Basketball

December, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Prep hoops off to fast start

St. Francis Prep proved something to itself as it has gone about proving everyone else wrong. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Brooklyn Net leads Qns. College camp

Leftover turkey and holiday shopping could not keep children from enjoying hoops action as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez entertained more than 100 children at his Citi Pro Basketball Camp Sunday at Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium. Comment.
Middle Village

Lifeless Christ the King manhandled by Cardinal Hayes

Poor execution without the starting point guard in the lineup was understandable and somewhat expected by Christ the King Coach Joe Arbitello. Seeing his team play without energy, aggressiveness or urgency against Cardinal Hayes was what came as a surprise. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis loses to Murry Bergtraum

Francis Lewis will have to live with proving they can play with Murry Bergtraum for now. Comment.
Block Shots

Jordan’s strong play shows SJU promise

St. John’s University has given us a true look at the team it can be moving forward with its second half performance against Syracuse. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm falls to Syracuse

The final minutes were St. John’s University’s worst after a second half that was filled with so many of its best. Comment.
Flushing

Holy Cross loses to St. Raymond’s

The Holy Cross boys’ basketball team found itself in a tough position, down double digits before even scoring a point. Comment.
Briarwood

Stannners work through early season growing pains

Archbishop Molloy is inexperienced and it showed against Nazareth. Comments (1).
Block Shots

CK’s Andre Walker should make most of senior hoops season

Andre Walker is hoping to follow in Jon Severe’s footsteps in a number of ways and there is no reason why he can’t. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Sophomore leads Lewis to strong start

Sierra Green played every game for the Francis Lewis girls’ basketball team as a freshman. She took her lumps playing at a higher level than a normal 14-year-old, but her time on the varsity made her all the more prepared to break out in 2013. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s routs Fordham

March is a long way from now, but St. John’s University caught a glimpse of the NCAA tournament team it has been looking for. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King team beats rival Nazareth

In a game littered with future Division I girls basketball players, it was Christ the King’s Kristen Drogsler, a role player heading to Division II Caldwell College, who provided the spark to lead her team to victory. Comment.
Block Shots

Former SJU coach stays true to her roots

Kim Barnes Arico is surrounded by Michigan blue and yellow every day she goes to work at Ann Arbor, but still can’t believe what she is seeing. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Christ the King team sights on second-straight Federation title

The Christ the King boys’ basketball team thinks it has more to prove than in recent years. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy starts season without Jack Curran

C.J. Davis knew something was different not because of what he saw, but because of what he didn’t hear. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals outlast Moore Catholic after slow start

Christ the King lauded its depth in the preseason and put it on display in its opener. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Sampson carries Red Storm to win over Georgia Tech

Steve Lavin knew JaKarr Sampson had more to give, and the St. John’s University coach just had to make him believe it. Comment.

November, 2013

Block Shots

Terriers seek progress on court after assistant coach takes helm

St. Francis Prep Coach Kevin Wagner was given his chance to grow along with the roster of his girls’ team, and the Terriers believe they are ready to reap the benefits of that. Comments (4).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s suspends star freshman Jordan for violation of team rules

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin described his disciplinary style toward his players as “old school” and “tough love,” something he picked up living in a household with Catholic parents who raised six children. Comment.
Middle Village

Veteran Royals eye basketball state title

Sierra Calhoun, Kollyns Scarbrough and Kristen Drogsler got a tangible reminder that time is limited for them and the teams’ six other seniors to leave their mark on Christ the King history. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Lackluster Red Storm team holds off Monmouth Hawks

St. John’s University had little to be happy about, despite pulling out a win over Monmouth. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Strong second half sends St. John’s past Bucknell

Bucknell was daring St. John’s University to shoot jumpers, and after poor shooting in the first half Phil Greene IV finally made them pay. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s preps for matchups against Wagner, Bucknell

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin put the basketballs away at practice this week in preparation of his team’s first two home games of the year. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy hoops star C.J. Davis chooses Columbia University

Archbishop Molloy guard C.J. Davis wanted to land at a college that challenged him both on and off the court. Columbia provided that in every way. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm women’s team eyes fifth-straight NCAA tourney

The changing Big East conference has tweaked the St. John’s University women’s basketball team’s goals this season. Comment.
Block Shots

Former Red Storm star Lopez believes timing right for Jordan

Being tapped as a program’s missing piece is much different than being labeled its messiah. Just ask Felipe Lopez. Comment.

