6- LaSalle Academy (4-0)- It was suppose to be LaSalle heading to the Syracuse region over Christmas where they were set to play in the Manny Leone Christmas Classic at CBA Syracuse. COVID though had other ideas, keeping the Cardinals from taking the court. Carlos Lorenzo and the rest of LaSalle are itching to hit the court again and keep their undefeated record in tact as it will Thursday when they go to Salesian that they will take to action. It wont end there though as on Saturday LaSalle will be back at it on the road at Nazareth in a ranked battle before finishing the week out on Sunday with a home date versus Cardinal Spellman.
7- KIPP NYC College Prep (6-0)- December 13th, that's the last time Zahir Caldwell and the rest of the Bulldogs have taken the floor. It's been far too long for their desires meaning when they get out there again finally on Monday at Grace Dodge you can expect a primed and ready to go group from KIPP waning to make a big statement. Wednesday is the big one for the week though when they host Lehman in a big ranked battle with major implications for the rankings here in one weeks time.
8- William Grady (6-1)- We are still awaiting a number of results from Grady that have yet to be posted. Results from games from the 17th and 20th of December seem to be MIA as head coach Karl Sanders continues not to update things for public consumption on the Falcons side. We know they have a very talented team this year led by Mosi Clayton, we just hope things can be updated this week when Grady takes on Frank Macchiarola on Wednesday at home in the Falcons only game of this week.
9- Nazareth (2-0)- Sometimes a loss isn't a terrible loss which is exactly the type of result that happened for the Kingsmen this past week. A game with Holy Cross was canceled because of COVID issues within the Queens AA school's program so a late minute replacement was an even better CHSAA AA team in Iona Prep. Andre Prescott helped Nazareth stay right there until the very end with the Kingsmen falling 46-44 in a great back and forth battle that only secured Nazareth's spot as one of the best in Class A this season. It's another challenging week to come for Nazareth as they go to Fordham Prep on Tuesday, then host Xavier and LaSalle respectively on Thursday and Saturday in a seven day stretch that should again tell us a lot about this season's Kingsmen group.
10- DeWitt Clinton (9-0)- It was a dominating Lehman Holiday Festival for the Governors as they ran right through South Bronx Prep and Longwood Prep, winning the two games by scores of 88-56 and 81-45. Jason Coachman and Jayson Jones West both had impressive outings in both games for Clinton who moved to 9-0 with the wins over the past week. This week ahead here will be back to PSAL Bronx A3 play when on Wednesday they go to Bronx H.S. of Science in the Governors only game during this week stretch.
11- Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (6-0)- A team who is looking to prove itself among the top tier in the PSAL, the Titans have taken care of business in each game put in front of them so far. They have had two league games postponed due to COVID, and it's their two biggest league games in Murry Bergtraum and Seward Park. While Eugene Benn and the rest of the Titans wait to make those games up, the week ahead here will have Bayard Rustin hosting Stuyvesant on Monday, then it will be Hunter College High School 24 hours later on Tuesday on the road, before finishing up on Thursday with Washington Irving at home.
12- Lehman (6-1)- Hosting their Lehman Holiday Festival meant that the Lions had chances over the Christmas break to showcase their abilities on the court, unlike many others who saw COVID dash any hopes of games over the time of. Tuesday saw the Lions roll past George Washington convincingly 84-35, before a tougher game against Seward Park saw Jalen Elfe rise up big again in a 66-64 hotly fought one for the victory. Lehman will now get back to league play starting on Wednesday with a big road date against KIPP NYC College Prep before coming home on Friday to host Taft.
13- Evander Childs (5-1)- After losing a heartbreaker to Lehman late in December, Evander Child came back to defeat Alfred E. Smith handily just before the Christmas break. The Tigers were a team who didn't have another scheduled for the time of giving Adonis Nina and the rest of Evander Childs a nice chance to rest up before league play really gets going starting this week. Wednesday will kick things off as the Tigers go to Taft, and then its games on back to back days as Childs will host Grace Dodge and Bronx H.S. of Science on Friday and Saturday respectively to end their three game week.
14- Louis Brandeis (9-1)- A game with New Dorp on the road that Brandeis had scheduled for last Thursday was postponed and will be made up later on in January meaning that the Bulldogs are another team with a lot of time off who are raring to get back onto the floor. Faly Sylla and the rest of the Brandeis team will get back to action Monday with a tough one on the road at a good Beacon team. Friday will then mean a trip to West 50th Street Campus before non-league battle at the New Year's Jamboree against longtime Class A power Brooklyn Law and Tech on Saturday.
15- St. Joseph by the Sea (3-3)- Heading down to South Jersey to take part in the Wildwood Christmas Classic saw the Vikings go 1-1 as they fell in their opener against St. Thomas Aquinas (NJ) 54-43 in a game that saw Sea struggle to get anything going from the perimeter. They rebounded well a day later though as Daniel Marinaccio had 15 points to lead St. Joseph by the Sea to a 66-52 victory over Winslow Township (NJ). Another non-league matchup is next for the Vikings who head to Baldwin mid-week to take on the Bruins on Thursday before getting back to CHSAA league play on Saturday with a road game at Xavier.
