Men’s Basketball Grounded by Nationally Ranked Ramapo

UNION, N.J. (12/9/17) - DeAndre Thomas finished with 16 points as the Kean University men's basketball team was grounded by #7 Ramapo College, 95-57 on Saturday afternoon.

Thomas Bonacum finished with 16 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Roadrunners who improve to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Stephen Strom finished with 12 points for the Cougars who fall to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in the NJAC.

The nationally ranked Roadrunners dominated the opening half shooting 48.8% from the floor. Ramapo was propelled by a 15-0 run that gave them their largest lead of the half at 35-16. Kean was able to shave the RoadRunners advantage down to 10 at 35-25 with a 9-0 run that included three points apiece from Carry Saturne and Jeff Cooper.  Ramapo closed out the opening stanza with a 14-5 run over the final 3:20 to take a 49-31 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Ramapo stretched their lead to over 30 points by shooting 61.3% from the floor. The Roadrunners used two double digit runs to push their advantage to as large as 35 points with 6:45 remaining. Despite the significant deficit, Strom scored all 12 of his points in the second stanza, including knocking down three triples.

Saturne totaled eight points, while Michael Summerer grabbed seven boards in the loss. Ramapo finished with four starters in double figures, including 17 points from Josh Ford.

Head Coach Rob Kurzinsky and the Cougars will return to action in New York, N.Y. on Tuesday, Dec. 12th, against the Bloodhounds of John Jay College at 7:00 p.m.