After shaking off the pre-game jitters and a slow start, the Dukes cruised to an 81-54 victory to start the season against Valley Forge Military College. Cumberland took a nineteen point lead into the half despite shooting only thirty-six percent from the field. The Dukes exploded out of the break, creating turnovers leading to easy buckets as they jumped out to a 17-5 run to start the second half. Freshman Zeke Shockley led all players with 21 points on 10 of 19 shooting. Sophomore Hikeem Pruitt posted a double-double, 17points and 11 rebounds, in his return after sitting out last season with an injury. Freshmen Olajuwon Rainner and Tyler Pedro also reached double-digits in scoring, both chipping in 12 points apiece. The Dukes will have one full week off before starting Region XIX play next Saturday, November 16th at Bergen Community College.
Dukes Roll Past Valley Forge in Season Opener
Posted: Nov 09, 2013