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Tuesday / July 23.
  • Christ the King beats Stepinac for New York Catholic League title

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello won his sixth New York Catholic League championship on Sunday.

    The Royals outscored Archbishop Stepinac 30-17 in the second half and won 61-56 at Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym. It was the sixth CHSAA AA title under Arbitello this decade (2010-11 and 2013-15).

    Former Rice High School coach Moe Hicks won six titles between 1994-2010.

    “It’s a special feeling to tie Moe Hicks,” Arbitello said. “The culture of Christ the King is to win no matter who’s on the floor.”

    Junior guard Ryan Myers led the way with 19 points, Nate Curry had 14 points and 14 rebounds, Moussa Cisse had 12 points and 8 rebounds and Sterling Jones scored 12 points.

    Christ the King advances to the New York State Federation tournament next week in Glens Falls, N.Y. Stepinac was the defending champion.

    Stepinac junior guard R.J. Davis scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while sophomore wing A.J Griffin shot 5-of-13 for 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.