Wilson’s 19 helps Mercy snap losing skid

DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO | Nykel Reese of Bishop McGann-Mercy planting his feet before going up for a shot during his team’s win over Hampton Bays.


It may sound like a cliché, but the Bishop McGann-Mercy boys basketball team shared the wealth when push came to shove in its 46-42 home victory over Hampton Bays on Tuesday night.

Junior guard Asaiah Wilson sank five foul shots en route to his game-high 19 points in the Suffolk County League VII game as the Monarchs snapped a three-game losing streak.

Junior forward Nykel Reese, who finished with 11 points, canned a 15-foot shot that gave the Monarchs (6-5, 3-4) the lead for good at 38-36 with 5 minutes 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. He also blocked two shots down the stretch against the Baymen (2-9, 0-7).

Only 40 seconds later, freshman guard Greg Gehring converted a trey to give the hosts some much needed breathing room at 41-36.

And when the Baymen pulled within 45-42, senior Brian Willet sank a foul shot with 0.7 seconds remaining.

Senior center/forward Andrew Glagow, who did not score a point, made his presence felt on the other side of the court, helping hold Hampton Bays senior forward Harry Fotopoulos to 6 of his team-high 16 points in the second half.

The Monarchs will host Mattituck on Friday night.