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Middle Village, NY, March 3, 2020 – Playing in the CHSAA Semi-finals at Christ the King on Tuesday night, the varsity Cardinals lost a hard fought 55-52 game at the hands of the St. Edmund Prep Eagles. St. Edmund’s jumped out to an early 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended that lead to as many as 14 points in the 2nd quarter before the Cardinals closed out the half with a 12-0 run to cut the deficit to 26-24 at the half. A tightly played second half would be comprised of timely, clutch shooting on both sides. Trailing by 1 point with under a minute remaining, the Cardinals were unable to get over the hump to gain the lead for the victory.
In their 2nd season back in the CHSAA ‘A’ division, the Cardinals advanced to the semi-finals for the 2nd consecutive season (at least the semi-finals for the 6th straight season overall) and finish this season with a 13-13 overall record. In the loss, seniors Amadou Kouyate and Joshua Nolberto led the way with 14 points each while juniors Michael Carothers Jr. and Branden Pannell added 10 points each.
We wish our seniors athletes, Dylan Harney, Amadou Kouyate, Theo Noble, Joshua Nolberto, Ishmael Sankoh, Kenyetta Smith and managers, Zion Jackson-Avila, Danny Betancourt, Adrien Peguero and Raul Vaca continued success as they conclude their senior year and the best of luck in college!
Saturday, February 29, 2020 – La Salle’s varsity basketball team advanced to the CHSAA “A” Semi-finals with a 57-42 victory over Xavier. Leading by 3 at the end of the third quarter, the Cardinals finished the game on an 18-6 run.
Branden Pannell led the way with 16 points and 8 rebounds while Amadou Kouyate & Dylan Harney chipped in 12 points each and Michael Carothers had 7 assists and a stellar defensive effort.
The Cardinals will face St. Edmunds Prep on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30pm. The game will take place at Christ the King.
Monday, February 17, 2020 – The La Salle freshmen basketball team began their playoffs against Fordham Prep in the CHSAA quarterfinals. The game was tight throughout as both teams showed flashes but neither team was able to pull away. The Cardinals began the 4th quarter with a seven-point lead that quickly evaporated as Fordham Prep came out of the quarter hot which led to a two-point La Salle deficit. With two minutes to go, the young Cardinals buckled down with some tight defense to regain the lead and finish the game with a 45-43 win. La Salle was led by Xavier Sanabria with 19 points and Taylor Perlmutter with 16 points. The Cardinals return to action on Wednesday in a semifinals matchup against St. Edmunds.
Monday, February 17, 2020 – JV Basketball came up short 58-54 in the CHSAA quarterfinals against Msgr. Farrell. Down big early on, the young Cardinals stayed composed, with a comeback stirred by their stingy defense and grit to not give up. The lead was cut down to two with less than a minute left in the game but they were unable to get the lead and secure the win. The team was led by Stephone Vergara with 19 points followed by Giovanni Baquero with 16 points while Dany Diaz chipped in 7 points, grabbing multiple key rebounds during the second half run. A great effort by the short-handed Cardinals!
East Village, N.Y., January 20, 2020 – La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball Head Coach, Jerome Pannell, earned his 100th career win when the La Salle Cardinals defeated Cardinal O’Hara High School 72-43 in the consolation game of the annual Bishop Ludden Holiday Basketball Tournament held in Syracuse, New York in late December.
Coach Pannell was named as the New York State Class B Coach of the Year in 2017 by Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc. after he led the Cardinals to a 27-2 record and to La Salle’s first ever New York State Federation Championship in the program’s 114-year history.
In a match-up of the two schools that joined the CHSAA A Division this season (All Hallows from the AA and La Salle from the B), the Cardinals of La Salle earned a hard fought 58-50 victory on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx.
Trailing after the first quarter 13-7, All Hallows used 2nd quarter adjustments to net a tied game at halftime.
The Cardinals used timely shooting in the 4th quarter, a stout defense and a dominant performance on the boards to clinch the win.
Amadou Kouyate led the Cardinals with 20 points while Michael Carothers Jr. added 12 points with 11 rebounds and Josiah Chandler chipped in 9 points with 9 rebounds.
With the upset victory, La Salle advances to the CHSAA A Division Semi-finals on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00pm. The Cardinals will face off against Monsignor Farrell. The game will be played at Saint Raymond’s in the Bronx.
Come out tomorrow to support your winning Cardinals!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Playing in the first round of the CHSAA playoffs on Tuesday, February 19th, La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball team defeated Kennedy Catholic 61-42 at Mt. St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.
A total team effort, the Cardinals were led by Michael Carothers Jr.’s 16-point, 12-rebound and 7-assist effort. Jimmy Romero added 12 points and Branden Pannell chipped in 9 points.
With the win the Cardinals advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, February 23rd at 4:30pm versus top-seeded All Hallows. The game will be held at Mt. St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.
Come out and cheer on your Cardinals all the way to victory!
Saturday, February 16, 2019: JV Basketball advanced to the quarterfinals of the CHSAA playoffs after a nail-biting 64-61 win against Cardinal Spellman. The Cardinals gave up a 20-point third quarter lead but were able to settle down, with clutch free throws sealing the game in the final minute.
The team was led by Carlos Lorenzo with 18 points followed by Nick Williams with 15 points. Jaden Pichardo and Kenneth Echeverría both chipped in with 10 points each.
“A” Division Quarterfinals
Monday 2/18 @ Nazareth
1:00 pm La Salle vs Farrell
Saturday, February 16, 2019: The La Salle Freshmen basketball team raced to a 30-2 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 75-22 win over Kennedy Catholic in the first round of the 2019 CHSAA Freshman “A” Basketball Playoffs at Nazareth High School in Brooklyn.
Donnell Campbell lead the way with 23 points and Jamir Smith had a double-double (15 points/10 assists) as four Cardinals reached double figures.
“A” Division Quarter Finals Monday 2/18:
@ Msgr. Farrell
3:00 pm La Salle vs Fordham Prep
Friday, December 28, 2018 – The La Salle Cardinals fell to Owego in the Championship of the Bishop Ludden Holiday Classic. Down 2 points at halftime, Owego would use a 21-9 third quarter run that would ultimately be the difference in the outcome of the game. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler (18 points), Jimmy Romero (14 points) and Michael Carothers Jr. (11 points). Josiah Chandler and Michael Carothers Jr. were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Thursday, December 27, 2018 – La Salle Advances to the Championship of the Bishop Ludden Holiday Classic with a 66-50 victory over Bishop Timon of Buffalo. A tied game at the half, the Cardinals would use stout 3rd Uaryer defense to create and maintain the lead. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists while Michael Carothers Jr added 14 points and Amadou Kouyate chipped in 10 points.
Saturday, December 22, 2018 – In a matinee game before the holidays, the young freshmen Cardinals would use two 3rd quarter runs to extend a 4 point halftime lead to defeat the Pilots of Cardinal Spellman 48-23. Playing short-handed, the Cardinals showed resilience, allowing their defense to create their offense and were led by Jemir Smith’s 23 points. The freshmen return to action on Saturday, December 29th when they travel to Queens to take on St. Francis Prep.
Friday, December 21, 2018 – Playing in the prestigious Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Invitational for the third straight season, the La Salle Cardinals defeated George Westinghouse 56-55 on Friday night in Brooklyn. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler’s 20 points, 4 assists While Jimmy Romero added 14 points and Michael Carothers Jr. chipped in 11 points for the victory. Amadou Kouyate was awarded the Scholar Athlete Award, Jimmy Romero received the Sportsmanship Award and Josiah Chandler received the Most Valuable Player Award. The Cardinals return to action after Christmas when they travel to Syracuse to participate in the Bishop Ludden Holiday Tournament on December 27th and 28th.
