2011-02-25 / Sports

Sanders Sends Rice To Championship Game

High School Roundup
By Elio Velez

Far Rockaway native Jermaine Sanders scored 13 of his game high 20 points in the second half to lead Rice to the CHSAA Archdiocesan tournament final in a 69-57 win over All Hallows on Tuesday night.

Sanders helped Rice overcome a first half deficit to All Hallows in a semifinal game held at Mount St. Michael in the Bronx.. Sanders made a conventional three-point play and hit a threepointer in the fourth quarter to give Rice a 15-point lead.

The University of Cincinnati small forward will try to help Rice win the diocesan title on Saturday against St. Raymond. The game will start at 1 p.m. at Mount St. Michael.

BCHS Girls Eliminated

The Beach Channel girls varsity team lost their first round PSAL ‘AA’ game on the road to Madison, 57-41, on February 17.

The No. 19 seed Dolphins were only down 21-19 at halftime to No. 14 Madison. Tiffany Jones led Madison with 28 points as they pulled away from Beach Channel in the second half. Jamila Williams and Whitney Brown each scored 18 points for Beach Channel (1-14). The only win the team had this season came in a forfeit against Thomas Jefferson.

Scholars To Host Playoff Game

Scholars’ Academy Seawolves will begin their quest for the PSAL ‘B’ girls title at home on Wednesday. The No.1 seed Seawolves (23-1) will take on visiting No. 17 Morrissania Educational Campus (10-2) at 5 p.m.

Rebecca Moers led Scholars’ in scoring this season with 17.7 ppg and fellow senior teammates Fallon Mullen contributed with 10 points per game. Freshman Jessica Glaz scored 12 points a game and sophomore Taylor Gallagher added 9 points per contest.

Morrissania are led by forward Oguechukwu Uwanaka, who is a double threat in the post. The junior player scored 20 points per game and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Lady Knights.

A Scholars victory over Morrissania will advance them to the third round on March 8. The Seawolves will either host either No.24 Eleanor Roosevelt or No.25 American Studies.

Benn Leads LWA

Far Rockaway native Jamal Benn scored 24 of his 30 game high points in the second half to lead LawrenceWoodmere Academy to the Public Schools Athletic Association title in a 72-49 win over Evangel Christian Academy on February 17.

No. 1 Woodmere captured their fourth straight and improved to a 19-3 record. LWA now advances to the NYSAIS Tournament, which begins on March 3.

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