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The LaGuardia Red Hawks took down the #3 ranked team in the nation this
past Sunday when they defeated the Sullivan Generals by a score of
"This was our second time bouncing back after a loss," said LaGuardia
coach Ben Chobhaphand, whose team is ranked #15 in the country. "It's
only one game, but we overcame adversity to beat a nationally ranked
powerhouse. That shows the great character of our team."
Earlier in the year, the team responded to losing a conference game
against Bronx by defeating Division II Community College of Rhode Island
61-57. This week, after suffering a hard-fought 84-74 loss to the #7
ranked BMCC Panthers on Thursday, the team was up to the challenge once
The Red Hawks grabbed the lead early and hardly trailed throughout the
game. Sophomore shooting guard Nick Padgett had a breakout game, scoring
25 points, grabbing 5 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists. Brooklyn
native Kareem Brown, who earned CUNYAC Male Player of the Week honors
earlier in the season, came off the bench to add 11 points in the game.
Keith Gardner's defense was an integral part of the Red Hawks' victory,
according to Chobhaphand. The forward successfully limited the amount
of quality scoring chances Sullivan's top players had throughout the