In the regular season finale, the Cumberland County College Dukes Men's Basketball team wanted to finish strong and hit the postseason with momentum. Phil Cisrow did all he could to ensure they did just that.
The freshman continued his impressive 2018-2019 season with yet another double double, scoring 27 points, hauled in 16 rebounds, and added 5 assists. His Cumberland Regional teammate, Andre Robinson, would also earn himself a double double scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds. Michael Burden would pitch in 9 points with Mark Baez-Colon following with 5 points.
The Dukes two lone sophomores would play their final regular season home game, Kevin Clark and Taylor Clarke. Both guards have been instrumental in head coach Darrin Stalling's first year and were pillars in ensuring the recent Dukes Basketball success would continue. Clark, who has received very generous attention from the NCAA, scored just 5 points yet grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 13 assists. Taylor Clarke, who himself has received consistent NCAA attention throughout the season, scored 15 points and finished the season as the Dukes leading scorer at 23.1 points per game which puts him among the top 10 in the country.
The overall effort gave the Dukes an 82-67 victory over Delaware Tech, which can only help Cumberland in their potential seeding for the upcoming NJCAA Region 19 Tournament. By record, Cumberland is currently 6th in the region rankings with a 17-9 overall record, 14-8 in Region 19, and 12-8 in Garden State Athletic Conference play. The Dukes have wins against 3 of the 5 teams ahead of them, Middlesex, Northampton, and Brookdale. However, Cumberland has tough losses against Union, Passaic, Atlantic Cape, and Ocean County. Seeding for the tournament will be released tomorrow evening.