Women's Basketball

 

Cumberland Women, Men Sweep Sussex

Cumberland Women, Men Sweep Sussex

The Cumberland Women jumped on Sussex right from the start, showing no signs that the long three hour drive had any effect on them.  The Dukes stifled the Skylanders offense in the first half, holding them to just 11 points.  Cumberland cruised in the seconds half and notched their eighth win of the year by a final score of 74-33.  Freshman Jodi Kelley led the team in scoring with 20 points. Three other Dukes joined Kelley in double figures.  Courtney Nock finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals, and Kyra Lunsford recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Freshman Artaeja Loatman posted her third double-double of the season, scoring 10 points and pulling down a game high 19 rebounds.

In the Men's Game, the Dukes got off to a rocky start, as 0-8 Sussex hung with Cumberland for the entire first half and entered the break trailing the Dukes 37-33.  Cumberland turned up the pressure to start the second half and were able to create a birage of turnovers leading to fastbreak opportunities and a fifteen point lead that the Dukes were able to hold on to for a 91-76 victory. Hikeem Pruitt filled up the stat sheet with 27 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 1 block.  Freshmen Ezekiel Shockley and Julian Brinkley chipped in for 16 and 15 points.

The two teams will now travel to Brookdale Community College for very important matchups.  The women will take part in a game between two nationally ranked teams, #5 Cumberland at #10 Brookdale.  On the men's side, the Dukes will look to knock of #1 Brookdale and hand the Jersey Blues their fist regular-season loss since January of 2012.