Monthly Archives: March 2011
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 lohud.com:http://varsityinsider.lohudblogs.com/2011/03/27/day-4-at-the-cyp-its-frenji-vs-panthers/
CONGRATS TO JABARIE HINDS & THE ENTIRE MT. VERNON PROGRAM FOR WINNING THE 2011 NY STATE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP!!! Go to http://www.lohud.com for the entire game story.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.”
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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ANDREW LIVINGSTON PASCHAL CHUKWU
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
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: blogs.gwhatchet.com/courtside/2011/03/07/taylor-named-to-all-atlantic-10-second-team/?hp