By Elijah Hamilton
Published: December 5th, 2018
The Brooklyn College Men’s basketball team (5-1) continued their winning ways at home as the team picked up their fifth win of the season in a 70-58 victory against the hungry (0-5) Keystone College Giants.
The Bulldogs dominated most of the game as they were able to maintain the lead throughout the duration of the matchup. They started off strong going on a 7-0 run to start the game and simply didn’t look back. The Bulldogs were up by as a much as 18 points at one point during the contest.
The interconference foe, the Keystone College Giants, were winless coming into the West Quad Center and desperate to get into the win column for the first time in this young season. They were able to keep the game competitive at times, as the Giants made a big come back in the second half cutting the deficit to five points in an attempt to swing the momentum in their favor.
They were unable to take the lead as Brooklyn College Bulldogs closed out the game with guard Noah Shy making two crucial free throws in the second half to ice the game. The defense showed up as the team was able to pick up an astounding16 steals which resulted in 24 points being scored off of turnovers alone for Brooklyn which allowed the Bulldogs to keep a stranglehold on the lead.
Five players for the Brooklyn College Bulldogs were able to score in double digits including Junior Guard, Anthony McClean, who led the way in scoring for the Bulldogs with an impressive 17 points. He knocked down five threes pointers to go along with two assists and a steal.
McClean got a chance to speak to Brooklyn College YouTube play by play announcer Pat Brown about his great performance and his shooting streak against the Keystone College.
“I take what given to me, I work on that shot every day,” he said “like before games after games and during practice. I can shoot from anywhere.”
He also gave praise to the rest of his team for giving him the confidence needed to keep shooting. “I wouldn’t have gotten none of those shots if it wasn’t for my team. “No matter what I keep shooting. If I go 0-5 I keep shooting.”
Other notable performances for the Bulldogs include Junior forward, Jade Spencer who tallied 16 points to go with nine rebounds. Sophomore forward, Alpha Bah who put up 11 points to go with eight rebounds off the bench and sophomore guard, Noah Shy who posted 10 points including two game-clinching free throws.
For the Keystone College Giants, guard Jalen Flynn led their team in scoring posting 14 points.
The Brooklyn College Bulldogs looks to continue their winning streak at home this Friday during this season’s homecoming game as the team prepares to play their next home game against the visiting York College in a crucial CUNYAC matchup.
Sporting an impressive record to start the young season, many at Brooklyn College will be watching this year’s team closely in hopes of making a deep run into the playoffs later this year.
While the playoffs may be far away, you can feel the excitement in the air at Brooklyn College as this year’s team means business.