Thursday, December 20, 2018 – Playing at Cardinal Spellman in the Bronx, the Cardinals would rally late to defeat the Pilots of Cardinal Spellman 54-45 on Thursday evening. Trailing for most of the game, the Cardinals would tie the game at 41-41 with 3 minutes remaining. Utilizing defensive intensity down the stretch the Cardinals would use a 14-4 run to close out the victory on the road. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler’s 20 point, 11 rebound, 8 assist effort while Jimmy Romero added 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Sunday, December 9, 2018, Staten Island, NY – The Freshman (5-1) suffer their first loss 42-36 at the hands of St. Joe’s by the Sea. The freshmen fought hard throughout but came up short. Dany Diaz led the way with 11 points.
JV Basketball(2-2) fell to St. Joseph by the Sea for a 57-32 league game loss. Already undermanned, the team fought hard all game but failed to cut into the deficit. The Cardinals were led by Julio Acosta with 12 points followed by Kenneth Echeveria with 10 points.
The Varsity (3-2) would squeak out a 45-40 victory over St. Joes thanks to a renewed vigor defensively in the 2nd half as well as timely defensive plays and rebounds by the two Sophomores. Josiah Chandler would lead the way with 23 points and 8 rebounds.
All three teams return to action on Friday, December 14th when we face cross-town rival Xavier in a home triple-header that tips off at 3:45pm.
Friday, December 7, 2018, New York, NY – La Salle Freshman Basketball (5-0) stayed hot, improving to 5-0 with a 78-29 win over St. Edmund Prep. The Cardinals struggled to get going in the first half leading 23-20, but came out of halftime clicking on all cylinders with a 38 point 3rd quarter. The Cardinals were led by Jamir Smith with 22 points and Donnell Campbell with 15 points.
JV Basketball (2-1,1-1) came out strong to earn a convincing 66-19 league game win against St. Edmund Prep. The team’s focus was solely on setting the tone on the defensive end which led to a 37-5 lead going into half. The Cardinals were led by Nick Williams with 28 points followed by Carlos Lorenzo scoring 17 points.
The Varsity Basketball (2-1) completed the sweep of the evening with a 62-50 victory. Trailing for much of the game, the Cardinals used a stout defense in the 4th quarter to attain the lead and would never relinquish it in route to the victory. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler’s 22 point, 14 rebound and 6 assist effort while Jimmy Romero chipped in with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Bronx, NY – La Salle freshmen basketball improved to 4-0 with a 62-44 victory over All Hallows. The young Cardinals sprinted to an early lead thanks to torrid shooting from the perimeter. Jamir Smith led all scorers with 28 points(including eight 3 pointers) while Giovanni Baquero chipped in with 16 points.
The Cardinals return to action on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4pm in the first game of our home triple header against St. Edmunds.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, New York, NY – Playing in their first league game in the “A” Division in 5 years, the La Salle Varsity basketball team suffered defeat at the hands of the All Hallows Gaels 73-59. Leading 36-32 at the half, the Cardinals went through an extended scoring drought in the 3rd quarter, creating a deficit that they would not recover from. The team was led by Josiah Chandler’s 21 point & 8 rebounds while Jimmy Romero added 18 points with 15 rebounds. The Cardinals return to action on Friday night when they face St. Edmund’s in the finale of our first triple header of the season.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – La Salle’s Freshman basketball team (2-0) earned their 2nd victory of the season in as many games as the young Cardinals used a strong first quarter to propel them to a 59-40 victory over Susan Wagner at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) MIV Center on Staten Island.
The Cardinals were led by Jamir Smith with 19 points and Carl-Mekhi Vincent with 11 points.
The Freshmen return to action for their home opener on Wednesday, November 28th against rival Regis at 4pm.
Friday, November 23, 2018 – La Salle’s Freshman basketball team started the season on a high note as they defeat St. Mary’s 64-54 at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Freshman High School Challenge on Staten Island.
The Cardinals had a balanced attack led by Jamir Smith with 23 points while Giovanni Baquero, Donnell Campbell and Stephon Vergara each contributed 10 points to the victory.
The La Salle Cardinal basketball stars attended Rider University’s Team Camp for the fourth summer in a row during the weekend of June 23rd. The Cardinals returned home with a 3-4 record and an experience they will never forget.
Training in their off-season, these student athletes were able received a glimpse of their futures by playing on a college-level court. La Salle Academy looks forward to participating in this tradition again next summer.
Playing in the CHSAA B Championship Game at Fordham University for the 2nd year in a row, La Salle looked to repeat as City Champions for the first time in decades. Playing against rival Regis in a low scoring contest, the Cardinals led 34-30, entering the 4th quarter and tried to withstand a late run by the Raiders that included 4 three-pointers but were unable to regain the lead, falling 44-42.
The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams, who with his short jumper in the 2nd quarter surpassed 1000 points for his career, and finished with 18 points on the day while Josiah Chandler added 14 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds.
While the close loss was tough on the Cardinals, it does not take away from what was an incredible season! This season saw the team net its second consecutive 20-win campaign, finishing 21-3 overall. The Cardinals, who began the season ranked #1 in Class B by the NYS Sportswriters Association, also concluded the regular season with that #1 ranking.
The Cardinals also had 3 individuals honored by CHSAA as Korey Williams was voted League MVP, Josiah Chandler was selected to the “All-League” team and Jerome Pannell was selected as Division B Coach of the Year.
We are all very proud of our team, we celebrate their efforts and accomplishments as we begin to prepare for next season but not before wishing our seniors the best of luck in college and beyond!
Remember… We Are La Salle!
Sunday, February 25, 2018 – Playing in the City Championship semi-finals yesterday, La Salle’s varsity basketball team (21-2) defeated Moore Catholic 49-48 on a buzzer beater by Korey Williams. Trailing throughout much of the game, the Cardinals would take a brief five-point lead in the third quarter before Moore would storm back to take a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter. Trailing by three points with 55 seconds to go, the Cardinals would use their trademark defense to cause a turnover that led to a Tyler Cambrelen lay-up, eventually setting up the final play with eight seconds remaining when Korey Williams would rebound a Josiah Chandler miss and put it back as time expired. Korey would lead the Cardinals with 19 points while Josiah Chandler added 16 points and Tyler Cambrelen chipped in 8 points.
With the victory, the team’s 21st of the season, the Cardinals will play for the City Championship on Friday at Fordham University vs. rival Regis at 6pm.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 – JV Basketball played in the City Championship at Fordham Prep and fell to Salesian 48-30. The Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate with 19 points. Struggling to score, the team was able to stay in striking distance through halftime but a size-able third quarter run became too much for the Cardinals to overcome.
Although the team didn’t win the championship, it was a great season and we would like to congratulate them on making it as far as they did.
Playing in the quarter-finals of the Varsity Intersectional Playoffs, La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball team would use a second quarter run to establish a lead that would not relinquish en route to the 67-43 victory over Cathedral Prep. The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams, who finished with 30 points, and Josiah Chandler who would finish with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Joshua Nolberto added 9 points to the effort.
With the victory, the Cardinals advance to the Semi-Finals this Sunday, February 25th when they will face off against Moore Catholic at Cardinal Spellman. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 2:45pm.
La Salle Academy’s JV basketball team advances to the City Championship game with a well-orchestrated 65-42 win against Regis on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
The Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate with 27 points & 6 rebounds, followed by Theo Noble with 20 points & 12 rebounds and Isaiah Brown who scored 12 of his 14 points in the 4th quarter.
JV returns to action on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for the JV City Championship @ Fordham Prep (Time TBD).
