Coach Adam Lievre played the role of soothsayer before last season when he told his Shoreham-Wading River High School girls basketball team that he saw six league wins and six league losses coming from them. That is exactly what the Wildcats did to scratch into the playoffs.
Perhaps one of the most underappreciated roles on a high school boys basketball team belongs to the first couple of players coming off the bench. They don’t hold the status of a starter, but their value can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Shoreham-Wading River brought the energy, the fire and the intensity. But Southampton just brought too much.
Southampton, winner of the last three Long Island Class B boys basketball championships, had only seven players available for its Suffolk County League VI game in Shoreham on Saturday. That was enough. READ