College Round-up: Cargill breaks all-time CUNY scoring record

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Another game, another milestone. Such is the life of Lauren Cargill.

Having already broken the women’s basketball record for career points, the City College senior guard out of Queens Village became the all-time leading scorer in CUNY history Monday night by scoring 25 points in a 70-67 win over Farmingdale.

Not bad for a player who almost gave up the sport after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in both knees almost exactly a year apart in her junior and senior years at Cardozo.

Cargill, who has 2,205 career points, surpassed Shawn McCartney, who scored 2,184 points at Hunter from 1991-95. Cargill, who shattered the women’s mark of 1,830 set by Hilary Williams of Baruch in 1991, and McCartney are the only two to ever score 2,000 points in the CUNY conference.

Jean-Baptiste earns CUNY honors

Jeffrey Jean-Baptiste, a 5-foot-10 freshman guard at Brooklyn College, was named CUNY men’s basketball Rookie of the Week after the Holy Cross product averaged 17 points, 5 steals and 3 rebounds in the Bridges’ 2-1 week. He shot 61 percent from the field (19-for-31), and in a 97-96 overtime win over Medgar Evers Jean-Baptiste scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting, with 5 steals and 4 assists.

Men’s basketball

University of Bridgeport 81, Queens College 67. Dave Trani eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau, scoring 6 points on a pair of three-pointers, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Knights’ losing streak from reaching three games Saturday at Bridgeport University.

Freshman Shaun Bertin recorded his second consecutive double-double off the bench (13 points and 12 rebounds), Alex McLean and Greg Dickinson added 12 points apiece and Lance Hazel had 11 points and 5 assists for the Knights, who dropped to 10-11, 8-10 in the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Bridgeport (15-5, 12-5) jumped out to a 17-point lead at halftime led by former Fairfield standout Jermaine Clark. The South Jamaica native scored a game-high 24 points, including 5-for-12 from three-point range, and had 4 assists and 3 steals. Sean Mills added 17 points for the Purple Eagles, who had four players in double figure scoring.

Queensborough 86, Hostos 79. Johann Yorke scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Teron Simpson had 16 points and 8 rebounds and Carl Emengo scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half for Queensborough (10-11, 6-9 Region XV) Saturday in the Bronx. Queensborough clinched the No. 2 seed in the CUNYAC tournament, which willtake place later this month.

Kingsborough 91, Queensborough 85. Dustin Yeates scored a game-high 30 points for Kingsborough, which clinched the top seed in the CUNYAC tournament last Thursday. Junior Fuller scored 23 points, and Yorke added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.

Women’s basketball

Queens College 57, University of Bridgeport 36. Erin Dollard scored a game-high 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Shonda Holder had 11 points and 7 rebounds, and freshman point guard Patti Cronin added 9 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for Queens. The team improved to 9-13, 8-10. Mandy Lezcano led Bridgeport (2-19, 1-17) with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Miami 69, St. John’s 54. Led by Tamara James, who scored a game-high 18 points, the University of Miami jumped out to a 43-19 halftime lead en route to a 69-54 win at the Convocation Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Saturday.

The victory was the 400th for Miami coach Ferne Labati.

Chanivia Broussard scored 16 points in 18 minutes and Meghan Saake scored all 11 of her points in the first half. She also had 7 assists and 4 steals for the Hurricanes, who improved to 14-7, 6-4 in the Big East.

Shemika Stevens had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, and Reka Szavuly added 10 points and 4 assists for the Red Storm, which dropped to 8-14, 2-9.

After playing at Notre Dame in a game scheduled for Wednesday night, the Red Storm returns home to play Rutgers Feb. 19.

Reach Associate Sports Editor Dylan Butler by email at or call 1-718-229-0300, Ext. 143.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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