Theo Noble had 18 points and 10 rebounds followed by Amadou Kouyate with 13 points 8 rebounds.
The victory sets up a Tuesday match-up with rival Regis at 4:00pm at Regis High School.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 – JV Basketball earned a league 67-46 win against St. John’s Prep on Thursday night in Queens. Outstanding teamwork on both ends of the floor gave the Cardinals a comfortable lead throughout much of the game. The team was led by by a player with 20 points followed by Theo Noble with 16 points and Amadou Kouyate with 12 points. JV returns to the court today to face rival Sacred Heart at 4:30pm.
Following the JV victory, the La Salle varsity basketball team secured a 74-54 victory over St. John’s Prep Thursday night in Astoria.
The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams with 34 points while Josiah Chandler with a double-double netting 16 points and 12 assists. Tyler Cambrelen added 11 points. Varsity returns to the court today to face rival Sacred Heart at 6pm.
We are thrilled at the opportunity to induct Stephen McDowell ’94 into La Salle Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his extraordinary record as one of the top all-time scorers in La Salle’s history.
McDowell was the best three-point shooter to ever play at La Salle Academy. During his three-year varsity career, he nailed an amazing 176 treys, which Is not only a La Salle record but also a New York State record (at the time) as well. During his senior campaign, he hit 78 three pointers, another record. McDowell also canned a trey at the buzzer to beat the then ranked #1 team in America, Rice High School. The sweet-shooting two guard finished his career with 1,056 points, making him one of La Salle’s leading scorers. After La Salle, McDowell was recruited to play at another Christian Brothers school, Manhattan College, where he also rewrote the record books for three-point shooting.
The induction ceremony will be held at half-time during the varsity game on Friday, February 2nd. For more information about this event and to register, click here.
The La Salle Freshman Basketball Team defeated Moore Catholic 50-40 yesterday on Staten Island. The Freshmen came out hot to earn a 15 point halftime lead and never looked back. The Cardinals were led by Krist Garcia with 14 points, Danny Chan with 11 points and Branden Pannell with 10 points.
Freshmen return to action for a home game against Kennedy Catholic on Saturday, January 13th @ 1pm.
JV Basketball defeated Moore Catholic 66-56. Starting the game off on a 12-0 run, the Cardinals never looked back as they kept a comfortable lead throughout the game. The team was led by Amadou Kouyate with 19 points, Theo Noble with 16 points followed by Devin Justiniano with 9 points.
JV returns to action for a home game against St. Joseph’s by the sea on Saturday, January 13th @2:30pm.
Varsity Basketball earned a hard fought victory versus Moore Catholic 54-51. The victory was sealed by late game hustle and clutch free-throw shooting as the team would be a perfect 11 for 11 from the free throw line in the 4th Quarter, including Josiah Chandler’s 6 for 6 from the line in the quarter.
Varsity returns to action on Tuesday, January 16th at home against Cristo Rey.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Over the weekend, all three basketball teams traveled to Salesian for their first league games of the season.
The Freshmen fell 69-58 and were led by Alijah England’s 17 points.
JV would earn a close 52-50 victory as they took control of the game late and held on behind Theo Noble’s 17 points and Amadou Kouyate’s 10 points.
Both Freshman & JV return to action this Saturday at Xavier HS.
Varsity (3-0) would sprint to a 70-53 victory after trailing by 1 point at halftime. Korey Williams led the way with 34 points while Josiah Chandler added 11 points with 8 assists and Joshua Nolberto added 9 points. Varsity returns to action on Friday evening (December 15, 2017) at Gauchos Gym when they take on South Bronx Prep.
In a rematch of last year’s Br. Arnold Championship, the Cardinals used a huge 2nd quarter run to build a 22 point halftime lead and never looked back, en route to the 81-45 victory in last night’s Championship game.
Led by Tournament MVP Korey Williams’ 31 points, the Cardinals would use defensive intensity to build and maintain the lead. Josiah Chandler would have 17 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds, falling one rebound short of a triple-double while Jimmy Romero added 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Josiah Chandler and Tyler Cambrelen were both named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Varsity team returns to action on Saturday, December 9th when they travel to Salesian High School.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Playing in their opening game of the season, Varsity basketball defeated Kellenberg Catholic 70-39 behind a career high 42 points from senior Korey Williams. Josiah Chandler added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. The Cardinals return to the court today at 6pm today in the championship game of the Br. Arnold Tournament at Msgr. McClancy.
Friday, December 1, 2017 – Playing in their first home game of the young season on, the freshman Cardinals (1-3) would overcome early deficits to storm back into a highly competitive game against All Hallows before eventually suffering a 66-54 defeat. The Cardinals were led by Branden Pannell, who tallied 15 points while Alijah England added 12 points. The Freshman return to action on Wednesday at home vs. Msgr McClancy at 4:30pm.
Following the freshman game, La Salle JV Basketball (0-1) fell 48-33 to All Hallows in their season opener at home. Early on, the Cardinals couldn’t capitalize on open opportunities but were sure to remain focused on defense which led to a 20-10 deficit going into the half. Showing true grit, the Cardinals shortened the deficit for a score of 34-28 in the 4th but a barrage of turnovers and fouls led to a 14-5 run by All Hallows to close out the game.
The JV Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate with 13 points followed by Theo Noble with 11 points.
JV Basketball is back in action at home on Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm.
Playing in their first game at the CYO/Catholic Charities “SI vs NY” Challenge, the young Cardinals used a balanced attack to propel them to the convincing victory with four players double figures. Alijah England led the way with 21 points while Danny Chan added 14 points. Branden Pannell contributed 12 points and Krist Garcia chipped in 10 points.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 – The La Salle Freshman (1-1) fell 75-61 to Msgr. Farrell in their second game in as many days on Staten Island at the CYO/Catholic Charities “SI Vs NY” Challenge. The Young Cardinals overcame a slow start to take a 1 point lead at half.
The second half began with Farrell going on a huge run that the Cardinals were unable to stop. The Cardinals were led by Alijah England with 22 points, Krist Garcia with 17 and Branden Pannell with 16 points.
The Freshman team returns to action on Friday, December 1st when they travel with JV to All Hallows for a doubleheader.
East Village, N.Y., March 24, 2017 – In a thrilling matchup between two New York City teams, La Salle Academy varsity basketball defeated Fannie Lou Hamer High School 61-47 to advance to the Federation Tournament Final. With today’s win, the Cardinals will face Westhill High School in the Championship Game at 5pm on Saturday, March 25th at the Glens Falls Civic Center. This game will also be broadcast live on Spectrum Sports.
A game that began with a 19-5 La Salle run, the Cardinals would extend the lead to 11 points entering the 4th quarter behind the play of Isaiah Allen-Smith and James Bouknight. The Cardinals would solidify the win with strong defense and great teamwork down the stretch. Isaiah Allen-Smith led the way with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while James Bouknight added 12 points and Justin Rivera added 10 points. Senior and varsity team captain, Bryce Council, controlled the tempo with 8 points and 9 assists.
“What an incredible season and four years this has been,” Council exclaimed. “We have been counted out and overlooked…but we have been working towards these goals for years. The last two years we fell short, so this year our mindset was to be mindful of that feeling we had after those losses and use that as a part of our fuel to drive us. We are focused, we are on the same page, we play for each other, we want to win and ‘We Are La Salle!’”
“This team has been a true pleasure to coach and the focus of the team is to be the very best we can on and off the court, something we have achieved thus far,” said Head Coach Jerome Pannell. “It is, quite honestly, a true honor to be able to be a part of the resurgence of La Salle, not only the basketball program but the institution as a whole. La Salle Basketball has a rich tradition and this team, especially these seniors, are a true example of resilience, perseverance and the work ethic that is a pillar of being true Lasallians.”
