Midterms are upon us, college decisions are around the corner and life is hard enough as it is. Which is why we here at Newsday are closing out the week with some good cheer, high school bball style.
This Week's Shoutouts:
Let's kick it off at the top with the always impressive Chavaughn Lewis from St. Mary's. Lewis notched 33 points for the still undefeated Gaels in a 81-57 drubbing of St. Anthony's. At this point, though, Lewis' hardwood heroics are known far and wide and it's maybe lesser known point guard Dante Agnew and the team's big man, Charles McCann, that should get a hat-tip. Agnew has eight assists in two of his last three games, while McCann (14.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg) proved clutch in the previous week: his three-point play with nice seconds remaining led the Gaels to the 67-66 win over New Rochelle.
Meanwhile, Chaminade's James McCaffrey busted out for a season-high 21 points to lead the Flyers in their 60-44 win over St. John the Baptist. Not bad for a team that can consistently count on Richard Zoller and Kevin Sheehy for big offensive production. Chaminade is proving to be a legitimate contender and a possible threat to St. Mary's down the stretch.
Despite an uneven season so far, there's been nothing ambivalent about Holy Trinity's Tyler Seidman. Seidman scored 17 points against a dominant Chaminade and has scored in double digits in all but one game this season.
Kellenberg's Marco Martino turned heads against St. Dominic. He scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to turn a two-point halftime deficit into an breezy 70-57 win. Along with the Williams boys, Dante Thompson-Smallwood keeps anchoring SJB with 18 against Chaminade. He was the onyl player to score in double-digits in an odd 65-25 loss to St. Anthony's. That's the game the Friars James McKenna dropped 19, by the way.
While St. Dominic has had its struggles (see above), they got some season-high offensive production out of Spencer Bilello against KBerg: 18 points.