Rams Continue Streak with Yeshiva Win

Mike Campbell

Rams Continue Streak with Yeshiva Win

Farmingdale State - 78, Yeshiva University - 63


New York, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team continued the winning streak on Tuesday night, winning their eighth straight game with a 78-63 victory over conference opponent Yeshiva University. The Rams now stand at 12-2, 7-1 in the Skyline, while Yeshiva falls to 5-7, 3-5 in the conference.

The game was slow to start as the Rams led 15-10 with 12 minutes left to play, before Yeshiva tied it up and then took an 18-17 point lead with 8:27 on the clock. But that would be the only lead Yeshiva would hold for the rest of the night, as the Rams went into the break with a 33-24 advantage.

In the second, Farmingdale built up a 25-point lead thanks to a 59-percent field goal percentage and would not look back as they took the 78-63 victory.

Rams junior forward Mike Campbell (Bronx, N.Y./Samuel Gompers) scored game-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Senior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) finished with 16 points, five steals and four assists. Senior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) had 14 points and junior forward Daniel Phillips (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) contributed with 12 points and two blocked shots.

For Yeshiva, Martin Leibovish had a double-double of 21 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, but committed nine turnovers in the loss. Simon Brookim scored 12 points for the Maccabees.

The Rams will now travel to play Purchase College on Thursday, January 22nd at 8:00 p.m. The Panthers are currently 8-4, 4-2 in the Skyline.


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