The Maspeth High School Argonauts boys varsity basketball team has picked up right where it left off last season after winning the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B Division championship tournament by starting the 2015-2016 campaign with a 4-0 record, with the latest win coming against the Academy of American Studies, 52-45 on Monday.
The game was close after the first quarter, with the Argonauts holding a 14-13 lead. Maspeth High School pulled further ahead in the second and third quarters, scoring a total of 29 points over the two quarters, while holding the Eagles to eight and six points in the second and third quarters respectively.
The Academy of American Studies put up a fight in the fourth quarter, doubling up the Argonauts 18-9, but could not complete the comeback.
Junior Nathaniel Nickel led Maspeth High School with a team-high 14 points.
The Argonauts will look to continue their unbeaten season as they face off against the Newcomers Lions on Tuesday, Dec. 15.