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Valiants Upset Highly-Ranked William Paterson

The Manhattanville men's basketball team picked up its signature win so far this season Saturday in an 83-80 comeback victory over previously-unbeaten William Paterson, ranked 22nd in this week's D3Hoops.com Division III National Poll in Wayne, N.J.

Manhattanville (4-5), led by senior Trevoy Pointer (Dallas, Tx.), scored 21 points in just 25 minutes due to foul trouble, while classmate Armani Blackmon (Plano, Tx.) had another big day with 18 points and 12 rebounds to record his third double-double of the year.

Seniors Ivan Jovicic (Belgrade, Serbia) and Felipe Vargas (Miami, Fla.) added 12 and 11 points, respectively, as four Valiants reached double figures. Pleasantville sophomore Jack Bramswig and sophomore Colin Campbell (Miami, Fla.) each had eight points, with Bramswig adding 10 rebounds, while senior Jeff Ventura (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cypress Bay) added five points.

Down by eight at the half, Manhattanville scored 14 straight points to take a five-point lead at 38-33 and did not fall behind the rest of the way.

The Valiants built their lead to 10 points with 10:53 remaining on a Jovicic 3-pointer. William Paterson then made its late push with an 8-0 run and trailed 72-70 with 2:20 minutes to go.

Manhattanville take two weeks off for finals and the holiday break before returning to action in Miami at the 2011 Adidas Holiday Slam, beginning Dec. 30.

From reports by Manhattanville Sports Information

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