Varsity Basketball Comes Up Short in the CHSAA Semi-Finals

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!