Christ the King boys and girls win basketball titles, advance to state tourneys


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via CTKNY - CK Campus Facebook page

For the third straight year, the varsity Royals captured the Intersectionals title, capturing the CHSAA title with a 59-56 victory over Xaverian High School. Christ the King advanced to the New York State tournament, which begins a week from Friday in Albany.

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Maspeth High School basketball makes the finals


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Photo: Courtesy Maspeth High School

The Maspeth High School Argonauts boys varsity basketball team continued its roll in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B-division championship tournament by defeating South Bronx High School on Sunday, March 15, at Queens College by a score of 71-64, advancing to the tournament finals.

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Cardozo basketball coach notches his 700th victory with more to come


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Cardozo basketball Facebook page

Ron Naclerio keeps scorebooks of every game that he has ever coached, including his first win Nov. 30, 1981, a 56-40 victory over Aviation. That was his only victory in his first season coaching Cardozo as the youngest coach in the PSAL. At the time Naclerio wasn’t thinking about getting 699 more wins or looking 33 years ahead.

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Commodores boys basketball playing catch-up


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Bayside’s Ryniek Holloway steps up to the foul line

It’s approaching 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, and Bayside is minutes away from facing off against Cardozo. Students line up in the small entrance to the school near Corporal Kennedy Street in anticipation of a big game and upon entering the tiny gym, they’re greeted with blaring music, creating the feel of a college environment.

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Queens basketball coach charged after lewd video chats with teen


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A Queens basketball coach has been charged with child pornography possession after a 15-year-old he coached claimed they had lewd video chats, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

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St. John’s women’s basketball team playing in Europe


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Following in the footsteps of the St. John’s men’s basketball team last summer, the women’s basketball team will travel through Italy and Spain for pre-season games in the program’s first experience traveling abroad.

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Sports Star: Nyasha Irizarry, senior guard, Archbishop Molloy HS girls basketball team


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Nyasha Irizarry, a senior player on the Archbishop Molloy High School girls basketball team, averaged about 18 points per game for her final season and was selected to play in the NYC Mayor’s Cup All-Star game on March 29.

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Sports Star: Robyn Francis, junior guard, Francis Lewis HS girls basketball team


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Robyn Francis, a junior on the Francis Lewis girls basketball and outdoor track teams, maintains a high scholastic average and dreams of being an accountant.

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Christ the King’s Sierra Calhoun named Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year


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Photo courtesy Christ the King High School

Sierra Calhoun, leading scorer of the Christ the King girls basketball team, earned the prestigious Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year award for her contributions on and off the court this season.

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St. John’s women’s basketball falls short in Big East tourney final


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Photo courtesy of St. John’s Athletic Communications

Lady Johnnies made its first appearance in a Big East Tournament championship game since 1988, but lost to DePaul in regulation.

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