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A TOUGH LOSS
2/5/18 - 06:22 AM

KELVIN REYES LOOKING FOR A TEAMMATE

        It was Super Bowl Sunday at Christ the King, and Bishop Loughlin was the all-day opponent. First on the schedule had the Christ the King Varsity B playing at 9:30am. This is a tough turn around for the Royals. They played an emotional overtime game the night before. Some players played the whole game. Plus, still no Adonis Evangelista. 
        Bishop Loughlin started the scoring with a put back. This would be a common theme of the day. Justo Cruz got CK on the board with a nice drive to the hoop. Mike Dolphin hit a bucket in the lane. Followed by a steal by Jeffrey Williamson and a full court drive, CK led 6-2. The Lions came back to tie the score 6-6. Mike Dolphin hit another basket to give the Royals a short lead, 8-6. He Lions came back to take a

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A BATTLE AT NAZARETH
2/3/18 - 10:52 PM

JEFFREY WILLIAMSON AND ISAIAH RODRIGUEZ RUNNING THE OFFENSE

            Tonight, the Royals traveled to Nazareth High School to play the Kingsmen on their Senior Night. Adonis Evangelista would be out with a groin injury. CK would need help from Fabian Bryan and Devonte Green to pick up the slack. The Royals would have their hands full. 
     The Kingsmen won the tip. You could feel Nazareth's energy was on full throttle. It was Senior Night, so they wanted to put on a show for their parents. The Kingsmen came out firing. They hit on 4 three-pointers and were playing hounding defense. The Royals though were up for the challenge. Jeffrey Williamson hit on a three-pointer and had 5 points in the quarter. Dave Lopez was active, he had a three-pointer and 7 points in the quarter. The Royals were 21-16 after 1. 
        The Royals

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A PHOTO FINISH IN WHITE PLAINS
1/30/18 - 05:03 PM

JUSTO CRUZ AND JEFFREY WILLIAMSON RUNNING THE OFFENSE

         By Harry Powell    

               Tonight,
 the Christ the King Royals traveled to White Plains to take on the Stepinac Crusaders. It was Senior Night at Stepinac. They honored their Seniors in the same way Christ the King does, so the crowd was excited. The Crusaders had a bounce in their step during warmups. The Royals came limping in,..again. Been the story of the year for the Royals. Tonight, no Michael Dolphin or Dave Lopez (startersMoses Roman or Isaiah Rodriguez (two valuable bench players if not starters themselves). But luckily Jeffrey Williamson returns to the lineup. A lot would be asked of players like Justo Cruz, Fabian Bryan, Devonte Green and Lorenzo Franklin. Coach Henry has barely had a whole team this year.  
          Stepinac won the tip off

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EVERY GAME IS BECOMING IMPORTANT
1/28/18 - 10:00 PM

ADONIS EVANGELISTA SOARING FOR TWO

   By Harry Powell        

               Tonight,
 was a rare road game at Christ the King. Bishop Loughlin had damage to their gym so the Royals were the visitors at their own home gym. Unfortunately, CK would be without two players again, Jeffrey Williamson and Moses Roman. Bishop Loughlin were without their leading scorer too. The Royals were coming off a much-needed victory on Friday, and were hoping to keep the positive momentum 
            Christ the King won the tip off but quickly turned the ball over. The Lions jumped out to a 9-0 lead, which forced coach Henry to call a timeout. Adonis Evangelista started the scoring for the Royals with a bucket and a foul. Coach Henry had his team press the Lions, it seemed to slow them down a bit. Isaiah Rodriguez and Michael Dolphin

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THE TASTE OF VICTORY FOR A THIRSTY TEAM
1/26/18 - 11:10 PM

MICHAEL DOLPHIN SCORING TWO OF HIS 20 POINTS

   By Harry Powell      
            
                   Iona Prep came to the Rev. 
John H. Savage Memorial Gymnasium at Christ the King high school Friday night. The Royals lost the previous matchup against the Gaels 56-53. Coach Henry was hoping injured players having a game under their belt would help jump start the struggling offense. The season is winding down, so the Royals need to get ready for the playoffs. 
         The 1st quarter started and Iona Prep got out to a 2-0 lead. Coach Henry immediately called timeout. He saw the same mistakes being made, and wanted to set a tone. Iona Prep started fast, thanks largely to hitting three 3 pointers. Christ the King started pressing early and seemed to knock the Gaels out of their offensive rhythm. Iona Prep has a 13-8 1st quarter lead.

