Westchester Sports Recap0


TUESDAY DECEMBER 5…..The men’s basketball team faced their toughest competition to date as the team prevailed over Ulster on Tuesday, 73-61. Though Westchester led wire to wire, the Senator defense held the blue and gold to their lowest point total of the season. WCC did rely on their trademark tough defense though to keep UCC at bay the entire night.

The game began with both teams having trouble converting shots as Westchester held an early 6-5 lead. WCC then went on a 14-2 run to lead 20-7 mid-way through the first half. A 10-3 run by Ulster cut the lead to 6 with 5:50 remaining, but the Vikings kept the cushion to enter the locker room at intermission with a 33-26 lead.

Ulster quickly cut that deficit down to four points scoring early in the 2nd, but WCC pulled away again as they were up by as many as 14 at 49-35 with 11:48 to go. The Senators hung around and with 7:45 to go they hit two straight 3-pointers to close within 7 points at 58-51. They would get no closer though as with time winding down, Tremaine Fraiser (Trinity Catholic/Port Chester, NY) nailed a shot from outside the arc to put the Vikings back out front, 64-54. Randy Stephens (Mt. Vernon HS/Mt. Kisco, NY) sealed the deal in the final minute when he capped off a steal with a left handed dunk off the turnover.

Stephens led Westchester with 16 points as Brandon Martin (Mt. Vernon HS/Bronx, NY) added 14. Gabriel Cruz (In-tech Academy/Bronx, NY) was the only other scorer in double digits with 10 points on the night

THURSDAY DECEMBER 7, Six Vikings scored in double figures, including a team-high 23 points by sophomore Brandon Martin, as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team crushed SUNY Orange, 126-80 on Thursday night at Viking Gymnasium. With the win, WCC improves to 10-0 to open the 2017-18 season.

It was a game marked by runs … for WCC, that is. Westchester opened the game on an 8-2 run, and then scored 28 consecutive points to open a 36-2 lead. If that was not enough, WCC increased the advantage to 51-6 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. A late SUNY Orange (4-7) barrage of three-pointers made things closer, as the Vikings enjoyed a 65-23 lead at halftime.

The second half featured much of the same as Westchester scored their 100th point with 9:44 remaining, broke their season-high for scoring, by hitting 120 points with three minutes to play, and led by as many as 58 points before a late SUNY Orange run made things a bit closer as the Colts hit 13 three-pointers during the game.

Aside from Martin’s heroics, sophomore Raykwon Fenton scored 16 points, sophomore Gabriel Cruz added 15 points, Maxx Miller and Tremaine Fraiser chipped in 13 points apiece, and Derrick Hamlin added 11 points, while Pierre Lys chipped in 10.

WCC now goes on a break for final exams, before returning to the court on Saturday, Dec. 16 when they travel to Suffolk Community College for a 3:00 p.m. game. The match-up will be the first of four straight games away from Viking Gymnasium for WCC. Westchester returns home on Saturday, Jan. 13 when they host Kingsborough Community College at 1:00 p.m.

Games This Week:

  • Dec. 16 – Men’s Basketball at Suffolk, 3:00pm

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