In a sweep of Camden County College, the Men picked up their first win of the year and the women dominated the Courgars to start the season at 4-0.
The Cumberland County Women's Basketball team increase their season record to 4-0 after defeating Camden County College 83-36. Four players reached double-figures as a team effort led the Dukes to their fourth straight win and 2-0 against conference teams.
The Dukes took the lead at the start of the game and never let Camden come close. They held Camden to 17 for a 26 point lead at the half. In the front court, Tamyra Smith recorded her first double-double with 12 points and 12 boards while Caroline Santiago scored 22 points and grabbed 8 boards. In the backcourt, Sahara Lopez and Jovan Childers combined scored 39 points and tallied 9 assists. As a team, the Dukes shot 56% from the field and grabbed 37 rebounds.
"I'm very proud of our girls, but we have to continue to make small steps forward to get where we need to be," said Coach Boney. "We have to keep shooting well from the field and play our game."
Next up, the Dukes are on the road for the next four games, playing against Ocean County College on Thursday, November 20 and Saturday, November 22 to play against Bergen County College.
As for the men's team, the Dukes got the monkey off their back in a 71-60 hard fought victory over the visiting Cougars, improving to 1-3 on the season. Freshman guard Markevis Johnson exploded for 19 first half points on 5 of 7 shooting from beyond the arc. Johnson finished the night with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Sophomore Ezekiel Shockley added 17 points, while freshmen Melvin Allen and Khaliq Ford joined Johnson and Shockley in double-figures, scoring 16 and 13 points respectively.
Picking up the first win of the year was interim Head Coach Philip Kelly in his coaching debut. The Dukes will hit the road for their next three games. Next up, Ocean County College on Thursday night at 7PM.