October, 2013

Jamaica Estates

McPherson returns to SJU after injury

Eugeneia McPherson didn’t get to finish her St. John’s University career the way she envisioned. Instead, she will get a chance to script an ending unlike any other player in the history of women’s basketball at the school. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s starts highly anticipated season with energetic tip-off

For Phil Greene IV, there was no mistaking what the palpable energy inside a packed Carnesecca Arena meant. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Queens College honors athletes at Hall of Fame ceremony

The Queens College Athletic Department highlighted the contributions of several prestigious female athletes, most of whom left their mark on the basketball courts, during the school’s Hall of Fame dinner. Comments (1).
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm has ingredients for greatness

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team is a more complete squad than it was last season, but they weren’t whole on media day. Freshman point guard Rysheed Jordan, the biggest missing piece, was missing from the school’s media day last week. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s primed to realize potential

For the past two seasons, the St. John’s University men’s basketball team has shown glimpses of a potential that if ever realized could put them back among the top programs in college basketball. Comment.

September, 2013

Bayside

Bayside JV coach to take helm of boys’ varsity hoops squad

The new face of Bayside boys’ basketball is a familiar one. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Queens basketball coach receives street co-naming

The father of a late western Queens basketball coach will see the corner bearing his son’s name each time he leaves his home on 38th Street. Comment.
Block Shots

SJU misses opportunity to sign Whitehead

St. John’s University’s loss to tri-state rival Seton Hall in the basketball recruitment of Abraham Lincoln hoops star Isaiah Whitehead is a blow, just not the end of the world. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King alum arrested in California: NY Post

Christ the King alumnus and NBA star Lamar Odom was arrested and charged with allegedly driving drunk in California, the New York Post reported. Comment.

August, 2013

Hollis

NBA player leads Hollis camp

Royal Ivey provides his basketball skills camp participants a unique experience through the basketball it teaches and the story it tells. Comment.
Hollis

Royal Ivey set to return to Hollis for annual summer clinic

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith and city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott are slated to help NBA player Royal Ivey teach children basketball moves during his annual summer clinic in Hollis, organizers said. Comment.
Block Shots

Lewis’ Eisenberg switches from hoops coach to referee

Mike Eisenberg has come to grips with the fact that he may never get the chance to coach a high school girls’ basketball team again and take another squad to Madison Square Garden for the PSAL Class AA title game. Comment.
Briarwood

Stanners guard Irizarry commits to Manhattan

Nyasha Irizarry said she didn’t quite understand while she was growing up the magnitude of earning a college scholarship to play basketball. Comments (4).
Springfield Gardens

Former Knicks star dishes out money advice after hard times

Anthony Mason is working to help others not make the same financial mistakes he did. Comments (6).
Bayside

Semper leaves Bayside for Construction HS

Cory Semper has left his position as Bayside boys’ basketball coach after five seasons to become the coach at Construction, he told TimesLedger Newspapers. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Harrison rejoins St. John’s

The next few weeks marks a new beginning for the St. John’s University men’s basketball team and star guard D’Angelo Harrison. Comment.
Bayside

St. Ray’s guard leaves Bronx for spot on Cardozo roster

Jaquan McKennon is coming home to Queens to finish his high school basketball career. Comments (2).
Middle Village

Royals’ Alkins preps for hoops spotlight

Rawle Alkins is embracing his new role as one of the most recognizable names and talents in New York City high school basketball. Comment.
Block Shots

Queens Week founder re-energizes tourney

Haron Hargrave nearly gave up on the project he has poured so much of himself into. Comments (2).
Middle Village

CK’s Ryan Pearson leads Sean Bell team to victory

Ryan Pearson thought the Nike Pro City championship had slipped away as the ball sailed through his hands under the basket. Comment.
Middle Village

