Cougars Claim Regional Road Victory
Big Win for Men’s Basketball
(Boston, MA) - Men's basketball travelled on Saturday afternoon to square off against perennial regional powerhouse Bunker Hill CC. The Cougars delivered one of their strongest performances of the season to defeat their opponent 92-85. The win was crucial for Holyoke, knocking off a team ahead of them in New England regional standings, as they continue to make a push for the playoffs.
The Cougars put forth a tremendous team effort to earn the win, with six players reaching double digits in scoring. Two Cougars registered a double-double while one had a triple-double. Michael Castillo (Northampton, MA / Northampton HS) led the offensive barrage, scoring 23 points to go along with 13 rebounds to attain his double-double. Jequan Rogers (Springfield, MA / Sabis HS) was stellar, scoring 18 points and dishing out 12 assists while bringing down ten rebounds to earn the impressive triple-double. Moashaun Alvarado (Springfield, MA / Sci-Tech HS) tallied the other double-double, putting up 15 points while grabbing ten boards. Kawane Jackson (Springfield, MA / Sabis HS) and Ozzy Santos (Springfield, MA / Sci-Tech HS) both sunk a trio of three-pointers and scored 13 points in the win.
The Cougars improve to 5-7 overall and 5-5 in the New England region. They currently hold a post-season playoff spot with several important games to play down the stretch. Holyoke will host a doubleheader on Tuesday, January 28th against UCONN Avery Point with the women playing at 6pm followed by the men at 8pm. The Cougars then host regional opponent Mass Bay CC at 8pm on Thursday, January 30th. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Castillo on the court during a recent home game. (Thumbnail) Alvarado (L) and Rogers (R) break out during a recent home contest.