Quincy Sun // Published February 7, 2019 / By Quincy Sun Staff
The Quincy College Granite men’s basketball team had an impressive week as the took two strong National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 21 victories to bring the Granite team over 500 points for the first time this season.
Quincy College Granite sit atop the NJCAA Region 21 individual offensive leader boards as well. Darrius Hyppolite has 22.3 points per game leading the region in points per game scored. Hyppolite also leads the 3PT PCT with 53.8 followed closely by Quincy College Granite Team Captain, Jon DaVeiga with a 53.3 3PT PCT.
On Jan. 31st, Quincy College Granite (12-11) traveled to Holyoke Community College (1-20) to take on the much improved Holyoke CC Cougar team. Quincy College Granite won 93-91 with a balanced offensive attack of Team Captain Jon DaVeiga who scored 22 points, Darius Hyppolite’s 22 points, and Guard Trahe Qualls 21 points. Quincy College Granite Head Coach, Doug Scott is impressed with Granite’s continued success: “Quincy College Granite seems to be coming together at the right time of the year.” Quincy College Granite’s Fred Smith continues to dominate play on the defensive end with 24 rebounds and 10 blocked shots as everyone played hard to come away with the tough road win.
On Feb. 2nd, Quincy College Granite returned to home court at Lahue Gym on Eastern Nazarene College’s campus for a challenging game against Massachusetts Bay Community College (8-17). Bridgewater-Raynham star Darrius Hyppolite turned in one of his best performances of the year scoring 32 points to lead the Granite over 500 for the first time this season.
Trahe Qualls, Fred Smith, Jon DaVeiga and Cam Mason complimented Hyppolite with an offensive attack to help the Granite cruise to a 104 – 85 victory. Coach Scott praised the defensive efforts of Qualls, Smith and Dave Canavan who combined for 27 rebounds between them for a solid defensive effort. A strong bench performance led by Ramy Chebbo, Deon Bell and Claudy St. Jean helped round out a satisfying week of Region 21 NJCAA play for Quincy College Granite.
Quincy College enters a tough week as the playoffs loom near as they face a powerful group of Region 21 playoff contenders, playing Bristol Community College (21-2) on Tuesday, February 5th. Quincy College Granite will travel to Springfield Technical Community College on Thursday, February 7th that could potentially have a huge impact on the Granite 2019 playoff chances.
Quincy College’s Granite’s regular season play concludes Monday, February 25th.
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.