CK’s Scarbrough gains interest from Division I hoops schools

The expectations around Kollyns Scarbrough were heightened entering her final summer of travel basketball before her senior year at Christ the King. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Pathways star wins title

Jordan Washington saw a chance to end his career as a New York City high school basketball player in style and he delivered. Comments (1).
Flushing

Melo’s basketball camp draws youth to borough

Young hoops players in Queens got a chance to learn about basketball and the daily grind of the NBA from New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony over the weekend. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals’ Calhoun commits to Duke

Sierra Calhoun’s image of her college career fit perfectly with what Duke Coach Joanne P. McCallie’s program had to offer. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. Louis’ Whitesell to replace Hicks on SJU basketball staff

St. John’s University men’s basketball head Coach Steve Lavin announced the hiring of former St. Louis associate head Coach Jim Whitesell to his coaching staff for this season. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Injury delays SJU forward from pro summer leagues

Justin Burrell’s NBA aspirations will have to wait. Comment.
Block Shots

Football player shoots for hoops scholarship

Joshua Wallace put football on hold for basketball after a stellar sophomore season on the gridiron at Holy Cross, but the sport hasn’t given up on him. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm scheduled to face Wisconsin first

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team unveiled its non-conference schedule for next season that was highlighted by games against former Big East rival Syracuse and Big Ten power Wisconsin. Comment.
Flushing

Cross star chases NBA spot

Sylven Landesberg is ready to take another shot at the NBA. It will just have to wait. Comment.
LeFrak City

Molloy b-ball star who went pro discloses sexual abuse

Kenny Anderson, the former Archbishop Molloy and NBA star, recently revealed he was sexually abused as a child and plans to identify his attackers in his autobiography, which is slated to be released next year. Comment.

July, 2013

Fresh Meadows

SFP sophomore realizes her potential on the court

St. Francis Prep forward Sofia Recupero is handling the high expectations for her while learning to compete in arguably the best girl’s basketball league in the country and building her game from the outside in. With her freshman season as a starter on the varsit team behind her, she is on her way to showing why she is one of the city’s top young players. Comment.
Flushing

Melo to run hoops camp at Queens College

Queens youngsters can learn to shoot like Melo at Queens College next month. Comments (3).
Bayside

Former hoops star concentrates on coaching

Rafer Alston hasn’t played in the NBA since his 2010 stint with the Miami Heat and the New Jersey Nets. Still, the former Benjamin Cardozo point guard isn’t exactly ready to call it quits on his playing career, but but admitted it’s “pretty much” over. Comment.
Queensbridge

World Peace joins Knicks

Metta World Peace is coming home. Comment.
Middle Village

TimesLedger picks Top 10 Queens HS teams of ‘12-13

Queens teams produced a memorable 2012-13 high school season filled with great players, great games and exceptional squads. Who had the best year of them all? Comment.
Middle Village

Walker aims for NBA spot

Erving Walker is hoping he isn’t done with the NBA. Comment.
Block Shots

Panella finds escape in coaching streetball team

Mike Panella leaves his mother’s side mostly to shower, sleep and coach basketball on New York City’s streetball circuit. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals’ Calhoun narrows colleges

Phoenixville, Pa. — Sierra Calhoun has been meticulous about her recruiting. Comment.
Block Shots

Former Dozo hoops star shoots for spot on NBA roster

James Southerland’s quest to make an NBA roster is still alive even though he didn’t hear his name called at the Barclays Center or get to shake Commissioner David Stern’s hand on draft night. Comment.
Briarwood

McCleary named as Molloy hoops coach

Archbishop Molloy officially named Coach Jack Curran’s replacements by removing the “interim” titles from basketball Coach and Athletic Director Mike McCleary and baseball headman Brad Lyons, according to McCleary. Comment.

