Westchester Sports Recap0

MEN’S BASKETBALL

TUESDAY JANUARY 30 Tremaine Fraiser (Port Chester, NY/Trinity Catholic) and Raykwon Fenton (Bronx, NY/Holcombe Rucker HS) scored 27 points apiece. Maxx Miller (White Plains, NY/Mount Saint Michael) continued his fine recent play with 16 points as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team earned a 118-88 win over Dutchess Community College on Tuesday night at Dutchess. With the win, an opponent has yet to outscore the Vikings opponent during 18 games this season.

It was a battle for quite some time as the teams went back and forth throughout the first half. As late as 3:15 remaining before the break, WCC clung to a 38-33 lead. However, a late Viking run gave the visitors a 51-37 edge at halftime, and Westchester did not look back from there. Early in the second half, a WCC run gave the Vikings a 59-40 lead, and the advantage blossomed to more than 30 points as Westchester broke the 100-point mark for the sixth time this season, including twice against Dutchess CC.

Pierre Lys (Greenburgh, NY/Woodlands HS) added 15 points for Westchester CC, and Maurice Hollis (Bronx, NY/Tuckahoe HS) chipped in 14 second-half points, including four three-pointers

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1 Sophomore Raykwon Fenton (Bronx, NY/Holcombe Rucker HS) scored a career-high 32 points, which included six three-pointers, and Maxx Miller (White Plains, NY/Mount St. Michael) added 19 points of his own as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team routed visiting Rockland Community College, 111-65 on Thursday night at Viking Gymnasium.

It was actually a slow start for both teams as the Vikings opened up an early 2-0 lead, and the scored remained that way for several minutes before a 15-3 Viking run put the hosts ahead for good. WCC led 57-33 at halftime, and that was only the start of things to come. The second half saw Westchester run up and down the floor, outscoring the Hawks 54-32 during the final 20 minutes to break the 100-point mark for the sixth time this season, and second consecutive game.

Most notably, Westchester Community College was incredible from three-point range, converting a season-high 13 attempts from beyond the arc, almost half of which came from Fenton.

Four Vikings scored in double figures as Tremaine Fraiser (Port Chester, NY/Trinity Catholic) chipped in 15 points, and Gabriel Cruz (Bronx, NY/In-Tech Academy) added 13 points.

MEN’S BOWLING

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3RD AND 4TH Freshman Matthew Rice (Lagrangeville, NY/Arlington HS) and fellow freshman Joseph Salierno (Yonkers, NY/Salesian) enjoyed fine performances once again as the Westchester Community College Men’s Bowling team had a strong showing at the Boulevard Bowling Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 3 and the Schenectady Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 4. Both events were at Boulevard Bowel in Schenectady, New York.

On Saturday, the Vikings placed 18th in a strong field that included 10 four-year intercollegiate programs, knocking down 6156 total pins, to finish only 48 pins behind Canisius College. Rice finished 38th overall out of 133 bowlers with a 196.4 average, that included a high of 215 in his first game. Salierno finished just short of Rice, averaging 188.8. Also for WCC, sophomore Michael Matthews (Bronx, NY/Mount Saint Michael) averaged 181.

On Sunday, the Vikings returned to the lanes and finished 13th, with a score of 6076 pins, just behind Corning and ahead of Castleton, Franklin Pierce, Canisius and Adirondack. Rice averaged 181.6 and finished 36th.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (RECORD 0-2, REGION 0-0, CONFERENCE 0-0)

TUESDAY JANUARY 30TH Shanaya Jones (Bronx, NY/Health Opportunities HS) had nine points and five rebounds. Paige Collins (Jamaica, NY/Wadleigh HS) enjoyed an outstanding season debut with six points, 10 rebounds, and three steals, but the Westchester Community College Women’s Basketball team fell to Dutchess Community College, 56-36 on Tuesday night at Dutchess CC. With the loss, the Vikings fall to 0-6 for the season.

Dutchess got off to a fast start and never looked back, growing the lead to double-digits during the first quarter, and the Falcons held of several WCC attempts to get back in the game. Dutchess led 30-17 at halftime, and 36-22 to open the fourth quarter. Westchester cut the deficit to 12 points early in the final stanza, but would not get any closer as the hosts defeated WCC for the second time in five days.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1 – Shanaya Jones (Bronx, NY/Health Opportunities) netted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while adding five assists and four steals, while Alexandria Knight chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds, but the Westchester Community College Women’s Basketball fell to Borough of Manhattan Community College on Thursday night at BMCC. With the loss, Westchester falls to 0-7 for the 2017-18 season. Trailing by 32 points entering the fourth quarter, WCC played perhaps its best stanza of the season, outscoring one of the best teams in Region XV, 24-13 over the final 10 minutes to make the game close

On Thursday, February 8, the Westchester Community College Women’s Basketball team will honor National Girls and Women in Sports Day with ‘Think Pink Night’ as the Vikings host Borough of Manhattan Community College at 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Women’s Sports Foundation, for more than 30 years, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, “has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits. The courage, confidence and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls need to become the strong leaders of tomorrow.” National Girls and Women in Sports Day is celebrated annually across both NCAA and NJCAA member institutions.

The Westchester Community College Athletic Department will honor this special day by hosting a ‘Think Pink Night’ in order to raise both awareness and money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Prior to the game, pink wristbands will be sold to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. In addition, Westchester Community College will wear pink uniforms during the game, and will sport other ‘pink’ items during the game.

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