Muskegon Heights withstands Muskegon Catholic and Jared Dugener in Lakes 8 win

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BCC basketball teams aiming for Region titles

first_imgDefending champion women No. 1 seed It’s been a very good season for Brookdale Community College (BCC) basketball, and it could get a lot better this week. Both the women’s and men’s teams are involved in the Region XIX Tournament at the County College of Morris where the winner advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Tournament. BCC’s women are the defending region champions. They are 21-1 and ranked No. 8 in the country. The team, co-coached by Marianne Campacci and Joanne Cobb, repeated as Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) champions with a perfect 14-0 mark and are the No. 1 seed for the Region XIX Tournament, being hosted by the County College of Morris. As the top seed, the Blues got a bye into tomorrow’s semifinals. The championship is Saturday in Randolph. Paul Cisek’s men’s team enters the tournament on a role. They are 20-8 overall and have won 12 straight games. The Blues finished in a second-place tie (18-4) with Ocean behind Middlesex (20-2). A coin flip determined the second and third seeds with Ocean winning it. BCC’s men also got a first-round bye as the third seed and were home Monday night for their quarterfinal game. The men’s semifinals are Friday night and the final is Sunday. Brookdale’s women have a nice mix of veterans and freshmen that have jelled from day one of the season. They marched through the GSAC schedule undefeated, beating nationally ranked Camden twice. Kitora Jones (Perth Amboy) has led a very balanced offensive attack with a 16.4 points-per-game average. Sasha Fabrizio (Brick) and Olivia Triano (Keyport) are scoring at an 11.1 and 10.5 clip respectively. Keshia Taylor (Lake Como) and Erica Hoffman (Middletown) are both averaging over nine points a game, and Jamie Biddle (Howell), last year’s Region MVP, is back from injury and chipping in at 8.3 points a game The balanced scoring is the result of good ball distribution. The Blues have three players – Hoffman, Taylor and Triano – averaging more than three assists a game. The three-point shot is a big part of the Brookdale arsenal. Jones (33), Taylor (28), Lisa James (25) and Hoffman (20) have connected on 20 or more threes. Along with three-point shooting the ability of forwards like Hoffman and Fabrizio to step outside and hit the midrange jumper creates matchup problems. Fabrizio is giving the Blues a doubledouble every night. She’s pulling down 12.8 rebounds a game (third best in the Region) along with her 11 points. Brookdale’s harassing full-court defense creates turnovers that they turn into transition points. The Blues are surrendering just 54 points a game while scoring 74. Despite the GSAC success, the Blues don’t have to be reminded about the New England Patriots. They know it’s one-and-done. The women’s NJCAA Division III championships are March 13-154 in Mohawk Valley, N.Y. Paul Cisek’s men have had a solid bounce-back season. They started off 1-4, but quickly turned things around. “I’m very happy with the way the season went,” said Cisek. “It seemed after a while to click and we’ve played well together as a team. “The key was a home stand we had where we had four solid wins,” he added. “That got us going.” The Blues have been sparked by the trio of Rashad Stephens (Passaic), Devin Parkins (Franklin) and Reggie Hendrix (Monmouth Regional). Stephens is averaging 18.5 points a game, Parkins, 16.1 and Hendrix, 12.3. Stephens is seventh in the Region in scoring average and Parkins is 10th. Parkins has been lighting it up from downtown with 54 threes. Hendrex (33) and Xavier McAden of Fort Lee (30) have done damage as well. The Blues have gotten good floor generalship from point guard Mike Viggiano (Marlboro), who is among the Region’s leaders in assists with 3.8 per game. Stephens is pulling down 8.8 boards a game, seventh best in the Region, and Parkins ranks seventh in steals (2.6). Like any team bidding for a championship, the Blues play defense. “We’ve been playing real hard and aggressive allowing just one shot,” said Cisek. “Whether it’s man, zone or trap, we’ve been playing real good defense.” The idea behind the multiple defensive looks is to confuse teams. It has been the team’s hallmark. The men’s national tournament is also March 13-15 in Delhi, N.Y. BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer last_img read more