BOYS BASKETBALL: Manhasset boys, Port boys have outstanding years

BOYS BASKETBALL: Manhasset boys, Port boys have outstanding years
Port Washington senior Camren Welker (5) and his teammates reached the Class AA county finals this season. Photo credit: James Maguire/Skybox Images

The Manhasset boys basketball team won a state championship in 2021-22, having the kind of year that comes along every decade or two.

In 2022-23, the Indians fell just a little short, but still had a phenomenal year. Manhasset advanced to the Class A championship game, winning three playoff games along the way.

But in the championship game against South Side, a team Manhasset had beaten in the postseason the year before, the Indians (22-2) came up just a little short, losing 57-46 at Hofstra University.

Manhasset’s neighbors, in Port Washington, also had a phenomenal season, as the Vikings rode the strong play of Camren Welker and Trevor Amalfitano all the way to the Class AA championship game.

There, Port Washington (17-6) was looking for its first Nassau title since 1947. But the Vikings couldn’t quite win the championship, falling to powerhouse Baldwin, 45-39.

The Wheatley School’s team also had a terrific season, garnering the top seed in the Class B playoffs, but were upset by No. 4 Carle Place in the semifinals, 47-43.

Great Neck North also had a strong year, advancing to the quarterfinals in Class A bracket before losing to Manhasset, while Great Neck South ran off an 11-game winning streak late in the season before losing to South Side in Class A as well.

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