Generals advance to Region III Final Four for 11th straight year

HERKIMER — The General’s Mens Basketball avenged their 66-47 November loss against Jefferson CC with a 65-52 win in the Region III Quarterfinal on Tuesday evening.

 

Herkimer (21-6) led for the majority of the game, leading by as many as 15 in the first half. 

 

The second half was defensively oriented with both teams playing chess-like zone defenses. 

 

The Generals lead was cut down to as few as seven with 5:35 left before freshman guard Shykell Brown (Rochester) hit a corner-three to give Herkimer a double-digit cushion that led them to victory. 

 

For the fourth consecutive game, Brown led both teams in scoring — this time dropping 27 points on 8-of-17 shooting. Sophomore forwards Ty Desinor (Brooklyn) and Solomon Silas (Nigeria) rounded out the scoring column with 13 & 10 points respectively.

 

Silas recorded his second consecutive double-double with 11 rebounds, and Desinor had the second-most rebounds with seven.

 

Sophomore forward Rashad Alfahad (Whitesboro), freshman guard Keyshawn Miller (Yonkers), and freshman guard Dante Griffin also chipped in five boards.

 

Griffin & Miller also led the team with five & four assists respectively. 

 

Herkimer advances to the Region III semifinal versus Onondaga Community College this Saturday at Mohawk Valley Community College at 3 p.m. 

 

In their only meeting this season: The Generals lost to Onondaga CC 91-77 on December 8th, 2019

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