Basketball Brings the Heat

December 8, 2011 Kaycia Sailsman 0

SUNY New Paltz’s Men’s Basketball team has started their season with mixed results. The Hawks won their 2011-12 season home opener with a score of 83-70 against cross-river rival Vassar College in a non-conference game. They are currently 3-4 on the season, with a 2-1 home record and 1-1 SUNYAC record. Third-year forward Matt Devine netted a career-high for points during a single game against Mount Saint Mary College with 31. For his contributions during the game, Devine was selected to the Scoutware/ Team of the Week for the week ending Nov. 27. Devine credited his teammates for his accolades and said they were responsible for, “getting me open and drawing their defenders away.” Even with individual players seeing success, Head Coach Mike Rejniak said his team can do a “better job defensively” and he hopes his “players “become more comfortable to make mistakes as a part of the learning process.” Rejniak said he is proud of the way fourth-year guard/forward Harris Wichard, third-year guard Nick Taldi and Devine have “stepped up” scoring-wise […]