Tatiana Wilson saw something first on Facebook. There was a fire back home at her house in Far Rockaway. The St. Bonaventure freshman guard called her mother, Temeka, who didn’t really go into details. Then she spoke to her sisters, Shaina and Kema. They broke the bad news to her. Comment.
Long Island City’s success this season is rooted in its four seniors’ determination to prove themselves. Two years ago, they heard about Jeremiah Brown; last year it was Aaron Williams. The two transfers, who starred for LIC one year after the next, were on hand last week afternoon at LIC to see how far their former basketball teammates have come. Comment.
With all five starters from last year lost to graduation and just three regulars back, expectations at Monsignor McClancy were justifiably tempered. Longtime Coach Don Kent really just had one goal. Comment.
Campus Magnet entered last Thursday’s basketball contest at Holy Cross red hot, still on a high from wins over Queens AA rivals Bayside and Cardozo. The Knights were aware of their opponent’s recent success and in front of a large crowd full of alumni, treating the non-league tilt with intensity befitting a playoff game. Comment.
Jasmine Davis had the ball at the free throw line with the clock winding down. Francis Lewis was up just two points with under a minute remaining in the game. All of a sudden, Tyese Purvis cut to the basket on the baseline. Comment.
Isaiah Lewis shot a glance at Jordan Fuchs in the locker room of the Times Union Center in Albany. Christ the King had just lost to Mount Vernon in overtime of the New York State Federation Class AA basketball championship game and tears were streaming down the faces of their senior teammates. Comment.
The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team will look to build on a 2010-11 campaign that saw first-year head Coach Steve Lavin lead his program to an NCAA Tournament birth for the first time since 2002. Comment.