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12/13/2017 | Men's Basketball

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. - Following his selections as Skyline Conference Player of the Week as well as Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Honorable Mention, Maritime senior center Patrick MacDonald rounds out his week as a member of the D3hoops.com Team of the Week as announced by the organization earlier this week.

MacDonald becomes the first Skyline men's basketball player to earn a spot on the Team of the Week this season, and the first since he earned a spot on the team on February 20th of last season. He is also the only Privateer to earn D3hoops.com Team of the Week honors in the history of their team of the week distinction dating back 20 years, when the weekly award began.

The senior averaged 21 points a game as Maritime went 1-1 on the week. Last week's total included a season-high 26 points on Tuesday against St. Joseph's (Bklyn) as he went 18-of-24 from the floor and converted on six of his 10 free throw attempts while adding two steals and five blocks on the week.

MacDonald also cleaned up the glass with a season-best 17 rebounds in the team's win over St. Joseph's (Bklyn) to go along with 13 rebounds against Old Westbury on Thursday. The senior now has 764 total rebounds to go along with 462 defensive and 302 offensive boards, all of which broke the program records in Tuesday's win.

Maritime (3-4, 1-3 Skyline) will be back to action thiscoming Saturday, when the team travels to Brooklyn to take on the St. Francis (Bklyn) Terriers for a 4 p.m. start from the Pope Physical Education Center.

 

 

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12/16/2017 | Men's Basketball

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - On Saturday the Maritime basketball team traveled to Brooklyn to take on the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers from the Pope Physical Education Center and fell to their hosts by an 88-67 score.

The contest was Maritime's first matchup against an NCAA Division I opponent since the 2006-07 season, when the Privateers fell to the Army Black Knights by the score of 92-42 on December 18, 2006.

Maritime was led in the matchup by senior Isaiah Hayes, who tallied 17 points and 12 rebounds while playing a team-high 37 minutes on the court. Hayes also had a game-high five blocks to go along with two of the team's 13 assists on the night.

Senior Patrick MacDonald added 10 points and had six rebounds, while sophomore Brendan McGovern added 10 points off the bench. Senior John Liccese, junior James Bonner and freshman Nick McTighe each had six points in the loss, while freshman Chris Ruscillo added five points. Sophomore Jermaine Brathwaite added four points, while senior Josh Raime rounded out the scoring as he went 1-for-1 from beyond the arc.

Senior Tim McQuail made his season debut and had three rebounds, with sophomore Michael Walker adding a pair of rebounds. Rookie Chezare Bonilla also played seven minutes and was 0-for-1 from the field.

Freshman Brennan Whelan got the start and added two assists, as it was Liccese to lead the team with four helpers on the night. Hayes and Ruscillo each added two assists on the night, while both MacDonald and Liccese were credited with the two Maritime steals.

The Terriers connected on the first basket but MacDonald responded with a layup off a pass from Liccese to even the score at two. After a St. Francis three-pointer MacDonald had another layup and a jumper to give Maritime a 6-5 advantage. St. Francis went on a 16-6 run to take a 22-11 lead with 11:10left in the opening half. The Terrier lead swelled to 27 as they took a 56-29 lead into the halftime break.

In the first half Hayes led the team with 11 points, while MacDonald, Liccese and McGovern all closed out the first half with six points apiece.

Maritime was able to turn the table on the Terriers in the second half, outscoring their host 38-32 in the final 20 minutes of regulation.

After St. Francis took a 30-point lead to open the second half, MacDonald converted on a layup and then made two free throws to trim the lead to 28. After St. Francis connected on one free throw, McGovern connected on four from the stripe followed by a layup from Ruscillo. A Terrier jump shot was followed by a three-pointer by McTighe to cut the lead down to 62-39.

Maritime was able to get the lead down to 21 on two occasions as Raime drilled a three-pointer with 8:51to go in the half, and when Bonner connected on a field goal with 3:13 left in regulation. Bonner converted a shot with 2:05 left to cut the lead down to 22 again at 84-62, before Ruscillo drained a three with 1:45 to slice the lead to under 20 points before St. Francis closed out the game on a quick 4-2 run to hang on for the 21-point win at 88-67.

Maritime (3-4, 1-3 Skyline) will return to Skyline Conference play on Tuesday evening, when the team makes up its postponed game with Yeshiva. The Privateers travel to the Max Stern Athletic Center on Tuesday evening in their final conference matchup of the 2017 calendar year.

St. Francis Brooklyn (3-8) will take on Saint Peter's in their final non-conference game of the season on Saturday, December 23 before opening up Northeast Conference play on Friday, December 29as they travel to Connecticut to take on Sacred Heart.

The result and statistics of the game will not count towards Maritime's overall record or season statistics as the game was contested as an exhibition event for the Privateers. The result and the statistics does officially count for Saint Francis Brooklyn.

 

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New York, NY: Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev regained his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title in classic Krusher fashion with a second round stoppage of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy at the Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Kovalev came out of the gates swinging, knocking down Shabranskyy twice in the first round. The second round continued with more hard shots from The Krusher and a third knockdown. Finally, at 2:36 of the second round, the referee called a halt to the action and Kovalev was named the new WBO champ. 
The punch stats clearly favor Kovalev, who connected for 50 of 113 punch attempts (44%) compared to 16 of 71 for Shabranskyy (23%). The Krusher also landed 62% of his power punches (36 of 58), compared to 30% (8 of 27) for Shabranskyy. Finally, for jabs Sergey landed 25% (14 of 55) and Shabranskyy landed 18% (8 of 44). 
After the fight Kovalev said, "I did it and worked very hard to get to champion status. My brain, mentally, my conditioning, my body - I'm back. It's my goal to be the best in this division. I am here, I love boxing, I love to make great fights. This makes boxing interesting. We can make good fights for boxing fans, and make boxing history. Let's find out who is the best. Chickenson is on my list.This is very good for boxing. Let's do it."

