WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester Community College welcomed the return of men’s basketball with a home win over Monroe College on Nov. 2. After a hiatus, the Vikings' basketball team returned and was able to claim victory after forty minutes of exciting end-to-end action to open the season.
For the administration, staff and student-athletes who worked to make the Westchester Community College Men's Basketball team a reality this season, it was the culmination of years of exhaustive planning and preparation. Ultimately, it was a night during which the entire community claimed victory. When the Vikings closed out the 101-74 win, the applause, hugs, and handshakes meant one thing: Westchester Community College men's basketball was back.
“This season promises to be an enriching experience for many of our students, not only those who field the team,” said Belinda S. Miles, president, Westchester Community College. “The student-athletes now have an opportunity to showcase their skills on the court, while their fellow students are now able to show their enthusiasm and exhibit school spirit during the season. This will truly enhance the overall college experience for all.”
The Vikings dominated all statistical categories, shooting 14 for 17 from the free throw line. Sophomore, Tremaine Frasier led Westchester with 19 points, while sophomore Brandon Martin added 14 points. After opening the 2017-18 season with a victory, the college squad looks to compete with the best teams in Region XV.
The evening also marked the first win of Sean Kelly's Westchester Community College career, having been named the team's new head coach this past offseason. Prior to this year, he led the Bronx Community College men's basketball team.
A member of NJCAA Division Two collegiate athletics, Westchester Community College will continue regular season play through February. For more information about the upcoming basketball season, visit Westchester Community College's website.