St. Dominic, from Oyster Bay, N.Y., did a lot of nice things right in the first half against the Rangers, securing a 31-22 lead in the first game at IS8. The biggest reason why they had any lead was the play of point guard Dan Kenny.
The senior delivered 15 first half points, including three three-pointers. Then the entire Bayhawks team participated in a turnover festival, crushing any chances of taking this victory.
The good news is there's some solid players on the St. Dominic roster. And Pavinelli is one terrific coach. And he has a nice floor general in Kenney, who showed NBA range on his jumper and the ability to dump a pass to an open teammate.
"There was some interest in him from Boston University and Lafayette," said Pavinelli. "But this has died down."
If Kenney can string together two halves like his first one today, he'll have plenty of division one interest in his skills.
The 5-foot-10, 145-pounder will need to add some weight and muscle to his game. But he's tough and doesn't mind challenging the bigger bodies near the rim. In addition, he'll take the charge against the wider frames that ramble his way.