Dolphins One Game Away From Reaching Playoffs
The Beach Channel Lady Dolphins are just one win away from fulfilling their preseason dreams of making the playoffs. That dream inched closer with a 49-48 victory on the road against Bayside last Thursday.
The Dolphins broke Bayside’s full court press to take a 14 point lead in the third quarter. A late rally led by the Commodores’ Shakia Woods (19 points) tied the game with a minute left.
Tiffany Wilson hit three of four free throws for Beach Channel in the final minute of the game. Shakia Woods’ desperation three-pointer with 4 seconds left was an airball.
A playoff berth will be on the line on Wednesday when they host John Bowne at 4:30 p.m. If the Dolphins win and even their record to 7-7, they will compete in the PSAL playoffs.
“We’re in a good position to accomplish what we have to do,” head coach Victor Nazario said.
In a battle for first place, the Lady Seahorses (10-2) won convincingly at home with a 58-42 win over Springfield Gardens (9-3).
The Men’s Dolphins secured an above .500 season with a 72-54 win at home against Far Rockaway. At 8-5, the Dolphins will participate in the citywide PSAL playoffs next month.
Bishop Kearney started a tough stretch of games with a 54-51 win over Notre Dame Academy of Staten Island. Jill Brady led with 14 points, Lisa Abitante and Kristina Triglia chipped in 13 points. The Tigers start a two week stretch of tough league games with St. Francis Prep, Mary Louis, Molloy, Bishop Loughlin and Christ the King.
Tom Crotty Classic
Fourteen of the top New York/ New Jersey high school boys’ basketball programs will meet at St. John’s University for the 2005 Tom Crotty Memorial Classic. The event which features Rice, Monsignor McClancy, St. Raymond’s and St. Mary’s of Manhasset takes place this Sunday starting at 10 a.m.
Tickets for all 7 games will be $10. The event raises money for various Hope Thru Hoops charities. Crotty was a managing director at Sandler O’Neill when he died on September 11, 2001.
I would like to apologize and correct the statement Bishop Kearney head coach Cathy Crockett made in last week’s article “Tigers Fall At King Tournament: Dolphins Fight Back”.
When asked her about her team’s chances against the rest of the catholic schools in the league, Crockett said, “We know we can play against anybody. Nobody in our league (CHSAA ‘A’) is that unbeatable.”
What I forgot to include at the end of that statement is she said nobody in our league is that unbeatable except Christ the King. She did not want to make bulletin board statements that might infuriate the Lady Royals, who are currently at 16-0 on the season.
What I excluded hopefully does not make things tense when both teams play on Tuesday, November 8. My humblest of apologies to a great coach and the Bishop Kearney Tigers.