It's becoming obvious that Gerardo Suero is one of the best players in the New York City area. Suero registered 38 points tonight to lead Our Savior New American past Milestone Christian Academy, 79-70.
Milestone comes from Kansas City, Missouri and features the inside talent of Richard Anderson, who scored 27 points to lead his team.
But it was Suero that was the most impressive player on the court. He scored the majority of his points on brilliant drives to the basket. Many of these trips he was walloped to the floor, making this performance even more impressive.
Suero also dropped down a three-pointer and hit three other perimeter shots. So his game was balanced too when he was given an opportunity to shoot the ball.
OSNA led 18-10 after the first quarter but were outscored by seven points in the second, giving the Pioneers a narrow 28-27 advantage.
After Milestone, mainly on the strength of Anderson's inside game, took a six-point lead halfway through the third quarter, the Pioneers woke up. And Suero's terrific drives to the basket were the key.
Heading into the fourth quarter, OSNA lead 53-48. Milestone would not quit. And on a couple of occasions, they managed to cut the deficit to two points.
But Suero hit some key free throws at the end and Ishay Pitt came off the bench to score 10 points, including some key baskets in the fourth quarter to help OSNA hold off Milestone.
Suero came into the game averaging around 34 points a game. OSNA is now 3-0 on the season.