Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00
As the second half of the basketball season began last week, the Glen Cove Boys Varsity team was sitting in first place with a 10 to 1 record in Conference A-3.
“The boys are 6-0 in their conference and are playing with a purpose,” said Varsity Coach Peter Falen. “This year’s team is dedicated, hardworking and have bought in to what myself and Coach Paulino have asked for to be successful.”
The team has six seniors and five underclassmen to fill out the roster. Seniors Mauro Carignano, Dahkeem Williams, Johnny Fiorino, Chris Theodorou, Yadiyah Letellier, and Nick Basile have led by example with help of returning starts Frankie Mickens, Mike Acerra, Tommy Ziegen and Brandon Deloatch.Many feel that the season would not be such a success without star- transfer student Kewan Beebe. Known as “Cash” to teammates and peers alike, Beebe has led the team with over 20 points a game and has helped to put Glen Cove back as one of the top teams in Nassau County.
In a five-day span in late December, Glen Cove beat last year’s County Finalist Floral Park and then held on to win at Manhasset, last year’s county champion.
“The team is a close-knit bunch, and a lot of fun to coach,” said Coach Paulino.