The 12th ranked CCBC Women Knights have not played since Feb. 8, but this past Saturday when Chesapeake lost 84-68 to Harford, CCBC Essex clinched the Maryland Juco Athletic Conference. It’s the Knights first conference title since the 1981-82 season, in this the team’s first year back in a decade and a half.
“It’s just amazing to come back after a 15-year hiatus and win the Maryland Juco in our first season,” CCBC Essex head coach Mike Seney. “I’m blessed to have such a good administration and coaching staff around me and we have an incredible circle of young women that came together quickly as a family.”
The Knights (24-2, 10-0 Maryland Juco) are currently riding a 13-game winning stream and next play this Wednesday at home against Lackawanna. The Falcons (22-3) finished last season with a Division II semifinal run and are on a 14-game steak of their own, entering Monday.
CCBC Essex’s student-athletes are all over the statistics categories in the conference.
Mya Moye leads the conference with a 23.2 points per game average and is second in assists with 6.8 per game. She is also ranked third in three-point percentage at 39.5%.
Kasey Gagan is second in Maryland Juco with 4.5 steals per game and fourth in three-point percentage (36.5%). Gagan is ranked seventh in the conference with 4.7 assists per game.
Although Aislinn Flynn missed a couple games due to injury, she is still ranked second in blocked shots with 3.5 per game. Her 85 total blocks are also second and her 243 total rebounds rank fourth in the conference.
As a team, the Knights lead the conference in attempted three pointers with 950 (305-950), 250 more attempts than the next closest team.
Essex also leads the league in average points per game, scoring nearly 94 per game, while only allowing 61.3.
The NJCAA Region XX Division II Tournament begins Thursday, March 4 at Howard Community College.
CCBC Essex will seek its first regional title since the 1977-78 season.
Stayed tuned on the Knights’ website or @CCBCEssexSports on Twitter for tournament game times.