High School Basketball Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores lost a nail biter to the Benjamin Cardozo Judges by a score of 62-59. With the loss, the Commodores drop to 4-2 while the Judges improve to 4-1. For the Commodores, junior guard Austin Williams led all scorers with 17 points and junior Brandon King was second on the team with 13 points. Daqauise Andrews chipped in with 12 points, while senior Uzonna Akazi score nine points and led the team with five rebounds. Junior Cantrell Barker rounded out the Commodores’ scoring with eight points. For the Judges, senior Edwin Sainvil led the team with 16 points and eight assists. Junior Jermaine Lawrence was second on the team with 15 points while leading the team with 15 rebounds. Senior Tajay Henry scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Junior Omar Williams scored 10 points and dished out four assists. Junior Daniel Janel added eight points of his own. The Judges out rebounded the Commodores 40-11. Next up for the Commodores will be the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (2-3).

The Vee Bees loss to the Beach Chanel Dolphins (4-2) by a score of 58-57. For the Vee Bees, senior Brandon Howard led the team in scoring with 24 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Senior Bruce Howard was second on the team with 10 points. Senior Chucks Obunse scored eight points and led the team in rebounds with 14. Senior Patrick Gustave scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds. For the Dolphins, senior Ismail Abdullah led the team with 24 points and seven rebounds. Senior Semaj Smith was second on the team with 15 points while pulling down four rebounds. Senior Jyshawn Allen added seven points. Next up for the Dolphins will be the Flushing Red Devils (0-6).

The Red Devils lost to the Thomas Edison Inventors (1-5) by a score of 64-61. For the Inventors, senior Deshawn Cann led all scorers with 33 points, more than double his season average of 14.83. Jaleel Charles had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and sophomore Orain Lawrence added eight points of his own. For the Red Devils, senior Dillon Bowen led the team with 14 points. Senior Richard Johnson was second on the team with 11 points and sophomore Papa Ekow Donkor had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Next up for the Inventors will be the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs (5-1).

The Bull Dogs, who lead the Queens AA Division, won their last game over the Forest Hills Rangers (3-3) by a score of 68-59, marking the Bull-Dogs’ fifth win in a row. Senior Samuel Durodola led the team with 18 points and eight rebounds and senior Grequan Carter had 15 points and six assists. Senior Tarik Raynor scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds, while sophomore Noah Vickers scored 12 points and dished out five assists. For the Rangers, senior Arif Mehmetaj led the team with 19 points completing the double-double with 10 rebounds. Senior Shamoy Allen was second on the team with 18. Junior Benjamin Batash was third in scoring with 10 points and senior Damien Jackson fell two points shy of a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.