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Cecil's Falko Eclipses 1,000 Career Points

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North East, Md. -- Cecil sophomore guard Jacob Falko entered last nights game against Anne Arundel needing 17 points to reach the 1,000-point threshold in his two-year career with the Seahawks. He opened the contest scoring six of the Seahawks' first eight points, and throughout the half, tallied 16 points including a made layup at the buzzer to help his team to a 52-40 lead at the halftime break.

The Seahawks would score nine of the second half's first 11 points, ending with a converted and-one lay up and free throw by Falko to bring his career point total to 1,002 points. The contest was put on a brief pause to recognize Falko's accomplishment and present him with the game ball.

The No. 12 ranked Seahawks extended their win streak to 16 games, the Riverhawks 103-32 in the Seahawks home finale.

The Seahawks remain perfect (10-0) in Maryland JUCO and 7-1 in NJCAA Region XX Division II as they head into the final stretch of the regular season.

Their remaining four games are on the road, with three out of the four against region division opponents.

Cecil's offense got off to a slow start in the opening minutes of the contest, trailing by as many as 10 points at the 11:41 mark in the first half.

After a Cecil timeout, sophomore forward George Davey sparked a 15-0 run with a made three-pointer that would regain the Seahawks' lead.

The Seahawks' offense kept their foot on the gas for the remainder of the contest, taking their largest lead of 46 points with 3:46 left to play to secure the convincing 103-62 victory.

Falko led in scoring with 24 points while tallying six rebounds, four assists, and six steals followed by freshman Justin Cohen with 18 points and six rebounds. O'Dell Dickerson contributed an additional 13 points, six rebounds, and four assists followed by Matthew Pearson with 10 points, four rebounds, and five assists. McKale Williams added eight points while Nicholas WellsGeorge Davey (four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block), Seth Edwards, and Jacob Reyle each had 5+ points.

The Seahawks return to action on Saturday, February 15 when they travel to face the Hawks of Hagerstown Community College for a conference match-up. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Hagerstown, Maryland.

*Article provided by Cecil Athletics.