The championship titles earned this season have come at an excellent time for La Salle Academy, as the school is being resurrected as a top-notch New York City Lasallian Catholic school, officially hitting wait-list admissions for the second year in a row after a 29-year drought.
La Salle now has nine total City Championship titles (1943, 1946, 1954, 1962, 1967, 1971, 1997, 2004, and 2017) and one State Catholic Championship title (1997). La Salle’s last appearance in the Federation Tournament of Champions was in 1997.
La Salle Academy’s varsity basketball team defeated St. Mary’s of Lancaster 80-52 to win the State Catholic “B” Division Championship on Saturday at Fordham University.
Getting off to a slow start that had the team down 4 points at the end of the first quarter, Justin Rivera led the way with his strong defensive effort in the 2nd quarter which led to a slim 5-point halftime lead for the Cardinals.
The game proved to be a tale of two halves as the Cardinals would outscore the Lancers 44-21 in the 2nd half to secure the victory.
Throughout, the Cardinals would force a total of 28 turnovers which dictated the pace and tempo of the game.
Sophomore Josiah Chandler led with a career-high 20 points, while Bryce Council added 14 points, James Bouknight chipped in with 13 points and Isaiah Allen-Smith finished with 12 points.
With the victory, La Salle has advanced to the New York State Class “B” Federation Tournament of Champions (Glens Falls, NY) of Catholic, Public and Private schools to be held March 23rd -26th. Game times and match-ups are TBD.
Check out some press coverage of this historic victory: https://nychoops.rivals.com/news/chsaa-class-a-and-b-championships
La Salle Academy captured the CHSAA Class B City Championship with a 78-64 victory over Sacred Heart at Fordham University on Friday night. CHSAA Class B Most Valuable Player James Bouknight would score all 21 of his points in the second half to help secure the victory.
A tremendous team effort, Reggie Outlaw had 19 points and Korey Williams added 16 points as the Cardinals move on to the Catholic State Class B Championship. Isaiah Allen-Smith (12 points) and Bryce Council (10 assists) also made large contributions to the win.
La Salle (24-2) captures the school’s first championship trophy since 2004 and will take on St. Mary’s of Lancaster at 11 a.m. next Saturday, March 11 at Fordham University.
Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased in advance through La Salle’s Athletic Department ($5) beginning Monday, March 6, or at the door on Saturday ($10).
La Salle Cardinals varsity basketball, playing in the CHSAA B division semi-finals at
Cardinal Spellman, sprinted out to an early lead in their victory over Moore Catholic on Sunday afternoon.
Playing in the semi-finals for the 3rd consecutive year, the Cardinals used a stingy defense en route to a 40-20 halftime lead. In the second half, the Cardinals continued the trend of “defense first” on the way to the 68-46 victory. Korey Williams led the way with a career-high 23 points while Isaiah Allen-Smith added 15 points and James Bouknight chipped in 12 points.
With the win, La Salle has clinched a spot in the CHSAA B Championship Game on Friday, March 3rd at 6pm to be held at Fordham University Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx.
Tickets for Friday’s game can be purchased in advance through La Salle’s Athletic Department (Athletics@LaSalleAcademy.org) beginning Wednesday or at the door on Friday evening ($10).
Playing in the CHSAA “B” Championship game, JV Basketball suffered a heartbreaking
loss to Regis 40-34. Entering the 4th quarter trailing by 3 points, the team was not able to overcome the deficit before falling to the Raiders. The Cardinals competed throughout the contest from tip-off to the final buzzer and although not the desired outcome, the team’s effort and hard work were on full display.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton (15 points), Carlos Flores (6 points) and Jaden Ault (5 points).
Playing in the CHSAA “B” Championship game, the freshmen Cardinals faced off against
the top-seeded Salesian Eagles. Getting off to a hot start led to a tied game at the end of the 1st quarter. The Eagles shooting from outside and transition would prove to be too much for the Cardinals as we would eventually suffer a 67-61 defeat. The freshmen were led by Theo Noble (20 points) Joshua Nolberto and Amadou Kouyate who all delivered another strong post-season effort.
Playing in the Quarterfinals of the CHSAA B League, the JV Basketball team came away with a victory against Cathedral Prep 51-44. A close game throughout until the team went on a 8-2 run in the final minutes to secure the win and their spot in the semi-finals. The Cardinals were led by James Felton (20points), followed by Jaden Ault (12 points) and Jamari Watts (10 points).
*UPDATED SEMI-FINAL SCHEDULE*
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd @ Salesian High School
1:45 pm #3 LaSalle vs. #2 Salesian (JV)
3:30pm #2 LaSalle vs #3 Regis (Freshman)
On Monday, the CHSAA named James Bouknight ’18 MVP for the CHSAA B Division and Bryce Council ‘17, Isaiah Allen-Smith ‘17 and Korey Williams ‘18 were named to the All-League Team.
Playing in their final regular season game, the Varsity team defeated Regis 60-52 on Friday night.
A tight contest throughout, Regis would cut the 4th quarter La Salle lead to 2 points before the Cardinals defense would string together 4 consecutive stops to seal the victory.
The Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith(17 points/9 rebs), Justin Rivera(13 points) and Bryce Council(9 points/5 assists).
With this win, the Cardinals have completed a perfect(11-0) CHSAA B Divsion campaign and have tied for 2nd best regular season record (22-2) in La Salle history.
The Cardinals are the #1 seed in the upcoming playoffs and will play the winner of Moore Catholic/Regis on Sunday, February 26th.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ Salesian High School
3:30pm #3 La Salle vs #6 Cathedral Prep (JV)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd @ Salesian High School
1:45pm #2 La Salle vs #3 Regis (Freshman)
3:30pm JV Semi-Finals
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th
FRESHMAN CITY CHAMPIONSHIP @ Fordham Prep (Time TBD)
JV CITY CHAMPIONSHIP @ Fordham Prep (Time TBD)
VARSITY CITY SEMI-FINALS @ Cardinal Spellman (Time TBD)
FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
VARSITY CITY CHAMPIONSHIP @ Fordham University (Time TBD)
The JV Basketball team(9-10,6-5) bounced back into the win column with a 69-60 league win at Sacred Heart. Starting the game on a 16-2 run, costly turnovers and missed assignments shrunk La Salle’s lead to 33-31 going into halftime. After tightening the defense and improving communication, the team was able to stretch the lead and secure the win. The Cardinals were led by James Felton (36 points) followed by Alijah Ludd(13 points).
JV returns to action Monday February 6th for an away game against Cristo Rey.
LSA Varsity (20-2, 9-0) earned a 92-65 victory over Sacred Heart in Yonkers today. With the win, the Cardinals earn their 20th win of the season and clinch the top spot for Regular Season in the Division. James Bouknight (23 points) led the way with Korey Williams (20 points/5steals), Isaiah Allen-Smith (17 points/10 rebs) adding huge contributions to the win. Bryce Council finished with 11 points and a career-high 15 assists. The Cardinals return to action for Senior night on Monday, February 13th vs St. John’s Prep.
Friday, February 3, 2017 – Starting the triple header, the Freshman were able to bounce back from their loss two days earlier with a 60-53 win over the Regis Raiders. A game they led throughout, the team was able to handle a late run by the Raiders securing the big win! The Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate and Theo Noble who each scored 16 points. The Freshman return to action next Thursday when they travel to Moore Catholic.
In our second contest of the night, the JV Basketball team suffered another close loss to Regis with a final score of 48-42. The score was tied throughout most of the game but late game miscues cost LaSalle the win. The Cardinals were led by James Felton(17 points) followed by Jaden Ault(13 points). The JV returns to action on Sunday at Sacred Heart.
