In a game that saw twelve different lead changes, the Albany Patroons prevailed in a 106-98 victory over the New York Court Kings in a Saturday afternoon matinee game at the Washington Avenue Armory. The Patroons improve to 8-1 on the season, including 5-0 at home, while the Court Kings fall to 2-10 on the season.
For the Patroons, Darius Paul led all Pats in scoring with 24 points and 12 rebounds; he also was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line. In addition to Paul, the entire Patroons starting lineup scored in double figures – Edwin Ubiles scored 19 points, while Steven Cunningham and Lloyd Johnson notched 14 points, Alonzo Murphy scored 12.
Joshua Cameron came off the bench to score ten points; the 6’2″ point guard also scored a key block in the third quarter on Jovan Bovell to keep the Court Kings from regaining momentum. “I was timing it,” said Josh Cameron of the dunk. “I could see he wasn’t really looking for any body contact, and I knew he wasn’t going to dunk it, so I timed it – and I went up there and got it.”
For the Court Kings, Jovan Bovell and Cavon Baker scored 15 points apiece; Jarrick Bowe scored 14, while Leroy Fludd and Carl Lee notched 11.
The Patroons’ next home game is Saturday, February 23 at the Washington Avenue Armory at 4:00 p.m. against the Jamestown Jackals.