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RUST-OLEUM
1/25/18 - 07:42 PM

KELVIN REYES LOOKING TO FEED ADONIS EVANGELISTA

BY HARRY POWELL

            Wednesday night brought the Molloy Lions to Christ the King High School. It's been a tough stretch for the Royals. Injuries and the flu have ravaged this team. The good news is players are returning, Jeffrey Williamson, Isaiah Rodriguez and Moses Roman were back in uniform. Coach Henry should have had a pregame mixer, and players could have reintroduced themselves to each other. Been a while since this team has been whole. Tonight, the signs of rust were sure to be there. Molloy was looking to sweep the 2 games regular season matchups.  
            Right from tip off you could see the rust. Not only from injuries, but the gym was closed due to Regents that last two days. Molloy didn't seem to be dealing with the same issue, they came

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THE GENERAL HOSPITAL ROYALS
1/21/18 - 06:50 PM

KELVIN REYES NAILING ONE OF HIS 4 THREE-POINTERS

     BY HARRY POWELL

           Christ the King should change 
its name to General Hospital. Coach Henry needs to become Dr. Henry. The Cheerleaders could become the nurses. Instead of basketballs they need IVs. Tamiflu instead of Gatorade. Add Moses Roman to the injury listSo, for the Sunday Brunch Special against the Xaverian Clippers, the Royals were without their leading scorer, their starting backcourt, and four valuable players to their rotation. A tall order against a Xaverian team playing good basketball. The Clippers were coming off a victory against Molloy High School. The Clippers were down 10 points with 3 minutes to go in the game and came back to win the game. They were feeling good about themselves, and not much sympathy for the Royals.  
          The

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The Crusaders and the Flu take on the Royals
1/20/18 - 09:22 PM

ADONIS EVANGELISTA DRIVING TO THE BASKETBALL FOR 2 OF HIS GAME HIGH 15 POINTS

   By Harry Powell  


   Saturday night had the Christ the King Royals against the 
Stepinac Crusaders. The Crusaders are 3rd in the league standings. The Royals have been decimated by the flu and injuries so far this season. Tonight, they would be without their starting backcourt, Jeffrey Williamson and Isaiah Rodriguez. Tristen Marcano was also out with a bad back.  Another tall order for the Royals but opportunities for some players.   
      The Crusaders immediately started a 1-2-2 press to start the first quarter. It created complete chaos for the Royals. Stepinac jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead when CK called a timeout to regroup. The Royals' troubles continued thru the first quarter. Having a hard time getting over the half court line makes it difficult

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A RAVAGED SQUAD
1/17/18 - 07:34 PM

JUSTO CRUZ NAILING DOWN 1 OF HIS TWO FREE THROWS

       BY Harry Powell
            
Tuesday night found the Christ the King Royals playing the Molloy Lions. The game was played in Blairwood, Queens. In the gym that Jack Curran made famous. BeyoncĂ© was blasting in the gym with "Who run the world". That was a good question because Christ the King came in limping, with injuries and flu. Like the back of a milk carton, missing were Isaiah Rodriguez, David Lopez, Kelvin Reyes, Fabian Bryan, and Tristen Marcano. Five important pieces for coach Henry but Molloy had no sympathy, nor should they. This is an important league game, all hands-on deck. Tip off was at 7:15, and coach Henry with his limited bench inserted Devonte Green and Michael Dolphin this time into the starting lineup. 
        Again, Christ the

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de-PRESS-ing
1/13/18 - 11:10 PM

Devonte

       By Harry Powell
      
            Saturday's match up for Christ the King was The Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School. The Royals would have their hands full against the BCAM Lions. They have a 
high-powered offense, and have scored 100 points in a game twice. Their Coach Lawanda Greene has led her team to 12-2 record. Coach Henry would be without two starters, and few key role players in this game. It's been an uneven year for Coach Henry, he hasn't had a healthy squad all year. But what's been said before is this is an opportunity for players on the bench to earn minutes.  
         This non-league game started at 6:30. Coach Henry inserted Justo Cruz and Lorenzo Franklin into the starting lineup tonight. Christ the King won the tip

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REDEMPTION
1/11/18 - 11:54 PM

ISAIAH RODRIGUEZ CONNECTING ON ONE OF HIS THREE POINTERS IN THE CK VICTORY

  BY HARRY POWELL     



           Christ the King had its back to the wall for tonight contest. The opponent was the Holy Cross Knights. They beat the Royals in December, 52-38. Coach Henry could not stress more to his team how important these games are becoming. The question the coaches had was does this team have the hunger? The Royals couldn't afford to fall too far behind, and players were coming back. Tristen Marcano and Jeffrey Williamson now had a game under their belt. But Moses Roman is now shelved with 
an injury. This was a moment of truth. 
       The Referees got the game started. The Royals finally won the tip off and got the game started with a 2-0 lead. Again, the Royals got off to a slow start. Coach Henry was worried that this would be a repeat of

