The sources told the paper the Panthers coaches lashed out at Dini after one of her players sank a 3-pointer in the final seconds of a 51-38 win, saying Dini had "no class" and using vulgar language towards her.
"There definitely was, I guess I'll use the word 'drama,'" Dini said. "So after last spring ... I chose, after some situations, to not coach any of the games against (Vitale and Blanch's) teams."
Dini arranged for a parent to step in whenever her team had to face Vitale and Blanch. She did not attend those games.
"I thought that it would be in the best interest of me, the kids, the parents, and my Somers (varsity) program -- not my AAU program -- to not go to those games," Dini said.
Costly mistake: In a Texas case involving one of the nation's top high school basketball teams, the University Interscholastic State League's executive committee rejected two Katy baseball players' appeal and upheld 20 forfeits that destroyed a 21-0 start to the season.
Grant Jackman and Hayden Baker were found to have violated UIL rules regarding amateur status by accepting money as assistant coaches for a local Little League team.
Jackman and Baker were paid $1,500 between February and April to do what has been described as "grunt work" such as keeping the scorebook, helping youngsters put on equipment and collecting baseballs. The players returned the money and the school self-reported the violation.
Extra points: Dontay Caruthers, a first-team all-state player in Class A as a Rochester East senior who scored almost at will, is set to continue his basketball career at the University at Buffalo. The point guard signed with the Bulls after playing one season at Midland College in Texas and sitting out this past season at an Iowa junior college due to an injury.