By EJ Smith
Isaiah Wong still watches one of the toughest losses of his career occasionally.
Going into the huddle down by a point on Sunday against Roman Catholic, he had a flashback to last year’s Catholic League championship, when the Bonner-Prendergast star and his teammates fell to the Cahilites at the Palestra on a game-winner.
He wanted to remember it all offseason, and he did.
“I had that game on my mind,” Wong said. “That’s been in my head ever since [the shot] went in.”
It was the type of Catholic League game that sold out days before the actual event. It was the type of game that forced fans to line each baseline, some FaceTiming friends who couldn’t make it. The national anthem was cut off by the Bonner-Prendie student section after “land of the free.” The atmosphere was intense, and the players noticed.
“It was one of the biggest games of the season for us, and we had to come in and make a statement,” Wong said.