Rams Defeat Mount Saint Mary for 15th Straight Win
Farmingdale State - 88, Mount Saint Mary - 60
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team defeated Mount Saint Mary 88-60 this afternoon, winning their 15th consecutive game. The Rams led wire-to-wire, improving to 19-2 overall, 13-1 in conference play, while the Blue Knights dropped to 4-17, 4-10 in the Skyline.
In the first half, Farmingdale State controlled the glass, holding a 25-16 rebounding advantage. Rams senior forward Davon Jackson (New York, N.Y./Rice) led all scorers in the half with 11, going 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Farmingdale State would take a 43-26 lead into the locker room.
In the second, the Rams would extend their lead, holding a 30 point advantage with four minutes remaining, before going on to win by 28. Junior forward Mike Campbell (Bronx, N.Y./Samuel Gompers) led Farmingdale with game-high 23 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Campbell shot an impressive 80 percent from the floor. Junior forward Daniel Phillips (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) recorded 16 points, while Jackson finished with 16 and nine rebounds. Senior guard Danien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) pitched in scoring 14 and dishing out a game-high six assists for the Rams.
Mount Saint Mary was led by freshman forward Carlos Valdez (Slate Hill, N.Y./Minisink Valley) who scored 14 points and recorded a game-high 12 rebounds. Senior guard Alex Kuchar (Rutherford, N.J./Rutherford) scored 13, while senior forward Chris Harrison (Baldwin, N.Y./Holy Trinity) added nine points and five rebounds for the Blue Knights.
Farmingdale State will put its winning steak on the line when they host conference rival St. Joesph's College on Thursday, February 12th at 8:00pm.
The Rams will be participating in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Pink Zone Week, along with 1,200 other colleges around the country, joining in the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds raised from this game will benefit the late Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Kay Yow, a legendary basketball coach from NC State, lost her battle to breast cancer on January 24th, 2009. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, or t-shirts are available to purchase for $10. The Athletic Department is asking for a $2 donation at the door. Raffle prizes will be available from Starbucks, Chili's, Houlihan's, Dave & Buster's, Changing Times Pub, and more.