In the finale of Alumni Night, the Varsity came away with at 71-60 victory over the visiting Regis Raiders. A tight game throughout, Regis was able to get as close as 43-42 before the Cardinals pulled away, securing the victory. The Varsity was led by James Bouknight (22 points), Isaiah Allen-Smith (18 points) and Bryce Council (13 points). The Varsity returns to action at Sacred Heart @ 1pm on Sunday. With a win on Sunday, the Varsity will clinch the CHSAA B Division Regular Season Title.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017: La Salle Freshman fell to Salesian at home 63-47. A valiant effort, the Cardinals were led by Joshua Norberto who tallied 16 points
La Salle’s JV Basketball team suffered a nail biting 52-51 loss to Salesian. Down 1 with 10.5 seconds to play, the team was able to find the open man for a good shot but couldn’t capitalize the opportunity.
The team was led by James Felton(28 points) followed by Jamari Watts(11 points 9 rebounds).
Wednesday night in New Rochelle, the La Salle Varsity Cardinals (18-2,7-0) emerged victorious over the Salesian Eagles by a score of 60-47. The Cardinals would use a second-half run to overcome a 10 point deficit in the middle of the third-quarter behind Isaiah Allen-Smith (20 points/11 rebounds) and James Bouknight (15 points/5 rebounds).
All three teams are trying to action tonight with a triple-header vs Regis HS. The freshman tip off first at 3:45PM, followed by the JV at 5:15PM and concluding with the varsity at 7PM.
The JV Basketball team (8-7,5-2) fought hard to secure a 77-72 league game victory over Sacred Heart. Down by 3 points to start the 4th quarter, the team stuck together to out-score Sacred Heart 21-13 to end the game.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton(28 points) followed by Jaden Ault(19 points) and Jamari Watts(16 points).
JV returns to action today for a league game against Regis.
La Salle’s Varsity(16-2, 6-0) sprinted to a 67-39 victory over Sacred Heart on Tuesday night. The Cardinals used an 18-2 run at the beginning of the game to set the tone for the evening.With the win, the Cardinals claim sole possession of first place in the CHSAA ‘B’ division.The team was led by James Bouknight(27 points), Reggie Outlaw(12 points) and Justin Rivera(11 points).
Playing the first triple header of the 2016-2017 Basketball season on Friday evening, La Salle would win 2 of 3 non-league games versus cross-town rival Xavier High School.
Freshman Fall to Xavier 59-45
A back & forth game throughout, the young Cardinals would have 5 point halftime lead before a late run in the fourth quarter would allow the visitors to take and maintain the lead down the stretch. The Cardinals were led by Theo Noble(20 points) and Christopher Paulino(14 points).
The Freshmen return to action today as they travel to Somers, NY with the JV for a double-header at Kennedy Catholic.
JV defeats Xavier 59-47
The JV Cardinals would use a strong defensive effort, leading from the opening tip until the final buzzer to secure the non-league victory. The Cardinals were led by James Felton(20 points) and Jaden Ault(14 points).
The JV return to action today as they travel to Somers, NY with the Freshmen for a double-header at Kennedy Catholic.
Varsity finishes strong for a 57-38 victory
The Varsity used a late run to secure the victory over Xavier 57-38 on Friday evening. Trailing 13-10 after the first quarter, the team would use a 16- 2nd quarter run to take a 26-19 halftime advantage. Playing a mostly even third quarter, Xavier would make a brief run in the fourth quarter to shrink the Cardinals lead to 3 points with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game. The Cardinals would outscore the visitors by 16 points over the final 4 minutes to secure the victory.
Isaiah Allen-Smith(16 points/9rebs), James Bouknight(14 points/5stls), Reggie Outlaw (12points/6rebs) and Korey Williams(10points/4stls) led the way for the Cardinals. The Varsity returns to action on Tuesday at home vs. Sacred Heart in a battle for 1st place in the CHSAA B Division.
On Wednesday evening LaSalle Academy Basketball faced Salesian HS on all three levels:
Freshman: Despite leading at halftime by 3 points, the young Cardinals were unable to sustain the effort and fell to Salesian by a of 61-48. The Freshmen were led by Theo Noble with 14 points while Isaiah Brown added 9 points.
JV: Struggling to score throughout this game, the JV Cardinals never gave up on their way to a 59-31 loss. The team was led by Alijah Ludd with 6 points while Roberto Liz, Jaden Ault and Nicholas Rivera each added 5 points.
Varsity: A tight contest for much of the 1st half, the varsity used an early 2nd half run to sprint to a 82-50 victory. The Cardinals were led by James Bouknight(22 points), Reggie Outlaw (14 points) and Korey Williams (14 points/5 steals).
All three levels return to action on Friday night with a home triple-header vs. Xavier HS.
Miami, FL – Playing in their third tournament championship in less than 30 days, the La Salle Varsity Basketball team sprinted to a 69-53 victory over Archbishop McCarthy in the “All Catholic” New Year’s Tournament Championship game on Saturday, January 7th.
The Cardinals would come out aggressive and would lead the contest from start to finish.
The team was led by Tournament MVP James Bouknight(22 points/6 rebounds, All-Tournament Selection Isaiah Allen-Smith(20 points/15 rebounds) and Bryce Council(11 points/8assists).
The win brings the Cardinals record to 13-2 overall with a 4-0 league record.
The team begins a 3-game home stand on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm versus Salesian HS.
After arriving safely late Wednesday night, the Varsity basketball team started their Thursday with a service project at WOW, a community residential center for disabled adults. While there, the team demonstrated several basic skills before teaching some of the patients how to dribble and shoot. The team did a short intrasquad scrimmage before La Salle’s student-athletes served as coaches for their scrimmage. It was a tremendous experience as the La Salle young men truly embraced their roles and exhibited tremendous enthusiasm. This was the first and biggest win of the day!
Later in the day, the team left with a win over St. Brendan’s 73-32 in the Belen Jesuit New Years Tournament in Miami. Isaiah Allen-Smith(16 puts/10rebs/3blks), James Bouknight(15pts/3blks) & Korey Williams (15pts/6stls) led the way. The Cardinals advance to the semifinals to face Champagnat Catholic at 6:30pm on Friday, January 6th.
Playing in their first games of the new year and looking to rebound from Championship game losses in their respective Christmas tournaments, both the JV and Varsity Basketball teams defeated Cathedral Prep on Tuesday evening.
The JV Basketball team(6-5,4-1)cruised to a comfortable 60-30 win for their fourth league win of the season. Team work and great execution helped the team prevail. The Cardinals were led by Franklin Padilla(12 points) followed by Jaden Ault(12 points) and Carlos Flores(9 points). The team returns to action on Tuesday, January 11th at Salesian High School.
The Varsity team began the game on a 24-0 run, establishing stout defense as the foundation for this victory. The balanced attack was led by four Cardinals scoring in double figures including Korey Williams (13 points), James Bouknight (12 points), Isaiah Allen-Smith (11 points) and Reggie Outlaw (10 points). Josiah Chandler added 9 points and 5 assists.
The Cardinals head to Miami to participate in the Belen Jesuit All Catholic New Years Tournament January 4th-7th.
Saturday, December 31, 2016 – Facing Msgr. McClancy in the Championship game of the Msgr. King Tournament LaSalle was was unable to recover from a a slow start and eventually would fall 54-53.
Trailing 38-24 at halftime, the Cardinals would use a renewed defense effort out scoring McClancy 30-13 in the 2nd half. The Cardinals would fall just short at the end, missing key free-throws and getting the potential game winning shot blocked.
The Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith (18 points/13 rebs) and James Bouknight (9 points). Both Isaiah and James were named to the All-Tournament Team while Bryce Council (8 points/5 assists) would receive the Inaugural Coaches Award for for his leadership throughout the tournament.
The Cardinals return to action on Tuesday at 6pm for their home opener versus Cathedral Prep.
The Varsity basketball team prevailed in a thrilling match-up with Nazareth Regional HS last night in the semifinals of the Msgr. King Tournament held at St. Thomas Aquinas in Brooklyn.
The Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith (27 pts, 11 rebs) and James Bouknight (25 puts, 11 rebs) as they withstood a furious 4th quarter run by Nazareth before the game went into OT.
The Cardinals would go on to outscore Nazareth 12-2 in the extra period to secure the victory.
With the win, La Salle advances to the Championship of the Msgr. King Tournament at 9pm this evening, when they will play Msgr. McClancy in a rematch of the Br. Arnold Tournament Championship game from two weeks ago, a 2 point McClancy win.
Playing in their first game of the Msgr. King Tournament, Varsity Basketball used a great defensive effort to secure a 68-40 victory over North Babylon last night.
James Bouknight (21 points, 8 rebs, 5 asts) led four Cardinals in double figures while Justin Rivera (16 points, 6 rebs), Isaiah Allen-Smith (12 points, 8 rebs) and Reggie Outlaw (11points) all contributed to the win.
In a game where the Cardinals had 11 steals, the 22 assists were key to the teams success.
Bryce Council led the unselfish play with 8 assists.
The Cardinals play in the semifinals vs. Nazareth on Thursday evening at 9pm at St. Thomas Aquinas in Brooklyn.
Freshman/JV Basketball at Msgr. Scanlan Christmas Classic
In yesterday’s 2nd Freshman game, the LaSalle Freshman fell to the Susan Wagner by the score of 69-66, despite a frantic 4th quarter comeback from 10 points down to start the final stanza. The Cardinals were led by Joshua Nolberto with 26 points and Amadou Kouyate with 14 points.
The Freshman will face Msgr. Scanlan today in the consolation game at 1pm.
In the third game of the day, LSA JV Basketball defeated St. Mary’s 68-61 behind 32 points from James Felton while Jaden Ault added 11 points.
With the win, the JV advances to the Championship game today at 6pm where they will face the winner of last night’s Truman HS vs Msgr. Scanlan Game.
JV Falls in Championship of Msgr. Scanlan Christmas Classic
The JV Basketball team(5-5,3-1) suffered a 74-48 loss in the championship game of the Msgr. Scanlan Christmas Classic to the host team, Msgr. Scanlan.
After a sluggish first half, the team stepped up their efforts to finish the game with pride, giving maximum effort to the final buzzer.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton(32 points) and Franklin Padilla(8 points).
JV Basketball returns to action Tuesday January 3rd for a double-header against Cathedral Prep.
Freshman Basketball Falls to Msgr. Scanlan
Photos will be sent with the recaps from today’s games.
In the consolation game of the Msgr. Scanlan Christmas Classic, the LaSalle Freshman team fell to Msgr. Scanlan 70-48.
Led by Theo Noble(19 points) and Amadou Kouyate(14 points) the young Cardinals showed great effort and battled valiantly throughout the entire game.
The JV Basketball team (4-2, 3-0) battled back from an early 15 point deficit before suffering a nail-biting 72-71 OT loss to Cardinal Spellman last night in the Bronx.
A tight contest throughout where both teams made runs to swing the momentum, the free-throw line would be the deciding factor as Spellman would make 2 free throws with less than 6 seconds remaining in overtime to take the lead and decide the contest.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton (32 points) and Nicholas Rivera (14 points).
The JV returns to the court today when they travel to Moore Catholic for a 4:30pm game.
Playing at home for the first time this season, the Freshman basketball team earned a 65-46 league win over Moore Catholic on Tuesday evening.
Showing a commitment to defense the Freshman would lead wire to wire in route to the victory.
The Cardinals were led by Amadou Kouyate and Joshua Nolberto who each had 14 points.
The Freshmen return to action on Thursday when they travel to Msgr. McClancy.
Playing against long-time rival Cardinal Spellman for the first time in 4 years, the Varsity used stingy first-half defense to enter halftime with a 42-22 halftime lead. The team would keep that momentum in the second half as it secured the 63-43 victory.
The Cardinals were led by James Bouknight(13 points), Bryce Council (11 points) and Isaiah Allen-Smith (10 points).
The Varsity returns to action today at Moore Catholic.
The first game on a snowy day, the LaSalle Cardinals overcame a sluggish start that led to
a tied game of 8-8 at the end of the first quarter at the Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Classic.
Korey Williams (12 points) led a second quarter surge that would leave the Cardinals with a 28-10 lead at halftime.
The balanced effort continued in the second half as Isaiah Allen-Smith (16 points/11 rebounds) and Bryce Council (9 assists) controlled the tempo through the final buzzer, a 56-38 victory.
Tyler Camberlen won the Academic Achievement Award, Isaiah Allen-Smith took home the Sportsmanship Award and Korey Williams was named Most Valuable Player for the game.
The Cardinals return to the court on Tuesday at Cardinal Spellman.
JV Basketball (4-1,3-0) earned a 73-32 league win against St.John’s Prep on Wednesday evening in Astoria. The team used a strong 2nd half to secure a comfortable lead.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton, who led the way with 33 points followed by Jamari Watts and Nicholas Rivera who each added 9 points.
JV Basketball returns to action this Saturday, December 17th at home against FDR.
Varsity Basketball (4-1, 2-0) earned their 2nd league win of the season with a 82-45 victory over St. John’s Prep on Wednesday night in Astoria.
A true team effort, the Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith’s 22 points while Korey Williams chipped in 19 points. Justin Rivera had a strong game with 14 points and James Bouknight added 12 points.
The Cardinals return to action on Saturday, December 17th at 10am as the first game of the Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Classic presented by the Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, sponsored by Jordan Brand and held at Westinghouse HS.
The team will face the Dwight School.
The JV basketball team(3-1) earned a 63-46 win against Cathedral Prep on Tuesday evening in Queens. Leading by 6 points to start the 4th quarter, the Cardinals defensive intensity allowed the team to extend its lead and secure the victory.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton(28pts) and Jaden Ault(16pts).
JV Basketball returns to action today at St. Johns Prep.
Coming off its first loss of the season, the Varsity Basketball team earned a 78-20 victory over Cathedral Prep on Tuesday evening. The first league game of the young season, the team secured 22 steals throughout the game, setting the tone on the defensive end.
James Bouknight led the way with 20 points while Justin Rivera had 14 points and the trio of Isaiah Allen-Smith, Nathaniel Kramer and Korey Williams each added 12 points.
The Cardinals return to action today at St. John’s Prep.
In their first game of the season and also their first game of the Br. Arnold Tournament held at Msgr. McClancy, the Cardinals used a convincing 2nd half run to pull away in the 3rd quarter en route to a 80-52 victory.
The Cardinals had five players in double figures led by Isaiah Allen-Smith and James Bouknight, who both scored 16 points. Reggie Outlaw had 13 points, Korey Williams had 11 points and Nathaniel Kramer added 10 points.
With the win, the Cardinals advanced to play St. Francis Prep at McClancy on Saturday at 5pm.
On Saturday evening, the Varsity Basketball Team (2-0) used a strong 3rd quarter to extend its slim 1-point halftime lead. Led by James Bouknight (16 pts), Isaiah Allen-Smith (15 pts) and Bryce Council (10 pts, 12 asts), the Cardinals used great defensive intensity to secure the victory.