June, 2013

South Ozone Park

Wingate winner serves as key for historic season

James Pitman knew he had something special in Markell French. The John Adam’s boys’ basketball coach didn’t exactly know the level of it until he moved him to the point guard spot in his second year on the varsity squad as a junior. Comment.
Queensbridge

Convicted killer of hoops star teenager faces sentencing

A Manhattan man convicted in the fatal shooting of Queensbridge native Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy is scheduled to be sentenced next week, but the slain teen’s father says there will never be justice even if those responsible for the basketball star’s untimely death are behind bars. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Tournament aims to prevent teen cardiac arrest

Dominic Murray, a former basketball standout at Monsignor McClancy in East Elmhurst, lived by a hauntingly accurate motto of “live by the ball, die by the ball.” Comment.
Block Shots

Former TMLA star achieves hoops dream

Karin Robinson is getting a second chance at playing Division I basketball after she nearly let it get away. It is an opportunity the former Mary Louis star deserves. Comment.

May, 2013

Letters

Curran was a consummate coach

The death of basketball Coach Jack Curran is a sad loss for Archbishop Molloy High School, the city and the country. Comment.
Briarwood

Former Molloy guard delays pro hoops career for school

Former Archbishop Molloy guard Russ Smith will return to the University of Louisville for his senior basketball season, he announced at the school last week. Comment.

April, 2013

Bayside

MS 74 girls’ B-ball team wins another title

It was a great season for the Queens District 26 Middle School Basketball League, which consists of six middle schools in the area: MS 67, 72, 74, 158, 216 and 266. The competition was fun and exciting throughout the year. Comments (5).
Middle Village

Royals’ Jon Severe signs with Fordham Rams

New York state’s top senior boys’ basketball player is staying home. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St Francis Prep shooting guard Ganzi finds right fit at Roberts Wesleyan

Veronica Ganzi waited and waited for the right college to come around before she finally found it. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

WNBA drafts two of St. John’s players

Nadirah McKenith and Shenneika Smith added another piece of history to their St. John’s careers. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

TMLA’s Hobdy shows skills in tourney

Sometimes it takes a little convincing to get Simone Hobdy to play at her best. Comment.
Middle Village

Hoops star Severe finds new ‘home’ at Fordham University

Jon Severe broke down and paused multiple times while thanking his family and Christ the King before trying to tell the large contingent of teammates and fellow students who had gathered in the school’s gym where he would be playing next year. Comment.
Middle Village

Severe practices patience while choosing college

Jon Severe ignored the cheers and chants from a special section directly behind the basket at the Barclays Center. Comment.
Middle Village

CK star reaches NCAA final

Bria Smith had a good feeling about this season before it even started. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King’s Harmon commits with St. Francis

Christ the King Coach Joe Arbitello told anyone who would listen during the season that Malik Harmon was a Division I point guard. Comment.
South Jamaica

Officials break ground on South Jamaica court overhaul

Elected officials and community leaders broke ground recently on renovations at the basketball courts within the South Jamaica Houses. In total, $350,000 was secured by Councilman Ruben Wills and the New York City Housing Authority for basketball courts with new fiber glass back boards, bleachers and lighting, The renovation is expected to be completed in summer 2013. The event also featured a pickup game between politicians, community activists and 16-year-old Anthony Woods, who was selected by U.S. Rep. Congressman Gregory Meeks as a substitute. Comment.
Middle Village

Severe chosen as boro’s best

Christ the King dominated the borough and the city, winning its second state Federation Class AA title in four years. John Adams nearly took home a Class A state Federation crown after winning the school’s first PSAL city title. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Public vs. Catholic hoops is long overdue

The newly formatted Mayor’s Cup basketball game has a chance to be something special. Comment.
Bayside

Queens stars shine in all-star games

Austin Williams found out that claiming city bragging rights wasn’t going to be easy. Comment.
Briarwood

Smith helps Louisville take NCAA victory

Archbishop Molloy alumnus Russ Smith is an NCAA champion. Comment.
Briarwood

Gallagher picked as best in boro

Queens was again home to some of the city’s best players and teams. Archbishop Molloy was the premier squad in the borough, powered by a special group of seniors. The Stanners won the school’s first CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens regular season title. Comment.
Briarwood

Queens stars head to Final Four

With Louisville and Syracuse winning in the Elite Eight, two players from Queens will be featured in the Final Four next weekend. Comment.

