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Marion makes all-region first team

Cumberland County High School junior guard Javon Marion elevated his game in the Region 1B Tournament and drew an all-region first team selection.

“During the regular season, he was averaging just over 11 points,” Dukes Head Coach Tyrone Mosby said. “But once the regional playoffs started, he jumped up another six points per game.”

Marion helped No. 3-seeded Cumberland win its quarterfinal game 62-54 against visiting Altavista High School, scoring 17 points and grabbing five rebounds.

Though the Dukes fell 62-52 to host No. 2-seeded Sussex Central High School in the semifinals, he still helped them stay in the game by scoring 17 points.

Across both games, he averaged 17 points, four rebounds and one steal.

“I’m definitely proud of him,” Mosby said. “Those six points more for the last two games that we had was big for us.”

The coach said Marion is so athletic, he can play all five positions.

“But the last two regional games we had, he was playing mostly point (guard), which he was handling the ball, and shooting guard,” Mosby said.