Sports Round-Up Feb. 29

Alexandra Tarul, a junior guard and team captain on the St. John’s Prep, Astoria, girls’ basketball team, scored her 1,000th career point on Feb. 13 during a game against Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood. The two-time Tablet All-Star has already committed to Fordham University, the Bronx.

Shemar Latty, a senior guard on the St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, boys’ varsity basketball team, became the all-time leading scorer in school history on Feb. 18. He scored his 1,462nd career point in a victory over Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences, Manhattan Beach.

Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush, hosted a fundraiser on Feb. 9 to honor the memory of Dinsio Walo-Wright, the niece of Assistant Principal Nancy Roberts who died in November 2019 at the age of 22 from a rare form of pediatric brain cancer.

More than $1,000 was raised during a boys’ basketball tripleheader against Lasalle Academy, Manhattan. All proceeds benefitted The Cure Starts Now, a grassroots effort dedicated toward research to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

Organized by Athletic Director Oggie Quiles, the event also featured Nazareth’s STEP team and cheerleaders performing tributes to Walo-Wright during halftime of all three games.

Walo-Wright asked that the school donate to an organization working toward a cure for her particular form of cancer. She never stopped caring for people during her life, and the event kept alive her spirit of giving back to the community.

Eleven members of the St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, men’s water polo team were named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Men’s All-Academic Team. To be eligible for consideration, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.20 or higher.

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