‘Record-breaking’ basketball competition for elementary students

Town has first back-to-back winner


On Wednesday, March 6, the Town of Islip held their annual Sharp Shooter Competition for fourth- and fifth-grade students in the community. This year “broke all-time records,” according to a spokesperson for the town.

The winners were as follows:

4th Grade Boys

1st Place: Carter Carey

Edith L. Slocum Elementary School, Connetquot

Score: 53 points broke all-time high score and set a new Sharp Shooter high score

2nd Place: Kelson Kenny

Cherry Avenue Elementary School, Sayville

Score: 43 points broke the all-time high score

3rd Place: David Caselnova

South County Elementary School, Bay Shore

Score: 37 points

5th Grade Boys

1st Place: Kailum Broomfield

South County Elementary School, Bay Shore

Score: 45 points tied all-time high score

2nd Place: Dean Ricci

Academy Street Elementary School, Bayport-Blue Point

Score: 44 points

3rd Place: Justin Wilson

Southeast Elementary School, Brentwood

Score: 35 points

4th Grade Girls

1st Place: Madelynn Plante

Helen B. Duffield Elementary School, Connetquot

Score: 37 points

2nd Place: Dylan Bliss

Manetuck Elementary School, West Islip

Score: 27 points

3rd Place: Anna Golden

Edward J. Bosti Elementary School, Connetquot

Score: 25 points

5th Grade Girls

1st Place: Kelly Pitt

Commack Road Elementary School, Islip

Score: 32 points. Won 2nd year in a row.  Won in 2023 as a 4th grader

2nd Place: Avery Tracy

Sunrise Drive Elementary School, Sayville

Score: 31 points

3rd Place: Ivy Beckles

Southwest Elementary School, Brentwood

Score: 26 points

Kelly Pitt was the first-ever back-to-back first-place winner in the history of the Sharp Shooter event.

“Town officials searched previous records dating back to the late ‘90s, and could not find another player to achieve this amazing accomplishment!” said a town spokesperson. n


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