Article by Newsday’s Jason Stromberg:
When the South Side Holiday Tournament rolls around, Ryan Durney can’t wait to step on the hardwood because he gets a chance to return to his hometown and play against his former teammates.
That’s what makes the annual high school basketball classic a memorable one for Durney, Kellenberg’s senior guard, who was named MVP of this year’s event.
“I know how they all play because I grew up playing with all of those kids,” said Durney, who was referring to when he played in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Long Island boys’ basketball program. “It’s always a good time.”
Durney had a good time in the South Side Holiday Tournament, especially in the final. His 21 points and 10 rebounds led Kellenberg in its 78-64 win over South Side in the championship.
“I had a lot of help from my teammates,” Durney said. “We’re all very well-rounded. Everyone does everything equally. It makes it…