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.