For the second consecutive year, the Monroe Mustangs are Region15 Men’s Division I champions! Monroe defeated ASA 71-67 in a thrilling final on Sunday, February 28 at Sarah Lawrence College. It’s Monroe’s sixth Region title under Coach Jeff Brustad.
Monroe, the #1 seed, advanced to the final after defeating #4 Westchester CC, 74-56 on Saturday.
In Sunday’s final, Monroe jumped out to a 37-25 halftime lead, with center AJ Matthews dominating in the paint through the first half with 15 points on 6/7 shooting,
But ASA made an 11-0 run to start the second half to force a seesaw battle the rest of the way. After a thunderous dunk off a coast-to-coast drive by forward Tyrone Nared with 3:30 left in the game, Monroe's TJ Lindsay hit a couple of big shots down the stretch to ice it for the Mustangs.