On Sunday, 1/6, while many of the cadets were moving back into their dorms, the NYMA Boys Varsity Basketball team was down in Baltimore, MD and it was not for the Ravens playoff game. They were in town to renew a historic athletic rivalry with Admiral Farragut from St. Petersburg, Florida (formerly from New Jersey).
The game was played at the famous Under Armor House in Baltimore which was formerly the Carmelo Anthony Gym. It was truly a test of two heavyweights as the “Little Army/Navy Game” rivalry was restored. Admiral Farragut struck first but NYMA responded with a 3-point field goal from Josh Antoine.
Just like two heavyweights, the two teams traded baskets and continued to feel each other out. Admiral Farragut went into the half with a five point lead, but the Knights came out in the third quarter looking to take over. It was a great game…up and down, back and forth action for all four quarters.
In the end the Knights would eventually fall by the score of 60-67. Admiral Farragut would bring home the coveted Founder’s Cup Trophy which was donated by NYMA Alum Joseph Mele.
Zamere McKenzie led NYMA in scoring with 19 points. This was the Knights’ first loss of the season as they drop to 4-1 overall. However, it was an amazing game that showed great sportsmanship and respect between two schools that have a rich tradition of competition.
There were many alumni on hand for both schools. After the game the two teams went out to lunch together and had a chance to talk with some of the alumni before heading back to campus.
Now that the cadets have settled back in, winter athletics are in full-swing. Tonight our Cheerleaders, Boys JV, Boys Varsity, and Girls Varsity Basketball teams will all head to Marvelwood for a triple-header which should make for a fun night. On Saturday the three teams are in action again as they are all at home. Boys JV Basketball will take on Woodstock at 1:00 pm. Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball will have a HVAL double-header versus Darrow. The girls will play first at 2:30 pm and the boys game will follow at 4:00 pm. The Knights Varsity Wrestling team is also in action on Saturday as they head to Loomis Chaffe.