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Lincoln HS burns Flushing Red Devils in PSAL football semifinals


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The PSAL football semifinals between the Lincoln Railsplitters and Flushing Red Devils Saturday at Lincoln High School field in Brooklyn seemed to be decided by halftime.

Leading 41-0, players on Lincoln’s sideline were dancing to Jay Z’s “Brooklyn we go hard,” featuring Santigold from a live DJ, while the fans chanted “Brooooooklllynn,” a cheer now associated with the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team.

On Flushing’s sideline, players were more reserved, but hadn’t given up. They were yelling “don’t give up ya’ll” as their teammates returned to the field, but Flushing eventually loss 55-7 , and missed their chance to play in the championship game at Yankee Stadium.

“You guys made me proud today,” head coach Jim DeSantis told his teary-eyed team in the visitor’s locker room following the match. “Probably prouder than you have all year, because you never gave up. There were only four teams playing football today and you were one of them. You put Flushing on the map, you put Queens on the map and that’s a good thing.”

Although Flushing lost, the Red Devils seniors took pride in that it was the first time the school had ever made it to the semifinals in the championship league, the city’s top division.

All season they had made Flushing a team to fear, with a 7-2 record during the regular season. But Lincoln, which was undefeated (9-0) in the season, easily picked apart Flushing’s defense and dominated the Red Devils in every way.

Three minutes into the third quarter, Lincoln scored, inflating the score to 48-0 after the extra-point. And just a few minutes later Railsplitters junior Elias Davis capped another successful drive, with a 20-yard rush for a touchdown.

But down 55-0, Flushing finally answered Lincoln, and gave dozens of fans that made the trip from Queens to Brooklyn something to cheer about.

Flushing put together a drive in which senior DeAndre Ross Lomax rushed for 20 yards followed by an eight-yard rush by junior Terrence Chavis. The drive was extended when senior DeShawn Scott Jr. completed a 20-yard reception for a first down.

“I just felt like I had to play hard, I had to finish the game,” Scott said.

Later in the drive, Ross Lomax rushed for 14 yards, which got the Red Devils to the one yard line, and Chavis ran the ball in the end zone for the team’s only score.

After the game players were upset about the loss, but understood they had brought Flushing to another level.

“We went further than any Flushing team in history, so it’s still pretty good,” said Ross Lomax. “But I still wanted to get a chance to take my team to Yankee Stadium.”

 

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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


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HEATHER ZWILLENBERG

Roundup as of September 29, 2013

 

-CITY CONFERENCE-

FLUSHING AWAY THE KNIGHTS

The Flushing Red Devils improved to 3-1, after they beat the John F. Kennedy Knights (2-2) by a score of 21-18. The Red Devils were losing 18-7 going into the fourth quarter where they scored 14 unanswered points to win the game. Red Devils Junior Terrence Chavis scored the two touchdowns. Chavis threw for 79 yards, completing eight of 16 passes, while throwing a touchdown. On the ground Chavis scored a touchdown as well rushing for 15 yards on five attempts.  Senior Deandre Ross Lomax led the team with 108 yards on the ground on 18 attempts. Next up for the Red Devils will be the Curtis Warriors (2-2).

SPARTANS STRUGGLES CONTINUE

The John Adams Spartans dropped 0-4 with a 28-6 loss to the New Dorp Cougars (3-1). The Spartans were unable to get anything going on offense with just 105 total yards. Senior Danny Messina completed seven of 14 passes for 44 yards. On the ground senior Brandon Plattner led the Spartans with 42 yards on seven attempts and the loan touchdown of the game for the Spartans. Next up for the Spartans will be the Harry S. Truman Mustangs (1-3).

 

-BOWL CONFERENCE-

BEEMING BAYSIDE

In the Bowl conference the Bayside Commodores continued their winning ways improving to 4-0 with a 42-0 win over the Jamaica Beavers (0-4). The Commodores went with a balanced attack. Through the air junior Henry McCoy completed eight of 15 passes for 110 yards with one touchdown and an interception. McCoy also added a touchdown on the ground as did junior Charles Flug and senior Trevon Moe. Next up for the Commodores will be Lafayette Educational Complex Patriots (1-4).

