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College Round-up: Queens stars clash in battle of Boston b-ball teams

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It may have been a battle of Beantown rivals, but the men’s basketball game between Boston University and Northeastern Sunday had plenty of local flair.

Coached by former Holy Cross standout and Bayside native Dennis Wolff, the Terriers defeated the Huskies, 95-88, at Cabot Gym on the Northeastern campus. A pair of St. Francis Prep grads led BU in the victory as freshman forward Rashad Bell had 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and four rebounds and sophomore guard Kevin Fitzgerald added eight points, two rebounds and two assists.

Cardozo alum Charles “Ricky” Cranford had 11 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Huskies in the loss.

Another Queens native who had a big day in Boston Sunday was Molloy grad Uka Agbai, who had 14 points and three rebounds in 35 minutes as Boston College defeated Virginia Tech, 77-68, in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Another former Stanner standout, Ed O’Neil, had a game-high 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists as Charleston Southern romped Birmingham Southern, 71-44, Monday.

Chris Sandy, who helped lead Newtown to the PSAL title game in 1997, scored six of his 13 points in the final 1:31 of the game, breaking a 74-74 tie to lead Fresno State to an 80-77 win over Texas El Paso Saturday. The senior guard also had six assists, five rebounds and two steals in the win.

Another former Newtown standout, William “Smush” Parker, had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists and Jeff McMillan, who played at Bayside, added 14 points and nine rebounds in Fordham’s 71-58 win at the University of Rhode Island Sunday.

Rochdale Village resident Kenny Adeleke, a freshman at Hofstra, had 15 points and former Christ the King standout Osei Millar added five points and eight rebounds for the Pride in a 68-59 win over William and Mary Saturday.

Zack Williams, who also played for Bob Oliva’s Royals, had nine points and seven rebounds in Ohio State’s 73-67 win over No. 25 Indiana Saturday.

Another Christ the King alum, Kamaal McQueen, had eight points and 10 rebounds and former Cardozo standout Melvin Robinson added 15 points and three boards in St. Peter’s 71-62 win over Canisius Monday.

Royal Ivey, who also played for Cardozo, had 11 points and three rebounds in Texas’ 77-66 win over Nebraska Saturday.

Queensbridge native Jave Meade, also out of Christ the King, had 13 points, five assists and four rebounds in Holy Cross’ 72-66 win at Lehigh Saturday.

Larry Jennings, a Ravenswood native and former St. John’s Prep standout, had seven points, seven rebounds and five assist in Stony Brook’s 75-68 loss to New Hampshire Friday.

Men’s Basketball

Queens College 84, Concordia 66. Gary DeBerry had 23 points, eight rebounds and four steals and freshman Johnny Sikiric added 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Queens (9-6, 8-3 New York Collegiate Athletic Conference) Monday. After hosting Southampton Thursday, the Knights are at New York Tech Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Queensborough CC 82, Orange CC 71. Herman Vanegas had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Queensborough (5-11, 4-8 Region XV). OCC drops to 6-11, 1-7.

Queens College 83, Molloy 66. Philip Lyons led the Knights with 17 points.

Women’s Basketball

Concordia 60, Queens College 52. Theresa Dollard had 14 points and Natasha Lyons added nine points and six rebounds for Queens (5-10, 4-7 NYCAC). Nic Harold had 19 points and Tif Gould added 14 points for Concordia (2-12, 2-9). After hosting Southampton Thursday, the Lady Knights play at New York Tech Saturday at 2 p.m.

Queens College 57, Molloy 50. Shonda Holder had 13 points and nine boards for the Lady Knights.

Reach Associate Sports Editor Dylan Butler by e-mail at Timesledger@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 143.

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