Men's Basketball

 

Middlesex Too Much For Cumberland Men

Middlesex Too Much For Cumberland Men

The Colts of Middlesex County College had an answer for every run made by the Dukes, handing Cumberland an 82-70 loss.  The Dukes were unable to overcome numerous runs by Middlesex, despite 34 points from freshman Markevis Johnson who shot 8 of 15 from beyond the arc for the afternoon.  

Johnson's effort kept Cumberland within reach throughout the game, but it was the poor free-throw shooting that can be looked at as the deciding factor.  The Dukes shot an abysmal 7 for 23 (30%) from the line, their worst percentage of the season.  Seth Hackett was the only other Duke to reach double-figures in scoring with 11 points, adding 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals on the afternoon.  

With the loss, Cumberland drops to 12-14 overall and 11-11 in Region 19 play.  They will need to win one of the remaining two games to clinch a playoff spot.  The first test will come Tuesday night against Rowan College at Gloucester County.