What a Game Opener!

Posted May 16, 2018


Riviera Beach Heatwave opened their first game of their Inaugural Season at home with a tough loss to the Orlando Splash.  In the First Quarter, both team battled it out to gain an advantage, showing they have the range to drain that 3-point shot.  The Heatwave made 5 out of 7 from the three-point line with shooting guard Megan Whittaker making 2 out of 3 three-point shots in the first quarter ending 28-30 for the Orlando Splash.  Tough offensive play from Sharneka McCathy  kept the Heatwave going but turnovers and missed shots opened the deficit at the half ending in 38-46.  The third quarter opened with McCathy displaying her range hitting the 3-point shot and aggressively rebounding.  Point Guard, Katherin Johnson, dug deep to keep the team together and attacked the basket.  The Heatwave defense picked up trying to erase the 8-point deficit as Guards, Tamia Williams and Katie Piekieski, defended the basket with two pivotal blocks each.  In the fourth quarter with the Heatwave creeping up 72-77, Williams and McCathy went on the run.  McCathy ended the game with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.  Williams ended with 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists.  Williams fouled out through strategic fouls to gain the Heatwave the ball in the final possession, however, Orlando Splash's defense closed out the game at 75-77.



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Riviera Beach Heatwave vs Dade County Lady Bulls

(Jun 9, 2018 @ 5:00pm)

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Upcoming Games
Sat Jun 9/18 5:00pm:
@ Riviera Beach, FL
Dade County Lady Bulls -
Riviera Beach Heatwave -
Sun Jun 17/18 4:00pm:
@ Miami, FL
Riviera Beach Heatwave -
Dade County Lady Bulls -
Sat Jun 23/18 5:00pm:
@ Riveria Beach
Space Coast Tarheels -
Riviera Beach Heatwave -
Sat Jun 30/18 5:00pm:
@ Riviera Beach, FL
Jacksonville Beach Panthers -
Riviera Beach Heatwave -
Sat Jul 7/18 5:00pm:
@ Titusville, Fl
Riviera Beach Heatwave -
Space Coast Tarheels -
Ticker
  • Welcome to the new home of the Riviera Beach Heatwave
  • Next Game is at Home! Wells Recreation Center
  • Sat Jun 09/18 5:00pm: HEATWAVE vs Dade County Lady Bulls
  • Honorary Guest Chantel Cohen, Owner of Flip Flop Management
News

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Sat May 19/18 5:00pm:
Riviera Beach Heatwave 68
Jacksonville Beach Panthers 77
Sat May 12/18 5:00pm:
Orlando Splash 77
Riviera Beach Heatwave 75
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Player of the week (May 12/18)

Sharneka McCatty

Highest Scorer: 23 points

This week Offense

FG%:
1.200
3P%:
0.667
PTS/G:
22.0