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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014: Christ the King edges Nazareth to earn league title

   Leading off today: Senior forward Kollyns Scarbrough returned from an injury to score 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter and Sierra Calhoun also finished with 18 as Christ the King defeated Nazareth 64-59 in girls basketball Thursday.

   Sophomore Sydney Zambrotta added 12 points to help the Royals, ranked first in the state in Class AA, wrap up the highly competitive CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens diocesan title for the first time since 2010. Nazareth, ranked third in the state, dropped an 89-76 decision to Christ the King earlier in the season.

   Scarbrough left late in the first quarter after being scratched over her right eye and missed most of the rest of the half.

   "It was hard at first and was just uncomfortable but after I got used to and basically just forgot about it," Scarbrough said.

   "We have a lot of senior leadership on our team," Calhoun told MSG Varsity. "Definitely the seniors, we had to step up, get rebounds, score in key moments and that's what we did."

   Bianca Cuevas led Nazareth with 25 points.

   Semifinals tonight: Skaneateles takes on Beekmantown tonight at 6 o'clock in the opening semifinal of the state girls ice hockey tournament in Clayton. The teams split a pair of regular-season games.

   Kenmore plays Potsdam in the second half of the doubleheader, and the winners meet Saturday at 1 p.m. Beekmantown in the defending champion.

   Two more freshmen commit: Two more New York players have committed to major-college men's lacrosse programs with four full seasons remaining in their high school careers.

   The Times Union reported Niskayuna freshman Lucas Quinn, who played on the junior varsity last spring, said he will enroll at Syracuse in the fall of 2017. And Joe Lombardi of tweeted this week that defender/long-stick middie Leif Johnson of two-time defending NYSPHSAA champion Garden City verbaled to Penn in the Ivy League.

   Lawsuit filed: The parents of a Long Island high school student who died after suffering cardiac arrest while preparing for the 2012 NYSPHSAA cross country championships have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit, The Buffalo News reported.

   The suit by Stephen and Laurie Guyer filed last week in State Supreme Court in Buffalo accuses Erie County, the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Company, the NYSPHSAA and the Southold Union Free School District of negligence

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for not making sure appropriate medical services were not on hand during practice the day before the meet at the Elma Meadows golf course.

   Ronan Guyer, 14, died on Nov. 14, 2012, five days after the Southold freshman slipped in mud and fell hard on his chest, causing cardiac arrest, the suit states. The lawsuit seeks damages in an amount to be determined by the court.

   The suit alleges negligence because there was not an ambulance crew on site for the practice day, when competitors typically walk or jog the course to familiarize themselves with the layout.

   Extra points: On of the most unusual scholastic sports traditions continues Saturday in Rochester when Aquinas hosts a program organized by Cincinnati's Moeller High in their 11th annual boxing exhibition. The bouts take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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