In a show of school spirit, the Riverhead school board has postponed tonight’s regular board meeting for 24 hours, to remove conflicts for potential attendees who also want to go to Farmingdale State College and cheer for the girls’ basketball team as it plays for the Suffolk County Class AA championship.
The Blue Waves (20-1) will be playing the Hauppauge Eagles (21-0) for the county title at 5 p.m. The school board had been scheduled to meet in an executive session at 5:30 p.m. and hold its public meeting at 7 p.m. Those meetings will now take place Wednesday.
School board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse said she did not want district residents to have to choose between watching the team and watching the school board in its preliminary budget discussions.
The winner of today’s game will play against the Nassau County champion March 9 at Farmingdale State College, with the winner advancing to Troy upstate for the state public school tournament at Hudson Valley Community College.
Above: Riverhead's Shanice Allen (No. 23) celebrates after making a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the first quarter of her team's 66-51 win over Lindenhurst. (Feb. 25, 2012)