The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls basketball team found itself between Rocks and a hard place.
The Rocks would be the East Rockaway Rocks. The hard place was having to send Melina Santacroce to the bench less than midway through the third quarter because of foul trouble and then hoping for the best. And then watch uneasily as Santacroce played the entire fourth quarter with four personal fouls. READ
As Caryn Nabrizny recalls, when Melina Santacroce and her were freshmen, they told themselves they were going to be the “dynamic duo” throughout high school. Now, three years later, it’s no small thanks to these two seniors that the Bishop McGann-Mercy girls basketball team has become the celebrities of the school. READ
It’s up for debate whether Mattituck and Bishop McGann-Mercy share a girls basketball rivalry. Is it a full-fledged rivalry or merely case of familiarity breeding contempt?
Asked how she would you describe the playing relationship between the two teams, Mattituck’s Liz Dwyer answered: “Nasty. We both just really want to win so we go out there and give it our all and sometimes it gets a little messy.” READ
After its shots stopped falling, Riverhead did.
Riverhead lost its shooting touch in the second half, and with it the Suffolk County Class AA girls basketball quarterfinal to visiting Brentwood Tuesday evening. READ
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls basketball team clinched the program’s first county championship since 2014 by defeating The Stony Brook School Monday night. READ
This defense didn’t rest — not until Bishop McGann-Mercy became a county champion.
Mercy’s girls basketball team won its first Suffolk County championship since 2004 Monday, and the Monarchs can thank their defense and a tremendous performance from Melina Santacroce for it. READ
In her final game as a high school basketball player on Saturday, Mikayla Dwyer’s Shoreham-Wading River team was eliminated from the Suffolk County Class A playoffs.
But in many ways the senior guard went out a winner. She scored a career-high 26 points in a 77-62 quarterfinal loss at Kings Park. READ
The Riverhead girls basketball team just won’t take no for an answer.
Whether its playing a vital playoff game as the underdogs on the road or facing an eight-point deficit in fourth quarter, the Blue Waves have found ways of overcoming adversity this season. READ