In the final game of the day, Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, took down St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, 52-34 in the Division ‘AA’ diocesan championship.
Playing without standout senior guard Kaelynn Satterfield – who averaged 17.3 pts. and 6.5 rebounds per game this season, the Lady Royals got off to a slow start offensively and trailed the L’il Terriers by three after the first quarter.
With the score tied 16-16 at halftime, Christ the King regrouped in the locker room and came out strong in the second half.
“After halftime, we came out ready to play,” said senior guard and team captain Nina Rickards, who had a double-double with 10 pts. and 12 rebounds. “Offensively, we worked the ball instead of rushing because it was a fast-paced game at first. We slowed it down and got the shots that we wanted to take.”
“We just needed to push more in transition, and the shots that we took, we just had to keep shooting because they were defini