Lincroft, NJ - The energetic Sussex Skylanders gave the Jersey Blues men's basketball team a run for their money as Brookdale emerged flat, scoring only six points in the first 10 minutes of the game.
The Skylanders had a clear height disadvantage, but they were pesty and made every effort to put pressure on the Blues to keep the score at a minimum. Ultimately, Brookdale triumphed, surpassing Sussex with a final score of 75-59, while remaining undefeated at 8-0.
Following their 37-27 lead at halftime, the Jersey Blues tamed the Skylanders with leading scorer, sophomore point guard, Kevin Mateo, all over the floor notching a double-double of 16 points, 11 assists, seven steals, and going 5-5 from the foul line. Freshman point guard, Kareem Irby, connected for 12 points, sophomore forward, Devin Strickland, made a statement under the basket with strong, foul-drawing layups for 11 points, and freshman forward, Darnell Askew, chipped in 10 points.
Brookdale heads to Cranford to swat the Union College Owls on Saturday, December 3rd, at 2:00pm.
Photo above courtesy of Tom Smith