Women's Basketball

 

Women Hold Off Del. Tech., Men Fall in OT

Women Hold Off Del. Tech., Men Fall in OT

For Dukes Basketball Wednesday night, the women were able to hold of a late surge from Del. Tech. Stanton and improved to 2-0 on the season. The Men were able to fight back from an eleven point deficit, only to fall short in overtime.

In the women's match 69-60 victory, Caroline Santiago and Jovan Childers led the way for Cumberland. Santiago tallied 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for her second straight double-double to start the season. The Dukes took a three-point lead into the half and stretched it to nine points at the fifteeen minute mark. A Del Tech spurt cut the lead to one before Childers added key buckets down the stretch to seal the win. Childers finished the night with 18 points and 6 assists.

In the Men's Game, freshmen Khaliq Ford and Melvin Allen joined sophomore Ezekiel Shockley as double-digit scorers in the losing effort, 87-77.  Ford led the Dukes in scoring with 19 points and Shockley added 16 of his own.  Allen recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. 
The Lady Dukes look to continue their winning streak and the Men look to capture their first win of the 2014-15 in the home opener for both teams when they host Passaic County Community College this Saturday, November 15th.  The women will tip off at 1PM and the men at 3PM.