CHSAA Championship Doubleheader Scheduled at Fordham University

Fordham University will be the site of two CHSAA intersectional boys basketball championship games on Friday night.

In the opener, top seed La Salle meets third seed Regis for the B Division title at 6:30 p.m. La Salle is the defending state federation champion and is coming off a 49-48 victory over Moore Catholic on Sunday. Regis defeated Sacred Heart, 59-42, in its semifinal.

In the second game, top seed Nazareth plays second seed Fordham Prep for the A Division championship at 8:30. Nazareth escaped its semifinal with a 38-36 win over St. Joseph by the Sea. and Fordham Prep tipped Msgr. Farrell, 46-41, in its semifinal.

The winners will advance to the Catholic high school state tournament.

Stepinac Captures Archdiocesan Title

Archbishop Stepinac High School won the program’s first Archdiocesan Boys Basketball Tournament since 1984 with a 78-62 victory over Cardinal Hayes at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx on Saturday.

Alan Griffin had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Crusaders (22-5), who also received 22 points, four rebounds and four steals from RJ Davis. Adrian Griffin Jr. added 20 points and five rebounds.

Tyreese Williams led Cardinal Hayes with 20 points, followed by Joe Toussaint’s 15 points.

Stepinac and Cardinal Hayes will be competing in the CHSAA intersectional tournament to determine the Archdiocese of New York/Diocese of Brooklyn representative in the state tournament. Both teams will be playing quarterfinal games on Sunday at Fordham University.

All-League Teams Released for Catholic Boys Basketball League

The Catholic high school boys basketball league representing Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn announced their all-league teams.

Here are the honorees:

AA Division

MVP: Moses Brown, Molloy, Sr.

First team: Alan Griffin, Stepinac, Sr.; Tyrese Williams, Cardinal Hayes, Sr.;  Cole Anthony, Molloy, Jr.; Bryce Willis, Iona Prep, Sr.; RJ Davis, Stepinac, Soph.; Joe Toussaint,  Cardinal Hayes, Jr.

Second team: Kofi Cockburn, Christ the King, Jr.; Khalid Moore, Molloy, Sr.; Justin Champangie, Bishop Loughlin, Jr.; Souleymane Koureissi, Iona Prep, Sr.; Tyson Walker,    Christ the King, Sr.; Omar Silverio, St. Raymond, Sr.

Third team: Dallas Watson, St. Raymond, Sr.; Josh Alexander, Iona Prep, Sr; Ibrahim Wattara, Mount St. Michael, Soph.; Michael Green, Mount St. Michael, Jr.; Nick Johnson, All Hallows, Jr.; Julian Champangie, Bishop Loughlin, Jr.

Coach of the Year: Joe Arbitello, Christ the King

A Division

MVP: Bryan Medy, Nazareth, Sr.

All League: Kalos Evans, Cardinal Spellman, Sr.; Shemar Latty, St. Edmund, Soph.; Kaadeer Cleaves, McClancy, Sr.; Josh Gourgue, Xavier, Sr.; Dre Turnispeed, Nazareth, Sr.; Malcolm Hansford Whyte, McClancy, Sr.; Avni Mustafaj, Fordham Prep, Jr.; Michael Young, Nazareth, Sr.; George Schilling, Fordham Prep, Sr.; Owen Jacobson, Xavier, Soph.; Niall McStay, Fordham Prep, Sr.; John Moran, Xavier, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Todd Jamison, Nazareth

B Division 

Most Valuable Player: Korey Williams, La Salle, Sr.

All League Team: Dylan Wusu, Sacred Heart, Jr.; Brendan Cama, Salesian, Sr.; Joe Manfredi, Regis, Soph.;  Josiah Chandler, La Salle, Jr.; Shakirro Samuels, Sacred Heart, Sr.; Kevin Diaz, Sacred Heart, Sr.; Kyle Holston, St. John’s Prep, Sr.; Edwin Matos, Cristo Rey Brooklyn, Sr.; Mark Nilaj, Salesian, Jr.; Conor Nicholson, Regis, Sr.; Anthony Leone, Cathedral Prep, Jr.; Charlie Bostwick, Regis, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Jerome Pannell                           La Salle

Staten Island 

MVP: Chris Velasquez, Moore Catholic, Sr.

Devin Nicholson, St. Joseph by the Sea, Sr.; Chris Ledlum, St. Peter’s, Jr.; Jordan Fox,           St. Peter’s, Sr.; Chris Clancy, St. Peter’s, Jr.; Stephen Crowley, Msgr. Farrell, Sr.; Will Edwards, Msgr. Farrell, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Artie Conroy, Moore Catholic

Scanlan Pursuing 3rd Straight Title

The Msgr. Scanlan High School girls basketball team continues its march toward a third consecutive Archdiocesan Tournament championship when it meets St. John Villa Academy at the the College of Staten Island on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

If Scanlan wins, it will host the championship game on Friday night.

