Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

Mission Accomplished

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Mission Accomplished

Redshirt Jr. Justin Reyes cuts down the net after today’s victory.

Justin Reyes was named Most Outstanding Player for the NCAA Div. II East Region after Wednesday’s 26 point, 13 rebound performance. He also had 4 blocks.

St. Thomas Aquinas (STAC) outlasted a formidable College of St. Rose team 69-66.

STAC moves on to play South Dakota next week.

Reyes hammered home a dunk in the first half of yesterday's game.

Reyes hammered home a dunk in the first half of yesterday’s game.

Who, What,Wear (NCAA Div. II East Regional Final, Ted Grant Court)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Fans of St. Thomas Aquinas College in town to cheer on their team. They came from Brooklyn. Great T-shirts.

Fans of St. Thomas Aquinas College in town to cheer on their team. They came from Brooklyn. We enjoyed their rabid fan base and their custom t-shirts.

And the winner is…Stella

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Justin Reyes

Justin Reyes

Due to inclement weather, the NCAA Div. II Regional Final game between St. Thomas Aquinas College and College of St. Rose was moved to Wednesday at 2 pm.

More March Madness

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
St. Rose's Tyler Sayre

St. Rose’s Tyler Sayre

The NCAA Div. II East Regional held at Lemoyne for the past few days has featured some spectacular basketball games. We are not sure if it was underappreciated, but we will say that more promotion was needed. It was a great venue for kids, families, fans and coaches. The good news is this: you still have a chance to check it out.

Tonight St. Thomas Aquinas College will do battle with College of St. Rose to determine the championship of the East Region. One key match up will be between Justin Reyes and Tyler Sayre. At some point these two MVP’s for their respective clubs will meet either in the paint or on the wing.

Justin Reyes of St. Thomas Aquinas College

Justin Reyes of St. Thomas Aquinas College

Legacy Leader

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Lemoyne head basketball coach Patrick Beilein played for his father John at West Virginia University. From 1983-92 his father was also Lemoyne's head coach. Patrick had a 22-7 record with Lemoyne this year.

Le Moyne head basketball coach Patrick Beilein (above) played for his father John at West Virginia University. ┬áJohn Beilein is currently head coach at the University of Michigan, but from 1983-92 he was Le Moyne’s head coach. Patrick had a 22-7 record with Le Moyne this year.

March Madness

Monday, March 13th, 2017
How is this for a blast from the Big East past: Former Huskie and NBA Champion Scott Burrell is currently coach of the Southern Connecticut team that played in the NCAA II East Regional Final at Lemoyne last weekend.

How is this for a blast from the Big East past: Former Huskie and NBA Champion Scott Burrell is currently head coach for the Southern Connecticut University team that played in the NCAA II East Regional Final at Lemoyne last weekend.

Week in Review

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Junior forward Jack Jones sweeps up a sky hook during Sunday's game against Southern Connecticut. The College of St. Rose won the game 67-47,

Junior forward Jack Jones takes a hook shot during Sunday’s game against Southern Connecticut. ┬áThe College of St. Rose won the game 67-47. They will play St. Thomas Aquinas College in the NCAA II Regional Final on Tuesday at Le Moyne.

Double Double

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Stan the Man: Stan Buczek tips in one of his 17 points against Merrimack College. Lemoyne lost to Merrimack in the Regional Quarterfinals 72-68. Bucez also hit a key three pointer to send the game to overtime. He finished the game with 12 rebounds as well.

Stan the Man: Stan Buczek (center) tips in one of his 17 points against Merrimack College on Saturday. Le Moyne lost to Merrimack in the Regional Quarterfinals 72-68. Buczek also hit a key three pointer to send the game to overtime. He finished with 12 rebounds as well. Le Moyne’s final record was 22-7.

New Coach, New Backcourt: No Problem

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Coach Erik Saroney

Coach Erik Saroney

The season is over, but not the accolades. Coach Erik Saroney (above) led SUNY OCC to a 28-5 record and was named NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year.

Tyler Sullivan and his backcourt mate Quantae Elijah (both freshmen) also received post-season awards. Sullivan was injured in Saturday’s victory over Corning Community College, but unable to play in Sunday’s loss to Herkimer Community College.

Ty and Tae…Coming at You All Day

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Tyler Sullivan

Tyler Sullivan

Who knew Henninger and Liverpool could blend so well.

It has been fun to watch the progressive chemistry between the SUNY OCC duo of Quantae Elijah (Henninger) and Tyler Sullivan (Liverpool). These days they go together like beans and cornbread.

The game narrative goes something like this: Sullivan swishes from deep (as well as getting to the line often) while Elijah plays ball hawk on the opposing point guard and keeps pressure on the defense by constantly driving to the bucket.

Last night, the freshman guards combined for 43 points in the teams 97-95 victory over Hudson Valley Community College. Four other players also finished in double figures.

The OCC backcourt logged a lot of minutes for coach Erik Saroney (40 minutes for Sullivan and 34 for Elijah), but the victory and rest will be short-lived; their next game will be a NJCAA regional game on Saturday.

Quantae Elijah

Quantae Elijah