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
Boy, it was cold inside.
That would be inside the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School gym. And it had nothing to do with the temperature. It had to do with shooting percentages. READ
Shoreham-Wading River may have a peculiar case of senioritis this high school boys basketball season, and it’s not a bad thing.
The Wildcats (8-12 last season) have a senior-laden team this season, with eight 12th-graders among them. Coach Kevin Culhane is more than fine with that. READ
Shoreham-Wading River boys basketball coach Kevin Culhane recently saw an Instagram post in which a coach listed all the Suffolk County League V and VI teams, with the notation, “Everybody is zero and zero.”
With seven of League VI Shoreham’s 14 players having played for the school’s Long Island champion football team, which just completed its season Sunday night, it’s going to take the Wildcats (5-11 last season) some time to meld.
At first glance, the Shoreham-Wading River boys basketball team will appear vastly different from a year ago. Gone are three of the Wildcats’ tallest players, who made up one of the biggest frontlines Shoreham coach Kevin Culhane has had during his tenure. READ