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December, 2017


Christ the King falls to Iona Prep

The early season adjustment problems continued for the Christ the King boys’ hoops team Friday, as the Royals fell 55-48 lost to Iona Prep in New Rochelle. Comment

Queens College men’s hoops struggling as non-conference play comes to an end

The Queens College men’s basketball team fell to Lincoln University 70-48 Sunday to conclude its non-conference schedule. Comment

November, 2017


St. John’s men’s hoops continues hot start with win over UCF

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win no matter how it happened. Comment

Queens College men’s hoops drops two after winning season-opener

The Queens College men’s basketball team is off to a rough start to the season, compiling a 1-2 record in their first three games. Comment

St. John’s men’s basketball wins season opener

The St. John’s men’s hoops team opened its season in style, securing a 77-61 victory over New Orleans Nov. 10 at Carnesecca Arena. Comment

St. John’s mens hoops splits scrimmages as start of regular season approaches

The St. John’s men’s basketball team finished its two-game exhibition season Sunday with a loss at Rutgers following a victory over American International College earlier in the week. Comment

October, 2017


Kyvallos signature unveiled at Queens College Basketball Court

The signature of Lucille Kyvallos was unveiled at the basketball court of Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium Oct. 14. The unveiling was a long time coming and finally came to fruition after several years. Comment

St. John’s men’s, women’s hoops squads prepare for upcoming season

Although the weather in the New York City area doesn’t seem to reflect it, fall is upon us. And as the leaves turn, the wind picks up and students finally get back into the swing of their classes, the college basketball season is now right around the corner. Comment

Queens College to honor legendary coach Lucille Kyvallos with court dedication

Lucille Kyvallos has been a name associated with the pioneering of an initiative that eventually became the WNBA. Her legend as a former Queens College women’s basketball coach is now and forever printed on the college’s basketball court. Comment

September, 2017


Christ the King hoops star ready to take next step as a junior

Kaelynn Satterfield took a big step forward as a sophomore and now is planning to continue improving as she prepares to enter her junior season with Christ the King. Comment
St. Albans

Royal Ivey’s basketball camp returns to St. Albans

More than 100 kids dressed in gray NBA shirts came out for the two-day Royal Ivey Life and Basketball Skills Clinic last week at Renaissance Middle School (IS 192) in St. Albans. Comment

August, 2017

St. Albans

Royal Ivey basketball clinic gathers for 10th year this week

The Royal Ivey Life and Basketball Skills Clinic will have its 10th anniversary Friday and Saturday at the Hollis Playground between 204th Street and Run DMC Grandmaster Jay Way on school grounds in St. Albans. Comments (1)
The Royal Ivey Life and Basketball Skills Clinic will have its 10th anniversary Friday and Saturday at the Hollis Playground between 204th Street and Run DMC Grandmaster Jay Way on school grounds in St. Albans. Comment
Monsignor Scanlan girls basketball coach Tom Catalanotto was forced off the sidelines this summer after being diagnosed wtih a heart condition, but now he’s ready to step back onto the hardwood. Comment

St. John’s hoops alums crowned champions once again

Overseas Elite captured its third championship in The Basketball Tournament on Thursday, sparked by a trio of former Red Storm stars. Comment

Far Rockaway native ready for to bring her hoops skills to St. John’s

Kayla Charles has settled into life as a Division I athlete this summer and, now, the former William C. Bryant star is ready for the next step at St. John’s. Comment

Christ the King hoops star puts in extra work over summer break

Brandy Thomas has spent most of her summer vacation the hardwood, but the Royals’ rising senior wouldn’t have it any other way. Comment

Basketball historian working hard to preserve history of the sport

Al Stark grew up with a basketball in his hands, but now the Queens native is focusing his efforts on preserving the history of the game. Comments (4)

Son honors fallen NBA All-Star with commemorative sneaker

Former professional basketball player Anthony Mason, Jr. honored his father with a limited edition commemorative sneaker through his Falln Apparel clothing line with a shoe launch at Jimmy Jazz, a streetwear fashion store in Jamaica. Comment

Bayside senior’s AAU experience boosts confidence

Kendra Sanchez knew playing on the AAU circuit this summer would be a challenge, but it’s one she’s embraced and enjoyed. Comment

July, 2017


Cardozo star heads home with Hofstra transfer

Tareq Coburn wasn’t happy with his game at St. Bonaventure so the former Cardozo star is taking his talents to Hofstra, transferring into the program this season. Comment
Second-year head coach Matt Collier is anxious for another year on the sidelines, looking to challenge his young squad after scheduling an early-season exhibition game at UConn. Comment

