The Eagles headed up to Paul Smiths College, NY, to play a weekend of back to back games against their Varsity & JV. This marked the first games of the season for the N.Y.I.A. Eagles.
Speaking with Head Coach Polk after the weekends games this is what he had to say:
“… This weekend was a nice test for the team … tough varsity game, it was a good fight. Isiah Benbow had a great game against JV, he led the scoring today with 27 points .. mentally he came into the game and gave all his all … First game jitters but the second game we got into exactly how we wanted to play, fast, get shots … the other team fought back, came back, but Isiah Benbow knocked out a lot of free throws for us.”
Game 1 Varsity, Zephaniah Esguerra lead the team with 17 pts, 1 ast. 2 rb, Derek Magwood had 16 pts, 7 rb, 2 blks & 2 ast. and Juan Cruz Carriero had 11 pts and 7 rb.
Game 2 JV, Isiah Benbow lead the team with 27 pts, Derek Magwood lead with 18 rebounds and Mark Rodriguez had a great game with 24 points.