2017 Girls Varsity Playoffs Announced
2/22/17 - 04:05 PM

Royals Go For 30th

CHSAA       AA Varsity Basketball

 

 

These are the final standings for the CHSAA
1. CTK: 9-1
2. TMLA: 8-2
3. Molloy: 6-4
4. Nazareth: 3-7
5. Loughlin: 2-8

6. SFP: 2-8

Quarterfinals: CTK and TMLA have a bye.


Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 @ CHRIST THE KING

 5:00 PM  - Nazareth (H) vs. Loughlin (A)

 6:30 PM - Molloy (H) vs. SFP (A)

Semifinals: Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ Holy Cross  

 

5:00 PM  TMLA(H) vs. Molloy/SFP(A),
                                                                              

 6:30 PM CTK (H) vs. Nazareth/Loughlin (A)

Championship: Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ St. Francis Prep. 4:30 PM.

 

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Royals get big win, Mackey gets 400
1/9/17 - 10:44 AM

Mr. Mackey celebrates his 400th win with the Girls Varsity team after CK beat South Shore

MSGVarsity.com

by Elio Velez on Sun, Jan 8, 2017 2:40 PM — @eliovelez 

Christ the King coach Bob Mackey confidently believed putting together a strenuous early season schedule would test the mettle of his young girls basketball team. 

As the season has progressed, the learning curve for Christ the King has continued to grow to the point where the hosts put together a significant win on Sunday afternoon. Brandy Thomas scored a game-high 16 points as the Lady Royals earned a 51-43 victory over defending PSAL Class AA champions South Shore at the Apparel Challenge held in Middle Village. 

Klarke Sconiers added 7 points with 10 rebounds for Christ the King, who improved to 8-3 overall this season and ranked No. 2 in New York City by News 12 Varsity. Even more impressive was the resolve the hosts showed in rallying from an early 10-point deficit in the first half to defeat an experienced top ranked Lady Vikings in the News 12 NYC Top 10 poll. 

"I’m very happy for the win. Does this mean a lot? Well yeah it’s a game but this is a step in the right direction”  Mackey, who was honored by the school for winning his 400th career game on December 22 at the Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona.

“We’re starting to come together but I thought we played three bad quarters of basketball and played one real good quarter at the end,” Mackey added. “But it was nice to finish at the end.”

The meaning of Sunday’s was even more impressive with a almost new-look Christ the King team with former stars Dominique Toussaint, Sydney Zambrotta and Kaela Kinder, departing last year due to graduation. 

Mackey had put a lineup on the floor that has two sophomores; two juniors and 6-4 freshmen center Natalija Marshall. Yet the team’s size with the 6-2 Sconiers, Thomas and Kaelyn Satterfield did eventually play a factor to limit the Vikings from scoring inside the paint and displayed a solid resolve down the stretch.

“It shows that we have a lot of heart,” the junior forward Thomas said. “We don’t give up on each other. We just keep going.”

South Shore (8-3) had shook off a slow start in the second quarter to take control of the game. Tsahai Corbie knocked down her second consecutive three-pointer and converted the three-point play with 3:08 left in the first half to give her team a 20-10 advantage. 

Even though South Shore maintained their lead and went up 35-32 going into the fourth quarter, the team never found a consistent offensive rhythm to increase their slender advantage.

Thomas forced her way to the paint to score on a three-point play for a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter and Sconiers converted four straight free throws as the Lady Royals continued to get second chance shots on the offensive end. The hosts would further the lead with a minute to go as Jaeonna Sutton found Thomas for a layup to make it 47-40 over the Lady Vikings. 

Destiny Philoxy scored 14 points and Seton Hall commit Selena Philoxy was held to just 9 points as South Shore coach Anwar Gladden expressed his displeasure at his team’s lack of execution on both ends of the floor. 

“We were just a step behind today. I have no idea why that was,” Gladden said. “I don’t have an answer for that.” 

Christ the King will play at highly ranked New Jersey schools St. John Vianney on Friday and at Mainland High School on Saturday.

- See more at: http://www.news12varsity.com/brooklyn-bronx/royals-come-of-age-in-victory-over-south-shore-1.1843229#sthash.Vt4tWIop.dpuf

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From Queens To Rio: The Shared Journey, Friendship Of Sue Bird and Tina Charles
8/1/16 - 09:27 AM

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images with permission

Dan Ferrara

July 28, 2016

Sue Bird and Tina Charles may be eight years apart in age and six inches apart in height, but their careers are much more intertwined than you’d think.

Their journeys both started at Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, New York, a relatively small private school renowned for churning out tremendous WNBA players. They then carried on to UCONN, where they each won two National Championships during their four year stay with the Huskies – Bird in 2000 and 2002 and Charles in 2009 and 2010.

“Obviously I can joke that she followed me everywhere, but it’s pretty crazy for two people to have the same journey in terms of where they played high school ball, college ball and obviously now we’re in the professional ranks,” Bird said. “In a lot of ways we have the same pedigree, we came from the same place. To have two people do that? It’s pretty impressive.”

Due to their age difference, Bird and Charles never played together in any of their stops during their careers aside from their shared stage of USA Women’s Basketball. Charles talked about when Bird would make appearances at Christ the King and what it means to her that they’re finally on the same team.

“She was years ahead of me, I never got the opportunity to play alongside of her but I had a chance to play against her in practice, she would come back [to Christ the King] when she was in college at UCONN and help us out, give us motivation and confidence out there,” Charles recalled. “It’s pretty cool to now be sharing the playing floor with her.”

As members of the 2012 Women’s National Team, they captured gold medals in London and will look to do the same in Brazil in the coming weeks.

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