 

 

 

 

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12/11/2017 | Men's Basketball

NEW YORK, N.Y. - On Monday the Skyline Conference announced its weekly men's basketball award winners for the fourth week of the 2017-18 season with Maritime senior center Patrick MacDonald earning his first selection as Skyline Player of the Week.

While this is MacDonald's first selection as the league's top performer he adds to his five previous career selections including a career-best three as a junior a season ago. He has also been named to the Skyline Conference Weekly Honor Roll on seven occasions over his previous two seasons.

MacDonald averaged 21 points a game as Maritime went 1-1 on the week, including a season-high 26 points on Tuesday against St. Joseph's (Bklyn). Overall on the week he shot 18-of-24 from the floor and converted on six of his 10 free throw attempts while adding two steals and five blocks on the week.

On the glass, MacDonald cleaned up with a season-best 17 rebounds in the team's win over St. Joseph's (Bklyn) to go along with 13 rebounds against Old Westbury on Thursday. The senior now has 764 total rebounds to go along with 462 defensive and 302 offensive boards, all of which broke the program records in Tuesday's win.

Maritime (3-4, 1-3 Skyline) is back on the court thiscoming Saturday with an exhibition against Division I St. Francis (Brooklyn) at 4 p.m. from the Pope Physical Education Center in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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12/5/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score


THROGGS NECK, N.Y. - The Maritime basketball team held on to defeat the Bears of St. Joseph's (Bklyn), 63-54, in a Skyline matchup at Riesenberg Hall Gym on Tuesday night.

Senior center Patrick MacDonald led the Privateers with 26 points and 17 rebounds, becoming the modern-day career rebounding leader with 751 for his career. MacDonald also set the modern-day career offensive and defensive records. He now has 298 career offensive rebounds and 453 career defensive rebounds. The 17 rebounds were also the fifth highest total in program single-game history, giving him his fourth double-double of the season.

Senior forward Isaiah Hayes also had a double-double scoring 13 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Senior guard John Liccese tallied nine points while dishing out four assists and snagging three steals to give him over 100 steals for his career.

Maritime took a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes after a basket from Hayes and two free throws from MacDonald. The Privateers kept it going as they lead the entire first half. St. Joseph's (Bklyn) was trailing by as much as eight with under two minutes left in the opening half and cut it to two with an 8-2 run making the score, 28-26 Maritime going in to the break.

To start the second half St. Joseph's (Bklyn) scored a basket to tie the game at 28. The Privateers took the lead right back after a free throw from freshman guard Brennan Whelan and a basket from MacDonald to go up, 31-28. With the score tied again at 31, Maritime responded with an 8-0 run thanks to a pair of layups from MacDonald and one layup a piece from Hayes and Liccese to make the score 39-31. The Privateers extended the lead to 10 with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation.

St. Joseph's (Bklyn) answered with a 15-7 run of their own to cut the Maritime lead to two points. That was as close as they could get as the Privateers pulled away to win 63-54.

Maritime (3-3, 1-2 Skyline) will return to action onThursday, December 7th when they visit Old Westbury for a Skyline Conference matchup beginning at 6 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Center.

St. Joseph's (Bklyn) (3-4, 2-2 Skyline) will be back this Thursday, December 7th when they host Sarah Lawrence at the Hill Center starting at 7 p.m.



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Photos by: Seitu Oronde

National Football Foundation 60th Annual Black Tie Awards Dinner @ Hilton Hotel, 12-5-17

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12/12/2017 | Men's Basketball

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - On Tuesday the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association named Maritime senior center Patrick MacDonald to their group of student-athletes that earned Honorable Mention for the week, for their second week of the 2017-18 season.

MacDonald was the lone representative from the Skyline Conference this week, and joins DeShawn Cann of Purchase and Simcha Halpert of Yeshiva, who both earned Honorable Mention for the opening week a week ago.

This week MacDonald already earned Skyline Conference Player of the Week accolades on Monday after he posted an average of 21 points and 15 rebounds over Maritime's two games last week. The senior had a season-best 26 points and 17 rebounds in the team's win over St. Joseph's (Bklyn) last Tuesday, which also saw MacDonald break the career rebounding record at Maritime.

Joining MacDonald on this week's Honorable Mention listing were Jarrett Bogus of Montclair State (Division II), Derek Dork of Caldwell (Division II), Justin Reyes of St. Thomas Aquinas (Division II), and Sam Toney of New Jersey City (Division III). Blake Francis of Wagner, Brian Parker of Marist, Shamorie Ponds of St. John's and Desi Rodriguez of Seton Hall were all named to the Division I Honorable Mention list.

Maritime (3-4, 1-3 Skyline) will be back to action thiscoming Saturday, when the team travels to Brooklyn to take on the St. Francis (Bklyn) Terriers for a 4 p.m. start from the Pope Physical Education Center.