The Bayside Commodores (6-2) lost their second game of the season to the Benjamin Cardozo Judges (8-0) by a score of 45-29. The Judges were led by senior guard Shelton Mickell who had 18 points. Senior Marquis Barnett had nine points and in addition had a team high 16 rebounds. Next up for the Commodores will be the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (3-5).
The Judges remained undefeated with a win against the Wadleigh Secondary School Tigers (8-1). Sophomore Jermaine Lawrence led the Judges in scoring with 23 points and in addition had seven rebounds. Mickell came in second in scoring with 11 points. Barnett led the team with 13 rebounds. Next up for the Judges will be the Thomas Edison Inventors (1-6).
The High School of Construction Red Hawks have won their last two games to improve to 6-2, good for a first place tie. On January 5, the Red Hawks won by a score of 83-71 against the Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles. Senior John Galimi led all scorers with 39 points. Junior Ehlavekhan Eromoselle had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Last Friday the Red Hawks beat the Franklin K. Lane Campus Knights (2-6) by a score of 62-54. Senior Sawn Way led the Knights in scoring with 17 points and 12 rebounds – good for the double-double.
The John Adams Spartans have won two in a row and are in a first place tie with the Red Hawks. Last Wednesday the Spartans beat the Far Rockaway Sea Horses by a score of 39-34. Senior Joshua Nazario led the Spartans in scoring with 20 points and senior Devante Johnson led the Spartans with eight rebounds. On Friday, the Spartans beat the Richmond Hill Lions by a score of 69-64 in overtime. Nazario led the team in scoring with 23 points. Next up for the Spartans will be the Hillcrest Hawks (2-6).
The Queens College men’s basketball team lost a double overtime heartbreaker to C.W. Post, 98-96, in Brookville on Saturday, January 8. The Knights (7-5) were down by as much as 14 points in the second half, but were able to rally back and force overtime on the strength of a 14-1 run. Junior Khalil McDonald led the way for the Knights with 20 points, while senior Akim Neverson added a double-double, with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Recently injured senior guard Lamonte Lans contributed 19 points off the bench.
The C.W. Post women’s basketball team also proved too much, as they defeated the Queens College Lady Knights, 82-46, on Saturday, January 8. Queens College (4-10) fell behind early, yielding to an 18-2 run by the Pioneers. Junior Amanda Bartlett finished with 13 points and freshman Caitlin Hopkins added nine points and nine rebounds in the loss for the Knights.