2011-03-04 / Sports

Hot Shooting Scholars Capture Playoff Win

By Elio Velez

Scholars’ Academy guard Rebecca Moers led the team with 22 points. Photo by William Thomas Scholars’ Academy guard Rebecca Moers led the team with 22 points. Photo by William Thomas Rebecca Moers doesn’t allow a few missed shots to shake her confidence. The Scholars’Academy senior shooting guard had missed five straight three-pointers going into the second quarter of Wednesday’s playoff game against Morrisania.

Moers’ belief is to keep shooting and the Seawolves guard knocked down three consecutive 3-pointers as No. 1 Scholars’ shook off an early slow start to blowout No. 17 Morrisania, 68-26, in the second round of the PSAL ‘B’ girls tournament. Scholars’ were led by Moers, who hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points. Fallon Mullen scored all 14 of her points in the second half and Kristin Dchiutis added 14 points.

“When I’m doing bad, my teammates builds me up, my coach gives me advice to fix my shots and by halftime, it’s usually falling in,” Moers said.

Scholars’ quickly extended their 29-19 lead in the third quarter and tightened up their defense in the second half by allowing the Lady Knights to score only seven points. The Seawolves, who are coached by Janet Kleiner along with assistant coach Clare Droesch, will host No.24 Eleanor Roosevelt in the quarterfinals which will be held at Scholars’ Academy, located on Beach 104 Street, between the Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, on Tuesday, March 8 at 5 p.m. Sanders Hoists Title

Far Rockaway native Jermaine Sanders scored 13 points last Saturday as Rice hoisted the CHSAA ‘AA’ diocesan title with a 93-64 victory over St. Raymond, in the Bronx. The senior forward, who has committed to play at the University of Cincinnati in the fall, will try to help Rice win their ‘AA’ playoff quarterfinal game tonight over Bishop Loughlin. The game is at Christ the King H.S. starting at 7:30 p.m.

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