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College Round-up: Former St. Francis Prep star named NYCAC Player of the Week

By Dylan Butler

Queens College women’s basketball coach Denis Conroy said Erin White is beginning to accept her role as co-leading scorer with Shonda Holder, and the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference has taken notice as the sophomore guard from Flushing was named NYCAC Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.

The former St. Francis Prep standout averaged 22 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals in a pair of Knights’ wins last week.

White scored a career-high 28 points on 7-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc in a 77-68 win over Dowling last Thursday. She then shook off a slow start to score 16 points and grab six rebounds in a 76-58 win at Concordia Saturday that extended Queens’ win streak to seven games.

After scoring the 1,000th point of her collegiate career at Bridgeport earlier this month, Holder moved into second place on the Queens all-time rebounding list with her 700th last Thursday against Dowling. In the process, the junior forward from Uniondale registered her 15th double-double of the year.

Senior Erin Dollard registered her 300th career assist and her 500th career rebound last week as well. The former Grover Cleveland star from Elmhurst is second all-time in assists and has played in 104 consecutive games, all but one as a starter.

Queens College 77, Dowling 68. In addition to a game-high 28 points, White had three steals, three rebounds and two assists. Holder had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, and Amy Mulligan added eight points and 14 rebounds for the Lady Knights last Thursday. Zulmary Andino had 26 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Dowling (13-9, 13-6 NYCAC), which saw its seven-game winning streak snapped.

Men’s basketball

Queensborough CC 89, Ulster CC 81. Dewayne Thomas scored 24 points, Lamar Richburg had 23 and Chris Carter added 20 for Queensborough (13-11) in a non-conference win Saturday.

Queens 75, Dowling 72. Rob Villanueva had 24 points and Shaun Bertin added 15 points for the Knights Feb. 11.

Monroe CC 112, Queensborough 78. Mike Johnson had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Willie Youtchou had 18 points, and Elvis Rivera had 11 assists for Monroe (19-8), while QCC was led by Thomas’ 28 points.

Men’s volleyball

York 28-30-30-24-15, Brooklyn College 30-27-26-30-12. Marc Meo had 25 kills and 11 digs, and Ryan Reid added 15 kills and nine blocks to lead York (1-6, 1-2 CUNY), which also beat Medgar Evers, 30-28, 30-24, 30-27.

New York University 30-30-30, Queens College 23-19-27. Michael Moses had four kills, eight digs and four blocks, and Evan Finch added five kills, three digs and five blocks for NYU (6-3). Jason Octave paced Queens (3-6, 1-2) with 16 kills.

Reach Associate Sports Editor Dylan Butler by e-mail at TimesLedger@aol.com or call 718-229-0300, Ext. 143.

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