UNION, N.J. (1/13/18)- Keenan Williams Jr. finished with a team-leading 13 points, four steals and three assists as the Kean University men's basketball team had their two-game winning streak snapped by Stockton University, 68-59 on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Ferebee totaled 19 points and nine rebounds for the Ospreys who improve to 10-6 overall and 4-5 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Justin Watson tallied 10 points and six rebounds for the Cougars who fall to 5-10 overall and 3-6 in the NJAC.
After both teams traded baskets early, Stockton attempted to pull away with an 18-4 run that propelled the Ospreys to a 28-17 lead with 6:36 to play. Kean answered with an 8-0 run over the next 1:52 to cut Stockton lead down to 28-25 with 4:44 remaining in the first. Williams Jr. scored five of his 10 first-half points during the run. Despite the late run from the Cougars, Stockton knocked down back-to-back triples and held a 36-31 lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Ospreys opened on a 14-6 run that extended their halftime lead to the largest of the game at 50-35 with 14:09 remaining. Kean clamped down on the defensive end and held Stockton to just six points over the next 9:46 and trailed 56-51 with 4:23 remaining in the contest.
This would be the closest Kean would get as Stockton closed the game on a 12-5 run. The Cougars only had six turnovers but were outrebounded 43-26.
Head Coach Rob Kurzinsky and the Cougars will return to action on Monday, Jan. 15th in Staten Island, N.Y. against the Dolphins of the College of Staten Island at 1:00 p.m.