Hewlett overcomes slow start
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Hewlett’s first successful trey, from junior Ryan Steinberg, came with three minutes left in the half and provided its first lead, 21-20. Feldman, who went over 1,000 points for his career a week earlier, got the crowd going with another trey on the next possession. “We’re a streaky three-point shooting team,” Dubin said. “We can be red-hot or totally cold. There’s not much in between.”
Bethpage went ice cold in the third quarter after scoring six of the last eight points of the first half to tie it at 26. The Golden Eagles didn’t sink a shot from the field in the third and managed just four points — two free throws from both Tarnell and O’Brien — as the Bulldogs edged ahead by seven on Feldman’s buzzer-beater from midcourt.
Hewlett put the game out of reach by opening the fourth with a 15-3 run keyed by Pasquale and junior Messiah Ajayi-Clark.
Hewlett rallies into semifinals
Trailing No. 3 West Hempstead by sevenpoints entering the second half of Tuesday’s quarterfinal matchup, Hewlett rallied for a thrilling 71-69 victory to punch its ticket to next Monday’s semifinals at SUNY-Old Westbury. Feldman poured in 34 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. The Bulldogs will face No. 2 South Side or No. 7 Floral Park.