BROOKLYN, NY - The Conrad McRae Youth League sparked up on Saturday as 27 high school teams began competing in pool play. NYCHoops.net checked out some of Sunday's action in an event that gives us glimpses of what we can expect in the fall.
Lincoln douses Cardozo. 64-46
The players from Abraham Lincoln came out aggressively against Benjamin Cardozo players and there was a lot of trash talking. In the zone-less league where these intense one-on-one match-ups are all but expected, the tandem of Isaiah Whitehead, Elijah Davis and Desi Rodriguez put their money where their mouths were and Lincoln led 30-20 at the half.
The players from Dozo held serve in the third quarter with offensive fire power from 6'0" rising sophomore Rashon Salnave but could not gain ground as they only managed to trade buckets with the Brooklyn squad throughout the quarter. Still down by ten points to start the fourth quarter, the young Judges team proved to be no match for the veteran players from the defending PSAL City championship team.
While it is unsure whether or not Davis will return to Lincoln next season due to eligibility issue, it is clear with the addition of Elisha Boone, who did not play, the Railsplitters will be a tough cover next season in the Brooklyn PSAL Class AA.
Whitehead and Rodriguez led the way for Lincoln with 22 points apiece with Davis adding 20 points. Salnave was high man for Cardozo with a game high 23 points.
Brooklyn Collegiate def. Nazareth, 60-21
Team Conrad def. Medgar Evers, 34-28
Westinghouse def. Bishop Ford, 53-50
Brooklyn Collegiate def. Bedford Academy, 46-29
Xaverian def. Medgar Evers, 49-41
Westinghouse def. Dean Street Foundation, 60-44
BCAM def. Midwood HS, 72-61
Patrick School def. Bishop Loughlin, 70-62
South Shore def. Curtis HS, 47-46
Lincoln def. Dean Street Foundation, 66-53
Cardozo def. Bishop Ford, 56-53
Hudson Catholic def. Xaverian, 65-58 OT
Patrick School (NJ) def. Thomas Jefferson, 57-46
South Shore def. Nazareth, 60-43
Eagle Academy def. Curtis HS, 2-0 (Forfeit)
Team Conrad def. Hudson Catholic, 68-67
South Shore def. Eagle Academy, 59-46 (July 14th game played early)