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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.-The Pace men's basketball team has been busy both on and off the court, as on Saturday, September 15th, the Setters men volunteered with the Hudson Valley Special Olympics for the annual Fall Games at Sprout Brook Park in Cortland Manor. During the event, the entire Pace team helped run and organize the skills part of the softball program. Among the activities were hitting, base running, fielding and longest throw. The highlight of the day was the closing ceremonies, when numerous Setters had the opportunity to award the Special Olympians with their medals.
"Getting our players out in the community is part of the educational experience we're trying to provide our student-athletes," said Coach Jim Harter. "I thought our kids did a great job of embracing the experience of giving to others in the time we spent with Special Olympics. We plan on doing more volunteering throughout the school year."
The Setters kick off their preseason on October 15 and will play an exhibition game against Syracuse University on Thursday, November 1. Pace opens the 2012-13 season at the Nyack College Tournament on November 9-10 where they will take on host Nyack on Friday at 7 pm and Bloomfield on Saturday at 4 pm. The Setters return their top two scorers from last season as NE-10 Third Team selections Denzel Primus-Devonish (Riverdale, MD/St. John's College) andKeon Williams (Hackensack, NJ/Hackensack/Iona College) will be integral players for Pace this season. Primus-Devonish led the lead with 13.4 points and 4.1 assists, while shooting 77.1% from the free throw line. Williams was second with 11.7 points and led the team with 6.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 50.6% from the field.