At the Riverhead High School girls basketball team’s first team meeting before the start of the season, Dave Spinella delivered the news. He told his players this was it, his final season as the Blue Waves’ coach.
The decision was a difficult one.
The calendar might have said December, but the atmosphere inside the Riverhead High School gymnasium on Monday night was February — as in playoff intensity. READ
Before she left her house to head for the game, it occurred to Riverhead senior forward Sam Dunn that this most likely would be the last time she ever wore the Blue Waves’ home white jersey. READ
BLUE WAVES 56, LIONS 49
Sam Dunn swung a pass to her right to Faith Johnson-DeSilvia as the final seconds of the third quarter wound down. As Johnson-DeSilvia clasped the ball, only one option remained.
“Just chucked it up,” Riverhead’s freshman guard said. (more…)
Riverhead junior Sam Dunn, pictured in a game against Central Islip, recently won a gold medal playing on a Suffolk County team in a tournament. (Credit: Bill Landon)
The members of the Riverhead girls basketball team are a good group, as their record indicates. They all bring their own individual talents and abilities to the table.
What does Sam Dunn offer?
Well, one doesn’t need to watch Dunn play for long to understand that she’s all about hustle and determination, admirable qualities, to be sure. (more…)