With a 10:30 game on Friday morning and possibly another on Saturday that would be played during Gina Maher’s official induction into the New York state basketball Hall of Fame, Irvington doesn’t have too much time to celebrate its state championship. The Bulldogs face a challenging Class B state Federation semifinal against independent school champ Long Island Lutheran, as Brian Heyman wrote in today’s paper.
OK, scratch that. They had a little time, like yesterday afternoon, when the state champs gathered in the gym named for their coach and the school celebrated their achievement, as David Kiarsis wrote today. Principal Scott Mosenthal even let the girls cut the nets down, One Shining Moment style. (That’s Riley Harrington pictured above.)
You can see the large crowd pictured in the photo above, but that should not surprise. Irvington came out in droves to support the girls over the weekend, but no one caught more attention than the guy pictured to the right. If anyone knows his name please post it. I don’t know if he wants to be considered a mascot, but if he does he tops my list for sure.
In fact, in all the years I’ve worked at the paper, this may be my single favorite photo — and it doesn’t even include an athlete, a coach or a play in a game.
Anyway, check back later today for the scouting report on Long Island Lutheran.