Bragging rights in the Public Schools Athletic League will be in the Bronx and Queens for the year, as the Bronx/Queens teams defeated the Manhattan/Brooklyn/Staten Island squad in the Mayor’s Cup at City College of New York. The Mayor’s cup pits the best seniors in the PSAL against one another.
The Bronx/Queens team capitalized on two missed free throws by arguably the best player in the league, Leroy “Truck” Fludd, and scored a late basket to squeak out the thrilling victory in overtime. The Bronx/Queens team took a lead on a layup by JFK’s Muhammed Ahmed following Fludd’s misses, and the Manhattan/Brooklyn/Staten Island team had a chance to win the game late but couldn’t connect. Eagle Academy’s Najee Senior was named MVP for scoring 15 points while Wadleigh’s Basil Harley scored 26 in a losing effort. Senior scored all of his points in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime.