Pinkston Delivers Big Game In IS8 Semifinals

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a game story report on the semifinal matchup between St. Benedict's and New Heights in the IS8 Fall League held in South Jamaica, New York yesterday afternoon ...

JayVaughn Pinkston, the talented multi-purpose forward Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, New York, registered 30 points to lift New Heights to a 84-80 win over St. Benedicts, in a semifinal game held at IS8 in South Jamaica, New York.

The bulky Pinkston detroyed the interior of the St. Benedict's defense with drives to the rim all day long.

St. Benedict's did take a 19-17 first quarter lead but New Heights got rolling in phrase two, pushing ahead 47-31. Pinkston had 18 of his 30 points in the first two quarters of play.

St. Benedict's started to cut into the New Heights' advantage, cutting the deficit to 63-51. The lead was cut to two points in the fourth as Myck Kabonga, a 6-foot-2 guard, got hot. Kabonga hit an assortment of shots, finishing with 28 points.

But two key free throws by Brandon Frazier gave New Heights' a four-point edge with eight seconds to play.

Frazier scored 10 points in the contest.

New Heights will play the New York Panthers, the defending champions of the IS8 League today.

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