The Riverhead Blue Waves could not overcome slow starts in the second and third quarters and suffered a 69-57 defeat to Bay Shore in a Suffolk County League II girls basketball game Monday night at Ralph Elliott Gymnasium in Bay Shore.
Expectations were high around the Riverhead girls basketball team entering the year. By the time the calendar flipped to 2016, the Blue Waves already had five wins under their belt en route to their best season since 2012. READ
Silence is golden. It can also be a lot of fun, as fans of the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls basketball team discovered.
Mercy held its first Silent Night game Thursday night. The idea was a takeoff on a tradition observed by Taylor University, an NAIA school in Indiana. This is how it works: Fans dress in costumes and all sorts of garb, remaining absolutely silent until the home team scores its 10th point. Then it’s time for them to turn the cheering on full blast.
This could turn out to be one special season for the Shoreham-Wading River girls basketball team.
The Wildcats have sprinted out to an impressive 4-1 record, which was culminated by a 64-21 win over Hampton Bays in the Suffolk County League VI opener for both teams in Shoreham Tuesday.
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
Only five basketball players can play on the court at a time for a team. The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls team has many more capable players than that. The Wildcats are deep.
That means Shoreham’s starting lineup is up in the air like a jump ball.
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls basketball team demonstrated much resilience in its season-opening loss at William Floyd High School Tuesday.
The Monarchs almost overcame a nightmare third quarter and a 10-point deficit in the fourth period, but dropped a 43-27 non-league decision to a Suffolk County League I team.
Tears were bound to fall when the end came.