Quincy Sun // Published November 29, 2018 // Quincy Sun Staff
Quincy College Granite men’s basketball team has started its Sophomore National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) season with six games on the road. Now 2-5 on the season the team is building mode with a nearly all new squad of players on the court.
On November 10th, Granite faced Quinsigamond Community College and despite a solid effort by Coach Doug Scott’s team they came up short by a score of 82 – 78. Quincy College Granite was led by sophomore standout and NJCAA Offensive Leader #1 Walter Dew-Hollis of Dorchester, MA who led the game with 20 points.
Quincy College Granite Men’s Basketball Head Coach Douglas Scott reflects on his teams efforts: “ The November 10th game versus Quinsigamond Community College, though a loss in final score, was probably the team’s best effort to date as Quincy College Granite strives to maintain consistency. I am grateful to the offensive efforts of Quincy College Granite Captain #4 Jon DeVeiga of Boston with 17 points and #10 freshman Darrius Hyppolite of Dorchester with 13 points respectively. We will continue to build our team as the season continues. I’m hopeful that we will continue to gain momentum on the season.”
On November 15th, Quincy College Granite traveled to Ben Franklin Technical Institute where despite #10 Darrius Hyppolite’s 17 points, Quincy College Granite fell to a veteran Ben Franklin Institute of Technology squad by a score of 84 – 69. On the court leadership from Brockton freshman #30 Abu Kaba of Brockton and the strong defense of #12 Charles Alexander of Boston supported Quincy College Granite effort.
In their final match before the Thanksgiving holiday, Quincy College Granite met University of Connecticut- Avery Point on November 17th with an impressive win for Granite; final score 96 – 69.
Quincy College Granite Men’s Basketball Captain Jon De Veiga led the offensive effort with 28 points on the game. Weymouth’s #23 Cam Mason had his best game scoring 19 points, #10 Darrius Hyppolite, #30 Abu Kaba, # 13 Trahe Qualls of Dorchester also led the offensive charge as the entire team celebrated a hard fought victory before a week off in their early NJCAA Region 21 schedule.
Granite goes back to work this week against the Eastern Nazarene JV team on Wednesday November 28th before they return to NJCAA Region 21 play on Saturday December 1st against Massachusetts Bay Community College.
Quincy College Granite home games are free and open to the public. View the full schedule of Quincy College Granite games including home games played at Eastern Nazarene College’s Lahue Gym: quincycollege.edu/granite.