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Eagles’ Levent records 1,000th point in win

He’s been quietly consistent for the Academy of American Studies boys’ basketball team, and Monday’s league game against Renaissance was no different.

Once again Danial Levent led the Eagles, scoring 25 points — including the 1,000th of his high school career — grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out five assists to lead the Eagles to a 69-57 win.

The victory was crucial for American Studies, which is in first place in Queens B with an 11-1 record, one game ahead of second-place Robert Wagner.

“His contributions to this team are not quantifiable. You can’t put his role into pure numbers,” American Studies coach Brian Loesch said of the 6-foot-3 senior. “He’s the quiet team leader and tries to inspire his team by his play and his aggressive nature. He has a great court presence.”

Jose Galeano added a game-high 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including five three-pointers for the Eagles. Vincon Sanders had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Gregory Smith added 10 points and five rebounds for Renaissance (5-7 Queens B).

Newtown 71, Franklin K. Lane 42. Byron Headley had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Rocky Ortiz added 12 points and eight rebounds for Newtown (12-5, 7-4 Queens I-A), which clinched a playoff spot.

Flushing 65, Forest Hills 58. Vernon Teel had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Corey Jones had 12 points for Flushing (16-4, 9-2 Queens I-A).

Bryant 89, Aviation 52. Salvadore Patricio had 30 points and 10 assists, Nick Demetulacos had 19 points and 10 assists, and Paul Cline added 12 points and 10 assists for Bryant (13-7, 7-4 Queens I-A). Patricio also scored 50 points, a school record, according to coach John Demas, in a 76-48 non-league win over Hillcrest Saturday.

Richmond Hill 52, Berkeley Carroll 42. Kenny Thompson had 13 points and Clovis Brown and Marcus Cobian scored 10 points apiece for Richmond Hill (1-13) in a non-league win.

Bayside 73, John F. Kennedy 44. Ryan Leak had 17 points and five rebounds, and Ryan Eisner had 15 points, six assists and five rebounds for Bayside (15-4).

Van Buren 64, DeWitt Clinton 57. Craig Davis had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks, and Will Egwu added 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for Van Buren (11-2).

Robert F. Wagner 68, Aviation 57. Carl Wardlaw had 26 points and Latiyf Scarborough added 15 points for Robert F. Wagner (14-6, 9-2 Queens B).

Long Island City 53, American Studies 35. Michael Laboy had 15 points and 10 assists to lead LIC (13-2), while Galeano scored a game-high 21 points for American Studies.

Townsend Harris 57, Queens Vocational 26. Louis Elrose had 17 points, Kenny Yu scored 11 and Maurice Stevenson added 10 for Townsend Harris (14-4).

Flushing 61, Edison 43. Travis Colburn and Teel scored 15 points apiece for the Red Devils.

Newtown 92, Cleveland 49. Kaseem Fields had 12 points and six rebounds, and Ortiz added eight points and seven steals for the Pioneers.

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

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