Scanlan defeated Notre Dame Academy, 84-42, in a quarterfinal behind sophomore Kateri Poole’s 18 points and six assists, and freshman Imani Harris’ 16 points and three assists. Junior Daja Wentz contributed 14 points, five assists and five rebounds, and sophomore Kayla Morris and junior Kaylen Banwareesingh each added nine points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Allison Roman had eight points.

Adams Wins State Wrestling Title

Msgr. Farrell High School’s Terry Adams decisioned Rush Henrietta’s Jayden Scott, 3-2, to win the 106-pound title at the New York State Wrestling Championships in Albany on Friday and Saturday.

Adams, a junior, won all four of his bouts by decision.

In other action, Iona Prep’s Colin Realbuto was third overall at 138 pounds, losing to eventual state champ Chris Gomez of Patchogue Medford in the semifinals. Msgr. Farrell teammates Jimmy Ryan (120) and Vin Ndokaj (160) and Archbishop Stepinac’s Kevin Barry (182) suffered first-round defeats.

Msgr. Farrell placed 23rd in the team standings with 24 points. CHSAA, which included schools inside and outside the archdiocese, was ninth with 75 points.

5 Wrestlers Competing at State Meet

Three Msgr. Farrell High School athletes will be among the five CHSAA wrestlers from the archdiocese competing at the state wrestling championships on Friday and Saturday in Albany.

The five wrestlers are: Terry Adams, junior, 106 pounds, Msgr. Farrell; Jimmy Ryan, junior, 120, Msgr. Farrell; Colin Realbuto, senior, 138, Iona Prep; Vin Nidokaj, senior, 160, Msgr. Farrell, and Kevin Barry, senior, 182, Archbishop Stepinac.


Spellman Tops Kennedy Catholic

The Cardinal Spellman High School boys basketball team opened the CHSAA A Division sectional tournament with a 50-33 victory over John F. Kennedy Catholic on Tuesday.

Here is how the rest of the tournament looks:



At Mount St. Michael

No. 7 St. Edmund vs. No. 2 Fordham Prep, 3 p.m.

No. 6 McClancy vs. No. 3 Msgr. Farrell, 4:30 p.m.

At Molloy

No. 8 Cardinal Spellman vs. No. 1 Nazareth, 4 p.m.

No. 5 Xavier vs. No. 4 St. Joseph by the Sea, 5:30 p.m.



Quarterfinal winners at St. Raymond’s


Friday, March 2

Semifinal winners at Fordham University


Cardinal Hayes, Stepinac to Play for Archdiocesan Championship

Top seed Cardinal Hayes and third seed Archbishop Stepinac will play for the Archdiocesan Boys Basketball Championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.

The two teams split their two regular-season meetings.

Cardinal Hayes, ranked second in this week’s Class AA poll by the New York State Sportswriters Association, tipped St. Peter’s, 52-51, in a semifinal, and Archbishop Stepinac, ranked 13th, beat rival Iona Prep, 75-58, in the second semifinal.

Iona Prep, Stepinac Meeting Again

The Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac high school boys basketball teams will meet for a third time this season with the winner of the third meeting advancing to the championship game of the Archdiocesan Tournament.

Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac are playing 5 p.m. today (Feb. 20) at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, followed by Cardinal Hayes and St. Peter’s in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m.

Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac split two regular-season meetings with Archbishop Stepinac winning the first meeting in double overtime at the Westchester County Center and Iona Prep bouncing back to win the second encounter at Iona College.

Here are the brackets:


Iona Prep 54, All Hallows 45

Stepinac 75, Mount St. Michael 46

Cardinal Hayes 81, Msgr. Scanlan 56

St. Peter’s 62, St. Ramond’s 52


Feb. 20

at Mount St. Michael

No. 3 Stepinac vs. No. 2 Iona Prep, 5 p.m.

No. 5 St. Peter’s vs. No. 1 Cardinal Hayes, 7:30 p.m.


Feb. 24

Semifinal winners at Mount St. Michael Academy, TBA

B Division Tournament Set

The CHSAA boys basketball tournaments to determine the representative from Archdiocese of New York/Diocese of Brooklyn in the state tournament start Wednesday for the B Division with four quarterfinal games.

At Fordham Prep

No. 7 Cristo-Rey Brooklyn vs. No. 2 Sacred Heart, 5:30 p.m.

No. 6 Salesian vs. No. 3 Regis, 7:15 p.m.

At McClancy

No. 5 St. John’s Prep vs. No. 4 Moore Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

No. 8 Cathedral Prep vs. No. 1 La Salle, 7:15 p.m.

The semifinals are Feb. 25 at Cardinal Spellman and the final is March 2 at Fordham University.

In the A Division, No. 9 Kennedy Catholic and No. 8 Cardinal Spellman play a Tuesday quarterfinal at Mount St. Michael Academy at 3 p.m.

The remaining tournament seeds for the AA and A divisions will be determined following the Archdiocesan and Diocese of Brooklyn tournaments. Games will be played at neutral sites with the finals scheduled for Fordham University.