The elation the Whalers felt coming off the floor last Thursday after a hard fought 45-30 win over Ross nearly eased the torment of last Tuesday’s one-sided loss to Mercy. That sinking feeling of coming undone was back again last night as undefeated Stony Brook took a 29-8 lead to end the first half. The Whalers played even the rest of the way to take some sting out of the week’s second loss, the score 50-29 at the buzzer.
Pre-season favorite and still undefeated Greenport made Monday’s game one to forget, Pierson heading home after an 84-36 hammering. The Porters’ Ryan Creighton, close to becoming Long Island’s all-time leading scorer, pushed through a jaw-dropping dunk to the delight of the home crowd and poured in 25 points in all.
With a 3-3 record in league play the Whalers are currently fourth in the standings, just behind Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees who are now 4-2 after yesterday’s 58-43 win over Ross. Pierson plays host to the resurgent Bees, winners of three straight, next Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Pierson travels to play winless Smithtown Christian tomorrow at 4:30; Bridgehampton is at Stony Brook at 7:30 p.m. Ross, now 2-4, has tough home games ahead, meeting Mercy tomorrow and Greenport Monday; both match-ups are at 6:15 p.m.