January, 2012

Far Rockaway

Bonaventure’s giving spirit

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.

Cardozo’s big star stuns with early exit

Jermaine Lawrence, one of the city’s top talents and a nationally ranked junior, has left Cardozo. Comments (2).

December, 2011

Long Island City

Long Island City carries on without shining stars

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.
Flushing Times

Stanners led by Gallagher

Nothing could stop Archbishop Molloy’s Carolyn Gallagher — not even a foot injury. Comment.
Jackson Heights

McClancy makes moves with big Xavier upset

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.

Cross cools Magnet after dominant win

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.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis gets ‘groove back’ against Bergtraum

Mary Louis can take a collective deep breath. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Storm ends skid, loses star

So far this year, nothing has come easy for St. John’s men’s basketball team. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Patroits triumph in unity

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.
Cambria Heights

Campus Magnet coach notches 700th victory

Like he has for most of his career, Charles Granby was more concerned about others on a day that was supposed to be all about him. Comment.
Middle Village

CK girls gear up after loss

There is a method to Bob Mackey’s madness. Comment.
Middle Village

CK does not disappoint at kickoff against Orange Wave

Christ the King was down seven points, Thomas Jefferson’s tiny inferno of a gymnasium was rocking and Joe Arbitello couldn’t have been happier. Comment.

November, 2011

Middle Village

CK loss put juniors on notice this year

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.
Jamaica Estates

SJU struggles at Garden

One of the big questions that has been swirling around the St. John’s men’s basketball team is how a young, inexperienced group would match up against some of the top teams in the country. Comment.

Lawrence, talented frontcourt leading Cardozo

From Royal Ivey to Rafer Alston and Daryll Hill, Cardozo has always been known for its guards. At this time of year, Ron Naclerio is usually scrambling for big-bodied forwards. Comment.
Middle Village

CK’s Calhoun picks UConn Basketball program’s 6-foot-5 guard intends to be a Husky next fall

It was a single act that speaks volumes about Omar Calhoun. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU already has eyes on March Madness

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.
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