Jake Carlock, a multisport junior at Babylon High School, scored a team-high 16 points, and standout guard Fernando Vasquez added 15, as Babylon (21-3) edged Marlboro (56-49) in the New York State Class B Southeast Regional boys basketball final at SUNY Old Westbury to earn a spot in the NYSPHSAA Class B semifinal round.
Carlock came through with a clutch effort when the team needed him most, as he chipped in eight of his 16 in overtime. Star forward Brendan Laing and standout guard Alec Zamet combined for 14 points, and Ray Wardell added nine points to Babylon’s tally.
The Panthers will be making their first trip to the New York State final four in program history when they play the winner of West Hill vs. Norwich at 6:45 p.m. on March 15 at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.