Men’s basketball defeats Rutgers-Camden

The Ramapo men’s basketball team defeated Rutgers-Camden University 74-56 at home on Saturday in their most recent New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) match-up. The Roadrunners now sit 15-7 on the season and 9-6 in the NJAC.

Ramapo played strong throughout the first half, maintaining a lead until the Scarlet Raptors tied it up at 33, seconds before halftime. The Roadrunners were able to pull ahead in the second half, holding a 10 or more-point lead for the final 10 minutes. 

Junior guard and team captain Peter Gorman and junior forward Shane Rooney led the team in points with 19 and 14, respectively. Junior forward Anthony Corbo added the most rebounds with 12. Gorman recently recorded his 1000th career point for the Roadrunners, moving him into the top 20 in career points scored for Ramapo. 

The Roadrunners made 75% (24-32) of their free throws with a decent showing on the floor, shooting 52% (22-42) overall and 50% (6-12) on three-pointers. They gained 15 points off turnovers, compared to Rutgers’ eight. 

Rutgers’ Cameron Downs led in points and rebounds with 16 and six, respectively. On nearly all fronts, the Scarlet Raptors’ gameplay fell short to Ramapo’s.

The Roadrunners have two games remaining before the NJAC playoffs begin, and with their 9-6 conference record, the team looks primed to be the No. 5 seed in the tournament. Before the playoffs begin, Ramapo will take on two more NJAC opponents, second place TCNJ on Feb. 10, and their season finale will be on Wednesday, Feb. 14 against last place William Paterson. The NJAC playoffs are set to start on Saturday, Feb. 17.


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