Each week the TimesLedger sports staff selects one high school athlete from Queens as the TimesLedger Athlete of the Week. This week the honor goes to Bayside High School basketball player Ryan Leak.
Name: Ryan Leak
School: Bayside High School
It’s hard to tell what was more impressive, that Ryan Leak eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau against Far Rockaway or that he scored a career-high 48 points in a victory over Campus Magnet. The senior forward did both last week for Bayside in the Queens Borough Championship.
Leak, who now has 1,068 career points, had 30 points against the SeaHorses Friday in the first round before exploding against the Bulldogs in Saturday’s semifinal and helping the Commodores reach the finals.
Drew Gladstone had 15 points and 10 rebounds in Cardozo’s 73-55 win over Jamaica in the Queens Borough Championship semifinal after scoring a game-high 24 points in a tight first round win over Flushing … Akeem Gooding led the Christ the King Royals to an overtime win over the Rice Raiders Friday, scoring a career-high 33 points … Sundiata Gaines scored 37 and Willis Ketrell chipped in 27 points and 13 rebounds as Molloy defeated Holy Cross, 102-68 this past weekend … Jasmin Lawrence became the all-time leading scorer in Francis Lewis girls’ basketball history, increasing her total to 1,155 with a 13-point performance in a 56-47 win over August Martin the Queens Borough Championship semifinals Saturday … Cardozo freshman Nicky Oyesile had 18 points and 19 rebounds for the Judges in an overtime 75-66 win over Townsend Harris in the semifinals Saturday … Jessica McEntee scored 24 points in leading the Archbishop Molloy Stanners over Our Lady of Lourdes Friday. She also had 20 in a non-league win over St. Mary’s … Tina Charles and Carrem Gay both registered double-doubles for the CK girls team in a win over Archbishop Carroll. Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Gay added 17 points and 14 boards … Ryan Ferguson scored two goals for the McClancy hockey team in a 3-1 win over Salesian last Thursday.