Wolverines claw their way to victory
By Raphael Sugarman
The Bronx High School of Science Wolverines won both of their games last week to improve their record to 10-2 in the Bronx A South division.
Science soundly defeated home team Adlai Stevenson Campus 54-36 on Jan. 14. The Wolverines came out on fire, outscoring their opponents 12-6 in the first quarter and 15-8 in the second for a comfortable halftime lead.
Michelle Liu led the team in scoring with 25 points, while Anna Karavangelas added 9. Amanda Ruiz was the top rebounder with 8.
The Wolverines’ big test of the week came two days later, when they crossed the street to visit rival Clinton. As expected, the game was close, with Science prevailing, 44-39.
The Lady Governors had a slight edge in the first two quarters, outscoring Science 12-7 and 12-11, for a 24-18 halftime lead. But, the visiting Wolverines clawed their way back, on the strength of a 16-8 third quarter and 10-7 advantage in the fourth.
Karavangelas was tops in scoring for Science with 20, while Liu had 9. Diana Litsas pulled down 14 boards, Eloise Kaehny, 11, and Selina Lim, 10.
Clinton and Science have split their two games this season, with the visiting team winning both games. The Lady Governors defeated Science at home, 43-31, on Dec. 14.
Governors go on win streak
The DeWitt Clinton Governors boys’ basketball team has upped its record over the .500 mark, to 6-5, on the strength of a four-game home winning streak.
The streak began immediately after the holiday break when the Governors narrowly defeated visiting rival, the Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, 61-60, on Jan. 7. After falling behind 10-7 in the first quarter, the Govs stormed back with an 18-5 run in the second. RKA led the scoring 21-13 in the third. The game required a closely contested overtime to determine a winner.
Nikeem Deleon led Clinton with 21 points, while Ismael Sylla added 15 and Donahue Smith, 13. Clinton Akalonu was the top rebounder with 19.
As usual, Christophe Williams was tops for RKA with 25, while Deon Foster had 15 and Juwan Clark, 11. Jaylen Edwards had 12 boards.
Clinton continued its winning ways two days later, winning another close game, 60-57 over Walton.
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