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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.

High School Football Roundup

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The Bayside Commodores improved to 6-0 with a 28-6 win over the James Madison Knights (4-2). The Commodores had a total of 243 yards with junior Julian Moody completing two out of four passing attempts for 62 yards and a touchdown. Junior George Wallace led the Commodores with 75 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Senior Timothy Capers rushed for 40 yards on 10 attempts and a touchdown, while senior Richard Vaughan added 32 yards on the ground on six attempts and scored a touchdown as well. Junior Daquan Williams rushed for 34 yards of his own. For the Knights, senior Berkay Dagbolen completed five of eight passes for 52 yards and two interceptions. Senior Adeyinka Anifowoshe led the Knights in rushing with 44 yards, while junior Corey Woods rushed for 14 yards on four attempts and scored the Knight’s lone touchdown. Next up for the Commodores will be the Jamaica Beavers (3-3).
The Beach Channel Dolphins fell to the August Martin Falcons (4-2) by a score of 24-14, their second loss in a row. The Dolphins won the battle in the passing game, with 162 of their 316 yards coming through the air – while the Falcons gained all but 18 of their 333 yards on the ground. For the Falcons, senior Ricky Dunbar, who had only 107 rushing yards all season coming into the game, had 180 yards rushing with two touchdowns on eight attempts. Senior Roger Cox added 105 yards of his own while scoring two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore Layquane Ezeigwe was a star for the Falcons totaling eight tackles and three sacks. For the Dolphins, Breland Archbold completed 13 of 24 passing attempts for 162 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Sophomore Chris Reed led the Dolphins in rushing with 87 yards on 13 attempts and a touchdown. Next up for the Dolphins will be the Long Island City Bulldogs (2-4).
In their last game, the Bulldogs beat the Mott Haven Educational Campus Mavericks (2-4) by a score of 32-26. The Bulldogs has a total of 357 yards while the Mavericks gained 423 yards. For the Bulldogs, senior Ioannis Karakalpakidis completed three of five passing attempts for 77 yards and a touchdown. Senior Aimen Muflihi rushed for 130 yards on six attempts and a touchdown. Senior Cheyenne Dones rushed for 125 yards while scoring three touchdowns on 24 attempts. For the Mavericks, senior Abely Soto competed six out of 10 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Soto also rushed for 100 yards on 11 attempts. Senior Joseph Garcia rushed for 95 yards on six attempts and a touchdown. Senior Jesus Anziani rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on five attempts.
In the Championship Division, the John Adams Spartans (4-2) beat the Herbert H. Lehman Lions (2-4) by a score of 44-26. The Spartans had a total of 460 offensive yards while allowing 297 yards from the opposition. Senior Danny Perez completed three of six passes for 42 yards. On the ground senior Antoine Arnold led all rushers in the game with 206 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts. Senior Devven Baker rushed for 87 yards with two touchdowns on 13 attempts. Senior Shane Hubbard rushed for 83 yards and scored two touchdowns as well on six attempts. For the Lions, junior Corey Bright completed six out of 12 passes for 71 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Senior Davis White rushed for 203 yards on 32 attempts with a touchdown. Next up for the Spartans will be the New Dorp Centrals (0-6).

Around the Gridiron: Football Roundup

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Photo by Kathy Troina

In the Public School Athletic League, the Bayside Commodores (3-0) stayed undefeated with a victory over the Christopher Columbus High School Blue Steel (0-3) by a score of 26-6. The Commodores dominated on the offensive side of the ball with 436 total yards. Junior quarterback Julian Moody threw for 59 yards on six of nine attempts with an interception. On the ground, the Commodores rushed for 377 yards, with senior Richard Vaughan leading all with 188 yards on 14 attempts with a touchdown. Senior Timothy Capers had 110 yards of his own with two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Wendell O’Brien was the star, intercepting two passes including one pick-6. For the Blue Steel, senior Chevaugh Wilson scored the lone touchdown and rushed for 42 yards on three attempts. Next up for the Commodores will be the Springfield Garden Golden Eagles (0-3).

In their last game, the Golden Eagles lost to the Tilden Educational Campus Blue Devils by a score of 14-6. The Golden Eagles had a total of 110 yards, with all but 25 yards coming on the ground. Sophomore Jair Brown led the team with 33 yards rushing, while senior Isaiah Baptiste had 29 yards rushing on 11 attempts with a touchdown. For the Blue Devils, junior quarterback Shawn Brathwaite completed just three of nine passes, but he threw for 54 yards with two touchdowns.


The Beach Channel Dolphins beat the Lafayette Educational Complex Patriots by a score of 32-0. The Dolphins had a total of 224 offensive yards, while junior quarterback Breland Archbold struggled, completing just four out of 15 passes with one touchdown. On the ground, sophomore Diequan Underwood had 89 yards on eight attempts and a touchdown. Senior Javis Black rushed for 21 yards on four attempts and a touchdown. Underwood led the Dolphins on the defensive side as well, intercepting two passes and returning one for a touchdown. Next up for the Dolphins will be the James Madison Knights (3-0).

The John Adams Spartans (1-2) lost to the Tottenville Pirates (3-0) by a score of 49-6. The Spartans could not get going on either side of the ball. On offense, the team managed a total of 131 yards. Senior quarterback Danny Perez completed four out of 15 passing attempts for 45 yards and an interception. On the ground, senior Shane Hubbard rushed for 43 yards on three attempts. Hubbard also returned five kicks for 145 yards and a touchdown. For the Pirates, junior Augustus Edwards led the team with 100 yards on five attempts and three touchdowns. Next up for the Spartans will be the Franklin D. Roosevelt Cougars (0-3).

In the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York, the St. Francis Prep Terriers won their first game of the season, 39-15, over St. Peter’s of Staten Island. Senior quarterback Thomas Cani connected on eight of 17 passes for 88 yards and one rushing touchdown. Cani was a little wild however, tossing two interceptions. On the ground, junior Kadir Wisdom rushed for 81 yards on 10 carries – including a 60 yard run – with two touchdowns. Fellow senior running back Casey Beaudoin ran for 37 yards on nine carries with one touchdown. Prep’s defensive squad ran roughshod over their opponents, with senior Maurice Parker leading the team with 10 tackles, junior Ramel Joseph nabbing one interception for 61 yards and senior Jonathan Henderson grabbing two interceptions and one fumble recovery. Prep now heads to Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn to take on Xavier High School.