Leading off today:
Hofstra recruit Justin Wright-Foreman scored 27 points as a shorthanded H.S. for Construction
upset Cardozo, the state's top-ranked large school, 71-63 on Saturday to earn the Queens borough championship Saturday.
Construction, unranked this week, rallied from a 14-point deficit early in the third quarter.
"It's hard to lose three times in a row to a team. So we just had to come out and play our hearts out," Wright-Foreman told MSG Varsity.
Red Hawks senior guard Kyle Allman was perfect on 12 free throws and finished with 22 points to help the team overcome the absence of guard Wesley Nelson and sixth man Micaiah Goosby, both suspended for actions in school according to coach Cory Semper.
Jordan Wright's layup tied the game at 61 with 3:09 remaining, and then Wright-Foreman scored six points down the stretch.
"He's been our leader. We wouldn't be as good as we are without him," Semper said of Wright-Foreman. "We got a bunch of guys that are ready to be Robins and he could be Batman."
More basketball: Thomas Jefferson now holds a 2-1 lead in its season series with Brooklyn rival Abraham Lincoln, beating the Railsplitters 76-73 on Saturday in the borough tournament championship game at Queens College.
Lincoln is ranked second in the state in Class AA and Jefferson 12th this week.
Jefferson junior Isiah Deas led the way with 24 points and Jaquan "Moses" McKennon chipped in with 17.
"Jaquan is the driver of this championship bus," Deas told The Daily News. "We call him Moses because once he's going, everybody just follows his lead."
Jefferson's Rasheem Dunn hit a layup with 1:30 to play to put the Orange Wave up 70-69 -- its first lead since the first quarter. The teams then traded layups and McKennon hit two free throws to extend the lead to three with :30 left. The Railsplitters' Jahlil Tripp hit a short jumper, but McKennon hit Rasheem Dunn for a fast-break layup with three ticks left to wrap up Jefferson's first borough title since 2012.
"Lincoln's a great team, and hopefully I get the chance to play them for a fourth time (in the PSAL playoffs), but I'm not looking forward to it," Jefferson coach Lawrence Pollard said.
• In the Bronx borough championship game, third-ranked Wings Academy defeated John F. Kennedy 68-53 as senior forward Jessie Govan scored 20 points.
Alumni news: Brycen Spratling, a 2010 Webster Schroeder graduate who won a state outdoor 400 title in his only season of track and field, set a world record in the men's indoor 500 meters, clocking 1:00.06 during the Millrose Games at the Armory in New York City.
"I honestly felt like I relaxed a little bit too much early on in the race," he said. "So when I saw the time, I was disappointed, I really wanted to run 59 seconds. But if that's the best time ever run in the world, then I'm OK with it."
More Millrose: Port Jefferson's James Burke won the battle of bell-lap kicks and captured the New Balance High School Mile at the 108th Millrose Games in 4:11.25, edging Jeremy Spiezio (4:12.09) of Greenwich and Mike Brannigan (4:12.69) of Northport.