2013-14 Men's Basketball
12/7/13 - SUNY Delhi played its first Mountain Valley conference game of the season on Saturday, defeating Fulton Montgomery CC 82-63 at Maines Arena. The visiting Raiders jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but the Broncos would battle back and eventually take a 37-30 halftime lead. Delhi would maintain their lead throughout the second half, bumping the margin as high as twenty-one points. Delhi was led by sophomore Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY) who had a game-high 24 points and 7 rebounds. Matt Banton (Transit Tech HS/Brooklyn, NY) added 17 points and Marv Berroa (Wings Academy/Bronx, NY) pitched in 14 points for the Broncos. Now 8-2 on the season, Delhi is back in action Sunday when they host Jefferson CC at 3 pm.
11/24/13 - SUNY Delhi dropped a tough road contest in their last game before the Thanksgiving break on Sunday, the Broncos were defeated 70-65 by Cayuga CC. Cayuga took the early lead in a low scoring first half and held that lead at halftime by a score of 31-26. Delhi would battle back, taking a 43-40 lead with thirteen minutes left in the contest. The Broncos were not able to extend that lead though and the host Spartans tied the game at 61 with 3:35 remaining. From there the Broncos went cold, scoring only four points the rest of the way. Delhi was led by freshman Diamonte Zarba (Brewster HS/Brewster, NY) who had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his first collegiate double-double. Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY) pitched in 14 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. Delhi is now off until Wednesday December 4th, when they host the Elmira College JV team in a 6:00 tip.
11/23/13 - SUNY Delhi picked up a come from behind road victory on Saturday, defeating Onondaga CC 92-85. Delhi raced out to a 13-4 lead in the games opening minutes but the host Lazers would respond by outscoring the Broncos 39-24 over the remaining fifteen minutes of the first half. Onondaga would take a 43-37 into halftime. The high-scoring from both teams continued throughout the second half, Delhi would retake a 61-60 lead with twelve minutes left in the game. Neither team would lead by more than five points from that point until the final moments. A Diamonte Zarba (Brewster HS/Brewster, NY) three-pointer with just over a minute remaining gave Delhi an 86-81 lead they would not relinquish. The Broncos were led by freshman Marv Berroa (Wings Academy/Bronx, NY) who posted 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Ibrahima Toure (HS for Law & Technology/Brooklyn, NY)added 17 points and 7 rebounds off the bench for Delhi. Delhi is now 6-1 on the season.
11/17/13 - SUNY Delhi picked up its second victory of the weekend on Sunday, defeating TC3 72-54 at Maines Arena. It was a tight contest for much of the first half, but the host Broncos used a 14-4 run over the last five minutes of the first half to take a 38-24 lead into the intermission. After the half the Broncos picked up where they left off, scoring the first nine points of the second half to extend their lead to twenty-three points. TC3 would cut into the margin on a few occasions in the second half, but the Panthers never cut the deficit below thirteen points. Delhi was led by sophomores Sean Scott (Deer Park HS/Deer Park , NY) and Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY), who each posted 20 points and 12 rebounds. Delhi, now 5-1 on the season, will be back in action next weekend as they travel to Onondaga CC and Cayuga CC for Saturday and Sunday games.
11/16/13 - SUNY Delhi returned to their winning ways on Saturday, defeating Broome CC 63-57 in a hard fought contest at Maines Arena. Delhi used strong defense in this one to build a 26-16 lead a little more than midway through the first half. As they did all game Broome stuck around and used a layup just before the halftime buzzer to cut the Delhi lead to 35-29. Delhi would again increase their lead to ten points early in the second half but the visiting Hornets would not go quietly. Broome trimmed the deficit to 55-52 with 2:30 remaining in the game but they would not get any closer as the Broncos tightened up on the defensive end in the games final minutes. Delhi was led by Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY) who had a team-high 25 points and 7 rebounds. Sean Scott (Deer Park HS/Deer Park, NY) grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds for the Broncos and DJ Nickelson (South Side HS/Hempstead, NY) delivered 9 assists. Delhi improves to 4-1 with the win. The Broncos are back in action on Sunday when they host Tompkins Cortland CC at 3 pm.
11/13/13 - SUNY Delhi suffered its first defeat of the season Wednesday evening, dropping a 74-60 contest at defending NJCAA Division III national champion Brookdale CC (NJ). The host Jersey Blues raced out of the gate in their home opener, taking a 19-3 lead over the Broncos nine minutes into the game. Delhi would fight back throughout the first half and cut the lead to 31-23 with just under two minutes remaining in the half. Brookdale would make two three-pointers in the final minute of the first half for a 37-23 halftime lead. Delhi would cut the Brookdale lead to eight on a couple occasions in the second half but could not get any closer. Sophomore Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY) led Delhi with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Now 3-1 on the season, Delhi returns home to take on Broome CC Saturday at 3 pm.
11/10/13 - SUNY Delhi improved to 3-0 on Sunday afternoon as the Broncos earned a hard fought 81-72 victory at Finger Lakes CC. Delhi used another fast start on Sunday as the Broncos raced out to a 16-2 lead in the first few minutes. Finger Lakes hung tough and cut the Delhi halftime lead to 42-38. Finger Lakes would cut the lead to two on a few occasions throughout the second half but was never able to tie the game or take the lead. Delhi was led by sophomore Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY) who posted game-highs with 27 points and 19 rebounds. Matt Banton (Transit Tech HS/Brooklyn, NY) had 20 points and 7 assists and Ibrahima Toure (HS for Law & Technology/Brooklyn, NY) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. Delhi, currently ranked #6 in the NJCAA Division III poll, will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to New Jersey to take on defending national champ and the #1 team in the nation Brookdale CC.
11/09/13 - After a week off SUNY Delhi returned to the court on Saturday as the Broncos won their first road game of the season, defeating Corning CC 77-76. Delhi raced out to an early 13-0 lead and built their lead to 44-28 at the half. Delhi maintained their double-digit lead for much of the second half but the host Red Barons would not go away. Corning would cut the Bronco lead to 8 with five minutes remianing and would continue to chip away. Corning cut the lead to 75-73 with just under twenty seconds remaining. Delhi would connect on two free throws to increase the lead to 77-73. Corning banked in a three-pointer with just under three seconds remaining to trim the Delhi lead to one but the Broncos were able to inbound the ball and successfully run out the clock. Delhi was led by freshman Matt Banton (Transit Tech HS/Brooklyn, NY) who had a team-high 23 points and 4 assists. Marv Berroa (Wings Academy/Bronx, NY) added 20 points and a team-high 9 rebounds while DJ Nickelson (South Side HS/Hempstead, NY) had 15 points and 6 assists. Now 2-0 on the season, the Broncos are back in action tomorrow when they travel to Finger Lakes CC for a 3:00 tip.
11/01/13 - SUNY Delhi opened the season on Friday night as the Broncos hosted Dutchess CC at Maines Arena. Delhi entered the season ranked #6 in the NJCAA Division III Men's Basketball pre-season poll and the Broncos didn't disappoint in the opener as they posted a 92-27 victory. Delhi would race out to a 50-15 halftime lead and never looked back. Delhi was led by sophomore Michael White (Lincoln HS/Brooklyn, NY) who posted a double-double in his first game as a Bronco with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Arif Mehmetaj (Forest Hills HS/Queens, NY) also added a double-double for Delhi as he scored 10 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. Delhi is back in action Saturday November 9th as they begin a stretch of three consecutive road games. The Broncos will take on Corning CC in a 2:00 start.