By Benito Vila
Scoreboards can be painful at times, sort of like a gas pump gone awry, one set of numbers getting bigger and another set smaller. It’s no fun to keep looking up and see the minutes winding down and the other team’s total staying out ahead of yours.
That was the unfortunate experience for the Pierson varsity teams this week, the Lady Whalers losing 59-25 to undefeated Stony Brook there last Thursday and the Whalers finding themselves behind at the final buzzer 54-33 Friday at home against Stony Brook and 46-40 Monday at Smithtown Christian.
Those outcomes drop the girls to 6-5 on the season, a first-round playoff match-up with Stony Brook set for next Tuesday in Stony Brook at 5 p.m. The boys are now 2-11, their hard work and persistent play not finding its way into the win column.
Both teams were due to play their regular season finales last night but yesterday’s snowstorm has pushed those games to this afternoon. The Lady Whalers are set to host Port Jefferson at 4:30 p.m. in a “Coaches versus Cancer” fundraiser. The Whalers, meanwhile, are planning on making their way to Bridgehampton for a 5 p.m. start.