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Knights place 5th with win over Dupage in NJCAA national tournament

The knights beat The college of Dupage 89- 66 on March 18th to claim fifth place in Northern Essex community college’s first appearance in the national NJCAA tournament. They finished the season 2-1 in tournament play and a 33-2 overall season record. Additionally, they secured a NJCAA region 21 and NJCAA East region district title.  

An impressive performance by The Knights bench carried the bulk of the offense scoring 51 points. Darlin Santiago of Salem and Phillip Cunningham of Haverhill each scored 18 and 10 points. 

Luis Reynoso of Lawarence recorded his 28th double-double of the season knocking down a team high 19 points and 13 rebounds.  

The victory concludes the most successful season in the program’s history and the 20th season under head coach Darren Stratton. 


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