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The wait for history was a short one. American Studies’ senior Emily Eljamal needed just three points to take her place in school history as the Senators’ first 1,000-point scorer. And she wanted to get it over with quickly. more
Bronx Science looked to be in trouble earlier this season. The Wolverines were coming off a forgettable five-win, last-place finish the year before, and opened this season with a one-point loss to Longwood Prep. And when they found themselves sitting with a 2-3 record after back-to-back home losses to KIPP and Clinton in early December, it appeared Science’s ship could be sinking again. more
It was a season-saving victory for Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy — and a season-crushing defeat for American Studies. Both the Tigers and Senators came into last week’s battle at Lehman College in desperate need of a victory in order to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive. more
Everything inside Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy’s bandbox gym had you convinced a Tigers’ victory was only seconds away. Kai Parris, the Tigers’ stellar senior scoring machine, had just completed a three-point play with 7.7 seconds remaining in the game. The scoreboard read 56-55 in favor of RKA over IN-Tech Academy. And the decibel level inside the gym was hitting jet engine levels. more
Before the 2019-20 basketball season even began, Will Cushing knew it might be an uphill fight to secure a playoff bid. His Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy girls basketball team was a little lacking in veteran leadership with just three seniors on his roster. So surely there would be challenges along the way. more
Johnny Mathis was looking for silver linings. The long-time Kennedy head basketball coach first touched on the health of key players Gregory Genross and Emmanuel Nkwocha, a pair of football players-turned-hoopsters for the Knights. more
Jackie Harari’s schedule the past 11 months has been a rather full one. Her daily itinerary has for much of the past year included her usual heavy workload at school, as well as major knee surgery and countless hours of grueling rehab. What it didn’t include was any basketball — her injury from last February sidelined Harari for almost an entire calendar year. more
Nicole Price doesn’t have a lot of free time on her hands these days. When she’s not teaching English at IN-Tech Academy, she’s rushing to monitor study hall for the boys basketball team. Once study hall is completed, it’s off to the gym for the daily two-plus hours of practice. more
The Manhattan College men’s basketball team bus was still a couple hours away from home as it chugged down the New York State Thruway last Sunday night after a weekend in Western New York. There was no blaring music. No loud celebrations. No evidence at all about what the Jaspers had pulled off to open the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season. more
December didn’t start off particularly well for the Lehman College men’s basketball team. The Lightning began the month losing its CUNY Athletic Conference opener to John Jay, saw starting point guard Will Feldman go down with an ankle injury that night, and with a 1-5 record, the season could have spiraled out of control. more
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