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Ramapo College ties school record with 8th straight win to start a season

(Photo by Sunil Sunder Raj)

(Photo by Sunil Sunder Raj)


After being held well under their average of 87 points a game on Wednesday night against Rutgers-Newark, the Ramapo College Roadrunners returned to the Bradley Center on Saturday afternoon looking to jumpstart their offense.

Junior forward Christopher Moseley ignited that spark, pouring in a game-high 24 points as the Roadrunners (8-0, 5-0 NJAC) crushed Kean University 96-62 to tie a school record with their 8th straight victory to a start a season. Junior forward Thomas Bonacum contributed 15 points while senior forward Sultan Aminu chipped in with 12 points.

“We have been going at it hard every game and all the preparation in the off-season is paying off,” said Moseley. “When we’re clicking on offense we’re a hard team to stop. A great start and hope it continues.”

The Roadrunners were smoking from the get-go, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first half. Kean responded with a 7-1 run in 1:40. Ramapo slowly began to build the lead back up to double digits due to three consecutive three-point plays and 12-0 run.

The defense took over with a tenacious full court press forcing the Cougars into committing numerous turnovers. A 17-5 run to end the half put the Roadrunners up by 20 points at the half 49-29 and never look back in the second half emptying out the bench. For the game, Ramapo shot nearly 60 percent and dominated the paint scoring 47 points while the bench produced 37 points.

“When Chris, Tommy, and Sultan are playing really well we’re a tough team to beat,” Ramapo Head Coach Chuck McBreen said. “We talked about making more free throw attempts than the other team and shot the ball well from the line in the first half going 11 for 12 and getting to the bucket and paid off the in the game. We played all of the guys that suited up and gave some of the starters some rest.”

Now the Roadrunners hit the road for the remainder of 2016 starting with an away game at Farmingdale State next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and then travel to Las Vegas for the Classic Tournament at the end of the month.

“Our goal was to start the season 9-0 going to Las Vegas and we have an opportunity to do it now,” said McBreen. “We tied the school record to start a season and now a chance to get our own identity and separate us from all the teams’ that played here in the history of the school to start 9-0 and that is our goal to win Thursday and be in the first team in school history to start 9-0.”

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Sunil Sunder Raj

Since July of 2014 Sunil Sunder Raj has been with In The Zone. Sunil has experience covering minor league baseball, high school and college sports. A beat writer for the Rockland Boulders for six years, Ramapo College men’s basketball for four years, NJIT men’s basketball and Seton Hall women’s basketball. Now focusing on feature articles about athletes, coaches and sports media professionals. A graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.
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