Weekly Sports Update - December 3-7, 2018

Weekly Sports Update - December 3-7, 2018

Girls Winter Track Team Excels at Suffolk County Crossover Meet

Connetquot High School girls’ winter track coach Jim Crowley was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of this year’s team as it participated in the Suffolk County Crossover A track meet held at Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood campus.

Outstanding performances were turned in by senior Bryanna Holguin, who won the triple jump (35’9”), and junior Katie Iocca who finished first, by 18 seconds, in the 1,500-meter run (5:12.19).

Additionally, senior Celina Schenk placed second in the 600-meter (1:48.84), while Janelle Foston (triple jump) and Serena Roopnarine (race walk) each finished an impressive third place in her event.

Coach Crowley looks forward to an exciting winter season as the team develops confidence in its individual and collective abilities!

Girls Basketball Team Comes Up Close

Despite a great display of athleticism from the Connetquot High School girls varsity basketball team, the visitors from William Floyd High School outscored the home team 45-34 during a recent game.

Early in the fourth quarter, the T-Birds cut the deficit from 30-23 to 33-29, but William Floyd quickly rallied back, outscoring Connetquot 12-5 during the final stretch of the game.  
The T-Birds returned this season with nine seniors who are expected to assist coaches Hafner and Piscitelli pull the team together and achieve the success they all feel is possible this season.
Top scorers for Connetquot during the game were Emma Bunicci (9), Nia Callaway (8) and Morgan Elliott (5). 

Boys Basketball Team’s Winning Streak Comes to an End

After winning the first two games of the season, including a recent 1-point victory over Sachem East High School at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the T-Birds dropped a 62-59 decision to the visiting Longwood High School team.

In one of the most exciting games played in Bohemia in recent years, Connetquot kept the game close, exchanging the lead several times in the final two minutes, only to miss a 3-point jump shot at the buzzer, giving Longwood the win. 

Tae’von Bazemore lead the T-Birds with 19 points while Emmanuel Mondesire scored 16, and sophomore Jaden Kealey finished with 12 of his own. Tae’von and Emmanuel each added one 3-point basket. Additionally, Sean Andersen and Jaden Kealey were powerful forces inside, while John O’Connell and Tae’von handled the playmaking duties.