The Vaughn College men's basketball team let a second half lead slip away enroute to their first loss of the season on Saturday, November 9. The Warriors faced non-conference opponent Bristol Community College (Bayhawks) at the LaFrance Gymnasium in Fall River, Massachusetts. This was the first ever meeting between the two basketball programs. The Warriors had a three point advantage at halftime. They would expand their lead in the second half before the Bayhawks went on an incredible offensive run to regain the lead. The Bayhawks shot the ball well from three-point line (11-17, 67%) and capitalized on careless turnovers (20) by the Warriors late in the second half. The final score of the game was 101-87.
The Warriors had four people that scored in double-figures. All-Conference guard Kemarlie Mclean ((Brooklyn, NY) poured in a game-high 30 points. Mclean was perfect from the free-throw line (8-8). Michael Reed (Freeport, NY) scored a career-high 25 points. Marcus Heron (Yonkers, NY) added 16 points, four assists and one steal. Louis Roche (Carteret, NJ) finished with 11 points and five rebounds.
The loss drops brings the Warriors record to .500 (1-1) on the season. They will face Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, November 10.