HAC 55 Byron-Bergen 49
BERGEN — Little-used sophomore Andrew Alexis scored five of the last seven points as the HAC Wolves kept their season perfect with a hard-fought 55-49 win over Byron Bergen in non-conference action on Monday night. The Wolves (4-0) used their speed and tough defense in the fourth quarter outscoring the Bees (1-2), 12-7 to put the game away. Xavier Israel slashed through the Bees defense all night scoring 22 points while center Ryan Hilton was stymied by the physical play of B-B, finishing with just eight points. But Hilton also grabbed 17 rebounds, blocked five shots and dished out six assists as he drew double teams all night. With the Wolves clinging to a 49-47 lead with less than two minutes to go, Hilton found Alexis darting down the middle with a nifty pass and Alexis put HAC up 51-47. After a Hilton rebound on the defensive end, he hit one of two free throws to go up 52-47. Chad Green then pulled the Bees close with a short jumper, but Alexis answered with an elbow jump shot with less than a minute left for a 54-49 cushion.Israel stole the ball with less than 10 seconds and was fouled, hitting one of two free throws to seal the win. Robert Dorsey finished with 11 points, four rebounds and two blocks for HAC. Zitong Jin chipped in six points, and Jaden Sowell had four.
Shykell Brown connected twice behind the arc in the first quarter, but Jason Rodriguez netted 10 of his game-high 22 points as Corning-Painted Post outscored Bishop Kearney 19-6 in the second quarter in non-league action Monday night. Brown and Anthony Gray combined for all 11 points as Kearney and Corning-Painted Post played to an 11-all tie after eight minutes. Brown finished with a team-high 17 points. Gray added eight. Kevin Goode, Jr. had seven points. Jamal Williams had five points.
— Kevin Case WENY (@WENYKevinCase) December 5, 2017