2009-03-20 / Sports

Sports Roundup: Sanders, Rice Win Title, Williams Wins

By Elio Velez

Jermaine Sanders, a Far Rockaway resident, will have at least one final high school game to play this season.

The sophomore forward's Rice High School team won the CHSAA city championship with a 67-59 victory over Christ the King High School last Sunday afternoon at Fordham University. Durand Scott led Rice with 27 points and Sanders scored 11 points in the victory. Rice will travel to Glens Falls on March 28 to compete in the State Federation Championship.

The Red Raiders will await the winner of the PSAL championship game taking place at noon on Saturday against either Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy High School.

Bishop Kearney, and head coach Cathy Crockett, were defeated by Sacred Heart of Long Island last Friday night, 54-47, in the first round of the CHSAA girls' state catholic playoffs. Crockett, a Breezy Point resident, praised her team for fighting back in the game.

Bishop Kearney cut the lead to three points with 1:40 left in the game but couldn't contain a hot shooting opponent that knocked down ten 3-pointers.

I'm proud of my team especially for keeping it close," Crockett said.

20-year old Joseph Williams qualified for the semifinals of the Daily News Golden Gloves with a victory last Saturday afternoon at the Suffolk PAL in the 201+ novice class.

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