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CYP Champs Again!!!

Box Score:
Panthers: Deonte Houston (23 points); Shaquille Stokes (12 points); Mike Taylor (10 points)

Frenji: Maurice Harkless (23 points); Dustin Hogue (20 points); Tavon Sledge (14 points); P.J. Torres (14 points); Jabarie Hinds (10 points)
Frenji Repeats as CYP Tournament Champs
PORT CHESTER – It took about a half, but the intensity and physicality of the 65th Annual CYP High School Basketball Tournament championship cranked up quickly once it started.In the famously small Our Lady of Mercy gymnasium, Team Frenji defended its title by knocking off the New York Panthers, 90-81.By the second half, bodies were hitting the floor on each trip as some of the best athletes in the tri-state area went head-to-head It was exactly how Queens-native and St. John’s University-bound Maurice Harkless prefers to play.
“It’s always fun and exciting to play in an environment like this,” Harkless said. “It was really physical in there because it’s so tight. It’s a great feeling to win though.”
Harkless, a 6-foot-6 forward, helped Frenji to dominate the glass, and was also 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. He played for South Kent Prep this year in Connecticut.
Frenji extended its halftime lead quickly in the third quarter behind an impressive array of finishes around the basket by Dustin Hogue. The Yonkers native, formerly of Lincoln High School, played at Nia Prep this season in New Jersey. He plans on doing a post-grad year somewhere in New England this fall.Frenji ‘s backcourt was led by its starting pair of guards in Mount Vernon’s Jabarie Hinds and Half Hollow Hills West’s Tavon Sledge. The pair, which went head-to-head in the state semifinals for their high school teams, combined for 24 points and more than a handful of assists.
“Seeing two guys like us in the backcourt together is not something you’ll see every day,” Sledge, a Spring Valley native, said. “After guarding each other last week and since we were kids, it felt good to play together.”Frenji built a 17-point lead after three quarters, but the Panthers made a run behind Lincoln High School (Brooklyn) guard Shaquille Stokes and Wings Academy’s Deonte Houston. When Boys and Girls’ star Mike Taylor hit a deep 3-pointer, the lead was cut all the way down to nine.New Rochelle’s P.J. Torres leaked out for a pair of fast break dunks to stem the tide, however.
CYP Basketball Tournament
MVP: Maurice Harkless
All-Tourney Team: Deonte Houston, Shaquille Stokes, Kelvin Amayo, P.J. Torres, Dustin Hogue, Maurice Harkless
Sportsmanship Award: P.J. Torres
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Uncategorized


Frenji CYP squad rolls into Finals

TEAM FRENJI ELITE CYP squad rolled pasted RAI last night 82-70 in the semifinals of the 65th Annual CYP Tourney. They will face the NY PANTHERS at 730pm at Our Lady Mercy of Church for all the marbles. Here’s last nights game notes from

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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Uncategorized


MV WINS Federations


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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Uncategorized


Frenji rolls to CYP Semis

Frenji & PCPD Savages put on a show..Frenji wins!!!

The first five minutes of the quarterfinal matchup between the PCPD Savages and defending champion
Team Frenji in the 65th CYP basketball tournament was the type of ebb and flow that’s expected of teams full of touted talent.
But at the 5:23 mark in the first half, Half Hallows Hills guard Tavon Sledge threw an alley-oop from midcourt to NIA Prep player
and Yonkers native Dustin Hogue, who thundered down a two-handed dunk that not only gave Frenji a 10-4 lead, but
evoked the type of unison ”Oh!” from the crowd, that is usually heard at a summer league game at West 4th Street.
“I was hungry for that dunk the whole time,” Hogue said. “I gave him the signal to throw it up and it was electrifying and it got me
going for the game.”It’s fitting that the atmosphere was that of one of the most hallowed grounds New York has to offer, because the tiny gym on
the second floor of Our Lady of Mercy is just as sacred. With former high school stars like Elton Brand of Peekskill, Scooter and Rodney McCray of
Mount Vernon and recent standouts like White Plains forward Sean Kilpatrick and Mount Vernon’s Kevin Jones and fellow West Virginia Mountaineer-to-be
Jabarie Hinds all adding to their local legacies there, the 2011 crop of players was eager to prove why it deserved to grace the court.

“It feels good to add my name to the list of guys that have played here,” said New Rochelle’s P.J. Torres, who suited up for
Frenji. “When I saw the names of all the great players who’ve played here, I thought of it as an honor and a great feeling.”

“A lot of players have come out here and done their thing,” Hogue added. “I just wanted to come out here and represent,
too. You know I’m from Yonkers, so I’m a local guy with a reputation and I didn’t want to let anybody down.”
Hogue lived up to his billing by leading Frenji to a 110-87 win with 14 points.

NYCHOOPS.NET article by Stacey Davis
On Friday, last year’s defending CYP Champions Frenji would return with an equally talented squad chock-full of scorers, ready to challenge last night’s winner the hometown PCPD Savages.

Team Frenji Ravages PCPD Savages, 110-87

After Thursday’s win, PCPD were expected to give their new challengers a tough game. Team Frenji would take control early on in the first quarter with PCPD trailing 24-16 at the end of the quarter. PCPD Malik Gillwould make it a seven point game in the second half after scoring at the line 37-30. Fenji’s remain up with 3:00 left in the second quarter. Frenji would dominate scoring adding 13 more points to the board by the end of the half 50-33.

During the third quarter, the athletic scoring Frenji further buried PCPD in this game that looked just about over by the end of the third 80-57. PCPD could not figure out a way to contain all of the Frenji’s scorers in the fourth quarter, allowing Team Frenji’s stats to rise into NBA numbers at the close of the game. Maurice Harkless and Dustin Hogue led for Team Frenji with 14 points apiece.Terry Brutus would contribute 12 points for Frenji. PCPD’s Malik Gill led with 17 points with Peter Aguilar finished with 14 points.

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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


CYP/ Frenji Lohud Article

TEAM FRENJI is front and center going into this weeks 65th annual CYP Tourney in Port Chester, NY. Here’s is the featured article by Josh Thomson of the Journal News/ Lohud written today. “Defending champion Frenji is among the participants in this year’s event. Last year, Mount Vernon High star Jabarie Hinds, the 2011 co-New York State Mr. Basketball, scored 25 points for Frenji in the final and walked away with tournament MVP honors.”|head 
Check back here for updates on articles written by Lohud, nychoops and many others as TEAM FRENJI looks for another championship.

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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Uncategorized


14U & 15U Rosters Selected

TEAM FRENJI 14U                  TEAM FRENJI 15U

CIARAN BENNETT                         CAMERON CRABBE
NAJEE KAHN                                 PAUL EMDIN
SALIM GREEN                               TYLER FERNANDEZ
CORY GIORDANO                          AUSTIN JONES
LYLE BENNETT                             CHRIS JORDAN
JESTON MYERS                            CHARLES KING
SAM LACOUR                                COBY LEFKOWITZ
DARIUS RICE                                 GEORGE PHILLIPS
TERRY MCDONALD                        JOSH RIGER
JUSTIN STAGG                              JORDAN RIULLANO
TIM DEGRAW                                 MATT STAUBI

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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


Taylor named A-10 2nd Team

Congrats goes out to TEAM FRENJI Alumni Jr. PG TONY TAYLOR (Stepinac HS) of George Washington U. for being named to the Atlantic 10 Conference 2nd Team. Tony averaged a career high 14.8ppg this year for the Colonials. Here is the link:

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Posted by on March 11, 2011 in Uncategorized