NEW YORK, JUNE 11 -- Two men convicted in the killing of a black teenager in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn were sentenced today to the maximum prison terms allowed by law, with the triggerman ordered to spend more than three decades behind bars before he is eligible for parole.

The sentence of 32 2/3 years to life in prison for Joseph Fama, 19, convicted of murder in the shooting death of Yusuf Hawkins, 16, last August, came as little surprise.

But Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Thaddeus E. Owens also chose to impose the stiffest possible penalty for lesser felonies on Keith Mondello, 19, despite Mondello's acquittal last month on murder and manslaughter charges.

Mondello, who admitted rounding up the bat-wielding mob of 30 whites who attacked Hawkins, received 5 1/3 to 16 years in prison and cannot be paroled until he serves the full 5 1/3 years.

Owens said he was imposing four consecutive sentences for riot and other lesser felony charges because Mondello "was really the catalyst who started this whole thing. He got hung up on this macho bit. . . . Without Mr. Mondello, there wouldn't have been the death of anyone."

Hours later, as Owens pronounced the consecutive sentences on Fama, a female relative began screaming hysterically and had to be restrained. Fama's mother yelled "My son!" and Fama's father shouted curses.

Black spectators with the Hawkins family responded by standing and applauding, and court officers quickly escorted the Fama family from the tense courtroom.

Moses Stewart, Hawkins's father, called the sentences "a small joy for myself but a great victory for black people all over the city." The Rev. Al Sharpton, a Hawkins family adviser who has led several protest marches in Bensonhurst, said, "We are proud to see a young man's life paid for with some measure of justice."

While the sentences closed a chapter in one of New York City's most notorious racial crimes, a second chapter is to begin Tuesday with jury selection in the case of John Vento, 21, the third of seven Bensonhurst men charged with murder in the death of Hawkins.

Outside the courthouse, Mondello's lawyer, Stephen Murphy, was nearly drowned out by 50 demonstrators as he told reporters that his client's sentence was "exorbitant." Murphy said Owens' sentence "in effect overturns the jury verdict and convicts him of manslaughter. The message . . . is that anytime you introduce race into a case, you're going to find an inordinate sentence will be handed out."

Prosecutor Paul Burns had told the judge that a stiff sentence would send the message that "we will not tolerate senseless, unprovoked racial violence in this county."

He accused Mondello of "a Neanderthal way of thinking" and said that "there is no sentence . . . there is no amount of restitution . . . which can in any way alleviate the pain and the suffering that {the Hawkins family} went through that night and which they are still going through today."

Mondello, who showed no emotion as he was led away in handcuffs, was sentenced to consecutive terms of 1 1/3 to four years for riot and each of three charges of unlawful imprisonment. He also received one year for possessing a weapon, a baseball bat; one year on each of four counts of discrimination, and 90 days on each of three counts of menacing. These misdemeanors are to run concurrently with the felony term.

Mondello has said he rounded up the mob that attacked Hawkins, who had come to the predominantly white community to look at a used car, in self-defense. He said a neighborhood girl, Gina Feliciano, had warned him that her black friends were coming to beat him up. Feliciano, an acknowledged drug addict, has been arrested for crack possession since the trial.

Murphy said he had tried to withdraw from the sentencing because the Mondello family had paid him only $1,700 of his $75,000 fee, but the judge rejected his request.

Prosecutor Edward Boyar urged a severe sentence for Fama, telling the judge, "There's not been a shred, not a scintilla of remorse, not one word saying, 'Mr. Hawkins, I'm sorry for what happened.' "