Sports Wrap: Lady Whalers Win, Duryea Honored

Sag Harbor swimmers Jack and Ryan Duryea, Joe Badilla and Colin Harrison at the YMCA pool in East Hampton on Monday. Michael Heller photos

Duryea Named Swimmer of Meet

The East Hampton swim team claimed a narrow 77-73 victory over North Babylon at the YMCA East Hampton RECenter on Tuesday, December 13, to improve to 3-0 on the season. It was the first League II meet of the season for the Bonackers, who faced Huntington/Harborfields on Tuesday before settling in for the holiday break. The team’s next meet is scheduled for January 5 at home against Deer Park.

Against North Babylon, Pierson eighth-grader Jack Duryea was named Swimmer of the Meet by team captains after he agreed to step into the 500-yard freestyle at the last minute. Duryea swam a 5:57.15 to finish second and earn four points for the Bonackers, which ended up being the margin of victory.

“The captains wanted Jack to know that his selfless act in stepping up into one of the more difficult events, finishing second in the event to earn valuable points for the team, and sacrificing an opportunity to qualify in his best event (the 100 breast), all in an effort to help the team, did not go unnoticed,” head coach Craig Brierley wrote in an email.

Lady Whalers Cruise Against Southold/Greenport

Katie Kneeland and Isabel Peters had strong all-around games to lead the Pierson/Bridgehampton girls basketball team to a 52-41 win over Southold/Greenport on Monday. Kneeland scored 14 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists, and Peters scored 13 points and had seven rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore Celia Barranco continued her strong debut season on varsity with eight points and 15 rebounds.

The Lady Whalers improved to 4-1 on the season (2-1 in League VII) and after facing Mercy on Tuesday, turn their attention to a road game at Babylon on Thursday, December 22, before playing in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer tournament at Hampton Bays High School over the holiday break, with an opening game against Westhampton on December 27 at 11 a.m.

The Lady Whalers will resume their league schedule on January 3 at home against Smithtown Christian at 6:15 p.m.