Westchester Sports Recap0

MEN’S BASKETBALL (RECORD (5-1, REGION 0-0, CONFERENCE 0-0)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 The Viking’s home game vs. Essex was cancelled due to the snow storm.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 Freshman Joe Zayer (West Nyack, NY/Clarkstown South HS) scored a career-high 21 points, including several clutch free-throws late in the game as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team edged host Mercer County College, 74-73 on Saturday afternoon during the opening game of the Mercer Mixer. With the win, the Vikings improve to 5-0 for the 2018-19 season.

A 32-32 halftime tie led to a wild home stretch as Mercer appeared poised for the upset win when the hosts held a five-point lead with two minutes to play in the game. However, Zayer and sophomore Miles Haughton (Mamaroneck, NY/Mamaroneck HS) came up with huge steals down the stretch to allow the Vikings several fast break opportunities to take the lead for good.

Haughton finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Monte Lambert (Brooklyn, NY/James Madison HS) added 13 points despite playing limited minutes due to foul trouble. Also for WCC, freshman Fabian Johnson (New York, NY/Our Savior Lutheran) chipped in eight points and seven rebounds.

Overall, Westchester shot 53% from the floor, while out-rebounding Mercer 34-32.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18 Sophomore Miles Haughton (Mamaroneck, NY/Mamaroneck HS) scored 24 points, and freshman Joe Zayer (West Nyack, NY/Clarkstown South HS) added 17 points, but the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team fell 78-71 on Sunday to close the Mercer Mixer at Mercer County College. With the loss, the Vikings are now 5-1 for the 2018-19 season.

Westchester got off to a slow start, falling behind early, and trailing 44-28 at halftime. The Vikings made a valiant comeback during the second half to make things interesting, but were unable to overcome a huge early deficit to the 4-0 Sharks.

Also for WCC, freshman Devan Lawson (Spring Valley, NY/Spring Valley HS) scored 12 points.

WESTCHESTER CC SPORTS HALL OF FAME

On Friday, Nov. 16, the Westchester Community College Athletic Department hosted its 12th annual Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at Juliano’s Restaurant in New Rochelle, New York. Three individuals were enshrined into the Hall of Fame, while a Team of Distinction was introduced, as well as two special awards were presented. For complete coverage, click here

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