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A Bronx Fail
1/10/18 - 10:05 PM

     
by Harry Powell


          Tuesday night had the Royals against the Ravens of St. Raymond's High School. The game was held at 
St. Raymond's gym located in the Bronx. Christ the King came into the game losing two straight league games. But the Royals were welcoming two players back, Jeffrey Williamson and Tristen Marcano. Coach Henry was hoping the return of both players would help jump start the Royals. The referees tossed the ball in the air to start the game at 7:30.  
        The Ravens got off to a quick start. Both Williamson and Marcano showed their rust with not playing in a long time. That's to be expected. David Lopez and Isaiah Rodriguez each chipped in a three pointer. But the rest of the Royals offense was nonexistentSt. Raymond's

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The Gael Winds Blew The Royals over
12/28/17 - 08:34 PM

Kelvin Reyes leading the charge

    By Harry Powell   

      Today the Royals had 
an afternoon matchup with the Iona Prep Gaels. The game was held in Tully's gym on the beautiful campus of Iona Prep. Christ the King would again be without Jeffrey Williamson and Tristen Marcano. But these are the opportunities for players to show the coaching staff what they can do. Christ the King was coming off their lackluster performance at Holy Cross. Tip-off was at noon. 
        The first quarter was sluggish, again. The Royals scored the first points of the game but not until a 1:38 into the game. Christ the King brought energy to start the game, but they couldn't get the ball to fall through the net. The basket seemed liked one of those you see at a street fair, where you shoot for prizes.

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A Cross to Bear
12/22/17 - 04:35 PM

Wednesday night featured the Christ the King Royals against league rivals Holy Cross Knights. The game was played in Flushing Queens, where Holy Cross is located. The gym was filled with Christmas songs as the teams warmed up. The Royals were coming off a Sunday morning victory against Xavierian High School. But every league game is a battle, and though Christmas songs filled the gym Holy Cross was not in a Christmas cheer mood. The Royals would be without two starters, Jeffrey Williamson, and Tristen Marcano. The bench would need to step up. 
       At 6:30 the refs tossed the ball in the air for tip-off. Again, Christ the King got off to a sluggish start. The Royals didn't have the three- point touch like they did in Bay Ridge. The Knights played

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A Battle in Bay Ridge
12/18/17 - 06:58 PM

         Sunday morning Christ the King played the Xavierian's Clippers for a brunch time special. Coach Henry knew he would be without two important pieces in today's game, Tristen Marcano and Devonte Green. Coach Henry knew someone else had to step up. The question was who would see this as an opportunity. There was no sympathy from the Xavierian's Clippers. Tip-off was at 10am, coffee and Reb Bulls were recommended. 
        The first quarter started slowly, both teams seemed to still be in their onesies, and PJs. But David Lopez showed up wide awake. Mr. Lopez was 'en fuego' , hitting on three 1st quarter 3's. Whatever David Lopez had for breakfast he should repeat on the next gameday. He helped the Royals take a 15-9 !st quarter

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Gaining Momentum
12/13/17 - 06:08 AM

               Christ the King played Nazareth Monday night, after coming off their heartbreaking loss to St. Raymond's on Sunday. The Nazareth Kingsmen had lost to St. Raymond's the week before, but they were definitely going to be a handful for the Royals with their size and athleticism. It was the Royals' second league game, and coach Henry couldn't had been more adamant during the week in practice about the importance of getting off to a good start. Tip off was at 7:45 at CK's home court.

             The first quarter started slowly. Nazareth was hurt when their starting center got into early foul trouble. Tristen Marcano took advantage of that, by grabbing 6 first quarters rebounds. Mercano was like Truck Robinson back in the day. Tristan established

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The Dawn of a New Season
12/3/17 - 08:09 AM

     Tonight, was the dawn of the 2017 - 18 Christ The King Varsity B season. With the additions of many juniors from last year's JV City Champions, you can understand why coach Henry is excited about this year's roster. The opponent was Grover Cleveland HS, and last year's results weren't good. Grover Cleveland beat the Royals in a double - digit route. So tonight, would be a good test for this new squad. 68 - 02 Metropolitan avenue was the location.

       The first quarter, the Royals started in a sluggish way. It was the dawn of the season, so maybe the players were still waking up. The Royals were without starting center Adonis Evangelista at tip off, due to academic commitments. Grover Cleveland broke out to a 14 - 8 first quarter lead,

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