Boys Varsity Basketball:
Saturday, 12/1 – The NYMA Boys Varsity Basketball team had its last scrimmage before kicking off the new season. They traveled to West Point Prep and played in an awesome environment! NYMA lost 78-92 but they played extremely hard. Xavier Gibbs led the Knights with 36 points and Zamere McKenzie added 15 as well.
Sunday, 12/2 – Boys Varsity Basketball (1-0) opened up their season traveling to New Lebanon, NY to take on the Darrow Ducks in a HVAL matchup. The Knights would go on to win by the score of 91-37. NYMA was led by Jaylen Davis with 23 points. Also contributing for the Knights were Josh Antoine and Xavier Gibbs who each had 14 points. Jalen Ricks finished with 11 points and Zamere McKenzie had 10.
The boys have a big week as they host NEPSAC power, St. Thomas More, tomorrow. They will then travel to the Bronx on Friday to take on Our Savior Lutheran in the City Legends College Showcase Event being played at historical St. Raymond’s High School.
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball:
Saturday, 12/1 – The NYMA Boys Junior Varsity Basketball team opened up the season by beating Storm King at home by the score of 58-14. Coach Mario Espinoza (pictured right) made sure the team was well prepared and ready to play!
Wednesday, 12/5 – The JV Basketball team played away at Woodstock Day School. The Knights won by the score of 75-32 and Eric Veidemanis led all scorers with 21 points. Cadet Justin Bonsu scored 18 points with 7 assists while Cadet Jakai Lester had a monster game grabbing 17 rebounds. Cadet Harrison Jones pitched in 13 points. The JV Boys will host St. Thomas More tomorrow.
Girls Varsity Basketball:
Wednesday, 12/5 – the NYMA Girls Varsity Basketball team led by Coach Scott Alvarez tipped off the season at home against Chase Collegiate. The girls played a remarkable game winning by the score of 94-52. Cadet Zuzia Kulinska led all scorers with 37 points while Roberta “Tessa” Bjornman added 20 points. Cadet Dominyka Paliulyte scored 16 points, Isabel “Isa” Sanchez chipped in with 14, and Flera “Flo” Vinerte had 7. Also contributing was our Cheerleading Captain Gianna Whritenour who happens to be one of the best athletes in the school. She agreed to help the team out while theyare dealing with some injuries and she did a terrific job coming off the bench in the win.
Boys Modified Basketball:
Thursday, 12/6 – The NYMA Boys Modified Basketball team led by Coach Anthony Bailey defeated Oakwood Friends Academy by the score of 37-12. All of our young cadets played well and made NYMA proud. They also enjoyed some McDonald’s after the game and I heard they ate about 100 chicken nuggets led by Cadet Duke Liu.
Saturday, 12/8 – Coach Tom Roselli and the NYMA Wrestling team will kick off their varsity campaign as they travel to Marvelwood for the Skiff Mountain Shuffle. The team is excited to hit the mats and get their season off to a positive start. We are extremely happy to have these young cadets represent NYMA by bringing back a rich and proud tradition of wrestling here at the Academy.