Sections

‘Man-Child’ makes his mark - Pinkston leads Bishop Loughlin to ‘Jubilee’ victory

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

PATERSON, N.J. — When the Jingle Bells Jubilee tipped off Saturday, Jayvaughn Pinkston was targeted, both by Paterson Eastside (N.J.), which bloodied his nose, and by the capacity crowd, which didn’t want to believe the hype that the Bishop Loughlin forward was considered the top junior in New York City.

But on Tuesday, when the Lions rolled over Plainfield (N.J.), 77-59, to win the inaugural tournament title, Pinkston not only took home tournament MVP honors, but earned the respect from the cynical New Jersey crowd, which simply referred to him as “man-child.”

That’s just what the polished 6-foot-6 forward was against undersized Plainfield on Tuesday. Pinkston, who is being recruited by a bevy of Big East schools, including St. John’s and Rutgers (Scarlet Knights coach Fred Hill was in attendance) finished with a game-high 30 points and scored at will in the paint. It was his most complete and dominant performance of the season.

“I just tried to work hard and play along with my team and get the job done,” Pinkston said.

He did that and more. The same was true of Trevon Hamlet, a 6-foot-6 forward who added 17 for Loughlin, which led 15-13 after the first quarter but outscored Plainfield, 24-15, in the second quarter. The Cardinals never recovered.

“We worked on a lot of plays for me and Jayvaughn and the other kid Rasi (Jenkins),” Hamlet said. “They couldn’t really handle us down low. We knew once we got inside that would be the game.”

It was evident that the Lions would have the mismatch inside, especially with three players 6-feet-6 and taller — Plainfield has just one player listed at 6-feet-6. But the Cardinals were sup

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: