Howard Scores 11 Points on Senior Night, Rams Fall to Purchase

Howard Scores 11 Points on Senior Night, Rams Fall to Purchase

Howard Scores 11 Points on Senior Night, Rams Fall to Purchase

Purchase College - 81, Farmingdale State - 69


Farmingdale, N.Y. - Senior guard Terrence Howard (Queens, N.Y./Cardozo) scored 11 points tonight in his final regular-season home game, as the Rams fell to Skyline opponent Purchase College 81-69 on Senior Night. Farmingdale fell to 12-12 overall, 12-7 in the Skyline.

In the first, the Panthers (17-8, 14-6) scored the first bucket of the game for a 2-0 score, before Farmingdale freshman guard Wade Cress (Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis) responded with a three-pointer for a 3-2 Rams lead, but it would be all Purchase for the rest of the half, as they shot 63-percent from the field and hit 5-of-6 from long range.

Holding the 42-31 margin, the Panthers kept shooting and held the lead throughout the second half, as they finished the game shooting 60-percent from the field and 72-percent from three-point territory.

Freshman guard Christian Nunez (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) and junior forward Andre Martin (Bronx, N.Y./Evander Childs) both scored 14 points. Howard finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Junior guard Luis Charles (Brooklyn, N.Y./Wingate) had 10 points.

Purchase also had four players in double figures. Junior guard Michael McNair (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack) led with 19 points, junior forward Corey Orgias (Highland Mills, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) had 18 points, and junior forward Marvin Billups (Chester, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) and junior forward Charles Thompson (Upper Marlboro, Md./Charles Herbert Flowerseach scored 15 points.

Farmingdale State closes out the regular season on Saturday, February 20th against Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. at 4:30 p.m.

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