Basketball

Far Rockaway basketball tournament aims to stop violence
Far Rockaway basketball tournament aims to stop violence
News Maggie Hayes 5/30/2013 at 12:08PM

Far Rockaway is fighting its reputation of violence through a program that brings youth together and puts them under one roof. The Stack Bundles basketball tournament kicked of its second year earlier this month and will continue through the summer. Twelve teams of 10 players each are traveling the peninsula and breaking territorial barriers. All [...]

Flushing High School hoops star scores 1,000th career point
Flushing High School hoops star scores 1,000th career point
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/08/2013 at 9:07AM

A Flushing High School hoops star has netted her 1,000th point. Erica Redwood, 17, a senior on the school’s varsity girls basketball team, hit the milestone bucket during her last high school home game this January. She is the second in the school to reach the lofty mark since 2006. “That was my biggest accomplishment [...]

PSAL basketball roundup
Sports Heather Zwillenberg 12/12/2012 at 3:47PM

The Bayside Commodores improved to 5-0 by beating the Forest Hills Rangers (0-4) by a score of 85-65. Senior Austin Williams led the way for the Commodores scoring 29 points. Senior Cantrell Barker scored 18 points. Senior Gagandeep had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Daqauise Andrews scored 14 points. Next up for [...]

PSAL basketball roundup
Sports Heather Zwillenberg 11/30/2012 at 12:13AM

The John Adams Spartans (1-0) beat the Richmond Hill Lions (0-1) in the first game of the season by a score of 66-45. The Spartans who outscored the Lions in each of the first three quarters, road the strength of their incredible start. The Spartans shutout the Lions 15-0 in the first quarter. Senior Ahmed [...]

QC’s Outstanding Frosh ready for year 2
QC’s Outstanding Frosh ready for year 2
Sports Queens Courier Staff 11/27/2012 at 6:32PM

BY CARLA PENNOLINO Reggie Miller enjoyed a Hall of Fame basketball career with the Indiana Pacers after altering his shot at a young age because his older sister, Cheryl — also a Hall of Famer — would always block it. Abe Akanmu of the Queens College men’s basketball team can relate to the star’s beginnings. [...]

From the mound to the hardwood, Amir Garrett gears up for the basketball season
Sports Terence M. Cullen 10/15/2012 at 5:00PM

While his teammates reconvened in Queens for “summer school,” Amir Garrett was training with another team. Luckily, he didn’t have to change the colors on his uniform. Garrett, a 22nd round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, spent the summer training with the baseball team as part of an agreement that lets him [...]

John Starks and St. John’s Dribbles for a Cure
John Starks and St. John’s Dribbles for a Cure
News Terence M. Cullen 9/24/2012 at 2:02PM

In front of nearly 400 students, children and family members, St. John’s men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin stood in his trademark black pants and white sneakers. His focus wasn’t basketball, the upcoming season or the string of new Dribbles recruits he has ushered in. Instead, Lavin reminded the crowd that cancer, in one way or [...]

Queens Knicks fans react to Jeremy Lin’s departure
News Billy Rennison 7/18/2012 at 11:50AM

Knicks fans are saying the team’s decision to end Linsanity is pure insanity. “I’m disappointed,” said Arthur Garfinkel, a business owner in Bayside. “I think one of the key pieces is to have a great point guard. In his stint he [Lin] actually dominated in the league. Now they’ve replaced him with Raymond Felton, who [...]

A basketball player kids have to look up to
A basketball player kids have to look up to
Sports Liam La Guerre 5/23/2012 at 11:17AM

There’s more than one reason for kids to “look up” to 7’3” Curtis Johnson. Johnson, a Queens resident and former Red Storm big man at St. John’s University, will perform in entertainment basketball games at York College on June 4 and 6, to amuse and mentor kids from Pre-K to eight grade. “I just want [...]

Harlem MagicMasters to visit Queens
Harlem MagicMasters to visit Queens
News Billy Rennison 5/17/2012 at 5:23PM

Curtis Johnson is definitely one basketball player fans can — and have to — look up to. Johnson — also known as “Tiny” — and the rest of the Magic Masters will be at York College on June 4 and 6 performing and playing their brand of entertainment basketball. Tip-off for the games will be [...]