2012-01-13 / Sports

H.S. Report: Dolphins Run Out Of Gas

By Elio Velez


Dolphins forward George Palmer hits a layup past the outstretched arms of Cardozo forward Tajay Henry. Dolphins forward George Palmer hits a layup past the outstretched arms of Cardozo forward Tajay Henry. Beach Channel came out like a house fire in the first half of their PSAL Queens AA boys matchup against Cardozo on Tuesday afternoon.

The energy was bursting from the Dolphins as they blocked shots, grabbed looseballs and did everything well on the floor to take a stunning 29-11 lead midway in the second quarter.

But the high energy output the Dolphins were producing was beginning to slow down. Cardozo steadily climbed back in the second half to outscore Beach Channel 42-24 and complete a 66-58 comeback win.

Tajay Henry keyed the comeback for the Judges with a game high 24 points to improve to 8-1. Beach Channel (5-4) was led by 14 points from Semaj Smith and Kapreme Irving added 13 points.

It was a tough defeat for Beach Channel as they just could not hold on to the ball in the second half. As the turnovers mounted, the Dolphins lost their 51-48 lead heading into the fourth quarter as Carodzo found numerous ways to put the ball into the basket.


Scholars’ Academy sophomore Kayla Nolan drives to the basket against Far Rockaway. Photos by William Thomas Scholars’ Academy sophomore Kayla Nolan drives to the basket against Far Rockaway. Photos by William Thomas “The turnovers turned this game around. We was exhausted too. The turnovers just killed us,” said Dolphins starter Ismail Abdullah (11 points).

“We was hustling, making plays, beating their press, but we just couldn’t do that in the second half.”

Beach Channel took on Forest Hills at presstime. The Dolphins travel to Edison for a game on January 17 at 5 p.m. and host Bayside on January 19.

Big Stretch For Young Seawolves

January will be a big month for the PSAL B girls defending champions Scholars’ Academy. A young squad will face their toughest opponents in the Queens B East division in the next week and half.

Scholars’ was in first place in the division with a 7- 1 record and had battled Law Enforcement and Public Safety at presstime.

Law Enforcement handed the Seawolves their only defeat within the division on December 2 in a 58-43 victory. Scholars’ will host Jamaica (6-2) on Tuesday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m. and take on visiting Campus Magnet on January 19.

“Every game is a pivotal game,” said Seawolves coach Janet Kleiner. “They are very big.”

Jessica Glaz and junior guard Taylor Gallagher have each averaged 14 points per game to lead the Seawolves.

Kleiner has been impressed so far with the defensive intensity the Seawolves have displayed on the court. New starters such as Emma Michales and Kayla Nolan have embraced the defensive concept and that has helped them improve throughout the season.

Scholars have also recorded impressive non-league wins over ‘A’ league team Flushing and John Adams this season. They will also be invited to compete in the Second Annual PSAL B Division Showcase on Saturday, January 28 at the High School of Construction.

Crockett Brothers, Davis Shine

Breezy Point residents Matt Crockett scored a game high 15 points and Kevin Crockett added 13 points to lead Xavier to a 54-48 victory over Cardinal Spellman in a CHSAA ‘A’ boys game held on January 6. The Knights are currently 7-4 overall

Matt is a 6-3 junior forward who starts for the Knights. Kevin is a 6-1 shooting guard who is currently a sophomore.

Archbishop Molloy sophomore CJ Davis hit a game-winning shot with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to help the Stanners defeat Xaverian, 49-47, on Tuesday night in Bay Ridge.

The 15-year old Rockaway resident, who is a starting sophomore point guard for Molloy, scored 18 points, grabbed three rounds and dished three assists. Molloy improved to a 7-6 record overall.

Boys Basketball

Far Rockaway recorded a huge divisional win on Monday afternoon. Tyrelle Gordon scored a game high 23 points and Warren Saylor Jr. made his return by adding 14 points as the Seahorses defeated visiting Springfield Gardens 60-57.

Saylor Jr. played in his first game after being ruled ineligible. The senior guard was the team’s leading scorer last year with 17.6 points per game.

The Seahorses then went on to record a 43-38 road victory on Wednesday night at Franklin K. Lane to improve to 6-4 within the PSAL Queens A East Division.

Girls Basketball

Far Rockaway Educational Complex snapped a seven-game losing to start the season with a 45-31 victory over Pathways College Prep on January 9. Francheska Ramirez led the Lady Seahorses (1-7) with 22 points and Sade Wright added 18 points and 10 rebounds.

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