CAMDEN, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2018) – The William Paterson University men's basketball team score the first eight points of the game and 10 of the first 12 as it defeated Rutgers University-Camden, 93-55, here Saturday in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game.
The loss drops the Scarlet Raptors to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the NJAC. Paterson, which has won its last three games against Rutgers-Camden and 13 of its last 14, improves to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Pioneers lead the all-time series, 60-7.
Treys by junior forward Sean Smith and sophomore guard Domenic Mignone, sandwiched around a layup by junior forward Myles McLeod, gave the Pioneers an 8-0 lead 3:14 into the game. After a jumper by senior guard Trai Greer
put the Scarlet Raptors on the scoreboard, Paterson scored 13 of the next 22 points to hike its lead to double-digits (21-11) to stay. Paterson led, 46-26, by halftime and hiked its lead to as many as 38 points on two occasions late in the game (91-53 and the final score).
William Paterson placed 12 players in the scoring column, led by 16 points from McLeod, 11 from Smith and 10 from Mignone. McLeod and sophomore guard Justin Lingat both had five rebounds to lead the Pioneers' 37-25 advantage off the boards. Mignone also added game-high totals of six assists and three steals.
Rutgers-Camden received a game-high 19 points from sophomore guard Tyrell Russell, pictured above.
The scoring output marked Russell's fourth straight game he set a career high, passing his 16 points at Stockton University Wednesday night.
Sophomore guard Kyle Goodson Jr.
collected 12 points and freshman guard Adam Perry
added 10 for the Raptors. Senior guard Trai Greer
had a team-high six rebounds to go along with his nine points. Greer and Goodson also led the team with two steals apiece.
With their big height advantage, the Pioneers shot 40-for-55 from the floor (72.7 percent), while holding the Scarlet Raptors to 18-for-57 shooting (31.6).
Rutgers-Camden returns to play Wednesday when it hosts NJAC opponent The College of New Jersey at 8 p.m.