Quincy Sun // Published December 7, 2017// By Quincy Sun Staff
Caption: Inaugural Season of the Quincy College Granite men’s basketball team is off to a 5-1 start. Picture seated from left: John Pope, Dajour Dunkley, Darius Hall, Jonathan Daviega, Ugochukaw Kamalu, and Jakigh Marcelin. Standing from Left: Head Coach Doug Scott, Assistant Coach Kendrick Jackson, Thomas Mabine. John Furr, Deven Palmer, Regis Cesar, Weldon Gibson, Associate Head Coach Parker Scott, and Assistant Coach Mike McGhee.
The Quincy College Granite Men’s Basketball team inaugural season for Men’s Basketball as catching the attention of the region with 5 wins in a row against their competition in the National Junior Collegiat Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 21. First year coach Doug Scott’s has led the team to a 5-1 start.
The Granite’s suffered their only loss, before going on their winning streak, at their opening game to NJCAA Region 21 Division 2 powerhouse Community College of Rhode Island 114-97 on Nov.7.
On Nov. 14, Quincy College Granite defeated Gateway Community College 115 – 93 with Forward Deven Palmer posting 42 points and Guard Dajour Dunkley scoring 32 points, 10 assists. Point guard Jonathan Davieaga’s 18 points and the solid rebounding of Quincy’s Ugochukaw Kamalu and Jakigh Marcelin rounded out Quincy’s emergence as a team to be noticed.
Quincy College Granite continued the season with wins versus University of Connecticut at Avery Point 118 – 93, Holyoke Community College 90 – 79 and last year’s NJCAA Region 21 Conference Champions Mass Bay Community College 115 – 94.
On Monday, Nov. 20, Quincy College faced Bunker Hill Community College who is ranked as Jr. College’s 10th best team in the country and handed them their first loss 111 – 102. Palmer, Daviega, Dunkley and Furr all scored double figures in this huge conference victory.
Quincy’s roster is rounded out with guards Darius Hall, John Pope, and Thomas Mabine and forwards Reggie Cesar and Weldon Gibson who all have had a huge impact on Quincy College Granite’s great season. Forward Deven Palmer is emerging as a force on the court, averaging over 34 points per game and Granite’s Head Coach Doug Scott’s high powered offense at 106 points per game.
Quincy College Granite’s home games are played at the Lahue Center on Eastern Nazarene’s Campus as Quincy College does not have a basketball court to host home games. Quincy College thanks neighboring institution Eastern Nazarene College for their hospitality and support this season.
During the month of December, Quincy College will host nine home games, all played at the Lahue Center Admission is free and open to the public for all Quincy College Men’s Basketball games. View the Full 2017-2018 Quincy College Granite Men’s Basketball schedule online at: quincycollege.edu/granite. Quincy College Granite completes in Region 21 of the NJCAA in Men’s Soccer and Basketball and is adding Women’s Soccer and Women’s Basketball teams to compete in the 2018-2019 seasons respectively.