Men’s basketball begins with a close game

Skylar Blankenship
Sports Editor

Men's basketball won their first game of the season last Wednesday.COURTESY OF ATHLETICS.HVCC.EDU

Men’s basketball won their first game of the season last Wednesday.

The men’s basketball team collected their first win this season against the Rockland Community College Hawks.

The game took place at home this past Wednesday at 7 p.m., and ended with an impressive score of 88-83.
Forward Taylor Slattery, a sophomore construction management major, contributed 23 points, the most by a single player that game. In the second half, Slattery scored 19 points. He also made four three-point shots.

Center Mitchell Dame, a sophomore forensic science major, and guard Dave Reo, a sophomore exercise science major, scored a combined total of 29 points. 23 of the points were scored in the first half.
Guard Caleb Canty, a sophomore individual studies major, added 13 points to the scoreboard with four field goals and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.

Guard Brandon Degrasse, a freshman individual studies major, added another 12 points with 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

Neither team received any technical fouls.

The Hawks total of 83 points were scored by Deyondre Downing and Divine Cesar, both freshmen, with 21 and 20 points, respectively.

Throughout the month of October, the team prepared for the upcoming season with three scrimmages against Mohawk Community College, RPI and Cobleskill.

The men’s basketball team will continue their season through February. Their full schedule, as well as the schedules of all other winter sports, are available on the athletic website:

Their next home game will be on Friday Nov. 10 against Jefferson Community College Cannoneers at 8 pm. All home games can be viewed using the Viking News Network.

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