With this win, the Cardinals advanced to the Championship game of the Br. Arnold tournament on Sunday, December 11th where they will faced the home team, Msgr. McClancy.
In the Championship game of the Br. Arnold Tournament, LaSalle Varsity (2-1) fell to Msgr. McClancy 56-54.
Trailing by 11 points entering the final quarter, the Cardinals renewed vigor on defense helped them climb back into the game and even gain a 1 point lead late in the quarter before eventually having the close game decided by 2 free throws with 6 seconds remaining.
The Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith(14 points/11 rebounds) and James Bouknight(14 points).
James Bouknight and Bryce Council were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Cardinals return to action Tuesday when they travel to Cathedral Prep.
The Cardinals were led by James Felton’s 22 points with Jayden Ault adding 9 points.
JV Basketball returns to action on Sunday December 4th for a Scrimmage at Lab Museum HS.
In the first game of the Freshman IAABO tournament on Friday, December 2nd, the Cardinals fell to Holy Trinity 62-50. A hard fought team effort throughout the game, the team was led by Devin Justinian with 12 points while Amadou Kouyate and Isaiah Brown each added 9 points.
The Freshman basketball team defeated Regis today at Msgr. McClancy HS during the second day of the Freshman IAABO Tournament. The team was led by Amadou Kouyate with a game-high 26 points while Theo Noble chipped in 21 points and Joshua Norberto added 15 points.
Monday, November 28, 2016 – The JV Basketball(1-0) team started the season off with a 65-48 victory over Cristo Rey(BK). A four point game at the end of the 3rd quarter, the 10team used a 21-8 4th quarter run to close out the win. The team was led by Nicholas Rivera with 17 points while Jayden Ault added 16 points.
JV returns to action on Wednesday at All Hallows before returning home on Friday versus St. Joseph by the Sea.
On Tuesday, March 15th, nearly twenty La Salle boys visited the National Basketball Association Headquarters through La Salle in the City! The boys had the privilege to meet many NBA executives including Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA, and Sal LaRocca, La Salle Academy alumnus. The boys were able to take a tour of the NBA Headquarters after they heard about the industry.
There was even a surprise visit by Dikembe Mutumbo!
The young men had a wonderful time. Thank you for a great experience!
La Salle Academy has one of the richest athletic histories of all the Catholic schools in New York City. After a 20-year skid, the school’s sports program is back and in a big way. Both the freshmen and JV basketball teams captured the CHSAA B City Championships. The varsity team lost in the semi-finals, but was able to win the B Division Regular Season with one of the better records (16-6) in the last 10 years.
Starting off the last week in February strong, the JV played a hard fought game to win the City Championship over Regis 55-47. This is La Salle’s first JV City Championship since 1999. Then the freshmen pulled away with another City Championship title for La Salle over Regis 46-44. Varsity had a wonderful season as well, winning the B Division Regular Season and finishing with a 16-6 record, one of the best records in the last 10 years!
Congratulations to all the Cardinal Basketball Teams, especially Freshmen Coach Jamaal Smith, JV Coach Elvis Peralta, and Varsity Coach Jerome Pannell. Congratulations are also in order for Athletic Director, Raymond Polanco, for leading La Salle Academy’s athletic department to many victories. What a way to end the basketball season this year!
La Salle’s JV Basketball Team captured the CHSAA B City Championship with a 55-47 victory over Regis at Fordham Prep in the Bronx. A hard fought and competitive game throughout, La Salle jumped out to an early lead and entered the 4th quarter with a 10 point lead. Regis made a run to cut the lead to 5 but the Cardinals pulled together to secure the win and LaSalle’s first JV City Championship since 1999.
The Cardinals were led by Nathanial Kramer & Khalil Harris with 11 points while Chad Vickers & Giovanni Hernandez each added 10 points.
A phenomenal job by Coaches Peralta & Dault in leading this group from the #3 seed to Champions!
LaSalle’s Varsity Basketball team fell in the semi-finals on Sunday to Sacred Heart 60-51 at Holy Cross High School in Queens.
A tight contest throughout, the Cardinals held a 3 point lead at halftime and the game was tied entering the final quarter. The Cardinals were unable to finish this game out, eventually falling by 9 points.
Isaiah Allen-Smith, playing his most complete game of the season, led the Cardinals with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Bryce Council added 8 points.
While a disappointing conclusion to the Varsity Basketball season, the 2016 team was able to win the B Division Regular Season with one of the better records (16-6) in the last 10 years.
Today the Cardinals defeated Regis 46-44 to win the CHAMPIONSHIP! The Cardinals came out with a strong effort and jumped out early with a 13 point lead. Regis battled back and tied the game with 10 second left in the 4th quarter. Josiah and Jimmy executed a pick and roll to score the game winning bucket with 2 seconds left on the clock. It was a hard fought back and forth game with the Cardinals coming out on top. The Cardinals were lead by Josiah Chandler (15 points 7 assist) and Jimmy Romero (16 points 16 rebounds). This win was a total team effort and the first Freshman Championship since 1964.
La Salle’s JV team advanced to City Semi-Finals with a 57-42 victory over St. John’s Prep on Tuesday afternoon. Led by Nathaniel Kramer (19 points) and Kamau Oliver (12 points), the Cardinals led the entire game with stout defense, earning an early lead that held up through all four quarters.
JV advances to the semi-finals on Thursday vs. Moore Catholic. The game will be played at Sacred Heart at 5:00 pm.
On Tuesday’s Senior Night, Traigan James had a game-high 25 points, as LaSalle Academy clinched first place in the CHSAA B Division with a 77-57 win over St. John’s Prep on Tuesday. St. John’s Prep opened the game on a 7-2 run before LaSalle countered with an 8-0 run led by J’nie Williams (16 points) en route to a 23-16 lead at the end of the first. LaSalle blew the game open in the second, outscoring St. John’s Prep 28-8 behind Bryce Council, Korey Williams and James, who combined for 26 second-quarter points. Korey Williams had 14 points and Council had 12 points for LaSalle, who finished the CHSAA regular season with a league record of 9-2 clinching the school’s first regular season Division title in over ten years.
Alumni Basketball Night
La Salle hosted Alumni Basketball Night on Friday, February 5th for the triple header game against Regis High School. All three teams played tremendously with freshmen and JV losing only by one point in overtime games. In the finale of an exciting night of basketball, La Salle’s Varsity basketball team defeated Regis 54-45 on Friday night. The gym was packed with fans including many La Salle alumni from all different years. The 2004 City Championship team was honored with a special presentation and gifts during halftime of the senior game. Check out the pictures below to see what a great night is was!
JV vs. Lab High School
On Monday, La Salle’s JV basketball (13-8,6-4) beats Lab HS for a 52-41 non-league game win. The Cardinals gave it a total team effort to pull off the win after starting the 1st quarter flat. The team was lead by Timothy Leong (13 points 5 steals 3 assist) followed by Chad Vickers (11 points 6 rebounds).
Don’t miss tonight’s Senior Basketball Night! JV and Varsity play Saint John’s Prep at home!
Varsity Cardinal Update:
LaSalle’s Varsity (14-3, 7-1) scored a big league win on Monday night over Salesian 69-55. Trailing by 5 points at halftime, the Cardinals played great defense in the 2nd half, used a 18-8 3rd quarter run to gain control and were able to avenge their only league loss from two weeks ago.
LaSalle’s Varsity team lost at home on Tuesday night to Sacred Heart 75-66. Leading going into the 4th quarter, the Cardinals gave up a season high 33 points in the 4th quarter.
The Cardinals were led by Traigan James’ 21 points and 14 rebounds. The team returns to action Friday night vs Regis as part of our Alumni Night triple-header.