March, 2013

Block Shots

Severe sets strong example for others

ALBANY — Jon Severe is everything a New York City basketball player should be, but he is more the exception to the rule than the norm. Comment.
Middle Village

CK claims Class AA Federation hoops title as Adams and Scholars fall in finals

ALBANY – Christ the King can again call itself Federation champions. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy guard dedicates March Madness to Curran

Somewhere Jack Curran is smiling as former Archbishop Molloy guard Russ Smith helped the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals get in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The junior guard has done so while dedicating the post-season to his former high school coach, who died two weeks go. Smith believes Curran has been watching over him. Comment.
Middle Village

CK claims state hoops crown

ALBANY — The Christ the King seniors took a moment to savor what they had accomplished. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Scholars Academy falls short in final

The Scholars Academy girls’ basketball team’s season ended with the same heart it displayed throughout the year. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Poor shooting key in Spartans’ defeat

ALBANY — John Adams finally felt the nerves and emotions that come with playing in a big game — unfortunately, it came at an inopportune time. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s women drop NCAA heartbreaker

Senior guard Nadirah McKenith sat on the bench with her head in her hands as she watched her St. John’s team lose 96-90 at home to Dayton in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sunday afternoon. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Johnnies end season with NIT loss to VA

Phil Greene IV’s team-high 18 points Sunday afternoon weren’t enough as No. 5 St. John’s lost to top-seeded Virginia 68-50 in the second round of the NIT tournament at Paul Jones Arena. Comment.
Middle Village

Severe leads Royals to state semifinal victory

ALBANY – Jon Severe made a statement and history on the same night. Comment.
South Ozone Park

John Adams heads to state ‘A’ basketball final

ALBANY – Every game, every win is even more special for Paul Johnson and his John Adams teammates. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s women earn fourth straight NCAA berth

A fourth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament was never a sure thing for the St. John’s women’s basketball team. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Scholars scores championship

Scholars Academy celebrated more than a city championship when it charged the court at St. Francis College. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Rockaway’s Jasmine Nwajei helps Bergtraum win city title

Jasmine Nwajei made the most of her second chance, allowing Murry Bergtraum’s incredible string of PSAL city titles to continue. Comment.
Briarwood

Curran remembered by basketball world at his funeral

Hundreds turned out to say a final goodbye Wednesday to legendary Archbishop Molloy coach Jack Curran. Comment.
Briarwood

Remembering Molloy Coach Jack Curran

Legendary Archbishop Molloy coach Jack Curran embodied character and kindness as much as he did victories and championships. Comment.
Briarwood

Players, pols pay homage to his legacy

“While Jack was known for basketball and baseball victories at Archbishop Molloy, his even more impressive achievement was helping to shape the lives of the thousands of students he taught over the past 55 years.” Comment.
Block Shots

Jack Curran set standard to which all aspired

Jack Curran set an extraordinary example of how to live a meaningful life that impacted many in a positive way. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King sets sights on Federation playoffs

Jordan Fuchs’ memory of his last trip to the state Federation tournament is not pleasant. It is one he so desperately wants to replace. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Adams tops Seagulls for PSAL city title

Inside the John Adams’ locker room prior to the PSAL A division championship game, someone scribbled a simple message on the blackboard: “Play defense and you’ll be city champions.” That’s exactly what the Spartans boys’ basketball team did against McKee/Staten Island Tech Sunday in the final at St. Francis College. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Enigmatic St. John’s falls short of its potential

This St. John’s team has given you as much hope and thrills as it has heart attacks and reasons to shake your head this season. Comments (1).
Middle Village

CK season comes to close with loss to Moore

Christ the King lost one of its best players to injury before seeing its season slip away. Comment.
Briarwood

Legendary Molloy Coach Jack Curran dies after 55 years of leading the Stanners

Legendary Archbishop Molloy coach Jack Curran died early Thursday morning at his home in Rye, N.Y., Athletic director Mike McCleary said. He was 82. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm hopes for NIT bid despite loss to Villanova

