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Former Greeley Star Matt Townsend Hits Game-Winner For Yale Basketball

Matt Townsend of Chappaqua hit the game-winning basket for Yale University in a win last week against Vermont.
Matt Townsend of Chappaqua hit the game-winning basket for Yale University in a win last week against Vermont. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Yale University

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Matt Townsend of Chappaqua, a former star at Horace Greeley High School, hit the game-winning basket for Yale University on Thursday in a 57-56 win over the University of Vermont.

Townsend buried a jumper from the top of the key to give the win to the Bulldogs (9-3). Townsend finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes.

Townsend, the leading scorer in Horace Greeley history, is averaging 8.6 points and 3.3 rebounds for Yale. He has started nine games.

Yale stunned the college basketball world earlier in the year with a 45-44 win over the University of Connecticut, the defending NCAA champions.

Yale plays on Tuesday at Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Conn.

Also in November, Townsend was named a prestigious Rhodes Scholar. Townsend has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through six semesters and has earned numerous other accolades for his work in the classroom, including being elected to the Yale Phi Beta Kappa society as a junior, one of only eight juniors at Yale selected. He is a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major.

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