Seahawks named to All-Region 20 team

Published on March 24, 2022

NORTH EAST, Md. – The Cecil College Men’s Basketball team was recently honored with three players named to the NJCAA All-Region 20 team and the Seahawks’ head coach named Coach of the Year.

Khalid Gates, Darell Johnson, and Dominick Carrington earned all-region recognition for their outstanding performance in the region for the 2021-2022 season. Head Coach Ed Durham was named Mid-Atlantic Region/Region 20 Coach of the Year for leading his team to 26-2 regular-season record, Region 20 Division II Championship, and Elite Eight appearance in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship.

Gates was named All-Region 20 First Team after leading his team in scoring and rebounding with 15.6 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game. Gates scored double-digit points in 21 contests and recorded double-doubles in points and rebounds in nine contests. He tallied a career-high 31 points against #3 Sullivan County Community College in the quarterfinal round of the national tournament and a career-high 19 rebounds against Garrett College on December 15. In January, he was also named MD JUCO and NJCAA Region 20 DII Player of the Month for his outstanding performance. Gates finished his career as a Seahawk with 671 career points, 452 of them coming from the 2021-2022 season.

Johnson was also named to the All-Region 20 First Team and found himself second on the squad in scoring and rebounding behind Gates. Johnson averaged 14.1 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game (second on the team). Johnson started all 31 contests this season, scored 10-plus points in 28 of them, and recorded nine double-doubles. He recorded a career-high ten assists against Harcum College on February 16 and two career-high games of 27 points on February 19 and March 1. In February, Johnson was named MD JUCO and NJCAA Region 20 DII Player of the Month for his outstanding performance. Johnson finished his career as a Seahawk with 679 points, 437 of them coming from the 2021-2022 season.

Freshman point guard Carrington earned All-Region 20 Honorable Mention during his debut season as Seahawk. Carrington averaged 10.5 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game as a freshman. Carrington made 29 starts in 31 games for the Seahawks and tallied a career-high 35 points against Hagerstown on February 7. Carrington made ten three-pointers in this game, tying a school record for most three-pointers made in a single game. Carrington finished his freshman season with 324 career points.