Men's Basketball

Welcome to the Royals Men's Basketball Program

Men's basketball player making a shot from under the hoop.

The Men's Basketball program at SUNY Schenectady County Community College is led by Head Coach Harry Rolle. Coach Rolle played for the Royals back in his college days at SUNY Schenectady and was an exciting point guard for the Royals. He brings that same excitement to the sidelines as our Head Coach. The team plays strong defense, presses at every opportunity and plays up-tempo on offense. The Royals participate in the Mountain Valley Conference and Region 3 of the NJCAA. The competition is high, as the Royals face teams including Herkimer College, HVCC, FMCC, and MVCC. The Royals play a full 25-game schedule with the goal of making it to the Region 3 playoffs where the winner goes to the NJCAA national tournament at Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. So if you are looking to join an up-and-coming program, SUNY Schenectady is the right place for you.

2019-2020 Men's Basketball Schedule

Game photos / Player photos

Men's Basketball Team photo

Game Updates

February 22 - Congratulations to Raheem Felder who made 2nd Team All-Conference in the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.

February 20 - SUNY Schenectady men's basketball team loses heartbreaker in overtime to Herkimer, 83-79. The SUNY Schenectady men’s basketball team hosted the #2 ranked team in the country, Herkimer College, Wednesday night at the downtown Schenectady YMCA. The Generals came into the game with a 23-1 overall record and a 20 game winning streak. With three minutes left in the game, the Royals looked like they were on their way to pulling off the biggest upset of the season as they led by seven points. The Generals were forced to foul at that point and to press full court and it worked as they only trailed, 74-72, with seven seconds left to play and the ball. One defensive stop and the Royals would complete the great game plan orchestrated by head coach Harry Rolle and his staff- slow things down on offense (many times not attacking the Herkimer defense until 10 seconds remained on the shot clock), timely rebounding, limiting the Generals to one shot on most possessions and believing they could pull off the upset. But the Royals couldn’t get that last stop as Herkimer hit a “3” to finally go ahead ,75-74, with 1.6 seconds left on the clock. Many of the Herkimer players rushed the court thinking they had won but there was still time left on the clock. The Herkimer bench was assessed a technical foul and SCCC freshman guard Cory Sanders, who was outstanding all night with a game high 28 points, calmly went to the line and hit the free throw that tied the game at 75 and sent it into overtime. Both teams struggled early in the O.T. but the Royals would go up again, 79-75 with two minutes to play. Unfortunately, they would not score again as Herkimer went on an 8-0 run to end the game, winning 83-79. Sanders had probably his best game of the season with his game high 28 points. He received double-digit support from fellow freshmen guards Dominique Threatt with 15 and Mark Sidbury with 13 and frosh forward Towan Hamlin with 10. Hamlin and Raheem Felder did a great job on the defensive boards, limiting Herkimer to one shot on most possessions. The Royals will play their last game of the regular season this Saturday, Feb. 23rd when they travel to Utica to take on the Hawks of Mohawk Valley C.C. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

February 16 - SUNY Schenectady men extend winning streak to three with 87-84 win over North Country C.C. The SUNY Schenectady men’s basketball team, playing their best basketball of the season, ran their winning streak to three games with a close 87-84 win over North Country C.C. Saturday afternoon in Saranac Lake. The win sets up their biggest game of the season as they host Herkimer College tomorrow, Feb. 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the downtown Schenectady YMCA. The Generals come into the game 23-1, with a 20 game winning streak and ranked 2nd in the country in the latest NJCAA poll. It will be the toughest test of the year for the young Royals, who have 10 freshmen on the roster and only one sophomore- leading scorer Raheem Felder. On Saturday, the Royals held a 51-45 lead in a high scoring first half. The Saints outscored the Royals by a slim margin in the second half, 39-36, but the Royals were able to hold them off for the three point victory. Leading the way for the Royals was freshman guard Cory Sanders with a game high 26 points. He shot 10-18 from the field. He received double-digit support from Felder with 17 points on 8-15 shooting from the field, Towan Hamlin with 16 points on 8-11 from the field and Dominique Threatt with 11 including 2 for 4 from 3 point range. Come out and support the Royals in their biggest game of the season as they try to upset the 2nd ranked team in the country- the Herkimer College Generals!!

Coach Harry Rolle and Raheem Felder on the court at the YMCA

February 14 - Felder scores 1000 point in SUNY Schenectady's 101-61 win over Clinton C.C. Sophomore combo guard Raheem Felder from Lansingburgh High School scored his 1,000 career point Thursday night in a 101-61 win over Clinton C.C. at downtown Schenectady YMCA. In typical Felder fashion, as he has done throughout his two year career, his 1,000 point came on a hard drive to the basket where he was fouled and made the basket. He completed the old fashioned three point play with the ensuing free throw. The game was halted briefly at that point as head coach Harry Rolle presented him with the game ball- see attached photo. Felder finished the night as the Royals’ high scorer with 19 points raising his career point total to 1,011. He received double-digit support from freshman guard Cory Sanders with 16 points, freshman forward Towan Hamlin and freshman guard Dominique Threatt with 15 each, freshman forward Alijah Gibbs with 14 and fellow frosh guard Mark Sidbury with 13. The Royals will look for their third straight win when they travel to Saranac Lake this Saturday, Feb. 16th when they take on North Country C.C. at 1:00 p.m.

January 21 - The SUNY Schenectady men’s basketball team scored a season high 111 points in a 111-95 win over SUNY Adirondack on Monday night in Glens Falls. The weather may have been very cold outside but it had no impact on the hot Royals’ offense inside. The Royals jumped out to a 59-34 halftime lead and cruised to the 16 point victory. The Royals placed five players in double digits led by Cory Sanders with a career high 36, Towan Hamlin and Mark Sidbury with 17, Dominique Threatt with 12 and Raekwon Showers with 11. The Royals will try to make it three wins in a row when they host conference foe Mohawk Valley C.C. tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the downtown Schenectady YMCA.

