07/21/14 12:00pm
07/21/2014 12:00 PM
Dan Hughes, attacking the basket during Shoreham-Wading River's intrasquad scrimmage last Thursday night, has ball skills to go with his 6-foot 5-inch frame. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Dan Hughes, attacking the basket during Shoreham-Wading River’s intrasquad scrimmage last Thursday night, has ball skills to go with his 6-foot 5-inch frame. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Dan Hughes is 6 feet 5 inches tall. In the world of high school boys basketball, that usually means one thing: He’s a center.

As it turns out, though, Hughes is anything but a center. (more…)

07/11/14 1:49am
07/11/2014 1:49 AM
Shoreham-Wading River's Jon Constant protecting the ball under pressure from Greenport's Sam Strickland. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Jon Constant protecting the ball under pressure from Greenport’s Sam Strickland. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Size isn’t everything for a basketball team, but it sure is nice to have.

Certainly, height can be overrated, but when that height is accompanied by talent, it can make a difference. That is something the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys basketball team can appreciate. (more…)

07/03/14 10:31pm
07/03/2014 10:31 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Jonah Caldwell blocks the shot of Mattituck's Josh Conklin Thursday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Jonah Caldwell blocks the shot of Mattituck’s Josh Conklin Thursday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Over the sound of a bouncing basketball, squeaking sneakers and the occasional claps from the dozen or so fans in attendance, one voice echoed throughout the gym at Shoreham-Wading River High School late Thursday night.  (more…)

03/23/14 12:00pm
03/23/2014 12:00 PM
 Brandon Tolliver is pictured with his mother and father Shanneikqua and Bill Tolliver with Varsity Basketball Coach John Rossetti.

Brandon Tolliver is pictured with his mother and father Shanneikqua and Bill Tolliver with varsity basketball coach John Rossetti. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Brandon Tolliver, a four-year varsity veteran who played a pivotal role in the Blue Waves’ league title in 2012-13, will continue his basketball career at SUNY New Paltz.  (more…)

02/06/14 10:13pm
02/06/2014 10:13 PM

Daniel De Mato photo | Michael Hubbard, joined by his mother Nancy Reyer, was given a team jersey and autographed basketball by the Riverhead boys basketball team at halftime of Thursday’s game against West Islip.

BLUE WAVES 55, LIONS 46

As the crowd inside Riverhead High School rose to its feet, the smile on Michael Hubbard’s face couldn’t have been any wider.

In an emotional halftime ceremony Thursday night, Michael was recognized as an honorary member of the boys basketball team and presented with an autographed basketball and jersey. (more…)

02/04/14 1:31pm
ROBERT O'ROURK PHOTO  |  Shoreham-Wading River junior Danny Hughes scored 27 points in a win over Bayport-Blue Point Friday.

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River junior Danny Hughes scored 27 points in a Jan. 10 victory over Bayport-Blue Point. The Wildcats need another win against the Phantoms tonight to make the playoffs.

The season comes down to this. The Shoreham-Wading River boys basketball team faces a win or go home game tonight at Bayport-Blue Point in the regular season finale. (more…)