If anything, the Riverhead High School girls basketball team’s 74-71 victory over Copiague in the Claude Byer Tournament Monday night was a reminder of how quickly momentum can change the game.
Trailing 44-43, the Blue Waves rattled off nine consecutive points in the final 57.8 seconds of the third quarter to tip the balance in their favor at Amityville High School. READ
Even on a night in which his team endures a tough wrestling match, a coach still can find some solace. Take, for instance, Riverhead’s 57-18 loss at Smithtown West Friday night. READ
They had faith in Faith.
When the game is on the line, the Riverhead Blue Waves know who to go to — Faith Johnson-DeSilvia. (more…)
Before he gave his halftime talk to his Mattituck High School boys basketball team, coach Paul Ellwood had a personal message for Xavier Allen after his sophomore guard had missed all four of his foul shots in the first half.
“I don’t want you to listen to anything I have to say at halftime,” he told him. “I just want you go get back out there and get on the foul line.” (more…)
About 20 minutes before his high school girls basketball team took on the always-dangerous Liz Dwyer and Mattituck Thursday, Shoreham-Wading River coach Adam Lievre announced to his team that it was going to deploy a new defensive strategy: a 3-2 zone defense.
“We didn’t even practice it and we ran it really well,” Lievre said. READ
The Shoreham Wading-River Wildcats finally had something to cheer about Tuesday.
With seven seconds remaining in the game, Kevin Culhane and the bench stood up and applauded the team. The Wildcats were putting the finishing touches to their first win of the high school boys basketball season, a 47-36 home victory over Hampton Bays. READ
Riverhead High School boys bowling coach Scott Hackal calls this year’s squad “a work in progress.”
If the Blue Waves progress as well as last season’s side, he will be quite happy. Riverhead finished second in Suffolk County League IV and participated in the playoffs. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team has been so dominant this season that it only had to overcome a deficit twice.
In the Suffolk County Class A final Wednesday night, the Wildcats were called on to accomplish that feat twice under extreme pressure. READ