16- A. Philip Randolph (8-1)- For Cheikh Seck and the rest of the Cougars it was a great way to go into the Christmas break as they knocked off MLK Jr. on the 22nd of December 64-63. Randolph has proven to be one of the more surprising teams so far on the season as they have all the parts to be a PSAL Class A title contender. Getting back to action this week will see the Cougars on Monday going to H.S. for Environmental Studies in PSAL Manhattan A2 action, and then on Wednesday it's a home contest with Graphics Campus, before ending the three game week on Friday at Fiorello LaGuardia.
Benjamin Banneker (5-3)
Brooklyn H.S. for Law and Technology (8-3)
Fort Hamilton (7-1)
St. Edmund Prep (3-1)
1- Community Health Academy of the Heights (10-1)- It's been a slow go as of late for our #1 team in Class B as Community Health, led by John Harrington, will be finally getting back to action here this week when they host Columbia Secondary on Wednesday and go to Esperanza Prep Academy on Friday in a pair of PSAL Manhattan B2 games. Saturday will see the Phoenix really get their shot to shine though when they step out of league to host Bronx AA school Samuel Gompers in one of CHAH's biggest games of the season.
2- Poly Prep (4-0)- After going nearly a month between games it is finally game time again for Phillip Lawrence and the rest of the Blue Devils. They are among the favorites in a pool of deep and talented NYSAIS squads meaning each game out has serious implications for rankings purposes, and in terms of the NYSAIS standings. The week will see Poly Prep have just one game, but it is a big one as they take on rivals Fieldston in a Friday night showdown.
3- BCAM (5-1)- With great guard play coming from Earl Morgan, and some dominating interior outings from Lennox Holder Jr., it has been near the perfect balance for this BCAM team that looks poised to contend for the PSAL Class B title. They have had some time off here with Christmas but the Lions will get back to work on Tuesday when they host Brooklyn Studio Secondary School before taking the court on back to back days on Thursday and Friday, first at Spring Creek Campus, before finishing up at home with a solid Medgar Evers team.
4- Berkeley Carroll (3-0)- Another team contending for a NYSAIS title this season, the Lions have a number of quality wins under their belt already this season and are looking forward to a big start to the 2022 campaign. Wednesday will see Berkeley Carroll hosting Packer, before another home game, against Brooklyn Friends Academy, closes out the week for the Lions on Friday evening.
5- Maspeth (5-1)- In the Argonauts last game that they played they fell to Community Health on December 17th. Since that game Maspeth has had time to do nothing but stew over what was their first and only loss on the season. Since then they have had 5 straight postponements due to COVID, including this coming Tuesday's matchup with Academy of American Studies, a game postponed early. That means for Sean Lopez and the rest of the Argonauts, there first game back will take place Thursday at home against Baccalaureate School for Global Education in their only game this week.
6- Dwight School (4-1)- There may not be a team bigger and mor physically imposing inside than the Lions who are paced by Division 1 recruit Richard Nweke. They fell earlier in the season to Berkeley Carroll, but soon enough will have a chance to get revenge on that defeat. For now though it will be a one game week when on Thursday it's Dwight heading to Lower Manhattan for a league matchup with Leman Manhattan Prep.
7- Achievement First (4-0)- Getting 29 points just before the Christmas break from Malaki Clarke Braithwaite in a 60-55 win over EBC/Bushwick Leaders meant a happy holiday season for Achievement First who again this season are among the top class of the PSAL Class B Division. Monday will see the action get going again when Achievement plays host to School for Classics, and then on Friday it will be another home date, this time with All City Leadership Secondary School as they will look to stay unbeaten on the season.
8- The Scholars Academy (10-0)- Mowing down everyone in their path, Scholars got another big win at the Ballin4Peace Holiday Classic on Thursday when they blew past PSAL Class A school Graphics Campus with ease behind the 18 points of Raphael Tawil. The Seawolves seem to be the clear class of the PSAL Queens B2 Division, and will look to continue showing they are among the best in the PSAL overall this week when they go to Cambria Heights Academy in Scholars Academy's only game of the week.
9- Fannie Lou Hamer (7-2)- It was an anticipated matchup this past Thursday with fellow Class B power Maspeth, but that game was called off due to COVID protocols meaning Fannie Lou has been off since a pre-Christmas loss to Samuel Gompers. That loss doesn't sit well with Khalil Lloyd and the rest of the Panthers so they are excited to get back to action this week here with a road game against Explorations Academy on Monday. That will be followed up by another road contest at Metropolitan High School on Wednesday, with a home matchup against Archimedes/Maleska Campus finishing out the play for this week on Friday.
10- Trinity School (6-0)- Nick Allen and the rest of the Tigers are ready to get going again after a matchup against Germantown Academy out of Pennsylvania was canceled over the Christmas break because of COVID protocols. Trinity will actually have to wait a bit longer to get back going as a game on Thursday at Trevor Day has already been postponed because of COVID meaning that a Saturday afternoon matinee at home with Dalton School will be their lone time to hit the court this week.
Academy of American Studies (6-1)
Bard H.S. Early College (7-0)
Baruch College Campus (7-0)
Lab Museum United (4-0)