Rucker Invitational roundup
Jaquan Lynch (16 points) and Thaddeus Hall (22) were integral as Jefferson took down Xaverian 73-64 in this PSAL/CHSAA showdown. Brian Bernardi (23) and Dillon Burns (16) tried to keep the Clippers in it, but they couldn't contend with Jefferson's offensive aggressiveness down the stretch.
Bernardi and Hall were presented with the Sportsmanship Award for their respective teams.
All Hallows 52, No. 12 Curtis 49
Raz Council knocked down a clutch three-pointer to lift All Hallows to a stunning 52-49 victory. Council, who finished 15 points, scored eight in the fourth alone, sinking his game-winner with only 1.9 seconds left on the clock.
The loss for Curtis comes following their big victory against archrival St. Peter's in the SIHSL tournament last Saturday.
Guard Jon Brens dropped in 14 points for the Gaels while Debonair Edwards paced the Warriors with a game-high 20 points.
Council and Edwards were presented with the Sportmanship Award for their respective teams.
Bayside 63, No. 13 JFK 58
Bayside used a huge fourth quarter comeback, outscoring JFK 28-14, in the final minutes to secure a 63-58 upset over JFK. The Commodores rode the hot hand of Cantrell Barker (21 points) as he torched JFK throughout the second half.
Louis Baltazar scored 19 points for the Knights, while Muhammed Ahmed added 14 points. The loss came as a surprise to the 18-10 JFK team who recently clinched their first Bronx borough title since 2009.
Muhammed and Barker were presented with the Sportsmanship Award for their respective teams.
Wadleigh 70, Forest Hills 49
Wadleigh had no trouble with Forest Hills, outscoring them in each quarter for the lopsided 70-49 victory. Louis Costen had 20 points while Basil Harley added 11 points.
Arif Mehmetaj was the high scorer for the Rangers with 15 points and received the Sportsmanship award for his team. Costen received the honor for his team.