TimesLedger Athlete of the Week: Derrick Gabriel

Name: Derrick Gabriel

School: Far Rockaway

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

Year: Senior

Hometown: Far Rockaway

On paper it was a mismatch, the No. 1 seed in the city vs. the No. 32 seed. But Far Rockaway played Cardozo tough last Thursday and they have Derrick Gabriel to thank.

The transfer from St. John’s Prep was spectacular, scoring a game-high 37 points in the SeaHorses’ 82-69 loss at Cardozo. After scoring 21 of his team’s first 28 points in the first half, the senior guard added 16 in the second half despite entering the third quarter with four fouls.

In Far Rock’s 64-57 outbracket win over Newtown Feb. 10, Gabriel had 25 points and nine assists.

Honor Roll

Springfield Gardens wrestler Garet Lynch won the PSAL title in the 275-pound division, finishing the season at 8-0 despite weighing just 226 pounds. John Kardoulias from Bryant won his second straight wrestling city title in the 189-pound class. Stephen Perez from Francis Lewis captured the 114-pound title, Edwin Uzquiano and Andre DeCristo from Long Island City each won individual championships in the 142-pound and 154-pound class, respectively … Alexandria Condell placed first in the 1,000, 3,000 and 1,5000-meter runs to lead the Jamaica girls’ track team to the Queens Borough Championship with a 138-134 win over Townsend Harris … Molloy’s Ian Cassidy won both the pole vault and the long jump at the CHSAA Intersectional Track and Field Championships … Molloy’s Keiko Akashi won the girls’ pole vault title … St. John’s Prep’s Sean Lowe set a meet record in the 600 meter with a time of 1:20.46 … Miguel Rosario won the all-around title to lead the Long Island City boys’ gymnastics team to the city title … Christ the King’s Tina Charles scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a win over previously unbeaten Absegami … Liza Gallo scored 27 points for the Mary Louis Hilltoppers in a loss to Bishop Loughlin … Rosalyn Gold-Onwude scored 19 in two wins for the Molloy girls team this week … CK’s Niko Scott led the Royals over Loughlin with 22 points … St. John’s Prep standout Bryant Dunston registered double-doubles in wins over LaSalle and Xavier … Sundiata Gaines scored 31 against Holy Cross and 29 against Loughlin as Molloy split two on the week.

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