NEW YORK, N.Y. - It was all Hudson Catholic all game and it started early.
After falling to Cardinal Hayes last night, the Hawks cruised to an 83-64 routing over the Archbishop Molloy Stanners in the star-studded consolation game of the SNY Invitational.
Hudson Catholic got the separation it needed to win, thanks to an 11-0 first quarter blitz spearheaded by star guard Jahvon Quinerly.
"My mindset was just to bounce back from that game last night," said Quinerly. "I couldn't really sleep last night, that how upset I was. Today, we bounced the way we were supposed to."
The McDonalds All-American gave the Stanners an assortment of buckets featuring euro-step layups, step-back jumpers and three-pointers while showboating his "goggles" to the Molloy bench and the packed house at CCNY.
Quinerly scored 23 of 37 points in the first half. Luther Muhammad chipped in 23 points and four rebounds for the Hawks.
"Jahvon is super tough," said Molloy guard Cole Anthony. "Love his game, he's very smooth and I like his mentality. He has the same mentality as me."
Anthony went head to head with Quinerly and supplied Molloy with 17 points. Khalid Moore added 20 points, six rebounds and supplied the crowd at Nat Holman gym with an emphatic alley-oop dunk in the second period.
The Stanners were also able to get their standout center Moses Brown back after he was stifled by the LuHi defense yesterday. Following his seven-point performance, the UCLA commit responded with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
"Yesterday I was totally out of it offensively," said Brown. "I just made it an effort to try my best to get a W."
Both teams shared their thoughts on what the tournament meant and how it felt to be a part of the SNY Invitational.
"Being able to play in this event and come out here and perform was a great feeling," said Quinerly.
"It was great opportunity to play on TV and to play in front of my whole school," said the Molloy center Brown.