Joe Owens had been head coach at Technology for only part of the 27-game losing streak the program carried into Saturday, but it was still a huge relief to see his players finally enjoy a victory.
The Newark school won for the first time in two years when Marc Cosmeus had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in a 53-50 victory over Ferris in Jersey City.
“They found a way to win after finding ways to lose and I’m just proud,” said Owens, who is in his second season at Technology after spending 15 years as the coach at Barringer.
Technology (1-6) had its last victory against Science Park on Feb. 25, 2019.
Owens earned a noteworthy victory in his final season at Barringer, but this was important in other ways.
”I got my 100th win two years ago at Barringer and then I came over to Technology and finally got one, so it’s a stress relief,” Owens said.
Kevys Antwi had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Technology. Joshua Campbell recorded seven points, six rebounds and three assists.
“Marc Cosmeus was a big factor in the win,” Owens stated, “We lost a lot of close games prior. The team was consistently finding ways to lose and today we found a way to win.”
Kyrie Hicks and Synsir Bryant both scored 15 points for Ferris (2-9). Jaylen McLaurin and Alex Potts added eight each.
Ferris led 26-20 after the first half. In the third quarter, Technology made a 17-10 run to take a 37-36 lead.