St. John’s isn’t sure if it will play again this season. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Scholars headed to third-straight ‘B’ final

The Scholars Academy girls’ basketball team is heading to its third straight title game, but it is doing so without head Coach Janet Kleiner on the bench. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals crowned champions

In the closing minutes of the third quarter, it appeared the CHSAA Class AA basketball championship between Christ the King and Bishop Loughlin was going to come down to the wire. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals beat Hayes in CHSAA semifinal

Christ the King’s Jon Severe calf was cramping and he was struggling for shots with Cardinal Hayes’ Tyler Wilson crowding him throughout the game in the CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinal at Fordham University Thursday night. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside comeback falls short

Bayside played from behind nearly the entire game, and despite multiple comeback attempts could not advance to the semifinals. Comment.
Bayside

Cardozo coach’s punishment by league unreasonable

The Judges boys’ basketball coach was unfairly suspended for two playoff games for throwing the runner-up plaque after his club’s controversial Queens title game loss to rival Bayside. A clear foul wasn’t called on an Omar Williams three-pointer with Cardozo down just one with seconds left to play. Comments (21).
Briarwood

Molloy bests St. Anthony’s as CK falls to Moore Catholic in quarterfinals

The Stanners got contributions from almost everyone who played and were able to gut out a 60-55 win over St. Anthony’s (L.I.) in the CHSAA Class AA girls’ basketball quarterfinals at St. John Villa Wednesday night. Comment.
Briarwood

Gallagher powers Stanners into B/Q title game

Archbishop Molloy is looking to add another title to its growing list of hardware. Comment.
Middle Village

Defense key for Christ the King

Joe Arbitello is usually the harshest critic of his Christ the King team’s defense. The Royals’ coach, however, had been happy with his club’s performance on that end floor despite trailing by seven at the half of the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens boys’ basketball championship Friday night. He credited Bishop Loughlin’s talented offensive players with making tough shots. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm women spoil Rutgers coach’s milestone

St. John’s’ domination of Rutgers continues. Comment.

February, 2013

Briarwood

Tatum time: Senior guard powers Molloy to first place

Scott Lagas finally let Amani Tatum do her thing: Will a win. Comment.
Flushing

Holy Cross bests Xaverian in CHSAA quarterfinals

Holy Cross’ offensive struggles were a laughing matter in the locker room. The Knights missed countless layups and putbacks in the first half, but there wasn’t any panic on the basketball court. Comment.
Middle Village

Severe leads CK to B/Q title

Jon Severe remembered losing to Bishop Loughlin in last year’s diocesan semifinals, breaking a string of three-straight Christ the King crowns. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis transfers enjoy star roles at St. Mary’s

Mei-Lynn Bautista knew starting over again wouldn’t be easy for her and close friends Jordan Agustus and McKayla Hernandez after choosing to transfer from Mary Louis to St. Mary’s (L.I.) in September. Comment.
Flushing

Knights rally around Gilvary

Joshua Wallace and his Holy Cross teammates were pleasantly surprised to see Paul Gilvary at Archbishop Molloy for their diocesan quarterfinal game Monday night. Comment.
Block Shots

Stanners seniors eye big finish to cement legacy

Amani Tatum, Carolyn Gallagher and their Archbishop Molloy classmates wrote the perfect script for their Senior Night. And the Stanners hope it was the first of many happy endings to close their careers. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside tops Dozo for Queens crown

Bayside’s seniors were determined not to end their careers without winning an elusive borough title. The years of playing second fiddle to Cardozo had to end. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

SJU exorcises late-game demons in overtime battle with Hoyas

St. John’s women’s basketball team isn’t used to having close games go their way. Seven of the Red Storm’s 10 losses have been by 10 points or less this season, including two overtime defeats by a single point at home. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals power past Ford

Christ the King proved it is more than Sierra Calhoun. Comment.
Bayside

Dozo tops Bayside for division crown

In their last two regular-season match-ups Bayside beat Cardozo and celebrated in court-storming fashion. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Scholars regroups after storm

