Christ the King lauded its depth in the preseason and put it on display in its opener.
The Royals girls’ basketball team had eight of the 11 players who saw the court score in a 60-44 win over visiting Moore Catholic in a CHSAA crossover game Sunday night. The Mavericks, which have just nine players on its roster, ended CK’s season last year in the Catholic state quarterfinals. This time Christ the King was able to grind out a win.
“They didn’t have a lot of bodies,” Royals forward Kollyns Scarbrough said. “We took that to our advantage. Our game plan was to run, run and run and make sure everybody is tired.”
Her team trailed Moore 26-22 at the half with Duke-bound star Sierra Calhoun in foul trouble.
Men's Freshmen Open Season With A Win at Chaminade
The freshmen Royals opened their season with an impressive road victory at Long Island's Chaminade HS.
CK won the game by a score of 70-40.
A close game early, with CK trailing by a score of 10-8, the Royals turned up the defensive intensity with pressure in the backcourt, leading to steals and transition points. The Royals would hold the Flyers to 2 points in the last three minutes of the quarter, and take a 21-14 lead into the second quarter.
The start of the second quarter saw Pierce Boczar convert on his second three of the game, reserve Hegel Augustin finish two tough shots in transition, and Kclejuan Brown throw impressive outlet passes to Jose Alvarado in the full court for quick hoops. Alvarado would score 11 points in the quarter,
Congratulations to the 2013 Anthony Iurilli Tournament Champion JV Royals.
CK defeated Holy Cross by a score of 57-37 to win the three-day long event. The Royals were led in victory by guard Tracy Cleckley, who won the tournament MVP
The Royals have gotten off to a 3-0 start heading into league play. This was the fourth consecutive year coach Artie Cox has lead the Royals to the championship game in the annual tournament, and his third overall championship victory.
A special thanks to St. Raymonds and their staff on running a great tournament.
THE ROYALS DEFEATED GROVER CLEVELAND BY THE SCORE OF 79-66. THE ROYALS WERE LEAD BY CARDELL SNODDY WITH 34 POINTS. MIKE HILL ADDED 23 AND MIKE LOOP HAD 13. THE ROYALS NEXT GAME IS MONDAY NIGHT DEC 2 VS BCAM 700PM AT CK.
Christ the King forward Kollyns Scarbrough immediately saw the commitment from her teammates on the first day of practice.
The Lady Royals have fallen short in the past few seasons, but Scarbrough has faith things will change for the better. This is the last year for the Siena bound starter, as well as six other seniors, to win the CHSAA AA state and Federation titles.
“The first day of open gym you could see everyone fighting and you can see everybody wants to win,” Scarbrough said. “It’s a great energy that we have.“
Star forward Sierra Calhoun does not want a repeat of the team’s loss to Moore Catholic in the CHSAA state quarterfinals last March.
“That has definitely left a sour taste in our mouths.
Black Friday is a day to awake from a food coma and shop. Or relax and perhaps eat more turkey.
For the Christ the King boys basketball team, it’s a work day. So there were the Royals, an hour early for a 10 a.m. practice.
In a mixed bag of a preseason, this was a positive sign for the defending New York State Federation Class AA champions.
“Everyone was here, everyone was running hard,” coach Joe Arbitello said. “It’s tough to do after two days off, but they’re back in the gym ready to go.”
The Royals aren’t getting fat off their previous success, off a 28-3 season that was capped with a third-ever Federation crown. This team wants to make their mark and Arbitello said there’s early signs
Royal Alum Jovanni Chatham Named Region III Player of the Week
Former Royals Jovanni Chatham has been named Region III Player of the Week for his efforts with Broome Community College.
CONGRATULATIONS ! REGION III ATHLETE OF THE WEEK!!!
Jovanni Chatham (Christ the King HS) averaged 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the Hornets 3 contests this week. He shot 63% from the field and 6-12, 50% from the three point line. The 6'2 point guard also recorded 5 steals and 3 blocked shots from the point guard spot. Chatham is currently ranked 3rd in the nation in steals, 4th in the nation in assists, 10th in the nation in 3pt%, 21st in the nation in scoring, and 35th in the nation in defensive rebounding!
Royals score crown over TMLA team (Timesledger Article)
Christ the King’s Sarah Nolan was in a deep goal-scoring slump as the regular season came to a close.
The sophomore forward was creating chance after chance, but was struggling to finish for various reasons and it bothered her. She was too reliant on using her right foot and often over-thought a shot before taking it. Nolan and Royals Coach John Fayad used the time created thanks to a bye into the diocesan final to make sure Nolan righted things before the playoffs.
“We worked on the left foot until she couldn’t shoot anymore,” Fayad said.
It appears she got it down.
Nolan used her left foot to score the only goal Christ the King needed for a 1-0 win over Mary Louis to earn the school’s third straight CHSAA Brooklyn-Queens
Coach Lemko will be entering his 20th season as the freshmen coach at Christ the King. Coach Lemko is a proud member of the NYC Fire Department, where he has been a civil servant for over two decades. Coach Lemko’s achievements include:
6 City Championships
7 City Championship appearances
5 City Titles as a varsity assistant
12 City Title appearances as a varsity assistant
Over 300 career victories
Head of off-season workout/weight room program
CK Basketball Camp Director
Coach Lemko’s duties, in addition to being the head coach of
Freshmen team include being a valuable assistant to head man Joe Arbitello on the varsity level.