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Washington’s heights lead St. John’s; Woods, Scott polish the hardwood

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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:30 am

Isis Washington, a junior on the fencing team at St. John’s University, has received National Fencer of the Week honors from the publication College Fencing 360 for a nearly spotless weekend at tournaments on Jan. 25 and 26.

Washington, a New Jersey native who specializes in the epee, posted 14 wins against one loss at both the NYU Invitational on Jan. 25, and at the St. John’s Invitational the following day.

Both her losses came by one point.

She is the first St. John’s fencer to receive the honor since alumnus Sean Buckley, who did so in January of last year.

Washington, who last month finished 13th in the January North American Cup tournament in Virginia Beach, has a record of 43-5 for the 2013-14 season.

In men’s college basketball, York College’s Michael Woods on Monday established a new school record for points in a season. The Brooklyn native scored 31 points in the Cardinals’ 108-73 win over City College of New York, giving him an even 600 points for the 2013-14 season.

He eclipsed the Jamaica college’s old record of 599 set by Elliot Bruce back in the 1985-86 season, and did so in his 21st game, eight fewer that it took Bruce to set the old mark.

York’s Omar St. John, a Jamaica resident who attended Martin Van Buren High School, also had 28 points in the game, while Du’Quan Lawson of Hollis and Campus Magnet High School had 10 points and 10 assists.

Earlier this year Woods broke Bruce’s school record for points in a game when he scored 44 against Medgar Evers College.

Woods is the second-leading scorer in the nation in Division III this year, averaging 28.6 points per game.

On the women’s side of the court, St. Albans native DeAndra Scott, a senior forward who plays for SUNY-Old Westbury out on Long Island, last week was named to the Skyline Conference’s weekly honor roll for the second week in a row and the seventh time this season.

Scott averaged 29 points and 14 rebounds over two games, including a career-high 34 points in an 87-73 loss to Farmingdale State on Jan. 30.

Scott’s 21.8 points per game leads the Skyline Conference and is 16th in the country in Women’s Division III.

She is second in the conference and 19th in the nation with 21.1 rebounds per game, and her 15 double-doubles are first in the conference and third among Division III women.

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