The world around the Scholars Academy girls’ basketball team is as regular as it can be after Hurricane Sandy turned things upside down just a few months ago. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Poor first quarter dooms Mary Louis in loss

Mary Louis Coach JoAnn Arbitello has grown far too familiar with her team performing poorly for one quarter each game. It’s become a trend she isn’t happy with. Comment.
Middle Village

Severe soars with red hot Christ the King

The Christ the King boys’ basketball team further proved why it’s considered the city’s top team, and star guard Jon Severe displayed why his recruiting stock is soaring. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

BLOCK SHOTS: Johnnies grow under watch of ‘Kindergarten Cop’

Steve Lavin likes to compare himself to Detective John Kimble, and he should. Comment.
Bayside

Coach rebounds from illness

Steve Piorkowski has a smile on his face and a megaphone in hand, spouting play by play like a street ball announcer while watching his Bayside girls’ basketball team practice. It is a scene hard to believe possible a year ago. Comments (2).

January, 2013

Middle Village

CK’s Fuchs commits to play football with UConn Huskies

Jordan Fuchs still isn’t exactly sure how he got to this point — accepting a full scholarship to play football at UConn. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis upsets Nazareth

Mary Louis Coach Joann Arbitello felt it was time for her team to pick up a signature win after an inconsistent start. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Hard work pays off for Harrison at SJU

D’Angelo Harrison practices tough, well-guarded shots for just these situations. Unhappy with his shooting of late, he has worked a little extra in recent weeks, only to see it pay off. Comment.
Middle Village

Harmon’s heroics push Royals past Bishop Loughlin in BK

The key to Malik Harmon’s success has nothing to do with skill or smarts. Those are always there. For the Christ the King senior, it is about confidence and believing in his abilities the same way others do. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside fails to finish off LuHi at Big Apple event

Bayside Coach Corey Semper and his players believe they are just as good as a loaded Long Island Lutheran team. They just weren’t better when it counted. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King starts tough stretch by topping Mount

Christ the King’s Jon Severe entered Mount St. Michael looking to make up for previous disappointments. Comment.
Middle Village

BLOCK SHOTS: Droesch makes ‘miraculous’ move to CK assistant

Clare Droesch completed one of her life’s dreams a year after she wasn’t sure if she would live at all. Comments (1).
Flushing

Maturing Bishop leads Cross to win

Holy Cross Coach Tom Marchesini knows his team is inexperienced. He also understands patience often pays off with that type of group, especially with star sophomore Jermaine Bishop. Comment.
Briarwood

Stanners make statement in victory over Loughlin

Archbishop Molloy’s strategy to beat Bishop Loughlin was to outdo the Lions at what they do best. It wanted to outrun and out-defend them from the start. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU beats Notre Dame after Hoya loss

St. John’s spoke after a lopsided loss to Georgetown about how its basketball team needed to bounce back the same way the Hoyas did against them after their own dreadful defeat. It did just that. Comment.
Middle Village

Calhoun scores 30 in loss to top-ranked Ossining

Christ the King could only keep Ossining’s Saniya Chong quiet for so long. Comment.
Bayside

Cold-shooting Cardozo routed by Curtis team on home turf

Cardozo Coach Ron Naclerio understands his team’s limitation. Comments (1).
Briarwood

Molloy rebounds to beat Holy Cross

Chaz Watler didn’t miss his chance at redemption, draining a buzzer-beating shot to give Archbishop Molloy a thrilling win after nearly costing his team victory. Comment.
Briarwood

McClure makes big strides but Molloy falls short

Aryn McClure understood no one could quite replace Columbia-bound forward Carolyn Gallagher. That didn’t mean she wasn’t going to try. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King surging after strong Mass. tournament play

It’s been happy holidays for the Christ the King boys’ basketball team. The Royals completed a 4-1 stretch of tournament play with a comfortable 80-54 win over New Mission (Mass.) in the Shooting Touch Shootout at Emmanuel College in Massachusetts Dec. 28. Comment.
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