Release courtesy of Vaughn Athletics
The Vaughn College Warriors men's basketball team defeated Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) opponent Pratt Institute on Thursday, January 18. The Warriors led for the entire game. The Cannoneers cut the lead in the second half, but the Warriors were able to put the game out of reach for the Cannoneers to make any type of comeback.
The Warriors were led by forward Bryan Green (Bronx, NY). Green had another double-double with 23 points and 19 rebounds. Freshman guard Kermarlie Mclean (Brooklyn, NY) played well against the Cannoneers. Mclean poured in 22 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists. James Morel scored double-figures for the fifth time this season. He ended the game with 11 points and six rebounds.
The win keeps the Warriors perfect in conference play. The men improve their record to 4-0 in the HVIAC. They will host the Blue Angels from the College of New Rochelle on Tuesday, January 23.
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Release courtesy of Pratt Athletics
BROOKLYN – Senior guard Andrew Yaglenski scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer at the end of the game to reach 1,000 career points, but the Cannoneers of Pratt Institute fell to Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Vaughn College, 82-44, on Thursday evening at the ARC. The result drops Pratt to (4-9, 0-2 HVIAC), while the Warriors improve to (9-5, 4-0 HVIAC).
"Vaughn is a really good team," said head coach Max Sass following the game. "I thought we fought and battled, unfortunately we didn't have enough fire power to keep up with them. I'm bummed by the result, but it was great to see Andrew get his 1,000th career point. Going forward, this stretch of three games in four days will be a good indicator of exactly how tough we are and where we stand."
Behind the inside presence of Bryan Green, Vaughn was able to control the glass, outrebounding the Cannoneers by a margin of 57-23. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors shot 45.5 percent (30-66) while limiting Pratt to 31.6 percent (18-57), although Pratt did tie their season-high by connecting on eight 3-pointers, including five from Yaglenski.
with a limited bench due to injuries, several Cannoneers where able to see extended minutes. Chris Harding, starting his third game of the season, played a season-high 33 minutes, while Hamza Hamdeh finished the night with a personal-best seven points on 3-of-6 shooting in 33 minutes of action.