Port Washington's winter hoop campaign came to a close against Hicksville with a split as the Varsity Club lost, but the JV concluded with a victory. Unfortunately, for the varsity, they finished their season with only one league victory, but given the youth of the squad, and the fact some of the JV boys will be joining them next year, there are high hopes for the Port's future. Both clubs continually exhibited the two necessary ingredients of hustle and determination throughout the winter. When they ultimately fuse these ingredients with the vital execution skills contingent upon winning, then the varsity team will be in possession of a great winning formula.
Congratulations should go out to the Varsity Club for an unstinting approach to playing tough basketball. Let's remember that they went up against some mighty foes such as: Island Trees, Freeport, and Great Neck South while nearly stealing a victory from each of them. Let some kudos be given to Ray Ross, Quentin Dumpson, Angelo Ferrucci, and Pat Mulqueen. Hopefully they'll be back for another run next winter along with some of the JV's finest.
The junior varsity with all modesty in check finished their season with an impressive league record of 8 wins and 4 losses. They downed Hicksville, 62-58 with their usual guile on offense as well as a relentless pursuit of turning away the opposition on defense. There are no stars on this club but their cohesive style makes them a force to consider when being taken on by an opponent. Often times, the junior varsity gets a lot of fodder whereas the main scope of scrutiny rests with public evaluating its varsity club. Take note: when this club matures and you add Ira James, Andrew Levy, and Chris Cosolito to the future mix, the varsity squad should make for many an entertaining eye.