2012-02-24 / Sports

H.S.Report: Henschel Leads Scholars’To Next Round

By Elio Velez

Kristin Henschel (right) scores two of her 28 points for Scholars’ Academy. Photo by William Thomas. Kristin Henschel (right) scores two of her 28 points for Scholars’ Academy. Photo by William Thomas. Scholars’ Academy guard/forward Kristin Henschel made her biggest impact since returning to the team with six games left in the PSAL season.

The junior was unstoppable in the second round of the PSAL ‘B’ playoffs on February 16. Henschel scored a game high of 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds as No. 2 seed Scholars’ cruised to a 76-39 victory over Campus Magnet. Henschel connected on three 3-pointers, while also dishing 5 assists as her scoring output helped the home team take a commanding 20-10 lead after one quarter.

The junior guard has worked hard since returning to the team, according to Scholars’ coach Janet Kleiner.

“She had the game of her life,” Kleiner said. “She had a tremendous game.”

Henschel has also had to deal with the emotions of watching her first cousin, Clare Droesch, a former Seawolves assistant last year and currently with St. Edmund Prep, battle stage four breast cancer.

“She’s been pushing herself so hard. It’s been a difficult time for her. She played with such confidence, leadership and, they [the crowd] gave her a standing ovation at the end of the game,” Kleiner said.

Emma Michales, who also added 15 points, was one of five players who recorded double figures in points for the Seawolves. They will face No. 18 Jamaica in the third round on Wednesday, February 29 at 5 p.m. Far Rockaway Falls

Harry Van Arsdale Educational Campus received a team high 21 points from Marcus Royes, and Raheim Lawson added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the No. 39 seed Cardinals in a 63-57 first round PSAL ‘A’ victory over host Far Rockaway.

Far Rockaway, the No. 26 seed which was losing 20-5 at the end of the first quarter, had stormed back to take an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Cardinals overcame the deficit by outscoring their opponents 22-9 in the last eight minutes of the game to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

“They were too athletic and too strong for us,” Far Rockaway coach Mark Bacchus said. “Down the stretch we had no answer for them.” Dolphins Head To Coney Island

No. 14 seed Beach Channel/Channel View will try to upset No. 3 Lincoln on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in a PSAL AA boys second round game. The Dolphins defeated Thurgood Marshall Academy 64-47 in the first round of the city playoffs on February 15.

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