SYRACUSE— Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52.
Washington died Wednesday of cancer, the university said. … Full Article
Two regular-season wins over top-seeded Wagner, and a second-half lead on the Seahawks in the Northeast Conference semifinals Saturday afternoon weren’t enough to carry the LIU-Brooklyn men’s basketball team back to the NEC Championship Game. … Full Article
One Downtown Brooklyn men’s college hoops squad folded at a most inopportune moment Wednesday night in the Northeast Conference quarterfinals.The other soared into the NEC semifinals with a chance to add to its rich tournament history. … Full Article
Since beginning his broadcasting career in 1972 as a sports reporter with the Mutual Broadcasting System, Brooklyn native Eli Gold has worked in every state in the U.S., as well as every major city throughout Canada. … Full Article
Lauren Duggan, a basketball star at St. Saviour High School in Park Slope, celebrated a personal milestone when she scored her 1,000th career point in a non-league game against St. Vincent Ferrer High School. … Full Article
Coming off a deflating home loss to Downtown rival St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds were in dire need of a victory Wednesday night at the Steinberg Wellness Center. … Full Article