Men's Basketball

 

Dukes Surge Past Bulldogs with Strong Second Half

Dukes Surge Past Bulldogs with Strong Second Half

Trailing at the break, the Dukes outscored Bergen CC by twenty points in the second half on their way to a 73-59 win.  Keying the second half surge was an unprecedented 28-3 run from visiting Cumberland.

The impressive stretch started after back to back three-point buckets from the Bulldogs' Doug Palmadessa put the Dukes in a 41-29 hole with just one minute gone in the second half.

The run covered ten and a half minutes of game play, starting with a Taj Berry-Ford free-throw and capped off by a Shaheed Black jump shot and a 57-44 Cumberland lead with just under nine minutes remaining. During that span, the Dukes held Bergen scoreless for two separate stints of 5:07 and 5:19.  

Freshman Shaheed Black led the way for Cumberland with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.  The two sophomores from Millville, Khaliq Ford and Terron Mitchell, chipped in with 16 and 13 points respectively.  Mitchell added 6 rebounds and Ford dished out 6 assists.

After falling to Ocean CC Thursday night, the Dukes bounced back to claim their tenth victory of the season, improving their overall record to 10-7.  Cumberland has won five out of their last six contests and will look to make it six of seven when they host Camden County College next Tuesday night.