Quincy Sun // Published December 21, 2017 // By Quincy Sun Staff
In its first year of competitive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Basketball play, Quincy College Granite is off to a 12-1 start on the season behind the solid offensive play of Dajour Dunkley, NJCAA Player of the Week for the week of December 11th. Dunkley is third in the NJCAA Division III standing for points per game averaging 23.8 points per game.
On December 11th Quincy College Granite defeated Northern Essex Community College 110 – 102 behind the 40 point, 20 rebound effort of forward Deven Palmer. Dajour Dunkley added 27 points and 10 assists as the Granite’s offense continues to average over 199 points per game.
On December 12th, rival Massasoit Community College visited the Quincy College Granite home court at the Lahue Gym. The Granite won 94 – 75 as Palmer and Dunkley combined for 56 points. A strong defensive effort was led by Ugochukaw Kamalu and Jakigh Maecelin as they fought off a strong comeback bid by Massasoit to preserve the victory.
On December 14th, Quincy College hosted its first Homecoming game against Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Granite did not disappoint its fans securing its 11th win with a game winning buzzer beater by Ugochukaw Kamalu to keep the Quincy College Granite’s win streak intact. Darius Hall had 4 steals and Jakigh Marcelin and Jonathan Daviega all played outstanding defense to stall a Massasoit comeback.
On December 16th, The Granite ended a 4-game week with a 104 – 81 victory over Gateway Community College. Deven Palmer had a huge night with 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists. Dajour Dunkley added 20 points and 8 assists. Coach Scott had high praise for not only his starters but also his bench and applauded the play of Reggie Cesar, Thomas Mabine, John Pope and Weldon Gibson as a huge part of the team’s success this season.
Quincy College Granite concludes their successful month with a December 19th away game at Quinsigamond College. Home games are scheduled in the months of January and February. For the full schedule of games, visit: quincycollege.edu/granite.
Quincy College Athletics continues to recruit for NJCAA play and looks forward to the addition of woman’s soccer and women’s basketball to its campuses next fall. Student athletes interested a Division 3 athletic experience is invited to contact the college at quincycollege.edu/athletics.