On Saturday, 2/10, The Varsity Basketball Team (15-3) played host to Marvelwood in an HVAL matchup. NYMA won by a score of 68-27. The Knights were led by Zamere McKenzie and Will Mayfield who each scored 21 points. Mayfield also added 10 rebounds. Zaahir Woody had 12 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Branden Evans scored 9.
The following day Varsity Basketball hosted Redemption Christian Academy and won 81-58. The Knights were again led by a strong performance by Will Mayfield who finished with 25 points, 3 blocks, and 18 rebounds. Zaahir Woody also had a great game; he had 22 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks, and 5 steals. Zamere McKenzie had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Branden Evans and Karif Isaacs each had 7 points while Josh Antoine and Mickey Urso finished with 5 points each.
On Sunday the JV Team also took on Redemption Christian Academy. They lost by the score of 42-56. NYMA was led by Andrew Weng who scored 16 points and Ethan Hassane who finished with 13.
On Monday both the JV and Varsity Basketball Teams traveled to Poughkeepsie Day School. JV won by the score of 52-28. The young Knights team were again led by Andrew Weng with 18 points and Ethan Hassane with 14 points.
The Varsity Team beat Poughkeepsie Day School by the score of 91-47. NYMA was led by Mickey Urso who finished with a game-high 33 points. The Knights also got solid contributions from Zaahir Woody who had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists and Will Mayfield who had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Branden Evans and Josh Antoine each added 7 points. David Pinto Ricardo had 8 rebounds.
Wednesday was a big day for NYMA Athletics as we had most of our teams in action. Wrestling was at Marvelwood, Bowling took on Faith Christian Academy, and JV and Varsity Basketball both took the five-mile trip down 9W to renew a friendly rivalry with Storm King.
NYMA Bowling was defeated by Faith Christian Academy in both matches. The first match the Knights lost 96-124, 111-116. Standout bowlers in this first match were Jason Zheng, Alex Huang, and Zhengkun Yang. In the second match NYMA was defeated 102-151, 93-111. Leading the way for NYMA in this second match were Mandy Wang, Alex Huang, and Adam Sun.
JV Basketball fell to Storm King 28-38. The Knights were led by Andrew Weng with 14 points and Bill He with 6 points. Varsity Basketball was able to pull off a win against Storm King in what was an intense atmosphere on the road. The gym was packed and our Color Guard made the trip to present the Colors. The cheerleaders also were at the game and did a great job stirring up the crowd and rooting for the Knights. We also had a special cheering section led by Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Mango, and Dr. Webb. NYMA defeated Storm King by the score of 78-58. Zaahir Woody had 26 points while Will Mayfield and Zamere McKenzie both scored 17. Branden Evans finished with 11 points, Mickey Urso had 7 points, and Karif Isaacs scored 4. The Varsity Team is now an impressive 18-3!