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Gabby Rubin scored a game-high 24 points for the Mavericks in a big road win at Cardinal Spellman.
Senior guard Hallice Cooke was 6 of 10 from 3-point range and had 22 points Wednesday in a 54-41 win over Central Jersey Each One Teach One, and scored 22 points again three nights later to spur a 52-45 victory over Long Island Lutheran for the SNY Invitational crown. The Friars play undefeated East Brunswick Tuesday and undefeated St. Benedict's Friday.
Quiet contributions from Adam Traore and Kyle McLeggan help alleviate some of the pressure for Georgetown-bound standout Reggie Cameron. The Knights' backcourt was bolstered recently by the return of sophomore guard Nassir Barrino from injury.
The idle Railsplitters return to the rigors of Brooklyn AA with games against Transit Tech and Boys & Girls. Next: Transit Tech (Thursday, 5 p.m.)
The Royals went 3-0 last week, including a thrilling 73-72 win at Bishop Loughlin Friday. Next: Archbishop Molloy (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)
The Crusaders, despite falling to NJ's St. Anthony. hold firm at No. 5
Senior guard Joel Hernandez scored a career-high 50 points last Thursday in a 111-52 win and now averages 25.4 ppg. Lavrone Green-Reels poses an outside threat for the Highwaymen.
Syracuse-bound forward Tyler Roberson averaged 26 points and 18.5 rebounds to guide the Lions to consecutive wins over Plainfield and Elizabeth. Roselle Catholic faces an improved Gill St. Bernard's Friday at the Newark National Invitational at the Prudential Center.
The idle Vikings have a huge week ahead with showdowns against Boys & Girls and Jefferson on the horizon. Next: George Westinghouse (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)
Junior guard Gary Baumer has been showcasing his perimeter range of late, and that's opened up the lane for Rob Ukawuba and Jake Krantz. The Bears travel to Jersey City Tuesday night to take on No. 1 St. Anthony.
Senior forward Tom Lacey dropped in a career-high 27 points last Friday to spearhead a 67-38 win over Shabazz. Princeton-bound guard Spencer Weisz has averaged 17.6 points and 7.2 assists over his last five games.
The Cardinals lost to Long Island Lutheran, but bounced back to beat Boys & Girls in the SNY Invitational. Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)
The Lions rebounded from a heartbreaking loss at home to Christ the King to beat Stepinac 83-70 Sunday. Next: Holy Cross (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.)
The Knights get back to league play this week with a home game against Mamaroneck and on the road at Scarsdale. They still may get shut out of getting a No. 1 seed in Class AA if North Rockland keeps winning.
The Minutemen upset Patrick School, 59-48, last Tuesday and narrowly missed another surprise two days later against Roselle Catholic, falling 57-56. Hakeem Rogers and Isaiah Davis had strong outings in both games.
Junior forward Karl Towns led five scorers in double figures with 22 points (also 13 rebounds) Sunday in a 78-50 win over Phelps (Pa.). Guard Jimbo Long sank 11 points for his first double-digit performance this season.
Francisco Infante scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half as Wings defeated rival JFK 80-54 Friday night in The Bronx. Next: James Monroe (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)
The Celtics received strong play from DeAndre Bembry and Chris Regus to rebound from a 59-48 loss last Tuesday to Elizabeth with convincing wins over Don Bosco Prep and Parkland (Pa.).
Junior forward Quadri Moore averged 16.7 points and 15.3 rebounds in three games last week to spur consecutive wins over Montgomery, Union and Plainfield. Terrell Bagley, Josh Carter and Juwan Jones provided assistance.
