Quincy Sun // Published January 24, 2019 // By Quincy Sun Staff
The Quincy College Granite Men’s Basketball continued its strong second half play notching two out of three victories in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) region 21 contests last week.
Quincy College Granite (10-11) started the week on Tuesday, January 22nd by traveling to New Haven to face a strong Gateway Community College (13-7) team. Quincy fought hard but after what Coach Doug Scott called some “careless defensive spurts,” Quincy College Granite fell to Gateway 113 to 102.
Despite the loss, Quincy College Granite offense worked hard led by Darrius Hyppolite of Bridgewater with 28 points followed by Granite Team Captain Jon DaVeiga of Boston with 27 points. Trahe Qualls of Dorchester and Cam Mason of Weymouth with 16 and 14 points respectfully. Coach Scott applauded the overall effort of Quincy College Granite newcomer #31 Fred Smith of Dorchester as he produced 14 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots.
On Thursday, January 24th, Quincy College Granite returned home to face (7-14) Ben Franklin Institute of Technology and their offensive and defensive efforts coalesced for a 99 – 69 impressive win for Quincy College Granite. Granite was led by Hyppolite’s 19 points and Quall’s 16 points followed by Daveiga and Mason with 14 and 13 points respectively. Quincy College Granite Head Coach lauded the defensive play of Ramy Chebbo of Quincy and Smith as the Granite produced one of their best team efforts of the season.
Quincy College Granite rounded out a busy week with a Saturday January 26th game versus University of Connecticut at Avery Point at Eastern Nazarene University’s Lahue Gym and came away with its 10th win of the year. Riding on impressive offensive efforts of Qualls 12 first half points and Hyppolite’s 19 second half points, Quincy College Granite played great basketball.
Victorious by a score of 83 -72 Final, Quincy College Granite Head Coach Scott singled out the overall 2-way play of Quincy’s Ramy Chebbo and Weymouth native Cam Mason who “played his best game of the year.” Scott lauded the efforts of #25 Christian Falco of Quincy, David Canavan of Weymouth and Dan Keenan of Weymouth and the aggressive center play of Jean Claudy St. Jean of Brooklyn NY. Center Smith continued to show his strong defensive skills with 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Quincy College Granite is 4 – 1 in its second half start and 10-11 on the 2018-2019 season.
Quincy College Granite travels to (0-19) Holyoke Community College on Thursday, January 31, 2019 and returns home to face (8-15) Massachusetts Bay Community College with tip off at 6pm at the Lahue Gym at Eastern Nazarene 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.