MEN'S BASKETBALL EARNS FOURTH TITLE
The New York men's basketball team earned their fourth Hudson Valley Conference postseason championship on Sunday after defeating archrival St. Joseph's College by a score of 91 to 62 in the championship game. It was the sixth time the two programs had met in the finals with the Knights winning four of the six.
The men defeated Albany Pharmacy in the semifinals by a score 91 to 81 to manage 91 points in both contests.
The Knights were led by forward Jose Stable (EBC High School for Public Service/Brooklyn) with 19 points and 20 rebounds and guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica/Jamaica) who would earn MVP honors and would lead all scorers with 22 points after dropping 25 in the semifinals. Freshman center Elijah Craig (Seward Park/Brooklyn) would add 22 points and 15 boards in the semis.
The Knights led at the half by eight, 42 to 34, but would go on to hit 5 of 9 from three-point range in the second half and shoot more than 60% for the game to take a commanding lead and cruise to their fourth title. The Knights outrebounded the Bears 50 to 28 to dominate the boards.
The Knights now head to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships in Uniontown, PA.