The Ravens beat Mount St. Michael and Stepinac, but fell to Fordham Prep in overtime Sunday. Next: Cardinal Hayes (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
After a one-point loss against Xaverian in Bay Ridge, the Stanners knocked off Holy Cross 74-55 Friday night. Next: @ Christ the King (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)
The Bulldogs logged plenty of miles last week (334 round trip to be exact) but weren’t weary travelers. De’Ashia Jones collected 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 53-48 victory to hand No. 7 Phillipsburg its first loss. Sunday, it was off to Holy Spirit in Absecon for the Prime Events Shootout and a 54-38 triumph against Middle Township, keyed by 18 points and 10 boards from Zaire O’Neil.
The Pride wanted a national schedule and it has served them well. They outlasted St. John-Vianney, 106-100, in triple-overtime on Sunday, and could be the most battle-tested team in New York State. And there's no let-up, as Ossining faces Spring Ford (PA) this week and Irvington next week.
Stout defense, smart execution and the selfless principles behind both have enabled the Knights to run off 12 straight victories, the most recent a 73-53 showing at Bridgewater-Raritan. Taylor Rooks clicked for 30 points, Jasmine Sina hit five 3-pointers on her way to scoring 17 and Trevena Bennett added 14 points and nine rebounds.
The Crusaders had big wins against Rumson-Fair Haven, and St. John the Baptist
The Falcons move back to the top spot after impressive wins against Archbishop Molloy, Capital Prep (CT) and Mary Louis. Next: @ Bishop Loughlin (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
The Royals defeated St. Francis Prep and Mary Louis, but fell to Shippley (PA). Next: Gill St. Bernard (NJ) @ Bishop Ford Coaches vs. Cancer (Saturday, 6 p.m.)
Senior swing Kerry Malleck scored at a 10.7 clip during the Panthers’ current four-game winning streak while senior forward Jess Macchi cleared 36 rebounds in the last three contests, including 10 on Sunday in a 61-55 triumph over Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.).
A 48-41 setback to Moore Catholic (N.Y.) on Sunday was the first of the campaign for the Caseys and marked just the third time this season they been touched for more than 46 points.
Despite a game-high 28 points from Columbia-bound Carolyn Gallagher, the Stanners fell to Point Pleasant Boro (NJ) 61-55 Sunday. Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Wednesday, 7 p.m.)
Like most teams in the area, the Bulldogs had little going on during midterm week. However, it's right back to work with a group of league games before a season-ending clash against Ossining. Can the Bulldogs pull off an upset in their final game against Saniya Chong?
After a week off, Brianna Fraser and the Lady Vikings return to the court Thursday against Boys & Girls. Next: Boys & Girls (Thursday, 5 p.m.)
The idle Lady Blazers are back in action Tuesday when they take on Midwood at home in a game broadcast by MSG Varsity. Next: Midwood (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)
DePaul managed to do what no other has done to the Blue Eagles’ offense thus far when it held firm in pinning IHA with a 34-33 upset on Thursday. The top-seed in the Bergen County Tournament rebounded to open play in the event with a 62-23 victory over Hasbrouck Heights in the preliminary round behind 20 points from Samantha Wilkes and 10 more by Taylor Anderson.
The Gaels topped Holy Trinity and St. John the Baptist in close games.
The Lady Friars were idle this week.
Coach Bob Daggert is two wins away from 500 for his career. The Warriors are going for 499 at Petrides. Next: @ Petrides (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.)
The Crusaders have won eight straight, with seven of those victories coming by at least 35 points.
The Mavericks snapped a 16-game winning streak for Red Bank Catholic (NJ) on Sunday. Next: St. Mary’s (LI) @ Bishop Ford Coaches vs. Cancer (Saturday, Noon)
While the supporting cast continues to develop, sophomore Marina Mabrey and junior Katelynn Flaherty have proven their will is just as tough to stop as their wealth of skill. Mabrey had 35 points, 15 rebounds, seven steals, three assists and two blocks to engineer a 69-68 decision over St. Rose and Flaherty dropped 27 to spark the Garnett Gulls past Holy Spirit, 70-61.
The Red Raiders also had little going on during midterm week, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Hamilton has state championship dreams and a little time off right before the final push should allow everyone to get back to 100 percent.