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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

College Basketball Player of the Month

The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced on Thursday, March 7 that SUNY Cobleskill sophomore forward Antwan Claxton, of the borough, an alum of the Taft Educational Campus, was named ECAC Division III North Division Men’s Basketball Player-of-the-Month for February 2019.

The Fighting Tiger forward averaged a double/double in points and rebounds for the month averaging 17.5 and 10.8 rebounds along with 2.7 assists per game in eight appearances shooting 50.5% from the field and 78.4% from the free throw line.

Claxton helped Cobleskill to their first NEAC Tournament appearance in five seasons while being named to the All-NEAC Third Team for the 2018-19 campaign.

He averaged during that season: 13.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game; shooting 46.8% from the field and 75.8% from the free throw line.

Fighting Tiger head coach Jake Scott said that Claxton, a sophomore forward, was a major part of the team’s success this year and in the future.

We are all very proud of Antwan. He played some of his best basketball at the end of the year when we needed him.

He’s a great player and teammate and I look forward to seeing continue to grow as a player.

Happy Retirement

James Nolan retired after 38 years with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

He celebrated with family and friends at the Beekman Pub near City Hall on Friday, February 22.

Jim retired as a compliance officer with HPD’s Labor Monitoring Unit, responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal labor standards and prevailing wage requirements on construction projects in New York City.

He received a citation from the NYS Assembly presented by Assemblywomen Catherine Nolan, and a citation of merit signed by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Posted 12:00 am, March 15, 2019
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