Tuesday, January 12, 2016

City Legendz HS Invitational

BRONX, NY - The 4th Annual City Legendz Invitational kicked off on Saturday at the Gauchos Gym and day one did not disappoint. Here are brief recaps of the five games.

M. Wingate
Reggie Quezada & Jalen Suber

Thurgood Marshall Academy Splatters Green Tech, 72-48

Visually, the athletic Green Tech team looked more than capable of handling Thurgood Marshall but basketball is primarily a game of skill. T.M.A would play a solid defensive game beat Green Tech in transition.

An offensive push by 6'1" Jalen Suber '17 would put the Panthers ahead throughout the first quarter. A strong finished spearheaded by 6'3" Reggie Quezada '16 would extend Thurgood Marshall's lead to 10 point at the half.

Green Tech continuously had trouble finishing at the rim and the team's star player, 6'4" Dasier Lukes '16 had to fight for every point he made. Quezada kicked into high gear in the third quarter and propelled T.M.A. to a19 point lead to start the final quarter.

6'3" Keyshaun Miller '16 offered some resistance to the Panther's surge but the Albany Team simply didn't have the firepower and would ultimately lose by 24 points.

Quezada led the way for Thurgood Marshall with 31 points with Suber adding 16 points. Lukes was the high scorer for Green Tech with 16 points.

- NYC Hoops City Legendz Invitational

TMA supports Mel Henderson Showcase and TeachME Classic

Mel Henderson Showcase Very Successful!

High School And Middle Teams Come Together To Support Mel Henderson

The Mel Henderson Showcase Co Sponsored by PLAYTIME BASKETBALL & HACKENSACK HS was a huge success. 

Hackensack High School and Thurgood Marshall Academy Boys Varsity basketball teams support the Teaneck based Teach Me Classic middle school league before they showcased their talents at the 1st annual event dedicated to Mel Henderson. This event was held at Hackensack High and played on the Mel Henderson signature court on January 9, 2016.  

Other games played featured Dwight Morrow vs Dwight Englewood, Ramapo vs Manchester, American History vs Paramus Catholic, Thurgood Marshall vs Newark Tech and the night cap game featured Pope John XXIII vs Don Bosco Prep.. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Transit Tech opens season, closing out T.M.A

HARLEM, NY - You never get a second chance to make first impression.
On Wednesday, the visiting ENY Transit Tech Express (1-0/0-0) made that impression, starting their season with a win while leaving an impression of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Panthers (0-1/0-0) face down on their own court. The Brooklyn PSAL team soundly beat T.M.A., 75-53.

The writing was on the wall early in this out-of-league game as the Express vaulted ahead in the first quarter off a 10-0 run. T.M.A.'s porous defense gave 5'11" senior Matt Banton and 6'1" senior Fabian MacDonald free reign at multiple hoops. Buckets by 6'0" juniorJhedayah "Juice" Gibbs ended the Panther's drought but they were now down 27-6 heading into the second quarter.

The Panthers' flatline showed signs of life as promising sophomore,Dimencio Vaughn stepped up the intensity on both ends of the court. The lefty did work offensively as well as on the boards but as a team, Thurgood Marshall simply traded buckets with Transit Tech throughout the quarter. 

Late turnovers would put the Harlem, NY team into even a larger hole at the midway point as Tech's lead grew to 25 points. 

The Panthers began to put points on the board more consistently in the third quarter but again, their defense could not contain the Express. Strong drives and perimeter shots by 5'11" senior Shywann Spencer along with points in the paint by 6'4" senior Gabe Agorioge soon punted the visitor's lead to a game-high 31 points to begin the final quarter.

Thurgood Marshall Academy had no quit in them and managed to shave ten points off their deficit with 2:30 left to play. The Express responded by extending the floor and running out the clock, en route to an emphatic 22 point pounding of T.M.A. 

Banton led the way for Transit Tech with 22 points with MacDonald and Spencer adding 16 points and 11 points respectively. Agorioge also scored 11 points. Gibbs was high man for T.M.A. with 21 points followed by Vaughn who contributed 19 points.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2012-2013 Thurgood Marshall Academy Panthers

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