Sports Round-Up Aug. 31

Playing for a Cause

The 3-on-3 By the Sea basketball tournament is back for its sixth year in Rockaway Beach. The tournament, a fundraiser for breast cancer research, will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 in the schoolyard of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Clare Droesch Scholarship Fund. Droesch, a former standout guard on the Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ varsity basketball team, died in May 2018 at the age of 36 after a more than six-year battle with breast cancer.

St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, celebrated the 35th anniversary of its summer classic basketball tournament — a tradition in the Rockaways.

A fixture each summer in the parish’s schoolyard, the tournament began as a series of pickup games in the mid-1980s. The classic has since grown to one of the largest basketball series in NYC.

Here are the results:

>> Boys Grammar Middle

Sand-Bar Contractors def. DFX

>> Boys Grammar Senior

Ridgewood Savings Bank def. TGA-NYC

>> Boys High School

Boarders Surf Shop def.  Pro1 Tire service

>> Men’s Open

Malbro Construction def. JG Electric

>> Girls Grammar Senior

Rockaway W.I.S.H. def. Blue Bear Risk

>> Girls High School

NYBS Mechanical def. Clare’s Bears

>> Women’s Open

Jameson’s def. Boardwalk Pizza

The St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, cheerleading squad has a new coach. Nicolette Cianciotta, a 2013 graduate of the school, has returned to guide the Eagles team for the upcoming school year.