Westchester Sports Recap0

MEN’S BASKETBALL (RECORD 5-8, REGION 2-0, CONFERENCE 2-3)

SATURDAY JANUARY 13 Raykwon Fenton scored a season-high 21 points, and Drew Bronen added a season-high 10 points, including six consecutive free throws down the stretch as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team overcame a gutsy effort from Kingsborough Community College, winning 74-66 on Saturday at Viking Gymnasium. With the win, WCC has still not been outscored by an opponent during 13 games this season.

It was a game of runs as WCC used two big runs during the first half to try to put the game away early. After a lot of back and forth play, a 9-0 run gave the Vikings a six-point lead midway through the second half, and a late 10-0 run extended the lead to as high as 13 points. Westchester led 40-27 at halftime, thanks in part to six three-pointers, including four by Fenton.

Twice during the second half, WCC led by as many as 15 points, but a 9-0 run late in the game brought Kingsborough to within four. However, as the Wave fouled late in the game to try to gain possessions, Bronen failed to miss a free throw, and the Vikings hit their final 10 free throws as a team to ice the game. Overall, Westchester converted 17 of its 20 free throw attempts,

Also for WCC, Pierre Lys scored 13 points, while Gabriel Cruz and Tremaine Fraiser added 10 points apiece.

The Viking’s game on Thursday January 11 vs Touro College was cancelled.

MEN’S BOWLING

SUNDAY JANUARY 14 Freshman Matthew Rice opened his collegiate bowling career with a spectacular performance, winning the All Events Title, as the Westchester Community College Men’s Bowling team opened the 2018 season with a third place finish at the Viking Classic in Wallingford, Connecticut on Sunday.

Rice was outstanding, opening singles competition with a 210, followed by a 187, and then a 190 to finish with a 587, only 22 pins behind the first place finisher. Rice and fellow freshman Joseph Salierno also captured the doubles championship, combining for a 1181 score, which was a dominant effort in doubles play. For the day, Rice finished with a 1,176, good enough to win All Events by 15 pins.

Salierno also turned in a solid all-around effort, finishing fifth overall with 1096. He scored a 504 in singles play, upping his score significantly each game while teaming with Rice for a terrific doubles team.

Also for WCC, Anthony Mignone ended the day with an All Events score of 1018, while Michael Matthews finished with an even 1000.

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

SATURDAY JANUARY 13TH Alexandria Knight notched a double-double with 10 points and 19 rebounds, and Ambar Rincon chipped in a double-double over her own with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Westchester Community College Women’s Basketball team dropped a 58-51 battle to Monroe-Bronx on Saturday at Monroe-Bronx. With the loss, the Vikings are now 0-2.

The first quarter proved to be the difference for the Vikings as a slow shooting start gave the Express a big 18-6 edge at the end of the opening quarter. From there, Westchester played extremely well, outscoring the hosts, 45-40 the rest of the way. The Vikings out-rebounded Monroe, 72-59 and turned the ball over 16 times, compared to 25 for Monroe. WCC actually attempted 28 more shots than the Express (96-68), but the difference came down to shooting as Westchester shot 23% from the floor, while Monroe converted 32% of their shots.

Also enjoying strong games for the Vikings were Denise Crockett, who chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds, while Shanaya Jones added eight rebounds, four assists, and six steals.

The Viking’s home opener vs Bronx on Sunday January 14 was postponed to Thursday February 15th.

Games This Week:

  • January 18 – Basketball Doubleheader vs. Nassau, 6pm & 8pm
  • January 20 – Bowling host The Blue and Orange Classic, Spins, Wappingers, 9:30am
  • January 20 – Men’s Basketball at Raritan Valley, 3pm
  • January 20 – Women’s Basketball at Mercer, 12:00pm
  • January 21 – Bowling host the Westchester Invitational, Farmingdale Lanes, 9:30am

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