New Rochelle 58, No. 9 Molloy 52: New Rochelle used a 16-1 run to knock off Molloy in one of the opening games of the PSAL/John F. Kennedy Challenge. Molloy (8-8) led 30-23 early in the third quarter, but a 16-1 run by New Rochelle turned the tide and the Huguenots never tailed again. Aliya Hayes led New Rochelle with 13 points, while Iayna Abrams and Mary Miceli each scored 12. Kamille Ejerta led the Stanners with 16 points, the only player on her team to score double digits.
Manhattan Center for Science & Math 58, National Christian Academy 37: Manhattan Center picked up a rare non-conference win as it stomped National Christian Academy. The Lady Rams continuously built on their lead throughout the game before exploding in the fourth quarter. Eight different players scored for Manhattan Center (8-11), including 13 points each from Brea Castro Gambrell and Cashmir Fulcher. National Christian Academy’s Brittany Murray scored 20 points.
“We know we’re a good team and we know we have what it takes to win, it’s just that we weren’t together,” Castro Gambrell said. “It’s we finally got together and acted like a team and played like a team and we didn’t let one mistake mess us up and we kept going and kept pushing,”
Long Island Luthern 69, No. 8 John F. Kennedy 66: In one of the most exciting games of the season, Long Island Lutheran defeated the host team in a game that came down to the final shot. Long Island Lutheran led for most of the game, but JFK (14-7) came roaring back in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 67-66 with 22 seconds left.
With about 10 seconds left, Dmitria Abbott missed a 10 footer that rimmed in and out and Lutheran won the jump ball possession. After two Lutheran free throws, JFK’s Deaisia Acklin missed a long 3 at the buzzer, with the shot bouncing out of the rim, and Long Island escaped with the win. Point guard Boogie Brozoski led Lutheran with 16 points, while JFK’s Joyalevern Mcfarland led all scorers with 26 points.
“It was a good shot, it just rolled out,” Mcfarland said. “It should’ve went in. this is our gym, we should’ve got that.
“We felt like we had that win from the very beginning, even when we were down, we came back and we came out so intense in the second half that we thought we had the win. And we lost it.”
Murry Bergtraum 61, H.D. Woodson (Washington DC) 56: Led by 21 points from Cori Coleman, the Lady Blazers (12-3) pulled out a win against H.D. Woodson. Murry led 19-7 after the first quarter, but the Lady Warriors made a game of it by slicing the lead to 31-27 at halftime.
No. 1 Nazareth 49, Archbishop Wood (PA) 41: The Lady Kingsmen survived eight 3-pointers from Archbishop Wood to win in the nightcap. Nazareth (16-2) was led by 18 points from Taylor Ford.
No. 5 South Shore 57, St. Anthony’s 50
Bedford Academy 50, In-Tech 34
Holy Trinity 61, Midwood 22
Brooklyn Collegiate 38, West 50th St. Campus 30
Kellenberg 46, Amsterdam (NY) 24
Riverdale Baptist (Washington DC) 71, St. John Vianney (NJ) 63