The Royals, coached by Bob Mackey, were up 37-15 at halftime and coasted in the second half,...
By Anthony Bosco
The Christ the King Royals completed yet another perfect season this week, wrapping up their season Friday with a dominating performance against Bishop Kearney.
The Royals, coached by Bob Mackey, were up 37-15 at halftime and coasted in the second half, using reserves to complete the game. Boston College-bound senior Clare Droesch, of Belle Harbor, led the way with 12 points.
The win gave the Royals a perfect 12-0 season.
The following day Christ the King traveled to Egg Harbor Township in New Jersey to compete in the annual ESPN Radio Shootout. The Royals easily handled Altoona (Pa.) 69-44, getting 14 points from Cigi McCollin and 13 from Droesch.
Theyre always a good team to play, said Christ the King coach Bob Mackey of Altoona, a perennial Pennsylvania powerhouse. Its a great way to end the season.
The Royals followed that win with a 77-39 win over Holy Spirit (N.J.) Spirit, the No. 3 ranked team in the Garden State, which went into the game with a perfect 22-0 record and with most of the 1,400 fans in attendance rooting for them.
Droesch dropped 21 in the win, despite playing with a separated shoulder injured against Altoona. Jennifer Dawson added 14.
All three wins raised the Royals record to 23-1 overall. The Royals will now look to defend the New York State Class A Federation championship, starting Thursday, March 1, when they host either St. Savior or Stella Maris, which will play a one-game playoff, in the first round of the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Tournament.
Also at Christ the King March 1 will be the Diocesans No. 4-No. 5 game, which starts at 5:45 p.m., with the No. 1-No. 8 game to follow.
On the same night St. Francis Prep will also host the tournament as the No. 2 seed, taking on Stella Maris at 7:30 p.m. The school will also be the site of the No. 3-No. 6 game, to be played at 5:45 p.m.
The winners will then move on to the semifinals on Sunday, March 4, at St. Francis College, a day that will feature plenty of basketball action, starting with the junior varsity B final at 10 a.m., followed by back-to-back Division II semifinals at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., the junior varsity A title game at 2:30 p.m., and the Division I semifinals at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The diocesan championship game will be held Saturday, March 10, at 5 p.m., also at St. Francis College.
St. Francis Prep 77, The Mary Louis Academy 47. The Terriers locked up second place Friday night, as Kim Weigel led with 18 points and Kristin Lee contributed 15. Prep raised its record to 10-2 in the league, 18-6 overall.
St. Johns Prep 54, St. Agnes 34. The Red Storm ran its record to 14-4, 10-0 in league play, clinching the division title and a first-round bye in the playoffs Friday with a win over rival St. Agnes. Lora Morton led the way with 15 points, followed by Starla White with 14 and Robin Donach with 12.
Reach Sports Editor Anthony Bosco by e-mail at Timesledgr@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 130.
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