High School Challenge
The Big Apple Basketball Challenge is a basketball event to showcase the top high school public league and catholic league teams. The BAB Challenge is designed to show the supremacy of New York City’s public or catholic leagues on the basketball court. The games are played at a very high level with bragging rights at stake. The 9th Annual, 2015 BAB Challenge will feature eight of the top New York City boys’ public and catholic high school teams.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 @ Baruch College, NYC
Molloy (CHSAA-Queens) def. Boys and Girls (PSAL-Brooklyn), 63-57
MVP - Issac Grant (Molloy), 22pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts
Sportsmanship - Gianni Ford (Boys and Girls), 21pts
Academic Achievement - Justin Cole (Molloy), Alec Jones (Boys and Girls)
Scanlan (CHSAA-Bronx) def. Thurgood Marshall (PSAL-Manhattan), 78-63
MVP - George Pena (Scanlan), 23pts, 4 stls, 4 rebs
Sportsmanship - Jalin Suber (TMA), 13pts
Academic Achievement - Danny Dacosta (Scanlan), Shavon John (TMA)
Jefferson (PSAL-Brooklyn) def. Hayes (CHSAA-Bronx) 75-74
MVP - Shamorie Ponds (Jefferson), 26pts, 8 rebs, 3 stls
Sportsmanship - Clive Allen (Hayes), 23pts, 3 asts
Academic Achievement - Jamari Lewis (Jefferson), Ishmael Massoud (Hayes)
Iona Prep (CHSAA-New Rochelle) def. Wings (PSAL-Bronx), 78-66
MVP - Ty Jerome (Iona Prep), 14pts, 10 rebs, 8 asts, 4 stls
Sportsmanship - Kevin Saylor (Wings), 20pts, 6rebs, 2stls
Academic Achievement - Ty Jerome (Iona Prep), Mouhamaou Diawara (Wings)
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Albany - The Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team capped a 26-8 record this season by defeating Aquinas Institute 72-65, to capture the New York State Class AA Federation championship.
They were led by senior shooting guard, Rasheem Dunn's 21 points, including 11-for-12 from the free throw line.
A week prior to that, Jefferson beat their rival, Abraham Lincoln High School, 90-61 at Madison Square Garden to win their first city championship since 1954. The game was close at the half, with Jefferson holding a four point lead. But in the second half, Jefferson's zone defense stifled Lincoln's offense, which led to the blowout victory.
Dunn (committed to St. Francis College) and Shamorie Ponds (committed to St. John's) earned co-MVP's. Dunn finished with 23 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Ponds contributed 31 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and five steals.
Thomas Jefferson played in the 2015 Big Apple Basketball Challenge in December. After trailing Cardinal Hayes by as many as 18 points in the second half, they came back in the final seconds on a game winning basket by Ponds to defeat Hayes, 75-74.