South Shore defeats Bishop Loughlin in the Smartball championship

VINCENT DAVIS | 8/30/2018, midnight

One three-point shot was the difference between South Shore’s defeat of Bishop Loughlin to take this year’s Smartball tournament. The 59-56 game was close. South Shore was able to hold on to win the game held at Lincoln Playground at 135th Street and Fifth Avenue. 

Kadary Richmond dropped 24 points, had 2 rebounds and had 1 assist, leading his team in scoring. Richmond’s play secured him the MVP Award, renamed this year to the Nate “Tiny" Archibald Most Outstanding Player Award. 

Richmond’s teammate Philipps Joseph logged 12 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks and teammate Jason Palmers had 10 points and 4 rebounds to help South Shore secure their win.

Bishop Loughlin was led by Julian Champagne. His 25 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 blocks kept the team in the game. Adam Logan-Tabiene added 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. 

South Shore defeated Brooklyn Collegiate by 8 to make it to the chip. Loughlin won a close one by 3, 62-to-59 over Brooklyn Law, to contend in the final game. 

Smartball also featured two all-star games to conclude their season. In the boys’ game, the Smartball All-Stars defeated the New Jersey/Philly All-Stars 78-64. 

The New York team featured Mark Farley from Wadleigh High School, who scored 19 points and had 6 rebounds. He was voted Most Outstanding Player.

Majesty Johnson, a student at Brooklyn Collegiate, added 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists to help with the win. 

The New Jersey/Philly All-Stars were led by Ray Somerville’s 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assist and 

Chase Lane’s 13 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Lane won the Sportsmanship Award. Somerville attends Shipley High School and Lane attends Convent Academy. 

In the girls’ all-star game, the New Jersey /Pennsylvania /Connecticut All-Stars defeated the Smartball All-Stars 54-50.

Asha Talib from Allen High in Pennsylvania dropped in 13 points and had 2 rebounds and 1 block to receive the Most Outstanding Player Award. 

Hevynne Bristow, a Becam High student led the Smartball All-Stars with 17 points, 8 rebounds and a block. She won the Sportsmanship Trophy Award.