Sometimes the ball just will not go in the darn basket.
That’s how it is with basketball sometimes. It can be an exasperating thing, as evidenced by the anguished look on the face of Shoreham-Wading River’s Tom Bell. Bell shuddered with frustration after his team’s difficult 32-27 loss at home to Sayville on Saturday morning. READ
Zy’Aire Pittman said he approaches every basketball game the same way — with confidence.
Riverhead’s second-year starter is known for both his passing and shooting skills, but he’s not picky. “Whatever is needed, I’ll do,” he said. READ
Hanging with Connetquot is a tall order. Literally and figuratively.
For a high school boys basketball team, the Thunderbirds have nice height with the likes of the 6-7 Sean Andersen, 6-6 Emmanual Mondesire, 6-4 Jaden Kealey and 6-2 Taevon Bazemore. And they can all play.
How does a shorter team game plan against that? READ
The beauty of basketball is seen in ball movement. And there was Shoreham-Wading River performing art on the court, whipping the ball around with sharp, crisp passes and then suddenly reversing things and swinging the ball in the opposite direction.
It was a beautiful thing for SWR fans to behold. READ
For a league opener in December, Riverhead’s game at Smithtown West Monday certainly was played with the high intensity of a playoff game in February. (more…)
Riverhead is going to need to bring its “A” game this high school boys basketball season, night in and night out.
“Usually that’s just coach talk, but it’s the truth this year,” coach John Rossetti said. “You can’t come out flat. You got to come out ready to play every game.” READ
Shoreham-Wading River overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Southold Thursday night in the non-league season opener for both teams. (more…)
A lot was going on Wednesday, especially at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. Not only was it Ash Wednesday for Christians, but it was also Valentine’s Day and, oh yes, a long-awaited return to the playoffs for the school’s boys basketball team.
Kevin O’Halloran, in his second season as Mercy’s coach, was told it was Mercy’s first playoff game since 2008. All the more reason why the Monarchs would want to make it a memorable experience, which they did. READ