Sports

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008

Holy Cross still perfect after beating Xavier, 5-3

The Holy Cross hockey team is averaging six goals per game through five matches and the Knights have scored in a multitude of ways from several different sources. The Knights even have four shorthanded goals in their return to the CHSHL ‘B’ division. Comment.

Shaq-tastic Burrell breaks backboard in St. John’s win

Justin Burrell is a student of Shaq when it comes to dunking. Comment.

Iona Prep Gaels blow over McClancy in season opener

When it comes to early-season tests, consider Iona Prep a midterm on the first day of classes for the Monsignor McClancy basketball team. Comment.

LIC shocks Campus Magnet

Sophomore Mamadou Sakho’s putback of an offensive rebound with 4.4 seconds left gave Long Island City a come-from-behind 81-79 victory over Campus Magnet in Queens AA play. The Bulldogs trailed 44-28 at halftime, but erased the deficit with a 30-14 third quarter. Seniors Aziz Raji and Kaseem Harris each scored 24 points and Konstantin Kapelonis added 14. Sasha Clarida led Campus (0-1) with 34 points. Comment.

McLean’s heroics give St. John’s seventh straight win

Monique McLean looked stuck. She had already given up her dribble at the free throw line and even tried a pump fake on her defender, forcing the senior to dig into her bag of trick shots. Comment.

Moore leads Flushing to first win

Malcolm Moore’s 22 points led Flushing to a 58-46 overtime victory over Long Island City. Stephen Alexander added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Red Devils (1-1) in Queens AA. LIC is 1-1. Comment.

Molloy girls start off season with loss on Long Island

NORTH BABYLON, L.I. — The game plan was simple. In order for the Archbishop Molloy girls’ basketball team to beat North Babylon, it would need to work from the inside out. The Suffolk County squad boasts one of the best backcourts in the state — Bria Hartley and Eugeneia McPherson — but has very little size. Comment.

CK boys’ squad has high hopes for healthy Barrow

The last thing Maurice Barrow remembers is going up for a dunk. What followed was a stunning fall to the hard floor, face first, that silenced a standing room-only crowd last Jan. 25. Comment.

Springfield Gdns’ Jenkins embraces leadership with Pride

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — One of Tom Pecora’s first decisions this season was also his easiest. Comment.

OT triumph sends SJU to College Cup

With Belson Stadium erupting all around him and 12 yards separating the St. John’s men’s soccer team from a berth in the College Cup, a number of thoughts were racing through Nelson Becerra’s head. Comment.

Molloy girls see positives in loss to H.D. Woodson

It appeared that Archbishop Molloy’s early-season nightmare would continue. After being thrashed by North Babylon Saturday, the Stanners again looked overwhelmed Sunday during the first quarter against nationally ranked H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.). Comment.

McClancy rebounds to take Bro. Arnold tourney

Don Kent was concerned about his team’s psyche. The Monsignor McClancy boys’ basketball team opened its season with a 30-point loss at home to Iona Prep on Tuesday and in three days was set to host the 27th annual Bro. Arnold Memorial Tournament. Comment.

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