Win Over Golden Eagles Puts Rams in First Place in Skyline

Win Over Golden Eagles Puts Rams in First Place in Skyline

Win Over Golden Eagles Puts Rams in First Place in Skyline

Farmingdale State - 66, St. Joseph's - 61


Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team won a school record 16th consecutive game tonight over St. Joseph's, for a 66-61 conference win. The Rams improved to 20-2 overall, 14-1 in the Skyline and now hold sole possesion of first place. The Golden Eagles fell to 19-3, 13-2 in the conference

St Joe's led in the first five minutes, before Farmingdale went ahead one minute later and led throughout the first half, holding an eight-point advantage at the break. In the second half, the Rams built up a 12-point cushion, before an 8-1 Golden Eagles run made the score 50-47 with six minutes to go. Farmingdale went back up by seven and St. Joe's fought back to cut the deficit to two, 59-57 with 1:45 on the clock. The Rams secured the win with 5-of-7 free throws in the final minutes. 

Farmingdale was led by junior forward Mike Campbell, who recorded (Bronx, N.Y./Samuel Gompers) 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals, while senior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) scored 12 and had four steals for the Rams.

The Golden Eagles were led by freshman guard Chris Jimenez (Huntington Station, N.Y./St. Anthony's) who finished with 24 points, including six from long range and three blocks, while senior guard David Acree (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) had 15 points.

The Rams now host Yeshiva on Saturday, Feburary 14th at 8:30 p.m.

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