Men's Basketball

 

MANOR MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN REGION XIX DIVISION II MATCH-UP

By Steven M. Glassman

Director of Sports Information

December 15, 2018

 

JENKINTOWN, PA—Manor College (3-9 Overall, 3-4 NJCAA Region XIX Division II) sophomore guard Jewel Funchess (Philadelphia, PA/Olney) led both teams with 15 points, as the Blue Jays defeated the Bucks County Community College Centurions (2-10, 1-7), 65-56.

This is also Bucks County's first season as a Division II program after previously playing at the Division III level.

Manor led at halftime, 30-14.  The 14 points are the fewest the Blue Jays allowed in the first half this season.  Bucks County outscored Manor in the second half, 42-35.

The Blue Jay victory broke a five-game overall losing streak this season and a five-game home skid, dating back to the 2017-2018 season.  They previously won at home on February 27, 2018 (100-97 versus Region XX Division II Cecil College).  The Blue Jays last win at home versus a Region XIX Division II opponent was on February 22, 2018 (88-77 versus Mercer County Community College).

This was the final game before Manor goes on its Holiday Break.

Individual Statistical Leaders: Freshman guard Maleek View (Philadelphia, PA/Central) scored 10 points for Manor.  Freshman center Robert Tucker (Philadelphia, PA/Paul Robeson) came off the bench, leading the Blue Jays with seven rebounds.

Sophomores Patrick McCauley (guard) and Elijah Pittman (forward/center) and freshman forward Keith Howard scored 13 points each for Bucks County.

Series Record (since 1994-1995, but, the 2001-2002 season is unavailable): The Blue Jays are 16-3 versus the Centurions, including 9-1 at home.  This is the first meeting between the two schools as Division II programs.

Manor versus Region XIX Division II at Home: Manor is 1-2 this season at home versus Region XIX Division II schools.   The Blue Jays are 21-5 since the 2014-2015 season.  They are 46-35 since joining the NJCAA for the 2008-2009 season.

Next Game: Manor hosts Region XIX Division II County College of Morris 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019.  The Blue Jays are 11-9 versus the Titans, including 6-4 at home (since 2008-2009).  Manor was swept by the Titans during the 2017-2018 season.  They lost at home, 97-86, on January 18, 2018 and on the road, 100-75, on January 27, 2018.