June, 2017

St. Albans

Father knows best: NBA dads offer insight for community

The Father’s and Men of Professional Baskebtall Players group hosted a roundtable discussion at Renaissance Middle School on Thursday, offering a chance for the community to learn the ins and outs of raising a professional athlete. Comments (1)

Back to school: Diallo opts out of NBA draft

Lefrak City native Hamidou Diallo announced his decision to return to Kentucky, officially pulling out of the NBA draft. Comment

Pro pair: Queens duo’s workout schedule helped spark careers

Trevor Stark and Anthony Libroia have been working out together for nearly a decade and now the two Queens hoops products are back for another summer in the gym. Comments (3)

May, 2017


Hometown hype: St. John’s lands big-time local recruit

St. John’s got a verbal commit from Bronx native Sidney Wilson on Saturday, another local product ready to suit up for the Red Storm next season. Comments (1)

Red Storm wrap: Women’s hoops adds transfer, softball comes up short

The St. John’s women’s basketball team added a brand-new face, while the softball team’s historic season came to an end in the Big East championship. Comment

Red, white and Royal: Christ the King star invited to Team USA Trials

Christ the King hoops star Natalija Marshall will compete for a spot on the USA U16 National Team in Colorado Springs next month. Comment

St. John’s hoops adds Dixon, Freudenberg signs overseas

The Red Storm men’s basketball team grabbed a big-time transfer last week, signing reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year Mikey Dixon to the roster. Comment

April, 2017


Terriers star taking hoops talent cross-country

St. Francis Prep basketball standout Emily Engstler has a jam-packed hoops schedule this offseason, including a weekend playing 3-on-3 with USA Basketball earlier this month. Comment

Corona hoops star declares for NBA Draft

Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played a single minute of college basketball, but the Corona native is still ready to, maybe, take the next step in his hoops career. Comment

Royal reign: Alvarado tops in Queens


Royal reign: Alvarado tops in Queens

Christ the King senior Jose Alvarado didn’t shy away from his leadership role with the Royals this season, finding a balance between talk and action to jumpstart his squad. Comment

Embracing the challenge: TMLA star relished on-court obstacles

The Mary Louis Academy senior Danielle Patterson didn’t want easy. She wanted to work for every point, every victory and, ultimately, every championship. Comment

All-Queens Girls’ Basketball Honors

Queens hoops boasted some of the top girls basketball players this season and they’re all honored here. Comment
Aryn McClure led the Bobcats to the program’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance this season, but the former Stanners star is far from satisfied. Comment

Savoring the moment: TMLA star relishes All-American status

The Mary Louis Academy senior Danielle Patterson got her All-American moment last week, competing in the annual game with some of the best players in the country. Comment

Ever-changing Storm: St. John’s announces two transfers

The Red Storm announced the departure of Malik Ellison and Darien Williams last week, another change to the squad’s roster. Comment
Klay Brown opted to take his basketball talents to Brooklyn two years ago, but the Jamaica native doesn’t regret the choice, especailly after leading the Railsplitters to a Federation championship on March 25. Comment

Struggles at states: TMLA falls in Feds finals

The Mary Louis Academy struggled from the get-go and could never find a rhythm, falling 59-31 to South Shore in the NYS Federation “A” title on March 25. Comment

March, 2017


Storm stalled in Michigan, fall in WNIT Sweet 16

St. John’s notched just 10 points in the second half, suffering a season-ending loss at the hands of Michigan on Thursday in the WNIT Round of 16. Comment
Two New York Knicks players are heading to Queens Tuesday evening. Comment

Class on the court: TMLA star always ready to learn something new

The Mary Louis Academy junior point guard Jordan Nixon considers herself a perpetual student, especially when she’s learning something new about her own game. Comment

Game day Crusader: McClancy hoops star ready for next step

Alonzo Ortiz-Traylor has always been focused on winning basketball games, but now the Crusaders standout is looking ot take his game to the next level. Comments (2)
The Lady Eagles jumped out to an early-game lead, but foul trouble and missed shots slowed down the squad as Springfield Gardens fell to Holcombe Rucker in the PSAL final on Saturday. Comment

