Baltimore County, Md. -- Head women's basketball coach Mike Seney said in a March press release, in part, that his "...promise is to bring the same passion, determination, and commitment to CCBC Essex," that led to him building a legacy in his last head coaching stint.
So far this season, Seney and the Knights have delivered on that promise, most recently with a 96-63 win over Cecil College on Friday night to go to 18-2 (4-0 Maryland Juco) on the season. The victory also extended Seney's conference win-streak, which now stands at 90.
NJCAA Player of the Week and Maryland Juco Athlete of the Month Mya Moye (Anacostia) had, by the standards set this season, a quiet night with nine points (4-13), however, did dish out a game-high eight assists, had seven rebounds and three steals.
Freshman Trinity Horton (Chesapeake-Baltimore County) led the way for the Knights with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including three three-pointers. She also had three rebounds, two steals and two assists.
The Knights have started many games slowly this season, but Friday was not one of them, as they outscored the Seahawks 30-16 in the first frame, while shooting nearly 43% from the field.
Sophomore Kasey Gagan (St. Raphael Academy) had eight of her 16 points (5-9) in the second quarter, hitting 2-of-3 three-point attempts. She finished shooting 5-9 (4-8 on threes) and had five assists and two rebounds.
Sophomore Aislinn Flynn (Long Island Lutheran) got things going in the second half, scoring 10 of her 14 points in the third quarter. She added 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season and had six blocks.
Sophomore Rayah Fink (Dover) also had a double-double on 15 points (6-15) and 12 rebounds. She finished with three blocks, three steals, and two assists.
Freshman Kendal Haggerty (Urbana) scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting from three, had eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
The Knights converted 23 Seahawks' turnovers into 28 points and finished with an 18-8 edge in second chance points.
CCBC Essex's defense forced Cecil (5-7, 1-2 Maryland Juco) into its second worst shooting performance (29.7%) and its worst three-point efficiency (13.3%) of the season.
Next up, the Knights return home this Wednesday to take on Frederick. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.