No matter how you slice it, there’s no denying that the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls basketball team underwent a massive player drain since last season. The Wildcats graduated eight players, including four starters and five of their top six players.
Chelsea Marlborough tried and tried again. The Mattituck High School sweeper launched a variety of shots from a variety of angles on the field and each time came away empty-handed. After a while, the senior could only look toward her team bench following a miss and smile.
Before her high school girls soccer team took on Babylon, coach Meaghan Macarthur realized Bishop McGann-Mercy would be in for a challenging Tuesday afternoon.
Shoreham-Wading River lost 10 players to graduation, but don’t cry for the Wildcats. They still are expected to be one of the top girls soccer teams in League VI if not all of Suffolk County. READ
One doesn’t need to watch Chastin Giles play for long to realize that she didn’t pick up a basketball for the first time last week.
Giles, a freshman point guard for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls basketball team, is a work in progress, and the Monarchs love the way she is progressing.
Silence is golden. It can also be a lot of fun, as fans of the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls basketball team discovered.
Mercy held its first Silent Night game Thursday night. The idea was a takeoff on a tradition observed by Taylor University, an NAIA school in Indiana. This is how it works: Fans dress in costumes and all sorts of garb, remaining absolutely silent until the home team scores its 10th point. Then it’s time for them to turn the cheering on full blast.
Only five basketball players can play on the court at a time for a team. The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls team has many more capable players than that. The Wildcats are deep.
That means Shoreham’s starting lineup is up in the air like a jump ball.