Ramapo’s men’s basketball team tallies three wins

The men’s basketball team collected three more wins, giving them an overall record of 5-1 and 1-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).

On Nov. 18, the men’s basketball team faced Farmingdale State in Farmingdale, New York and left the court victorious.

The Roadrunners slowly gained the lead throughout the first half. A flurry of action during the closing minutes of the half turned the score from 34-27 in Ramapo’s favor to 44-38 for Farmingdale.

The Roadrunners brought their A-game in the second half, tying the score at 51 with 13 minutes remaining. Ramapo fought to stay ahead, and Elijah Barlow closed the game with two made free throws, sealing the 89-84 win for Ramapo.

The Roadrunners’ offense was on fire, with the team making a majority of their field goals and three-pointers, 61% (32-52) and 52% (9-17) respectively. Ramapo shot well at the free throw line, hitting at an 80% clip (16-20). 34 of the total points were scored in the paint.

Junior guard Peter Gorman led in points for Ramapo, 31, and achieved a career high with eight three-pointers. Junior big man Jordan Myers led Ramapo with nine rebounds. On Farmingdale’s side, Nick Hurowitz led in points and rebounds with 29 and eight respectively.

On Nov. 21 in the Bradley Center, the Roadrunners faced off against Rutgers University-Newark. Ramapo won their first NJAC game of the year, 70-40. The game finished with Ramapo scoring 46 points in the paint to the Scarlet Raiders’ 20. 

Myers scored 15 points as well as nine rebounds to start the game, followed by Gorman who contributed 14 points, two steals and five assists to the win. Shane Rooney scored 13 points and eight rebounds, and Barlow scored 11 points and had five rebounds as well as two assists and a steal. Corbo achieved 11 rebounds, two assists, and one steal. He also scored five points to add to the victory. Anees Raheem added seven points, a steal, and an assist, placing Ramapo well ahead of their competitors.

The Roadrunners’ third victory came in an away game on Nov. 27 against Brooklyn College. 

On Nov. 27, Ramapo went up against the Brooklyn College Bulldogs, winning 82-55. The Roadrunners had an impressive win, with Rooney contributing 22 points. 

Myers and Rooney both made 12 rebounds, and Myers scored 15 points. Gorman scored 14 points, six steals, and five assists. Both Rooney and Myers achieved double-doubles. 

Other impressive stats made by the team were Corbo with 12 points and seven rebounds, and Justin Bladen with nine points. 

Ramapo won with 32 points in the paint, 26 fast break points and ten points off Bulldog turnovers while Brooklyn scored 30 points in the paint. Ramapo shot 49% from the field, 42% from the three-point line and 78% from the free-throw line. Brooklyn shot 32% from the floor, 17% from the three-point line and 70% from the free-throw line. 

Mekhi Barlow of Brooklyn scored nine points, six rebounds, and one block. Both David McFadden and Malik Dale scored eight points and Stephen McGill scored seven points and eight rebounds. 

The Roadrunners made a strong NJAC debut. Next up, Ramapo will face Stockton University on Dec. 2 in Galloway for their third conference match.





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