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TimesLedger Athlete of the Week: Jessica McEntee

School: Archbishop Molloy

Sport: Basketball

Position: Forward

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot

After taking a backseat to Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Keri-Ann Jetter and Annamarie Ciorciari for much of the season, Jessica McEntee picked the state Federation Class C championship game to have her best game of the year as the Stanners defeated South Seneca, 51-47.

The 6-foot forward from Flushing earned game MVP honors, scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds as Molloy dominated the boards, 36-28 — 23-6 on the offensive glass.

“We wanted this game more than any others,” said McEntee, whose layup put Molloy ahead 17-6 early on. “Especially on the offensive boards we boxed out and got third and fourth chances. It’s how we got the lead in the beginning.”

Honor Roll

Keri-Ann Jetter was having a game to forget until she buried a three from the right wing and then followed with a putback that gave the Stanners a 43-42 lead with 4:18 left in the fourth quarter ... Annamarie Ciorciari, who had also struggled with her perimeter shot, slashed through traffic for a scoop layup that gave Molloy a 49-47 lead with 34 seconds left in the fourth quarter ... In his final high school game, Cathedral Prep’s Bradd Wierzbicki scored a game-high 29 points and added 11 rebounds in the Crusaders’ 56-50 loss to Brooklyn Friends in the state Federation Class C semifinals. The Maspeth native, who is the leading scorer in the CHSAA, became the all-time leading scorer in Cathedral Prep history ... Christ the King’s Japhet McNeil scored a game-high 23 points and dished out 8 assists in the Royals’ heartbreaking 75-73 loss in the state Federation Class A championship game to Lincoln ... Carrem Gay, a sophomore on the Christ the King girls’ basketball team had 17 points and 9 rebounds in the Royals’ 65-63 loss to Bergtraum in the state Federation Class A championship game.

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