Myerscough alumni win CAA Tournament Championship with Drexel
- Thursday 11 Mar 2021
Myerscough alumni Mate Okros and Amari Williams helped the Drexel Men’s Basketball team capture its first Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship in school history on Tuesday.
Okros missed his first 3-pointer of the game, but would go on to make his next four attempts from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-6 guard and Debrecen, Hungary native’s triple at the 5:19 mark of the first half broke a 19-all deadlock and the Dragons led the rest of the way.
“Mate [Okros] puts in as many hours shooting as anyone in our programme,” said Drexel head coach Zach Spiker. “He’s found different ways to get open, I think his personality is that he’s such a nice guy that sometimes he’s a little bit timid, but we’ve tried to convince him that he’s a hunter — when he hunts his shot, we’re a better team.”
🏆 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE 🏆#MyScoAlum @MateOkros led the way with 14 points (4-5 3PT) in the @CAASports Championship Game to help @DrexelMBB reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years! pic.twitter.com/2xmaa0v1A4— Myerscough Basketball (@My_bball) March 10, 2021
“For me this is a crazy experience and was something I would never have expected in my first year,” said Williams. “To see how hard we’ve worked as a team and how much it meant to us and especially our seniors — It just means a lot.”
DANCIN' IN MARCH‼️#MyScoAlum @MateOkros and @amxriwillixms capture the 2021 @CAASports Tournament Championship with @DrexelMBB!— Myerscough Basketball (@My_bball) March 10, 2021
Okros, meanwhile, led the way for the Dragons with 14 points (4-5 3PT) in the finals. pic.twitter.com/SVyWgyOgQP
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