Women's Basketball

 

Cumberland Holds Off Ocean, Stays Undefeated

Cumberland Holds Off Ocean, Stays Undefeated

The Dukes got a little bit of payback last night as they took down the team that knocked them off in the Region XIX Championship back in early March.  A 64-56 regular-season win over Ocean does not have the same value, but it did propel Cumberland to an 11-0 start. Win number 11 got a little bumpy down the stretch, as the Dukes let a twenty point lead slip all the way down to five in the waning minutes.  Despite a late run from Ocean, the Cumberland girls found a way to win and they did so in typical Cumberland fashion, four players scoring 11 points or more.  Artaeja Loatman and Kyra Lunsford led the way with 14 points each, with Maryah Coleman and Jodi Kelley chipping in with 11 and 12 points respectively.   With this win, the Dukes are two wins shy of their 13-0 start from last season.  Up next, a date with a tough Middlesex team Saturday afternoon.