By: Maurice Wingate

MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY - It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the Christ the King Royals. After recently losing to Cardozo back-to-back, the Royals faced a surging Archbishop Molloy Stanners in CHSAA League play. In a pivotal contest, CK pulled off a grind ‘em out, 49-45, victory.

“I thought our guys dug in and played outstanding defense,” said Royals Head Coach Joe Arbitello. “Offensively, we had to grind it out.”

Molloy came out fighting as Khalid Moore ‘17 (8 points) and Issac Grant ‘16 (15 points) scored inside but early foul trouble on the Stanners' star point guard Cole Anthony ‘19(4 points) curtailed the team’s forward progress. The freshman’s