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PSA 98
Southwest Academy 28
The Putnam Science Academy Mustangs hit the road Nov. 29 as they went to southern Connecticut to play Capital Prep Harbor. The Mustangs came away with a resounding victory with a final score of 98-28. This victory marks the 250th win in program history.
 The big men led the way for the Mustangs as Osun Osunniyi had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Josh Mballa also scored in double figures as he came away with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Then off the bench Kareem Reid posted a double double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. The Mustangs improved to 6-1 on the season
PSA 79
Commonwealth Academy 70
Nov. 28 the Putnam Science Academy Mustangs hosted Commonwealth Academy in a non-conference early season battle. After a slow start for the Mustangs they were able to right the ship and secured a 79-70 win. The Mustangs had big performances off the bench as sophomore forward Kareem Reid led the charge for the Mustangs as he had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Then Jonathan Kabongo also gave the Mustangs a spark scoring 13 points while going 3-6 from beyond the three point line. Point guard Kyle Lofton had another solid performance and after the game picked up a scholarship offer from St. Bonaventure. This becomes Lofton’s fourth scholarship offer since arriving on campus in the fall.
PSA 108
Southwest Academy 57
BARRINGTON, R.I. — The Putnam Science Academy Mustangs defeated Southwest Basketball Academy 108-57 at the Zero Gravity Prep Classic Dec. 3.
In front of a packed house the Mustangs built a 17-point halftime lead and were able to extend it in the second half.
Jose Perez was once again at the front of the Mustangs success as he scored a game-high 24 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Sophomore guard Hassan Diarra recorded 12 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Josh Mballa picked up the Zero Gravity Player of the Game award after controlling the paint and scoring 11 points and collecting 12 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Kareem Reid also contributed 9 points and 7 rebounds in the win. After the game UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie extended him a scholarship offer.
PSA 70
TRC Academy 61
BARRINGTON, R.I. — Dec. 2 the Putnam Science Academy Prep Mustangs defeated at tough TRC Academy (CAN) squad by a final score of 70-61 in the Zero Gravity Prep Classic held at St. Andrews in Rhode Island. The Mustangs jumped out to a large lead to begin, but the feisty TRC squad fought back. The Mustangs were led once again by Jose Perez who tallied 22 points. Josh Mballa, making his second start of the year came away with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Kareem Reid once again scored in double figures as he recorded 14 points off the bench.

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