The Union County College Men’s Basketball team are also off to an exciting start this season. They won an exciting game on Tues., Nov. 22, against the County College of Morris by a score of 103-84. In the first half, Union jumped out to a ten point lead using a stifling full court press. Morris then regained confidence with their own 12-0 run. Morris took a 4-0 lead but Union came back with a 6-0 run led by point guard Jevon "JV" Allen (Rahway) and Chinua "Chewy" Messena (Bloomfield). After a half hour of back and forth action, Union went into half time with a 48-46 lead led by D'Andre "DJ" Simpson (Hillside) shooting 5-7 from 3 point range.
After some quick adjustments at the half, Union came out with a quick 8-0 run led by JV Allen with some spectacular no look passes and finishes. Nasir Akran (Hillside) was determined to get to the basket and not settle for jump shots. From that point on Union never looked back. The Owls were led by DJ Simpson with 26 points who finished 8-12 from the 3 point line. Nasir Akran had 22 points and Chewy Messena had 18 points.
The Union County College Men’s Basketball Team is scheduled to play against Ocean County College at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 29, 2016, in the Gym at the Cranford campus. The campus is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue. For more information about Union County College or the Athletics Department, go to www.ucc.edu.