BY CLYDE HUGHES | AC JosepH Media
BRIDGETON — Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Ashley (Durham) Cornwall was inducted into the Albert Carino Basketball Clubs of South Jersey Hall of Fame on Sunday (Feb. 4), the prosecutor’s office said on Monday.
Cornwall had standout careers at Sacred Heart High School and Canisius College before joining the prosecutor’s office. She has worked as a detective with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office since 2018.
“Ashley distinguished herself as an athlete and continues to distinguish herself as a detective at the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. Cumberland County is lucky to have one of their favorite daughters return home to serve the community,” trailblazing Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.
Cornwall completed the rare feat of scoring more than 2,000 points in her high school basketball career while starring at Vineland’s Sacred Heart High, where she graduated in 2009.
As a senior, Cornwall led South Jersey in scoring for the 2nd consecutive year and was named to the first team All-South Jersey and All-Parochial by the Albert Carino Basketball Club, The Press of Atlantic City, the Courier Post and the Daily Journal.
She continued her basketball career at NCAA Division I Canisius College in Buffalo, where she surpassed the 1,000-point mark in her career. Cornwall went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Cornwall was just the 20th player in Canisius history to reach the 1,000-point mark and was an 83.7% free throw shooter, a record for the university in both men’s and women’s. She finished her career making 319 free throws, ranking fourth most in program history.
She is married to Dowon Cornwall and has three children Aaliyah, Dominic, and Ny’Asia.
Other local minorities who were named to the Hall of Fame were Gene Allen, coach of Atlantic City High School; Jason Thompson, formerly of Lenape High School and Rashidat Junaid, formerly of Camden Catholic High School.
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