Friday, Dec. 19, 2008


JFK girls can’t hold off young rivals

China Crosby didn’t begin the game with a ton of faith in her younger teammates’ ability to handle adversity. She knew if the Manhattan Center girls’ basketball team was going to beat Kennedy on Friday afternoon, it would have everything to do with her and junior guard Aziza Patterson. Read more…

Wings Academy’s Baker flies under the radar

An anomaly, Baker doesn’t travel for AAU tournaments, preferring to spend his summers lifting weights and running wind sprints in stinky and stuffy gyms instead of glitzy arenas across the country. He avoids the spotlight, leaving it for teammates. He is an arduous worker, the first to arrive for practice and last to leave. Read more…

Alvarado leads All Hallows over Kennedy

Michael Alvarado made big play after big play down the stretch to try to secure All Hallows its first win of the season. Yet for just a second it appeared his efforts would not be enough. Read more…

Shorthanded St Ray’s wins

St. Raymond’s was late arriving to Carnesecca Arena on Saturday afternoon because the Ravens players shot 50 free throws apiece at their gym before making the trip across the Whitestone Bridge. Read more…

Williams keys solid second half

Tom Fraher doesn’t need to look at the tape and he didn’t go into any elaborate explanation about defensive schemes or offensive sets. The longtime Mount St. Michael basketball coach explained his team’s solid second half in a 78-55 victory against Curtis HS in the PSAL-CHSAA Challenge Sunday at Baruch College in two words. Read more…

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008


Girls’ basketball round-up

Starasia Lawley recorded a double-double, but it certainly wasn’t of the pedestrian variety. The sophomore poured in 25 points, grabbed 25 rebounds and dished out five assists for August Martin in a 48-38 victory over James Madison Friday in Brooklyn/Queens AA girls’ basketball crossover. Latoya Griffith had six points and seven rebounds and Krystina Agard added seven rebounds and five assists to go along with four points for August Martin. James Madison is 0-3. Read more…

Aquilar has dream debut for Mt. St. Michael versus Salesian

For Pete Aguilar, Monday afternoon was a day four years in the making. Ever since he enrolled in Mount St. Michael junior high, the sophomore guard from the Bronx has been waiting to make his varsity basketball debut with the Mountaineers. Read more…

Kennedy remembers ‘Pop’

There were too many kind stories to recount or selfless gestures to recreate. Perhaps the best way to sum up the afternoon at John F. Kennedy HS in the Bronx to remember former student and basketball player Andre (Pop) Davidson was silence. Read more…

Balanced attack leads Kennedy past Truman

Before the opening tip-off of John F. Kennedy’s PSAL home opener, emotions were already running high. But it had little to do with a basketball game. Read more…

Williams dominates All Hallows

Four years ago, Willie Williams was trying to figure out where he would fit among the CHSAA-bound Bronx guards. Tyreak Johnson was going to St. Raymond’s and Rashawn Storch was planning on attending All Hallows. Read more…

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