 

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Up the Courts


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The Bayside Commodores (10-2) beat the Beach Channel Dolphins (7-5) by a score of 67-61. For the Commodores, junior Brandon King led all scorers with 30 points, while senior Ryan Tomlin, who is only averaging seven points a game for the season, was second on the team with 21 points. Senior Uzonna Akazi had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Daqause Andrews only scored one point, but managed to dish out 10 assists while pulling down eight rebounds. For the Dolphins, senior Semaj Smith led the team with 25 points, while senior Ismail Abdullah was one rebound shy of a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds. Senior George Palmer chipped in with 15 points. Next up for the Commodores will be the Benjamin Cardozo Judges (11-1).

The Judges beat the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs (9-3) by a score of 78-56. For the Judges, senior Ryan Yearwood had a double-double, leading all scorers with 19 points and tying for the team lead in rebounds with 11. Senior Daniel Janel had a double-double as well, with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Omar Williams had 10 points and seven assists. For the Bull Dogs, senior Grequan Carter led the team with 16 points, while senior Tarik Raynor was second on the team with 15 points. Senior Samuel Durodola chipped in with 13 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Next up for the Bull Dogs will be the Forest Hills Rangers (4-8).

In their last game, the Rangers beat the Flushing Red Devils (0-12) by a score of 64-57. For the Rangers, senior Arif Mehmetaj had a double-double, leading the team in scoring with 26 points and tying for the team lead in rebounds with 18. Senior Shamoy Allen had a double-double as well, with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Damien Jackson was tied with Mehmetaj with 18 rebounds while chipping in with 10 points.

The John Adams Spartans (9-3) beat the Franklin K. Lane Knights (4-8) by a score of 39-21. For the Spartans, Junior Markell French led the team with 12 points, while coming up second on the team in rebounds with six. Junior Paul Johnson was second on the team with 11 points. Junior Justin Cotto was third on the team with seven points, while senior Shane Hubbard scored six points while leading the team with seven rebounds. Next up for the Spartans will be the Grover Cleveland Tigers (4-8).

High School Basketball Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores beat the Campus Magnet Bulldogs (8-2) by a score of 52-43, to improve their record to 8-2. For the Commodores junior Austin Williams led all scorers with 22 points. Senior Uzonna Akazi was second on the team with 10 points and pulled down four rebounds as well. Junior Cantrell Baker scored eight points while senior Ryan Tomlin scored six points. Junior Jamal Roseburgh led the team with five rebounds. For the Bull Dogs, sophomore Noah Vickers led the team with 19 points and seven assists. Senior Samuel Durodola was second on the team with 16 points while leading the team with seven rebounds. Only two other players scored for the Bulldogs for a combined eight points. Next up for the Commodores will be the Forest Hills Rangers (3-7).

In their last game, the Rangers lost to the Beach Channel Dolphins (6-4) by a score of 60-54. For the Dolphins, senior Ismail Abdullah led all scorers with a double-double scoring 20 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. Junior Kapreme Irving and senior Semaj Smith each scored 12 points. Seniors Christopher John and George Palmer each scored six points. For the Rangers, senior Damien Jackson had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jackson also dished out five assists. Senior Arif Mehmetaj had a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Senior Shamoy Allen chipped in with nine points and five rebounds. Next up for the Dolphins will be the Thomas Edison Inventors (2-8).

The Inventors were blown out in their last game by the Benjamin Cardozo Judges (9-1), 89-47. Senior Tajay Henry had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Ryan Yearwood had a double-double as well with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Edwin Sainvil scored 10 points while dishing out six assists. Senior Sven Lewis Hunt was one point away from a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds. The Judges had a total of 68 rebounds in the game. Next up for the Judges will be the Flushing Red Devils.

The Long Island City Bulldogs are at the top of the Queens A West Standings with a 10-0 record. In their last game the Bulldogs beat the Francis Louis Patriots (6-4) by a score of 61-49 extending their regular season winning streak to 25. Senior Kevin Green Jr. had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Green also led the team with seven assists. Senior Xavier Jones was second on the team with 14 points. Senior Arthur Santanna had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

High School Basketball Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores (6-2) won their last game by a score of 68-48 over the Flushing Red Devils (0-8). Junior Brandon King had a game high 20 points to lead the Commodores. Senior Uzonna Akazi had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Cantrell Baker added eight points. Junior Austin Williams filled up the stat sheet with seven points, seven rebounds and eight assists. For the Red Devils, senior Dillion Bowen led the team with 12 points. Junior Justyn Velasquez had eight points and three rebounds. Senior Ackeem Ore Vohrnis had four points and led the team in rebounds with seven, while sophomore Papa Ekow Donkor had four points and was second on the team in rebounds with six. In their next game the Commodores will play Thomas Edison Inventors (2-6).

