Men’s basketball goes neck and neck with TCNJ

The Ramapo men’s basketball team won 88-83 against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in a close game at home on Saturday in another New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) matchup. The Roadrunners are now 16-8 for the season and 10-7 in the NJAC.

Ramapo and TCNJ were neck and neck for most of the game, with neither team able to maintain a lead over the other for long. By halftime, Ramapo held only a one point lead over the Lions. Only in the last eight minutes of the game were the Roadrunners able to consistently stay ahead to secure the win.

The Roadrunners had some strong performances in this game. Junior guard Peter Gorman and junior center Jordan Myers tied for the team lead in points with 21 each. Junior guard Justin Bladen followed closely behind with 17 points. Myers also added the most rebounds in the contest with 15.

The Roadrunners made an impressive 80% (20-25) of their free throws and had a decent showing on the floor, shooting 48% (30-48) overall and 53% (8-15) on three-pointers. They gained 11 points off turnovers, compared to TCNJ’s seven. TCNJ’s Nick Koch led in points with 21, while Matthew Okorie tallied the most rebounds with nine. 

After an win against William Paterson University on Wednesday, the Roadrunners finished the season with an 17-8 record, including 11-7 in the NJAC. The Roadrunners will now head to the NJAC playoffs as the No. 4 seed, where they’ll face no.5 TCNJ on Saturday Feb. 17.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics