The Vaughn College Warriors rallied in the final three minutes to defeat St. Joseph’s College, 67-64, Thursday (Jan. 26) night in a Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference game in Brooklyn.
The win improved Vaughn to 8-11 overall but 4-0 in the HVMAC. St. Joseph’s fell to 8-11 and 1-2 HVMAC. Then win ended Vaughn’s six-game losing streak to St. Joseph’s.
Ryan Burchette led four Warriors in double-figures with 18 points, connecting on 7 of 13 field-goal attempts. Jihad Ceasar, the current HVMAC Player of the Week, scored 14 points with a team-high 12 rebounds and Jason Ramos added 10 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists.
St. Joseph’s led by as many as 11 points before carrying a 36-30 lead into halftime. But with St. Joseph’s leading, 62-59, late in the game, the Warriors went on a 7-0 run for a 66-62 lead with 16 seconds remaining.
Vaughn sits alone atop the HVMAC standings and will play Mount St. Vincent College on Wednesday (Feb. 1).
Vaughn’s Jihad Ceaser battles St. Joseph’s David Louison for a rebound during Thursday night’s game won by the Warriors.