The Cumberland County College Women's Basketball Team has captured their first Region 19 Championship in program history. In his third attempt as the Dukes Head Coach, James Boney sealed the deal on that elusive title with a final score of 74-62.
After leading at halftime 35-32, the Dukes came out strong in the 2nd half, going on a 10-3 run to start the half and an over all run of 14-6. The GSAC conference player of the year, Quorea Pearyer willed Middlesex back into the game scoring 8 straight points for the Colts to cut the Cumberland lead. Everytime Middlesex cut into the Dukes lead, the 'Super Six' always had an answer.
Sahara Lopez and Jovan Childers led the way for the #1 seeded and fourth ranked team in the country. Lopez scored 22 points on 11 of 18 shooting from the field and added 10 rebounds. Childers posted 19 points and dished out 6 assists, following up her season-high 34 points in the Region 19 Semi-Final game. Childers was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player
Sophomore forward Caroline Santiago pulled down a game-high 22 rebounds to go with her 12 points, and fellow sophomore Tamyra Smith chipped in with 13 points, including three big-time buckets from beyond the arc.
After falling in the last two championship games, the Dukes were able to get the job done and will now advance to 2015 National Tournament. The Tournament will be held at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA.