SANFORD — Two Central Carolina Community College basketball players — Derek Gardner and Montell Moore — have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-Region Honorable Mention Team for the 2020-2021 season.

Gardner, a 6-foot-2 freshman guard from Hampstead (Topsail High School), averaged 13.8 points per game.

“Derek had a really good freshman season. I’m super proud of his accomplishments, and look forward to an even better season in his second year,” CCCC Coach Brad McDougald said of Gardner. “Derek has been a blessing to the program, and has done all the right things since arriving.”

Moore, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard/forward from Fayetteville (Cape Fear High School), averaged 12.9 points per game.

“Montell is a great young man, with a huge heart and passion for the game,” Coach McDougald said of Moore. “Montell has been a big part of the program since arriving and made his mark while here. It has been a blessing to coach him and watch him grow into a better basketball player and even better person!”