Boys basketball: Stepinac defeats Fordham Prep 55-49; Lincoln defeats Gorton 67-62
Stepinac 55, Fordham Prep 49: At Fordham Prep, Austin Taps hit the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds remaining to propel the Stepinac boys basketball team to a 55-49 win over host Fordham Prep Monday.
James Chillemi had 16 points, and went 4-for-4 from the foul line in the final 40 seconds to close out the win.
Conroy Baltimore added 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Tom Whelan had 18 points for the Rams.
Lincoln Hall 67, Gorton 62: In the Martin Luther King Day Showcase at Kennedy, Kareem Johnakin led the United with 17 points. Rashaud Frost and Jamol Forrest each added 14 points. Dane Williamson scored 31 for the Wolves.
NY Post round up
No. 8 Mount St. Michael 72, Bayside 52: Peter Aguilar had 26 points and Malik Gill added 10 points and seven assists to lead Mount St. Michael (15-0) to a non-league win Monday afternoon in The Bronx. Bayside is 12-7.
St. John’s Prep 56, Bishop Ford 55: Ryan Yearwood had 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Kemal Pirovic had 15 points and Chris McNeil added five points, six rebounds and six assists for St. John’s Prep (3-10), which opened up a 12-point lead after three quarters to snap an eight-game losing streak. Arend Augustus had 20 points for Bishop Ford (5-7).
Archbishop Stepinac 55, Fordham Prep 49: James Chillemi had 16 points, Conroy Baltimore had 11 and Austin Taps added 10 for Stepinac (11-5) Monday in The Bronx. Tom Whelan had 18 points and Peter Carlino added nine for Fordham Prep (10-2).
Xavier 65, Liverpool 64: Eddie Sullivan had 16 points and eight assists to earn MVP honors, all-tournament selection Brendan Ferguson had 12 points and Matt Crockett had 14 points and six rebounds for Xavier (7-7), which captured the Juggler Classic Sunday night at SUNY Institute of Technology.