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TimesLedger Athlete of the Week: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

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School: Archbishop Molloy

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

Year: Junior

Hometown: Rego Park

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude is the focal point of the Archbishop Molloy team and every opponent the Stanners have faced this year has game-planned its defense to stop No. 21.

Chris Massy was no different. The head coach of Mount Mercy, a Buffalo-area school, had the misfortune of playing Molloy Sunday in the CHSAA Class A state championship at St. John’s University.

“She’s an unbelievable ballplayer,” Massy said. “We knew that coming in, but we didn’t expect her to make every single shot. She didn’t miss.”

Gold-Onwude, who led the Stanners in scoring this season, scored a game-high 23 points — despite some early struggles — and lifted the Stanners to their second CHSAA state championships in as many seasons.

Still only a junior, the Rego Park native eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau earlier this year and could well pass 1,500 before her playing days at the Briarwood school are through.

“I told her to penetrate as much as possible,” said Molloy coach Marty Towey of his star player. “She was pushing the ball up on the break and we had an up-tempo game going, and we got a lot of opportunities there because she was pushing it up really strong. Not only can she score, but she stepped up everyone else and made them play better.”

Gold-Onwude has just one game left this season, a date against Poughkeepsie’s Our Lady of Lourdes in the state Federation Class A finals this weekend in Glens Falls.

Honor Roll

Lisa Manetta scored just eight points, but they all came from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help the Christ the King Royals lock up their 15th consecutive CHSAA Class AA state championship. Teammates Tina Charles (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Carrem Gay (17 points, five rebounds) also had stellar days ... Francis Lewis’ Alaina Davis had 13 points and seven rebounds, while fellow Patriot Jessica Fuller chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds in the team’s loss to Murry Bergtraum in the PSAL ‘A’ finals ... Skyler Khaleel had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Dwayne Johnson scored a team-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough, as the Cardozo Judges lost to Sebastian Telfair and Lincoln in the PSAL ‘A’ title game.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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