Yesterday evening, the boys’ basketball team topped Bay Ridge Prep, 95-44, at Brooklyn’s St. George Community Center behind a balanced scoring effort.
The Bears knew little about the Tigers ahead of the first ever match-up between the two programs. Bay Ridge had two close games with Avenues, who edged the Bears in a game on Dec. 1, and the Tigers’ best player previously notched 56 points against Evangel Christian, the top team in the PSAA. But thoughts of a close game were eliminated just minutes into the game as the Bears came out roaring, ringing up 27 points in the first quarter to mire the Tigers in an insurmountable 22-point deficit. After the two sides traded baskets in the opening moments, the Bears unleashed a 25-0 run to stun their hosts. Andy D’Alessio notched nine points in the frame while Jai Narain added eight points that included a pair of 3-pointers.
The onslaught continued in the second frame as the Bears went for 25 more to lead 52-17 at the half. CJ Edwards’ eight points paced the Blue & White, which saw six players score in the quarter. Jai Narain’s seven points and Seamus Scanlon’s five catalyzed a 27-point third frame, while Josh Aduba netted eight in the fourth to close out the dominant win.
Narain led the Bears with 18 points while D’Alessio (17), Aduba (12), Scanlon (11), Owen Sobel (10), Edwards (9), T. J. Wachter (8 points/13 rebounds), Peter Simone (6), Jerry Li (2), and Colin Scanlon (2) rounded out the attack.
The last time the Bears scored 95 points in a game was on Jan. 18, 2003 in a 102-31 win over Shelter Island. They are back in action on Saturday in a non-league match the Christian Heritage School in Trumbull, CT.