By Rich Wilson
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The Camden County Cougars took the court at 7 p.m. Tuesday as always led by Coach Michael Sherlock along with assistant coaches Lou Abbatista and Frank Copestick. The team was geared to jump right at the throats of Atlantic Cape Community College as No. 25 Jarid Barringer opened the game with two early dunks to get the Cougars off on the right foot.
Right off the bat the Cougars engaged in a full court press to force turnovers because each and every player knows what they are playing for. From the opening tip the effort and desire were not hidden on the court as it appeared they meant business. The game was extremely physical from the opening tip off until the very last second of the game.
DeLeon Floyd, a 6-foot-6-inch center for the Cougars is the dominant physical presence for the Cougars. He stated, “Rough, physical games are used as motivation to me and gets the adrenaline flowing.”
The Camden County Cougars crushed Atlantic Cape Community College 93 to 55 in pristine fashion. The victory leaves the Cougars 5 and 1 and in first place in their division. The team this year is trying to win the Region 19 Division and is on the winning track.
Joseph Michael Santone, who scored 8 points accompanied by an assist, a rebound and a steal, said after the game, “We just have to keep doing what we’re doing and will finish on top.”
The Cougars were next to play a rivalry game against Gloucester County College at home at 7 p.m. Thursday. About that game Santone said, “This is certainly no time to lose focus because Thursday night we play one of our biggest rivals, that coming away victorious would be a huge momentum boost for the entire team.”