78 THE QUEENS COURIER • JANUARY 31, 2019 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Townsend Harris girls hoops’ squad emerges victorious
Th e Townsend Harris girls’ basketball
team defended its home court to
perfection, earning a 58-23 win in a
PSAL Girls A Division Queens showdown
against Queens High School of
Th e Lady Hawks were used a strong
off ensive attack and stellar defense to
secure the victory.
Townsend Harris saw three players
score in double fi gures, led by Olivia
Falba (18 points), Kimberly Lay (12
points) and Xandria Crosland (10
On the defensive end of the court, the
Lady Hawks limited the opposition to
just four points in the fi rst quarter and
six in the second as Townsend Harris
took a 33-10 lead into halft ime.
Th e Lady Hawks scored 21 points
in the third quarter while holding
Queens High School of Teaching to six
and never looked back, clinching the
Photos by Robert Cole
The Townsend Harris girls’ basketball team celebrates its victory over Queens High School of
Teaching’s Ferlene Baras (l.) and Townsend’s Samantha Colon jostle for position under the basket.
Laila Ahmed looks to pass the ball to an open
Kelsey When dribbles the ball up the court. teammate.
Queens well-represented at MLK track meet
Runners from across the
borough competed in the
PSAL’s Martin Luther King
Day track meet, held at the
168th Armory in New York
Queens was lift ed by some
stellar performances in both
boys and girls categories.
Townsend Harris’ freshman
boys fi nished fi rst in the
freshman boys 4x200-meter
Townsend Harris senior
Joseph Zhao earned fi rst
place in the varsity boys
high jump fi nals, while
Bayside’s Jamar Blocker fi nished
Forest Hills’ boys varsity
squad fi nished fi rst in the
4x800-meter fi nals
On the girls side, Cardozo
junior Sophia Muccini fi nished
fourth in the varsity
girls 600-meter fi nals, while
Bayside’s Tyler Mustafa fi nished
freshman Amari Lallemand
(ninth place) and Townsend
Harris senior Patrycja Lis
(10th place) also fi nished in
The Townsend Harris
varsity girls had a strong
showing in the 4x800-meter
relay fi nals, earning a
second place fi nish. Forest
Hills and Bayside High
School fi nished third and
fourth in the event, respectively.
Photos by Robert Cole
Van Buren’s Deidra Francis runs in
the 55-meter event.
Campus Magnet’s Brianna Bonner gains
some ground in the 55-meter event.
Campus Magnet’s Olutoyosi Ajanlekoks earned a
fourth-place fi nish in the 55-meter event with a
time of 7.63.