By Sports Editor Jonathan Mayers
Last night, on Senior Night the Sabers showed out for their last regular season home game against Bushwick Leaders High School 63-38. Senior guards Ahzariah Douglas and Shannon Maxwell caught eclectic slam dunks to hype up the Saber crowd. Douglas led the pack with 16 points and the Sabers improved to (22-2) on the season.
The first quarter was a highlight show, the senior guards opened up with a tough and one basket followed by aggressive drives to the lane by captain Caleb Brown who shot ⅗ from the line converting 60 percent of his and free throws.
Senior guard Shannon Maxwell saw ample playing on senior night. Maxwell brought the fuel to the fire catching an insane body over a center and, obtaining a near double-double on his last home game of the season totatling 10 points and eight rebounds, including three on the offensive end allowing his team to get second chance opportunities.
The sophomore guard duo of Silverio Veras and Willking Gruillon were able to compliment their senior teammates with precision play on both ends of the court. Veras knocked down a left corner three immediately after entering the game to get the bench and crowd hyped up. On the opposite side, UCC student Gruillion swatted his opponents shot out of play into the senior posters which echoed throughout the whole gymnasium.
Despite various tough shots by Bushwick Leaders entering into the second half that silenced the Saber crowd, the Sabers increased the intensity in the second half outscoring Bushwick Leaders 33-18. The 24 point blowout win proved once again why the Sabers are the #1 team in the PSAL B division with eyes on avenging last year’s Final Four loss and fulfilling their destiny as city and state champions.
The Sabers return to the gym for a non-league PSAL Showcase, which displays top talent throughout the NYC PSAL league. The Sabers; who play in the invitational look to handle business against Bathgate High School, and improve their non-league record to (7-2) with a win on Sunday February 2nd, 2020
Location for the game is 1485 Pacific Street, Brooklyn NY, 11216. Come to support your fellow Sabers #ATTITUDE !