WCC’s First Basketball Double Header Ends With Defeat for Women’s Team

Crockett and Crump race against Nassau’s Lions for control of the ball. (Photo: Amanda M. Gordon)

by Amanda Gordon


It was a doubleheader basketball game, but only one team was victorious on the battlefield that is the basketball court.

Both the men and women Vikings faced off against the Nassau Lions in Valhalla on Jan. 18. It was the women’s first home game at WCC in three years and their return gave way to celebration as Student Involvement gave away Chester the Viking dolls to the first couple dozen of fans who showed up.

The women Vikings lost the home opener at 83-69, but in spite of the loss, they put up a fair fight against the big cats. Shanaya Jones scored a total of 26 points in the game, proving to be a powerful asset to the team.

Denise Crockett also held her own adding 13 points to the scoreboard for the Vikings. Ambar Rincon and Evelyn Medina both tacked on nine points each.

The women’s team trailed behind the Lions from the start, but tried to keep pace with the visiting team. In the third quarter, the Vikings succeeded in outscoring their opponents, showing that even in defeat the Vikings will fight until the end.

The men’s game showed to be a challenge as well. They lead their victory by 10 points at 93-83.

In the final ten minutes of the match, the Lions took a one point lead over the Vikings, but that’s where Raykwon Fenton came in to score two three-pointers. The game against Nassau is currently holds Fenton’s career-high of 35 points.

The next home game for the women’s team is Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. against the Borough of Manhattan Panthers. The men’s team will return to Valhalla Feb. 1 to face off Rockland Community College at 7:00 p.m.

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