Men’s Basketball Opens With a Win

NEW PALTZ, NY — The SUNY New Paltz men’s basketball team hosted Brooklyn College Saturday night in the first collegiate basketball game to be played in the Athletic and Wellness Center. The Hawks soared to a 94-63 win over the Bridges.
Tony Cannon led the Hawks with 20 points, shooting 9-12 from the field. Sophomore Matt Hauser chipped in with 13 points and seven boards. Amseshem Foluke-Henderson added 12 points and six boards.
Brian Maher led the way for Brooklyn with 23 points shooting 7-13 from beyond the arc. Thomas Guerin chipped in with 19 points, including 10 from the charity stripe and he grabbed a game high 10 boards.
The Hawks will return to action on Tuesday Nov. 28th when they travel to Vassar for the Mid Hudson Shootout.

Before the game, SUNY New Paltz President Steven Poskanzer threw up a ceremonial jump ball in honor of hosting the first collegiate basketball game in the Athletic and Wellness center. President Poskanzer was joined at center court by SUNY New Paltz senior and men’s basketball captain #24 John Hauser and representing Brooklyn College was senior #52 Corey Clark.