With the PSAL hoops campaign quickly moving along, and heading into the holiday break, area teams attempted to keep its momentum while one looked to get back into contention. One squad lost its first game of the season, while another picked up two victories to keep itself from fading into oblivion.
Here’s how the respective clubs fared during Week 4 action.
Harry Van Arsdale – 50, Canarsie – 42 (Brooklyn Girls A East II)
The visiting Canarsie girls team suffered its first defeat of the year, losing by eight points to the Lady Cardinals (6-0)last week.
Sophomore guard Destenee Bailey led the Lady Chiefs (5-1) with 15 points, and had 10 rebounds while senior guard/forward Kemisha Frederick chipped in with 13 and grabbed 10 boards of her own in the loss. Junior forward/center Chrishanta Hunt had a team-leading 12 rebounds.
Senior Alexis Davis recorded game-highs in points (25) and rebounds (15) for Harry Van Arsdale.
Canarsie – 70, Automotive – 58 (Brooklyn Boys A Southeast)
Senior forward Tyres Desinor led the charge for the Chiefs (3-5), scoring 20 points and dishing out 10 assists in the road win over the Pistons (1-8) Friday night.
Junior guard Sameer Akesson contributed 18 points and seven rebounds while senior forward/center Shaquan Belcher added a double-double–13 points and 13 helpers.
Canarsie – 66, Harry Van Arsdale – 55
Desinor paced all scorers with 30 points and 14 boards in Canarsie’s home victory last week. Senior guard Jacob Gayle dropped 15 of his own to help turn the Cardinals aside.
Abraham Lincoln – 88, Thomas Jefferson 71 (Brooklyn Boys AA)
The Railsplitters (6-0) used three players, who registered double-digit points, to ground host Thomas Jefferson (5-1) by 17 last week.
Lincoln’s seniors Michael Reid and Kclejuan Ferguson dropped 22 points each while Donald Cannon Flores, another senior, added 21 in the triumph.
Senior guard Khalil Rhodes scored a team-high 22 points for the Orange Wave. Seniors Kyle Harding, a guard, posted 17 and forward Malachi Faison had 11 with 13 rebounds in the defeat.