King’s Notches First Win of 2012-2013 Season
The King’s College Men’s Basketball team drove up to Hyde Park, NY, on Sunday, November 11, to play the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Last year, the two teams faced and at half time King’s was up by 10 points. The second half saw CIA taking advantage of their deep bench and abusing King’s 7-member squad until they had reversed the lead. King’s went up this year with revenge on their mind.
At halftime, both teams had put up 27 points each. Determined not to let the same thing happen again, the coach told the team in the locker room that they had to increase the intensity on the court. King’s came out with a renewed energy and quickly notched some much-needed points. In the second half, King’s put up 43 points compared to CIA’s 21.
Keith Myrick Jr. (So.) led the team with 23 points, shooting 2-6 from three and 9-14 in field goals. Other notable contributors were captain David Dantzler (Sr.) who notched 10 points and was one rebound away from a double-double and Gezim Usini (Fr.) who went 2-2 from the three point line.
King’s was glad to secure their first win and look forward to many more.