Shoreham-Wading River could not recover from a nightmare start as the Wildcats suffered a 56-41 non-league defeat at Miller Place in high school boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers bolted out to a 14-2 advantage with one minute and 52 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
First Kevin Cutinella ran for touchdowns, and then he ran for a hot dog.
The hot dog was a well-deserved postgame snack for the Shoreham-Wading River quarterback. Cutinella bolted for four touchdowns and 184 yards, both career-high numbers for the senior, as the Wildcats ran over visiting Miller Place, 49-6, in a Suffolk County Division IV football semifinal Friday night at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field.
It was a good night to be wearing uniform No. 4, and particularly good if that No. 4 was shaded Gray.
The many shades of Chris Gray were on display Friday night in a showdown between the top two seeded high school football teams in Suffolk County Division IV.
The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team was denied its first win on Saturday, but there was no denying the Blue Waves’ refusal to quit — not to mention their flair for the dramatic.
The shifts and momentum changes in a high school girls basketball game can be sudden and unexpected. Without warning, a game can turn on the drop of a basket or a pass. It’s a fickle sport that way.
Shoreham-Wading River’s game against Miller Place on Thursday was a case in point. It was like a series of mini games within a game, a three-act play, if you will. READ
Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Bray led the Wildcats with five goals Saturday against Miller Place. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WILDCATS 11, PANTHERS 7
Mike Taylor saw firsthand in 2010 the Shoreham-Wading River Lax Out Cancer event. That year, the boys lacrosse team played the annual fundraiser event, which started in 2008, at Dowling Sports Complex where Taylor was a coach.
When he became the Wildcats’ varsity coach this season, he knew carrying on that tradition was an important part of his new job.
It was also a bit overwhelming. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River will host its seventh Lax Out Cancer event April 11. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)
The Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team will dust of its pink jerseys April 11 for the seventh annual Lax-Out Cancer event. (more…)
SWR sophomore Mackenzie Zajac’s late 3-pointer helped lead her team to a win Friday. (Credit: Bill Landon)
WILDCATS 35, PANTHERS 33
Leave it to a sophomore to steal the thunder from her older teammates on Senior Night at Shoreham-Wading River High School.
Not that any of Mackenzie Zajac’s teammates or those in attendance were complaining. Zajac sank a 3-point shot — her only basket of the Suffolk County League VI game — with only 1 minute 22 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Wildcats to a 35-33 victory over Miller Place on Friday night. (more…)