Men's basketball team on the court.

December 15 - SUNY Schenectady men lose to #2 team in the country, BMCC, 71-53. The SUNY Schenectady men faced a tall task as they faced the #2 ranked team in the country- the BMCC Panthers on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers came into the game with a perfect 14-0 record. Despite that, the Royals only trailed by the score of 27-26 at the half- ironically the same halftime score of the women’s game. But the Panthers outscored the Royals, 44-27, in the second half to pull away to a 71-53 win. The Royals placed three in double figures led by sophomore guard Raheem Felder with 15 points, freshman guard Corey Sanders with 13 and freshman forward Elijah Gibbs with 10. The men will also break for exams and return to action in the second semester when they travel to Plattsburgh on Tuesday, Jan. 8 to take on Clinton Community College at 7:00 p.m.

December 4 - The men’s basketball game Tuesday night between Mountain Valley Conference foes Columbia Greene C.C. and Schenectady C.C. went back and forth all night. The Twins would seemingly get some breathing room but the Royals would come right back each time and tighten things up. The game would go down to the final possession with the Royals needing a three point basket to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Royals weren’t able to get it and dropped a tough 93-90 decision to the Twins at the downtown YMCA. The Royals placed three players in double figures led by sophomore guard Raheem Felder with 29 points, freshman guard Corey Sanders who came off the bench to score a career high 28 and Dominique Threat who also came off the bench to add 12. The Royals will make their next start this Saturday, Dec. 8 when they host Corning Community College at 3:00 p.m. at the downtown YMCA.

November 27 - The SUNY Schenectady men's basketball team took a 79-59 lose at home to Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday night at the Schenectady YMCA. Freshman guard Cory Sanders led the Royals with 17 points, hitting two 3-pointers. Sophomore guard Raheem Felders followed with 15 points, going 8-9 from the free throw line and freshman forward Alijah Gibbs finished with 14 points, sinking 4-8 from the line. The Raiders were led by sophomore forward Juwan Malone with 21 points, hitting three 3-pointers. Freshman guard Jahmr Jordan followed close behind with 20 points, knocking down five 3-pointers and sophomore guard Amadou Diakite finished with 19 points, also hitting five 3-pointers and going 4-5 from the line. The Raiders led 33-22 at the half and kept the momentum going for most of the game. The Royals would come close, gaining some traction in the second half, but couldn't get close enough to catch FMCC, finishing with a 20 point deficit. Schenectady returns home Tuesday, Dec. 4 to take on Columbia Greene Community College. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Schenectady YMCA.

November 18 - SCHENECTADY- The SUNY Schenectady men's basketball team dropped one at home against rivals Hudson Valley, 85-62, at the Schenectady YMCA. The Royals (1-5) were led by Raheem Felder with 22 points, followed by Dominique Threatt with 10 points, sinking two three-pointers and Cory Sanders with 9, hitting one three-pointer. Jordan Gleason paved the way for the Vikings (6-0), scoring a game-high 32 points and hitting four three-pointers. After an evenly matched first half, Hudson Valley led 38-30. The Vikings outscored the Royals 47-32 in the second half, leading them to the win.

2018-2019 Roster

Name Number Height Position Year High School
Shateek Varner
 2  5'9"
 G  Fr.  William Grady
Delphin Flowers
 3  6'2"  G  Fr.  Norman Thomas
Chris Miller
 13  6'2"  F  Fr.  Schalmont
Mustafa Ali
 1  5'7"  G  Fr.  Niskayuna
Cory Sanders
 10  6'0"  G  Fr.  Evangel Christian
Raheem Felder
 11  6'0"  G  So.  Lansingburgh
Dominique Threatt
 23  5'10"  G  Fr.  Bishop Maginn
Raekwon Showers
 24  6'0"  G  Fr.  Transit Tech
Mark Sidbury
 20  6'0"  G  Fr.  Green Tech
Alijah Gibbs
 14  6'5"  F  Fr.  LaSalle Institiute
Towan Hamlin
 4  6'2"  F  Fr.  Schenectady

 

Results

Date Vs. Score Record
November 1  Broome  83-73  W 1-0
November 6  TC3  79-41  L 1-1
November 8  Onondaga CC  85-81  L 1-2
November 10  Cayuga CC  79-66  L 1-3
November 11  Columbia Greene  77-70  L 1-4
November 17  Jefferson  90-77  W 2-4
November 18  HVCC  85-62  L 2-5
November 27  FMCC  79-59  L 2-6
December 4  Columbia Greene
 93-90  L 2-7
December 8  Corning CC  76-63  L 2-8
December 13  Ulster CC  99-86  L 2-9
December 15  Borough of Manhattan CC  71-53  L 2-10
January 8  Clinton CC  72-63  W 3-10
January 10  Word of Life  91-53  W 4-10
January 13  Finger Lakes CC  77-72  L 4-11
January 17  NCCC  95-86  W 5-11
January 21  SUNY Adirondack  111-95  W 6-11
January 23  MVCC  106-84  L 6-12
January 27  Brookdale CC  62-49  L 6-13
January 30  FMCC  77-62  L 6-14
February 2  HVCC  74-67  L 6-15
February 9  Herkimer  103-63  L 6-16
February 11  SUNY Adirondack  85-70  W 7-16
February 14  Clinton CC  101-61  W 8-16
February 16  North County CC  87-84  W 9-16
February 20  Herkimer College  83-79 OT  L 9-17
February 23  MVCC  95-75  L 9-18