This game was the nightcap to a great day of basketball at the Big Apple Classic. It was held inside Carnesecca Arena on the campus of St. John's University.
Boys & Girls held a 19-17 lead after the first quarter of play. But Christ The King behind senior guard wingman Sean Johnson's 10 points pushed ahead, 36-29.
Christ The King still held a 49-23 lead heading into the final eight minutes of play. But Samuell's drive past several Royals gave Ruth Lovelace's team the lead.
CTK had an opportunity to go ahead with the next possession. But a nifty trap by Boys & Girls tied up the Royals. CTK fouled Samuells with nine seconds left. And the senior guard promptly buried both free throws.
A last second shot was no good and Lovelace's team had a thrilling victory.
Samuell finished the game with 15 points. Teammates Michael Taylor (14 points), Richard Brown III (10 points), and Tyler Young (eight points) all made significant contributions to the victory.
Johnson led the Royals with 17 points while Marion Smith had 13 points and Milka Dominykas had eight points.