it all off after an undefeated season of 23 and 0.

They then notched a 66-45 victory over Baldwin in the Long Island Class AAA championship/Southeast Regional final to go a remarkable 24-0.

And the Islip Town Board last week took the time to recognize the feat, when elected officials were joined by the players and coaches at Town Hall.

“Under the leadership of Coach Ken Parham, the Marauders’ cohesive teamwork and balanced scoring lead to their success and their first Long Island Championship win since 1981. 43 Years!” a statement from the town reads.

“Throughout the Town of Islip, we are so fortunate to have some of the finest schools, filled with tremendously talented students and athletes,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

“Go Marauders!”

It was also the program’s first Suffolk County championship since 2004.

The historic season brought the boys to upstate Glen Falls in mid-March for the New York State finals, where they fell just short of a state title to Green Tech, a charter school from Albany.

They were led by head coach Ken Parham

Photo courtesy of Town of Islip

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