South Bronx inched closer to its second straight Bronx A East title Thursday night in typical fashion: by outscoring the opposition in what was the basketball version of a track meet. Dashawn Joyner scored 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out nine assists, leading the Phoenix to a 102-95 victory over Smith.
Elijah Huggins added 19 points and Terrynce Wilson had 18 for South Bronx, who held Smith center John Hargrove center to just 19 points, although guard Jahffet Manning had 33 points.
“Smith has a good team,” South Bronx coach Doug Porter said. “They were all we wanted.”
The Phoenix (19-2, 15-0 Bronx A East) edged the Warriors (12-2) last year in Bronx A East, but had their slipups, losing two league games. Thus far, South Bronx is undefeated in league play, and its only losses are to ‘A’ challengers Bedford Academy and FDR. Porter’s club has city championship hopes, but winning the division title is a nice a stepping stone.
“I never take those lightly,” Porter said. “Our first goal every year is to win a division title. What’s what you start with. We liked to play well in the boroughs, and our next goal is to win a city title and go states. That starts with winning division titles.”
Francis Lewis 46, John Adams 31: Francis Arnold scored 19 points and Stephon Medard had 14 for Francis Lewis (13-2) in Queens A West. John Adams is 5-10 in Queens A East.
Boys & Girls 68, Robeson 59: Mike Taylor scored 21 points, Leroy Isler had 19 points and 17 rebounds and Antoine Slaughter had 19 points and 10 assists for Boys & Girls (10-2), which remained tied atop Brooklyn AA with Lincoln. Robeson fell to 5-7.
Forest Hills 68, Flushing 57: Jose Torres had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Maurice Harkless followed with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Denzel Dulin had 13 points for Forest Hills (9-2) in Queens AA. Flushing is 1-10.
Wings Academy 65, Gompers 54: James Blue had 16 points and six rebounds and Deonte Houston followed with 12 points and seven assists for Wings Academy (12-2, Bronx AA), which has won 10 straight. Gompers (7-7) got 23 points from Carlos Galan.
Brooklyn College Academy 65, Cobble Hill 59: Jamaal James had 25 points and 23 rebounds and Onyema Utti added 24 points for Brooklyn College Academy (9-2) in Brooklyn B West. Cobble Hill is 5-6.
Health Profession 52, Life Sciences 40: Tyseem Lyles had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Ony Louis added eight points and nine rebounds for Health Profession (7-5) in Manhattan B-2. Life Sciences is now 5-5.
Fannie Lou Hamer 68, Bronx Academy of Letters 47: Martin Arzu had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Ariel Sanchez added 13 and Daniel Thomas and Jamaal Lampkin each had 10 for Fannie Lou Hamer (10-1) in Bronx B East. Bronx Academy of Letters is 7-3 in Bronx B West.
All City Leadership 76, Foundations Academy 58: Denzel Johnson had 26 points and Javier Lopez Jr. had 12 points and six assists for All City Leadership (4-6) in Brooklyn B East. Foundations Academy is 0-9.
Medgar Evers 80, Goldstein 29: Devante Heath scored 18 points, Olusegun Ajayi tallied 15 and Desmond Whitehead had 13 for Medgar Evers (5-5) in Brooklyn B West. Goldstein is 3-8.
Info Tech 61, Applied Communication 58: Ta Kym Grant had 18 points, Alonzo Clark had 15 and Carliek Matthews 13 and 16 rebounds for Info Tech (5-5) in Queens B West. Applied Communication is 8-3.
Bushwick 85, EBC/ENY 59
EBC/Bushwick Leaders 79, Maxwell 62
Bard 63, NEST 41
Wingate 42, Urban Assembly 30
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