Knights’ rally comes up short in Elite Eight

The Queens College women’s basketball team made history this season, but couldn’t add one more bullet point, falling to Harding in the DI Elite Eight Tuesday night. Comment
Rockaway Beach natives Charles and Charlie Marquardt have turned the Molloy College men’s hoops into a family affair after four sesaons together. Comments (1)
The Mary Louis Academy clinched its first-ever CHSAA “AA” state title Saturday night, taking down Monsignor Scanlan 66-55 in OT at Fordham University. Comment
The future is bright for Cole Anthony. Comment
Archbishop Molloy had two chances at the game-tying bucket in the final seconds of play, but came up short on both, falling to Cardinal Hayes in the CHSAA “AA” final Sunday afternoon. Comment
It was a whirlwind of a season for the John Bowne High School boys’ hoops team, one that had its ups and downs. The Wildcats made the move from the “A” league to the more competitive “AA” conference and weren’t quite sure what to expect, according to head coach John Tsapelas. Comment

Cabrera beats asthma to thrive on the court at Bayside High School

Keyla Cabrera, a junior at Bayside High School, never imagined that she would be one of the players on the basketball court instead of sitting in the bleachers when she was growing up. Comment
St. John’s struggled in its 108-67 loss to Villanova in the quarterfinal matchup of the Big East Tournament. Comment

Holy Cross comeback comes up short in CHSAA playoffs

The Knights erased a double-digit halftime deficit, but couldn’t quite wrap up the victory, falling to Cardinal Hayes in the second-round of the CHSAA postseason on Wednesday. Comment

Might McClancy: Lady Crusaders clinch second-straight BQ title

Monsignor McClancy took down Fontbonne Hall 55-50 in the BQCHSAA on Saturday afternoon, winning the team’s second-straight championship. Comment
Cole Anthony led the way as Archbishop Molloy cruised to an 80-67 victory over Bishop Loughlin in the BQCHSAA championship on Feb. 24. Comment

A new Marshall in town: CTK freshman defies expectations

Nalija Marshall might only be a freshman, but she’s become one of the most important players on the Royals’ roster this season, looking to lead her team to a championship. Comment

Home cooking: St. John’s wins third straight at Garden, downs Georgetown

The Red Storm snapped a two-game skid on Saturday afternoon, picking up a much-needed victory on their home court, taking down Georgetown 86-80. Comment

February, 2017


Third times the charm: Knights take down Prep in BQCHSAA opener

Holy Cross grabbed its third victory this season over St. Francis Prep on Monday night, defeating the Terriers in the first round of the BQCHSAA postseason. Comment

Second half surge: Royals roll in BQCHSAA opener

Christ the King dominated the second half Monday night, cruising to a lopsided victory over Xaverian in the first round of the BQCHSAA playoffs. Comments (1)

High octane: TMLA’s extra energy propels squad to victory

The Mary Louis Academy jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to to a 56-32 victory over Archbishop Molloy on Friday. Comment
St. John’s road woes continued Tuesday night, as the Storm fell to Marquette 93-71 for the squad’s second-straight loss. Comment

Learning Curve: Former CTK star’s determination leads to dominant hoops career

Iona College standout Jon Severe is alwasy ready to learn something new, especially if it helps him become a better basketball player. Comment

At the top of the hill: Mary Louis star honored as All-American

Danielle Patterson has played the role of leader for the Hilltoppers throughout the season, but on Monday the senior star accepted the latest honor in a long list of accolades, named a McDonald’s All-American. Comment

Former ‘Dozo player looking to follow in coach’s footsteps

Melvin Robinson found a basketball family at Cardozo under head coach Ron Naclerio and now the Environmental Studies coach is hoping to do the same at his program. Comment
Mayoral Spin Cycle

It’s time to boycott the Knicks — and James Dolan

How do we fix the problem at Madison Square Garden? By hitting it in the pocketbook, says our columnist. Comments (3)

A perfect Knight: Rowland sets Queens College scoring record

Madison Rowland didn’t come to Queens College with the intention of changing the program, but that’s exactly what she’s done and, on Saturday, she added another notch to her resume, setting the program’s all-time scoring record. Comment

Backcourt burst: St. John’s guard jumpstarts Johnnies against Seton Hall

St. John’s redshirt freshman Marcus LoVett provided a big-time spark off the bench as the Red Storm downed Seton Hall 78-70 at the Garden on Saturday afternoon. Comments (1)

Looking for answer: Arbitello out at Loughlin as CTK win streak snapped

Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello was ejected during the fourth quarter of the Royals loss at Loughlin on Sunday and he’s still trying to figure out why. Comment

Rally Royals: CTK stages late-game comeback, takes down TMLA

Christ the King defeated Mary Louis 67-57 in OT on Friday night, outscoring the Hilltoppers 15-5 in extra time. Comment

Storm stuffed: Early shooting miscues doom St. John’s at ‘Nova

St. John’s missed its first 12 shot attempts on Saturday night, falling to Villanova as the Red Storm struggled to find its offensive footing in the Big East matchup. Comments (1)

