South Side trailed by six after the opening stanza and exploded in the second quarter for 24 points to lead 33-22 at halftime. Six players contributed at least eight points — senior Brendan McDerby had 13, juniors Paul and Matt Pandolfi had nine, and senior Dane Flaherty and freshman Alex Sorensen added eight.
The win over Roslyn saw the Cyclones score the last nine points of the first half, giving them a 29-22, and never look back. Sorensen had 13 points. D’Angelo said containing Bulldogs big man Mike Gjonlekaj and guard Terrence Pierce were the keys. “We did a nice job defending their big scorers,” he said.
The second half of the conference schedule begins Friday with a home game against New Hyde Park at 6:30 p.m. “We’re still a work in progress,” D’Angelo said. “At times we’ve played to our potential, and other times we’ve been inconsistent.”