In their last game, the Inventors beat the Forest Hills Rangers (3-5) by a score of 78-70. Senior Deshawn Cann led all scorers with 27 points for the Inventors. Junior Jaleel Charles had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Orain Lawrence chipped in with 12 points, while Senior Rowan Fisher had 11 points and six rebounds. For the Rangers, senior Shamoy Allen led the team with 20 points. Senior Arif Mehmetaj had a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds. Senior Damien Jackson had a double-double as well with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Benjamin Batash chipped in with 13 points. Next up for the Rangers will be the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (2-6).

The Vee Bees lost to the Benjamin Cardozo Judges (7-1) by a score of 66-61 in their last game. For the Judges, junior Kyle Credle led all scorers with 21 points. Senior Ryan Yearwood was second on the team with 11 points. Junior Jermaine Lawrence had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Tajay Henry scored nine points while pulling down seven rebounds. Junior Kendall Brown had nine points as well. Junior Omar Williams had six points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. For the Vee Bees, senior Edgar Lebron led the team with 17 points and eight rebounds. Senior Brandon Howard had 15 points and six assists. Senior Jameke Mejia chipped in with 12 points. Senior Chucks Obunse had seven points and was second on the team with seven rebounds. Next up for the Judges will be the Beach Channel Dolphins (5-3).

In their last game, the Dolphins lost to the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs by a score of 55-51. Senior Grequan Carter led the Bull Dogs with 18 points. Senior Tarik Raynor was second on the team with 17 points. For the Dolphins, senior Semaj Smith led the team with 18 points. Ismail Abdullah was two rebounds shy of a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds. Senior George Palmer chipped in with 10 points, while senior Christopher John scored seven points.

High School Basketball Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores have started the season 3-1 after defeating the Forest Hills Rangers (2-2) by a score of 73-33. Junior Brandon King was one of two players to score in double figures, leading all scorers with 21 points. For the season, King is the Commodores’ leading scorer with 19.25 points per game. Uzonna Akazi, second on the team in scoring, added 18 points and was first on the team in rebounds with six. Junior Jamal Roseburgh scored seven points, while junior Corey Mittenthal scored six. Junior Austin Williams also scored six points and dished out five assists. For the Rangers, Arif Mehmetaj led the team with 14 points and senior Shamoy Allen chipped in with seven points. Senior Damien Jackson scored six points while leading the team with six rebounds. Next up for the Commodores will be the Beach Channel Dolphins (3-1).

In their last game the Dolphins beat the Thomas Edison Inventors (0-4) by a score of 61-39. Senior Semaj Smith led the Dolphins in scoring with 19 points and also grabbed five rebounds. Senior Ismail Abdullah had 18 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double. Senior George Palmer scored seven points with eight rebounds. Kapreme Irving chipped in with six points, while senior Rowan Fisher led the Inventors with 21 points. Senior Deshawn Cann scored nine points while grabbing 10 rebounds in the loss.

The Benjamin Cardozo Judges have started the season 3-0. With this past win, the Judges extended their regular season winning streak to 20 straight games. In their last game, the Judges beat the Flushing Red Devils (0-4) by a score of 76-41 as six-foot-nine junior Jermaine Lawrence led the team in scoring with 19 points. Lawrence also had 17 rebounds, giving him a double-double. For the season Lawrence is averaging 19.67 points a game to go along with 15.67 rebounds a game. Senior Tajay Henry had a double-double as well with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while junior Daniel Janel also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Judges had a total of 55 rebounds in the game. Next up for the Judges will be the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs (3-1).

The Bull Dogs beat the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (1-2) by a score of 62-44. Senior Samuel Durodola had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Tarik Raynor had 17 points as well, with eight rebounds. Senior Grequan Carter had 14 points in the game. Junior Tyrell Fields had just one basket but was able to grab eight rebounds. For the Vee Bees, Patrick Gustave had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Chucks Obunse scored just one basket but pulled down 13 rebounds.

