Westchester Sports Recap0

MEN’S BASKETBALL

THURSDAY JANUARY 18 Raykwon Fenton (Bronx, NY/Holcombe Rucker) scored a career-high 33 points, and Tremaine Fraiser (Port Chester, NY/Trinity Catholic) also added a career-best with 28 points as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team notched a 93-83 win over regional powerhouse Nassau Community College on Thursday night at Viking Gymnasium. An opponent still has not outscored Westchester Community College during 14 games this season.

It was a battle from start to finish as both teams played up-tempo, much to the delight of a packed Viking Gymnasium. It was close throughout the first half, but a late WCC run gave the Vikings a 45-33 halftime lead. The Westchester 12-point edge at halftime extended to 15 points midway through the second half, but Nassau did not go down without a fight. The Lions went on an 18-2 run that included five three-pointers, and took a one-point lead with 9:08 remaining. That’s when Fenton and Fraiser took over for good. Fenton hit two of his five three-pointers late, and Fraiser made several clutch baskets as Westchester regained the lead, and never looked back.

Pierre Lys (Greenburgh, NY/Woodlands HS) scored 15 points, including an 8 for 10 effort from the free throw line. Gabriel Cruz (Bronx, NY/In-Tech Academy) added 10 points.

SATURDAY JANUARY 20: Tremaine Fraiser (Port Chester, NY/Trinity Catholic) tied his career with 28 points for the second straight game, and Tremaine Fraiser (Bronx, NY/Holcombe Rucker HS) capped an incredible week with a 24-point performance as the Westchester Community College Men’s Basketball team earned a 97-79 win over Raritan Valley Community College on Saturday at RVCC. With the win, an opponent has not outscored Westchester Community College during 15 games this season.

The Vikings led 47-32 at halftime and coasted to victory as Fraiser and Fenton dominated once again. Also for WCC, Max Miller (White Plains, NY/Mount St. Michael) had a tremendous game with a career-high 14 points, and Maurice Hollis (Bronx, NY/Tuckahoe HS) hit several clutch three-pointers during the first half as WCC pulled away.

MEN’S BOWLING

SATURDAY JANUARY 20 AND SUNDAY JANUARY 21 The Westchester Community College Men’s Bowling team returned to the lanes this past weekend with a pair of competitions during which the Vikings continued their improvement during what has been a successful season thus far. The Vikings finished fourth during Saturday’s Blue and Orange Classic in Wappingers, New York, and then placed fifth on Sunday during the Westchester Invitational in Farmingdale, New York.

The Blue and Orange Classic featured an outstanding performance by freshman Joseph Salierno (Yonkers, NY/Salesian) as he placed third in All Events, finishing with an 1,176 total, good enough for a 196 average. Salierno missed a second place finish by only 14 pins. A 221 highlighted Salierno’s day during the final game of singles play, and he ultimately finished third in singles competition. Also for WCC, fellow freshman Matthew Rice (Lagrangeville, NY/Arlington HS) continued his terrific start to the 2018 season, placing 10th in All Events, including a second place finish in singles play. Rice twice broke 200 pins during singles competition. Also for the Vikings, sophomore Michael Matthews placed in the top-25 in All Events.

Salierno shined again on Sunday, finishing 13th overall in a very competitive field, with a 177.33 average. Most impressively, he finished fourth overall in singles competition with 592 total pins, including a 214 to open the competition. Salierno and Rice also enjoyed another fine day as a doubles team, placing 12th with 989 total pins.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

THURSDAY JANUARY 18 It has been three years in the making, but after a yeoman’s campus-wide effort to bring Women’s Basketball back to Westchester Community College, the Vikings returned home to much fanfare on Thursday night, dropping a battle to Nassau Community College that proved that WCC can run with the very best that Region XV has to offer. Freshman Shanaya Jones (Bronx, NY/Health Opportunities HS) netted a game-high 26 points as the Vikings gave NCC all they could handle, dropping their home opener 83-69. With the loss, WCC falls to 0-3, but is improving by leaps and bounds every time they take to the court.

Jones was incredible scoring 16 second half points as the two teams played nearly even basketball during the final 20 points, and fellow freshman Denise Crockett (Mount Vernon, NY/Thornton HS) had another fine game with 13 points. Also for WCC, Evelyn Medina (Mamaroneck, NY/Mamaroneck HS) added nine points, all via three-pointer, and Ambar Rincon (Yonkers, NY/Yonkers HS) added nine as well.

After falling behind 7-0 early, Westchester battled back and trailed 20-11 at the end of the first quarter, before taking a 40-28 deficit into halftime. After being outscored 20-15 during the third quarter, the Vikings scored a season-high 26 points during the final frame, outscoring the visiting Lions during that stretch.

SATURDAY JANUARY 20 Alexandria Knight (Putnam Valley, NY/Putnam Valley HS) scored eight points and added 14 rebounds, and Shanaya Jones (Bronx, NY/Health Opportunities HS) added five steals, but the Westchester Community College Women’s Basketball team fell to 0-4 with an 83-37 loss to powerhouse Mercer County Community College on Saturday afternoon at Mercer.

Games This Week:

  • Jan 23 – Men’s Basketball at Orange, 7pm
  • Jan 25 – Men’s Basketball at Mt. St. Vincent JV, 7pm
  • Jan 25 – Women’s Basketball vs. Dutchess, 7pm
  • Jan 27 – Bowling host Westchester Shootout, Schneiders Fishkill Bowl, Fishkill, NY, 9:30am
  • Jan 28 – Bowling host Westchester Classic, Spins Bowl, Wappingers, NY, 9:30am

 

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