In an important Garden State Athletic Conference matchup, the Cumberland County College Men's Basketball Team overcame some adversity by defeating the visiting Passaic County Community College Panthers, 85-74.
Freshman Tyler Lunsford put on a superb performance, scoring 20 points, while leading the team to victory.
CCC had a 13-7 lead with 12:09 left in the first half. The lead ballooned to 18 after the Dukes hit back-to-back-to-back 3 pointers, two by Clark and one by Lubrano.
The Dukes went into halftime with a comfortable 16 point advantage, leading 39-23.
At the 11:50 mark in the second half, the Dukes were up by 15 and the score was 56-41.
However, the adversity came when the Panthers went on a 13-2 run cutting the Dukes lead to two, 58-56, with 8:45 to go in the game.
CCC countered with a 23-9 run of their own to put the game out of reach.
The next game for the Dukes is on January 16th, when they take their 11-2 conference record on the road to play Union Community College.