High School Basketball Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores have started the basketball season 2-0. In the second game of the season, the Commodores bested the Thomas Edison Inventors (0-2) by a score of 82-56. Junior guard Brandon King led the Commodores in scoring with 25 points and fellow junior Austin Williams was second on the team with 20 points and led the team with eight assists. Both players were one rebound away from a double-double. Senior Uzonna Akazi chipped in with seven points and pulled down three rebounds, while sophomore guard Daqauise Andrews scored four points in the game and grabbed six rebounds, which was tied for second on the Commodores with junior Vincent England.

The Forest Hills Rangers have started the season 2-0 as well. The Rangers beat the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (0-1) by a score of 61-53. Senior Arif Mehmeta had a double-double, leading all scorers with 23 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. Second on the team in scoring was senior Shamoy Allen who had a double-double as well with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Damien Jackson scored seven points while leading the team in rebounds with 11. Senior Jameke Mejia led the Vee Bees with 17 points. Senior Brandon Howard scored 14 points while senior Chucks Obunse scored seven points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

In their first game of the season, the Benjamin N. Cardozo Judges beat the Beach Channel Dolphins (1-1) by a score of 72-49. Senior Tajay Henry led all scorers with 22 points and was one away rebounbd from a double-double. Junior Jermaine Lawrence had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Ryan Yearwood scored 10 points. Senior Edwin Sainvil scored six points while dishing out 11 assists. For the Dolphins, senior Ismail Abdullah led the team with a double-double, scoring 20 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Senior Semaj Smith chipped in with 14 points.

Meanwhile, the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs (1-1) beat the Flushing Red Devils by a score of 64-40. Campus Magnet senior Tarik Raynor led all scorers with 22 points and led all rebounders with nine. Senior Samuel Durodola had 14 points and seven rebounds, while senior Grequan Carter was the only other player in the game to score in double figures with 11. Senior Justin Harvey had nine points, while sophomore Nohah Vickers scored eight points and totaled seven assists. For the Red Devils, seniors Dillion Bowen and Unel Daley were tied for the team lead in points with eight. Senior Moussa Keita and junior Kylique Lipscombe were second on the team with seven apiece.

PSAL Playoff Football Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores who were 7-2 during the regular season lost in the first round of the Bowl Division playoffs, 22-20, to the Tilden Educational Complex Blue Devils (8-1). The Commodores’ defense was not up to the task, allowing the Blue Devils to amass 335 yards. For the Blue Devils, quarterback Shawn Brathwaite completed 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore Tyrone Harris rushed for 83 yards on nine attempts and a touchdown. Senior Farid Adenuga added 49 yards on four attempts. The Blue Devils will face the James Madison Knights (8-1) in the next round.

The John Adams Spartans (4-5), who were seeded 16th in the Championship Division, lost to the top seeded Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters (9-0) by the score of 54-6. The Spartans allowed 556 yards as Railsplitters quarterback Jessel Jones completed all eight passes he attempted for 95 yards. Senior Kareem Folkes rushed for 109 yards on nine attempts and scored three touchdowns. Sophomore Antoine Holloman Jr. rushed for 83 yards on nine attempts with a touchdown, while senior Denzel Duchenne rushed for 46 yards on two attempts and two touchdowns. The Railsplitters will next face the Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave (3-6).

The Campus Magnet Bulldogs (6-3) beat the Curtis Warriors (6-3) by a score of 14-12. For the Bulldogs quarterback Kahlik Greenwood was the reason for the victory. The quarterback completed eight of 15 passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Antoine Allen caught four passes for 69 yards and scored both touchdowns. Junior William Callender rushed for 34 yards. The Bulldogs will face the Tottenville Pirates (8-1) in the next round.

The Flushing Red Devils (5-4) lost in the first round of the playoffs by a score of 28-0 at the hands of the Boys and Girls High School Kangaroos (6-3). The Red Devils allowed 358 yards. Kangaroos’ junior Quarterback Keon Marsh led the team to victory, completing all seven passes he attempted for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Richardson Derosena led the team in rushing with 101 yards on 17 attempts with a touchdown. Junior Najee Champagne added 84 yards of his own on nine attempts and a touchdown. The Kangaroos will face the Erasmus Hall Dutchman (6-3).