GALLOWAY, N.J. (Nov. 28, 2018) – For most of its New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Wednesday night, the Rutgers University-Camden men's basketball team was in a dogfight with Stockton University, which has been perhaps the Scarlet Raptors' toughest opponent over the years.
In a tight contest, the Scarlet Raptors took the lead with 11:48 remaining, only to watch the Ospreys rattle off 14 straight points on their way to an 80-68 victory. The win lifts Stockton to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the NJAC, while Rutgers-Camden falls to 0-6 and 0-2.
Stockton leads the all-time series, 75-8, has won its last 21 games against Rutgers-Camden and has been victorious in 67 of its last 68 contests against the Scarlet Raptors.
The Raptors took the lead, 57-56, midway through the second half on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Tyrell Russell.
Those were the last points they scored until junior guard Robbie Brosh
hit a pair of free throws with 6:37 remaining. In the Raptors' empty five-minute span, Stockton rattled off 14 straight points, taking the lead for good, 58-57, on a layup by freshman forward Travis Holland. Freshman guard Kadian Dawkins added another layup, sophomore forward Tariq Baker hit a pair of foul shots and junior guard Brandon Hamilton added a trey to make it a 65-57 game. Junior forward Steve Ferebee followed with a layup and senior guard Keenan Williams Jr. capped the run with a trey to give Stockton a 70-57 lead.
The game was close at halftime, with Stockton clinging to a 42-41 lead behind 10 points from junior forward Jordan Taylor and eight from Holland. For Rutgers-Camden, Russell notched 10 first-half points, while a pair of other guards, Brosh and sophomore Ian McCarthy,
both added nine in the opening 20 minutes.
Ferebee finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Ospreys, who placed five players in double-digits in the scoring column. Taylor notched 15 points, Holland netted 11 and both Hamilton and Baker finished with 10.
For the Scarlet Raptors, Russell scored 16 points to set a career high for the third straight game. He had 11 points against Rowan University on Nov. 20 and notched 14 at Eastern University Monday night.
Senior guard Trai Greer
notched 13 points for the Raptors, while Brosh and freshman guard Adam Perry
both scored 11 points. McCarthy added 10 points.
Greer finished with a team-high eight rebounds and a game-high seven assists.
Rutgers-Camden returns to play Saturday with a 3 p.m. NJAC home game against William Paterson University.