JV Cardinal Update:
Lasalle’s JV basketball (11-7,5-3) wins 59-56 for a league game win against Sacred Heart. The Cardinals were led by Nathaniel Kramer (15 points) followed by Chad Vickers (14 points).
JV Cardinals return to the court today against Salesian!
Make sure to cheer on all three Cardinal basketball teams on Friday night against Regis!
On Saturday, La Salle’s Varsity Cardinals were led by J’nie Williams (18 points) and Bryce Council (17 points, 6 assists) as they pulled away in the 3rd quarter for a 59-31 victory over Cathedral Prep in Basketball.
Meanwhile, JV Cardinals bounced back into the win column with a 62-34 league game win over Cathedral Prep. The JV team was led by Chad Vickers (15 points) and Nathanial Kramer (12 points).
Varsity returns to action on Monday afternoon vs. Salesian at home and JV returns tomorrow, February 2nd for a double header at home against Sacred Heart! Go La Salle!
In the finale of La Salle’s first league triple-header, LaSalle’s Varsity Team (11-2, 4-0) defeated Regis 68-57. The Cardinals used strong 2nd & 3rd quarters to build a lead, outscoring Regis 44-24 during those two stanzas. The Cardinals were led by Bryce Council(19points, 6 assists), Reggie Outlaw(15points, 5 steals) and Isaiah Allen-Smith (13 points, 14 rebounds). The Cardinals return to action Wednesday versus Moore Catholic at home. Don’t forget to cheer for the Cardinals!
This year, La Salle Academy hosted its 1st Christmas Tournament for Middle School Teams over the Holiday break. Among the participating teams were St. Charles Borromeo, Tompkins Square Middle School, Simon Baruch, and P.S. 57. After some close games and a strong fight by all, Simon Baruch came out as champions, leaving St. Charles Borromeo in second place, only five points behind. The tournament was a great success and a great opportunity to engage the local middle schools on a high school court! We can’t wait to see who comes out next Christmas!
La Salle Varsity Basketball came away with two victories over the weekend! The team dominated Hunter College High School 69-20 in a game led by James Bouknight (14 points) and Isaiah Allen-Smith(12 points).
Varsity Cardinals pulled off a comeback victory 59-56 in overtime! Trailing by 6 with 2 minutes left in regulation, the Cardinals fought their way back and found themselves down 3 points with 7 seconds left. Sophomore, James Bouknight, nailed a deep contested three-pointer to send the game to overtime. Bouknight wasn’t done though. With St. Dom’s in possession on baseline with 8 seconds left & the game tied, Bryce Council forced a bad pass that James Bouknight stole and launched a running three-pointer from half-court for the win! J’nie Williams led the way with 18 points including 5 three-pointers. The team returns to action on Tuesday at Laguardia High School. Come out and cheer on this ferocious team!
Yesterday, the Freshmen Cardinals defeated Xavier High School in basketball, 51 to 45! The Cardinals showed adversity throughout the game. The Cardinals were led by Josiah Chandler (15 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists) and James Felton (12 points, 7 rebounds). Our next game is at 2:30pm on Sunday at St. Dominic’s. Come out and cheer your Cardinals on!
La Salle vs. St. Anthony’s
LaSalle Academy’s Varsity basketball team (4-0) was victorious against St. Anthony’s 60-51 on Friday in the opening round of the Br. Arnold Tournament with the help of Bryce Council, who scored 18 points.
At the end of the first half, LaSalle commanded 24-20 lead after a 13-3 run. LaSalle Academy solidified their lead in the final quarter, scoring 20 points.
Korey Williams had 11 points & J’Nie Williams sank two three-pointers and scored 10 points total. Also contributing big for LaSalle was Ja’don Crooms (9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block).
La Salle vs. St. Francis
In spite of a solid performance from J’Nie Williams with 10 points, LaSalle Academy (4-1) fell to St. Francis Prep 61-46 in the semifinals of the Brother Arnold Tournament on Saturday evening.
Just a 4 point deficit entering the 4th quarter, the Cardinals were unable to mount a run to offset St. Francis’ run.
Also helping the effort for LaSalle Alwere Tragain James (9pts, 9 rebs) Bryce Council (9 pts,8 asts) & Reggie Outlaw (9pts).
The Cardinals return Msgr. McClancy today for the 3rd Place game vs. St. Dominic’s at 3:15pm.
La Salle vs. St. Dominic’s
Playing in the 3rd place game of the Br. Arnold Tournament, LaSalle Varsity(5-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 54-38 victory over St. Dominic’s, finishing the weekend 2-1.
Bryce Council (pictured above) led the way with 15 points, garnering a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Traigan James scored 9 points and Korey Williams added 8 points.
The Cardinals return to action on Thursday, December 17th at Xavier. Go La Salle!
La Salle’s JV Basketball team comes up short in a 55-51 non-league game loss against Mcclancy. Throughout the intense game, our La Salle guys showed tremendous heart. Giving up was never an option. Nathaniel Kramer led the team with 16 points while Chad Vickers showed his toughness by scoring 12 points.
JV Basketball will return to action on Dec 17th for Lasalle’s first triple header of the year at Xavier. Come cheer on this terrific team!
Yesterday, the Varsity basketball team traveled to Washington Irving High School and left with a 71-47 victory. The team was led by J’nie Williams with 23 points and Traigain James with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Come out to cheer on La Salle’s Varsity basketball team when they go head-to-head against St. Anthony’s (L.I.) in the Brother Arnold Tournament this weekend at McClancy!
La Salle’s Junior Varsity Basketball Team pulled through for a nail-biting 54-42 win in overtime against St. Edmunds. Lead by Nathaniel Kramer with 28 points and Chad Vickers with 10 points who both made clutch free throws in overtime.
JV is back in action for another home game on Friday Dec 11th at 6pm. Come out to cheer on the JV Cardinals!
Friday, December 4, 2016 the Cardinals defeated Msgr. Mc Clancy by the score of 56-29. The game was played on the road, where the Cardinals came out with a strong effort. The Cardinals were lead by Josiah Chandler (14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assist ) and James (16 points, 7 rebounds).
Saturday , December 5, 2016 the Cardinals were defeated by St. Peters 45-54. The game was played on the road, where the Cardinals came out with a strong effort. The Cardinals were lead by Justin Haynes (14 points, 4 rebounds ) and James Felton (13 points, 5 rebounds ).
On Saturday, December 5th, Lasalle’s Junior Varsity Basketball team locked in on defense and got a 67-42 non-league game victory over Lab Museum United. Lead by Chad Vickers with 16pts and followed by Estiver Ramirez who scored 9 points knocking down two 3’s from the perimeter.
The JV team will return to action with a home game against St. Edmunds on Tuesday, December 8th at 6pm.
On Thursday, December 3rd, LaSalle’s Varsity Basketball team squeezed out a 74-68 non-league win over Lab Museum United. The Cardinals were led by Bryce Council’s 22 points & 8 assists while Isaiah Allen Smith chipped in with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Go La Salle!
La Salle’s JV basketball team started the season off with a bang last night by defeating East Side Community High School. Giovanni Hernandez and Chad Vickers each scored 12 points to lead LaSalle JV to a 79-41 victory. JV goes head to head with the Lab School this Saturday, December 5th.
La Salle Varsity basketball defeated East Side Community High School with the help of Bryce Council who scored 19 points and dished out 8 assists helping LaSalle Academy notch a 81-27 victory. James Bouknight (12 points) and J’Nie Williams (10 points) each contributed multiple three-pointers. Isaiah Allen-Smith also tapped out at double digits, scoring 10 points for The Cardinals. Varsity returns to the court on Thursday evening at the Lab School.