2008-02-22 / Sports

Rockaway College Basketball- Teel Finds New Home

By Elio Velez

Vernon Teel's odyssey in the college basketball world continues. The former Rockaway native was s one of the top scorers in the PSAL, averaging over 30 points per game for Flushing High School in 2005.

But since leaving Flushing, the 6'4 explosive scorer had moved on to Laurinburg Prep and had matriculated at Long Island University last year.

Teel redshirted his freshman year at LIU in Brooklyn but decided to move on and enroll at Chipola College, one of the best junior college programs in the southwestern United States.

Chipola College, located in Marianna Florida, is currently 27-1 this season and is currently ranked third in the recently released National Junior College Athletic Association poll.

Teel has made a strong showing in his first season at Chipola, playing in all 28 games, averaging 8 points per game and shooting an impressive 49% from the floor.

Belle Harbor native and former Stella Maris Lady Flipper Maureen Carey celebrated winning the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Championship with the Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins on February 17.

Former Beach Channel Lady Dolphins star Katreem Palmer is currently playing her final season for the Delaware State Hornets. Palmer is averaging 10 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Delaware State is 13-12 and 8-4 within the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Morgan Kelly, a 6'9, 220 pound center, is coming off the bench in his freshman year at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown will travel to Columbia University tonight at 7 p.m.

Kelly, a Belle Harbor native, finished his high school career by graduating from Archbishop Molloy High School and playing under legendary head coach Jack Curran. Brown averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists last year for the Stanners.

February 16 marked the final regular season home game in Warren McAllister's basketball career at Farmingdale State University.

McAllister, who starred at Far Rockaway High school with current University of Binghamton star Richard Forbes, ended Senior Night on a high note.

Farmingdale got seven points from McAllister as the Rams increased their record to 19-4 in an easy defeat of Mount Saint Mary College, 92-60.

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