By Steven M. Glassman
Director of Sports Information
February 9, 2019
JENKINTOWN, PA—Essex County College (12-9 Overall, 6-7 NJCAA Region XIX Division II) sophomore guard Isaiah Jones led the Wolverines with 20 points as they defeated the Manor College Blue Jays (5-16, 4-9), 69-55.
The Wolverines led at halftime, 37-26. Jones paced both teams with 12 points. Freshman guard Nazir Maxwell contributed 11 points. Essex County outscored Manor, 32-29, in the second half. Freshman center Robert Tucker (Philadelphia, PA/Paul Robeson) led both teams with 12 second-half points.
Individual Statistical Leaders: Tucker led Manor with 20 points and four blocked shots. Sophomore forward Carl Robinson (Jenkintown, PA/Jenkintown) scored 15 points and paced the Blue Jays with 10 rebounds and four steals. Freshman guard Maleek View (Philadelphia, PA/Central) contributed 10 points for the Blue Jays
Maxwell scored 17 points and fellow freshman guard Jahreal Cadogan added 12 for Essex County.
Series Record (since 2008-2009): Manor, who split the season series are 7-17 overall, including 5-6 at home, versus Essex County. The Blue Jays saw its four-game overall winning and home winning streaks snapped versus the Wolverines. Manor previously lost to Essex County, 83-73, on November 19, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. The Blue Jays previously lost at home versus the Wolverines, 126-95, on February 15, 2014.
Trailing at Halftime: Manor is 3-9 when trailing at halftime this season (including 0-3 at home).
Manor versus Region XIX Division II at Home: The Blue Jays are 2-4 this season at home versus Region XIX Division II schools. Manor is 22-7 since the 2014-2015 season. They are 47-37 since joining the NJCAA for the 2008-2009 season.
Manor 2018-2019 Single-Game Scoring Leaders (including ties): Tucker (10), sophomore guard Jewel Funchess (Philadelphia, PA/Olney) (three); Taleek Anderson, Robinson, and View (two each); and freshman forward Yochua Diaz (Philadelphia, PA/Dobbins) (one).
Manor 2018-2019 Single-Game Rebounding Leaders (including ties): Tucker (14), Robinson (five), and View (one).
Manor 2018-2019 Double-Figure Scoring Leaders: Tucker and View (14 each), Funchess (11), Robinson (nine), Diaz (seven), Taleek Anderson and freshman guard DaShawn Hockaday (Philadelphia, PA/Dobbins) (four each), and Tyzja Faison (one).
Manor 2018-2019 Double-Figure Rebounding Leaders: Tucker (11), Robinson (four), and View (two).
Manor 2018-2019 "Double-Double" (Points and Rebounds) Leaders: Tucker (10), Robinson (three), and View (two).
Please note that these statistical leaders do not include three games (November 2 and 3, 2018 and February 2, 2019).
Next Game: The Blue Jays host NJCAA Region XIX Division II Rowan College at Burlington County 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12. They are 8-13 overall (since 2008-2009) versus the Barons, including losing four of the previous five match-ups. Manor is 6-3 at home versus Burlington County. The Blue Jays lost the first match-up this season, 79-77, on November 13, 2018 in Pemberton, New Jersey. Manor won the previous home match-up, 98-83, on December 14, 2017.