By: Tahir Coulanges Class of 2019 Sports Contributor
After recovering from a 20 point loss to Leon M Goldstein HS last Thursday, the Sabers rightfully earned their momentum back with a 60-52 victory against East New York Family Academy. Strong defense, clutch rebounds, and efficient shooting at the line helped the Sabers come back from a 15 point second half deficit, and improve to 7-1 on the season.
Starting center Joel Carty played a big role in keeping the victory, scoring 14 points including six field goals and 100% shooting from the line. In rising up from the deficit, two corner three pointers by Ahzariah Douglas, assisted by forward Caleb Brown, helped the Sabers stay in the game. This was followed by consecutive clutch corner three pointers by Shannon Maxwell and Naquan Bentley, which helped the Sabers gain the lead. Momentum built up across the team led by guard Doran Williams scoring 10 points & forward Justin Phillips with eight points and numerous tough rebounds.
The Sabers return to action tomorrow December 20th as they host Brooklyn College Academy at 4:30 PM.