New perspective: Hilltoppers star finds passion in photography

The Mary Louis Academy basketball star Kania Pollock isn’t just dominant on the court, she’s just as talented off it – with a camera in her hand. Comment

Molloy junior relishes role as dominant shot-blocker

It’s kind of like his own personal experiment every night. Comment

Assisting the community: Former Campus Magnet star staging third annual charity event

Haron Hargrave’s latest Ballin4Peace event will be held at St. John’s University on March 4, another step forward for the Campus Magnet star and his charity work. Comment

Coming home: ‘Boogie’ Brozoski transfers back to NY after stint in Michigan

Lauren ‘Boogie’ Brozoski, the former LuHi star and Cambria Heights native, is coming home – transferring to Hofstra after a less-than-ideal college start at Michigan. Comment

Kofi percolating: CTK big man clinches SNY title from free throw line

Kofi Cockburn drained the game-winning free throw with just seconds left on the clock to lift Christ the King to a 67-66 victory over St. Raymond’s in the SNY Inivitational final on Jan. 28. Comment

Finding a rhythm: Stanners cruise to win with well-rounded performance

Archbishop Molloy moved into first place in the BQCHSAA with a lopsided 97-67 victory over Bishop Loughlin on Sunday afternoon. Comments (1)

January, 2017


Long way ‘round: St. John’s frosh settles into role with Storm

Red Storm guard Alisha Kebbe didn’t originally plan to play college hoops in Queens, but the freshman has found the perfect fit with St. John’s this season. Comment

High-scoring Knight: Rowland makes history at Queens College

Queens College senior Madison Rowland became just the second player in program history to surprass 2,000 career points and now she’s got her sights set on the next challenge. Comment

Stolen moments: LIC native notches spot in La Salle record books

Jasmine Alston cemented her spot in La Salle woman’s hoops history, becoming the team’s all-time steals leader earlier this season. Comment

Alvarado’s big night lifts Royals to victory

The Christ the King senior racked up a game-high 32 points as Christ the King cruised to a confidence-boosting victory over Cardinal Hayes on Friday. Comment

Rising to the top: TMLA takes down Christ the King, grabs big-time confidence boost

The Hilltoppers took down their cross-borough rival for the first time in seven years on Saturday afternoon, notching a 68-52 victory. Comment

Storm stymied in lopsided loss at Seton Hall

St. John’s once again struggled on the road against a Big East foe on Sunday afternoon, falling 86-73 at Seton Hall. Comments (1)

Giving Moore: Molloy guard adds another threat to Stanners’ backcourt

Khalid Moore struggled to find his game during the early-goings of the season, but a conversation with his coach changed all of that. Comment

Learning curve: TMLA grabs non-league win with brand-new defense

The Mary Louis Academy took down Baldinw 63–52 at the Rose Classic Super Jam on Sunday afternoon, sparked by a brand-new defensive scheme. Comment

Early miscues too much for St. John’s as Storm drop first Big East game

The St. John’s men’s basketball team did its best to rally in the second half, but a double-digit deficit was too much to overcome in the squad’s 85-72 loss to No. 10 Creighton on Wednesday. Comment

Splash in the pond: St. Johns’ freshman defying expectations this season

Shamorie Ponds came to St. John’s to turn the program around. No one thought he could do it immediately. He’s proving them all wrong. Comment

Stanners stars lift Molloy to late-game win over Christ the King

Archbishop Molloy rallied in the fourth quarter, notching a handful of big-time plays, to take down Christ the King 78-67 on Friday night. Comment

Royals hold on for first victory of the new year

Klarke Sconiers sank four free throws in the final 20 seconds of play as Christ the King held on for a 60-54 victory over Archbishop Molloy on Thursday. Comment

Split decision: St. John’s women notch highs and lows to open Big East play

The Red Storm were disappointed after falling to Seton Hall on Friday, but the squad bounced back with a decisive victory over Xaver on Monday night. Comment

Storm surge: St. John’s downs Butler in Big East opener

The Red Storm matched their Big East win total from last season, upsetting No. 13 Butler 76-73 at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday night. Comment

Turnaround Terriers: St. Francis Prep girls rally for non-league win over St. Mary’s

The St. Francis Prep girls basketball team staged a late-game rally, sparked by the dominant performance of Emily Engstler, to take down St. Mary’s in a non-league CHSAA contest on Thursday. Comment

Early cushion helps QHST take down ‘Dozo

The Queens High School of Teaching boys’ basketball team made a statement Tuesday – one the squad has been waiting to make for years. Comments (1)



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