A lot was going on Wednesday, especially at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. Not only was it Ash Wednesday for Christians, but it was also Valentine’s Day and, oh yes, a long-awaited return to the playoffs for the school’s boys basketball team.
Kevin O’Halloran, in his second season as Mercy’s coach, was told it was Mercy’s first playoff game since 2008. All the more reason why the Monarchs would want to make it a memorable experience, which they did. READ
The Riverhead Blue Waves can chalk this boys basketball season up as an improvement. It just wasn’t as much of an improvement as they would have liked.
Neither Riverhead or Lindenhurst, both eliminated from playoff contention, had more to play for than pride — and the satisfaction of closing out the season on a winning note. That satisfaction fell in host Lindenhurst’s favor Friday as the Bulldogs downed Riverhead, 64-60, in a Suffolk County League II regular-season finale. READ
Nothing is easy.
Not in Suffolk County League VII boys basketball, anyway. READ
If the Riverhead Blues Waves fail to reach the Suffolk County Class AA boys basketball playoffs, it won’t be because of a lack of effort. READ
Boy, it was cold inside.
That would be inside the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School gym. And it had nothing to do with the temperature. It had to do with shooting percentages. READ
Misery may love company, but when the Shoreham-Wading River and Hampton Bays high school boys basketball teams, which took a combined three league wins into Thursday night’s game, faced each other, Shoreham wasn’t feel so good.
Shoreham might have been looking forward to the rematch. After all, the first time the teams played on Dec. 19, the Wildcats recorded a 47-36 victory. That was Shoreham’s last win. The Wildcats have lost 10 straight since. READ
Some days Cristian Pace may have only a few points scribbled next to his name in the official scorebook. Other days, he will have a lot more. It all depends on the needs of the situation.
Such is the life of a point guard. READ
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…)