PSAL High School B-Ball Season Starts
By Elio Velez
The PSAL High School Basketball 2001-2002 has already begun. Beach Channel and Far Rockaway Men’s and Women’s Varsity teams will get the ball rolling for the winter season.
Men Varsity Basketball
Beach Channel 58, Springfield Gardens 54
Arthur Robinson (10 points) made two foul shots with four seconds to play to seal the win for Beach Channel. Jay Bradshaw led Beach Channel (1-0, 1-0 Queens Division AIII) with 12 points.
Far Rockaway 61, Martin Van Buren 58
Richard Forbes hit two free throws with 21 seconds remaining to put Far Rockaway ahead for good, 60-58. He finished with a team-leading 20 points. Warren McAllister added 17 points for Far Rock, which had trailed nearly the entire game.
Women Varsity Basketball
Beach Channel 82, Far Rockaway 42
In the first game of the year, Katreem Palmer, who scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, led Beach Channel (1-0, 1-0 Queens B-I). In addition, Shanna Hamilton scored 19 points and Rebecca Gilbert scored 18. BC coasted after leading 19-10 in the first quarter and was way up by the end of the first half, 40-18. Blanca Rojas scored 38 points for Far Rock and Tanisha Times added four points and eight blocks for Far Rockaway (0-1, 0-1 Queens B-I).