TimesLedger Athlete of the Week: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude – QNS.com

TimesLedger Athlete of the Week: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

Name: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

School: Archbishop Molloy

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

Year: Junior

Hometown: Rego Park

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was blushing. During the start of the fourth quarter of a very competitive and intense league game against league-leading Christ the King, the Molloy junior sank a basket that brought the game to a dead stop.

Gold-Onwude was presented with a trophy, flowers, balloons and a gift from her teammates upon scoring her 1,000th career point, the first girls’ basketball player at the Briarwood school to reach the milestone.

But after her team went on to lose, 56-50, it certainly took some of the luster off her achievement.

“It’s great. It just means I scored 1,000 points,” Gold-Onwude joked after the game. “Maybe I just wish it was a different game. I mean, I feel great, it’s really nice, my teammate made a nice thing, I got balloons.”

Gold-Onwude went on to score a game-high 18 points, with 10 rebounds, seven steals and six assists, but she was admittedly worn down after the game, having been dogged by Meka Werts relentlessly in the second while having to navigate around 6-foot-2 forwards Carrem Gay and Tina Charles.

“Definitely the biggest thing was fatigue, at least for me,” she said. “I was really tired. I have to work on my endurance. I’m sure a lot of people would handle it better than I did. I thought I was dying.”

Molloy head coach Marty Towey, who gave his star player a kiss on the cheek during the brief fourth-quarter ceremony, praised his player after the game.

“She’s been starting since she’s a freshman — this is her third year on the varsity — and she’s been the high scorer every year,” Towey said. “She deserves it. She’s a great player. She’ll probably get 1,500 before she goes.”

Honor Roll

Sundiata Gaines scored a game-high 34 points to lead the Archbishop Molloy Stanners over St. Francis Prep, 72-67, Sunday. Bryan Geffen had 18 points in the loss for the Terriers … Molloy’s Ian Cassidy set a meet record in the pole vault with a leap of 15 feet, 7 inches at the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens boys’ indoor track and field sectional Sunday at the Armory in Manhattan, helping the Stanners to second place. St. John’s Prep runner Sean Low also set a meet record in the 300-meter run with a time of 35.5 seconds … Theo Davis had a stellar week for the Cardozo boys’ basketball team, which went 3-0. The Bayside resident by way of Toronto, Canada, had a triple-double in a rout over Jamaica, a double-double in a win over Hillcrest and then had 26 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks in a 70-58 win over Bishop Loughlin … Michael Laboy had 15 points, including his 1,000th career point for Long Island City in a 71-32 win over Franklin K. Lane.

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