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Kats Win Opener, 91-71

Sunday, November 06, 2011
 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nov. 6 – The Erie Community College men’s basketball team, ranked third in the NJCAA Division III poll, won its first game of the season by recording a 91-71 win over Delta (Mich.) College Sunday afternoon at the Burt Flickinger Center in the Cole’s/Brennan’s Tip-Off Classic.

The Kats were led by sophomore Dequan Jones (Brooklyn, N.Y./Pacific) as he scored 19 points. Freshman forward Eyimofee Edukugho (Warri, Nigeria/Out Savior New American School) had 11 points while sophomore forward Uche Ogbonna (Westbury, N.Y./Hicksville) had a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jahmill Jenkins (Elizabeth, N.J./Elizabeth) made seven assists.

After posting a 37-28 lead at half, the Kats came out firing in the second half, building a 22-point lead (56-34) when Edukugho scored on a layup.
 
The Kats will now play Lakeland Community College at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Flickinger Center. Lakeland CC defeated Delta, 84-78, Saturday.

DELTA COLLEGE (0-2): Hill, Jody 14-32 0-0 31; Holland, Jakob 5-13 1-2 11; Smithers, George 4-8 0-0 8; Madison, LaQuintas 3-11 0-0 6; Jenkins, Rex 1-6 4-6 6; Dwyer, Tyler 1-3 1-2 3; Cotton, Travon 0-3 2-2 2; Arnold, James 1-3 0-0 2; Ellis, Tyler 0-10 2-2 2; Haynes, James 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 29-89 10-15 71.

 

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (1-0): Jones, Dequan 6-12 6-6 19; Edukugho, Eyimofee 5-9 1-3 11; Emmitt, Brandon 3-5 2-2 9; Young, Darale 3-4 2-5 8; Ogbonna, Uchechi 3-8 2-4 8; Denis, Yandell 3-8 1-1 7; Hattin, Sam 3-6 0-1 6; Haynes, Shannon 3-8 0-0 6; Mason, Anthony 2-4 2-2 6; Jenkins, Jamill 2-3 0-0 5; Gordon, Travaughn 2-3 0-0 4; Sumlin, Rayshawn 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-71 16-24 91.

 

Delta College.................   28   43 -   71

Erie Community College........   37   54 -   91

 

3-point goals--Delta College 3-20 (Hill, Jody 3-12; Madison, LaQuintas 0-2; Jenkins, Rex 0-2; Ellis, Tyler 0-4), Erie Community College 3-16 (Jenkins, Jamill 1-1; Emmitt, Brandon 1-2; Jones, Dequan 1-4; Ogbonna, Uchechi 0-2; Denis, Yandell 0-1; Hattin, Sam 0-3; Haynes, Shannon 0-2; Young, Darale 0-1). Rebounds--Delta College 45 (Holland, Jakob 9), Erie Community College 56 (Ogbonna, Uchechi 10). Assists--Delta College 9 (Madison, LaQuintas 6), Erie Community College 17 (Jenkins, Jamill 7). Total fouls--Delta College 19, Erie Community College 17.

 
 
 
 
 

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