It’s only been a little over a week since the last game of the season, but it feels like an eternity.
We formally say goodbye to the 2015-16 season tonight, with the Section 1 girls basketball awards dinner in Cortlandt Manor. I’m please to announce that I’ve been asked to present this year’s Miss Basketball award for the first time in my four years on the beat. I’m extremely honored and will try to do the presentation justice.
I’ll post a recap of the night tomorrow morning. If there are any pictures, I’ll be sure to add them.
Here are some other tidbits and headlines you might have missed:
• I submitted my annual all-state nominations to the New York State Sportswriters Association on Thursday. I won’t say which players, how many, or which teams I nominated them for, but please take my word for it when I say that the section should be very well represented again this year. The deadline for writers to submit nominations is Apr. 10, so the final list should come out sometime around late-April or early-May.
• The Ossining girls basketball team will star in a short film about normalizing the conversation of menstruation. I was originally informed that the girls would be in a movie, then found out it was a short film (and what it was about) while interviewing the director, who is an Ossining alumna. At that point, I decided there was an informative and important column that could be written about it. I really think it’s worth the read.
• While at the dress rehearsal, Ossining head coach Dan Ricci said the school would be unveiling its state and Federation championship team photo on Saturday, Apr. 16, before the Ossining teachers face the Harlem Magicmakers at 2 p.m. Ossining usually unveils the photo at the start of the next school year.
• Speaking of Ossining, alumna Saniya Chong and the UConn women’s basketball team are headed back to the Final Four after topping Texas in the Bridgeport regional final Monday at Webster Bank Arena. I staffed the game for lohud, and spoke to Chong about her injury-plagued junior year, those pesky transfer questions, and her relationship with roommate and former high school rival Breanna Stewart. Chong said she will try to attend the team photo unveiling. My gamer from last night is below, but stay tuned for more.
Game story: Saniya Chong, UConn headed back to Final Four
Check back here tomorrow — trust me.