Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Peak
As Post-Season Approaches


West Windsor, N.J. -- The men's and women's basketball teams are looking strong as they head into the Region 19 Tournament, which starts next week. According to MCCC Athletics Director John Simone, both teams have clinched first place in the Garden State Athletic Conference, a dual mark of achievement that hasn't been reached in years.

The men's team, whose record was 10-11 after the winter break, has exploded with a seven-game winning streak. Since the beginning of February, the Vikings have beaten Raritan, Ocean, Burlington and Del Tech, bringing their record to 17-11 as of Feb. 16. MCCC Athletics Director John Simone attributes their success in part to student retention. "We have retained all 12 players on the roster from the fall to the spring semesters," Simone said, "which means they are doing the work in the classroom in addition to solid play on the court."

Key contributors include shooting guard Uros Kovacevic (15 ppg), who leads the team in scoring and assists, forwards Isaiah Andrews (11.3 ppg) and Paco Boussougou (12.6 ppg), and guards Quincy Hendrix (12.6 ppg), Derek Williams and Quentin Loftin.

The Lady Vikes have had their own seven-game winning streak, with victories over Raritan, Ocean, Burlington, Del Tech (in overtime), and Morris since the start of February. Numerous players in the starting line-up have added to the point total including forwards Alexis Sweet (20.8 ppg), Azaria Crews (13 ppg), and 6-foot sophomore Samantha Foley (12.6 ppg). Also making significant contributions are forward Marelys Williams and guards Samantha Cobbs, Showana Paul, Laurie Regan, and Ja'Neice Worley.

Both teams face tough make-up games with Harcum on Feb. 18. But win or lose, the Vikings will still be in excellent position as they enter the post-season.

For updates on the tournament schedule and scores, visit men's basketball here
and women's basketball here.

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