Men’s Hoops Ends Homestand on Wednesday

UNION, N.J. (1/27/16) – The Kean University men's basketball team wrapped up a three-game homestand with a 89-54 setback against Ramapo College on Wednesday night. Jodrell Thompson and Jerry Crismond had 14 points each to lead the Cougars on the night.

Kean scored the first three points of the game, but Ramapo went on a 21-1 run afterwards to take command early. However, an 8-0 run for the Cougars brought them closer; by the five-minute mark of the first half, Kean had trimmed the lead to single digits.

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Thompson had 10 points at the break on 4-for-6 shooting for the Cougars. Tom Bonacum had a dozen points for Ramapo. The Roadrunners shot 54 percent from the floor in the opening period.

Crismond opened the second period with a trey for the Cougars, once again getting Kean within 10 of the lead. Unfortunately for the home team, that was as close as the Cougars would get for the rest of the night.

Ramapo scored 50 points in the second half to pull away for the win. The Roadrunners are now 12-7 on the year and 8-4 in the NJAC conference. Kean falls to 2-15 and 2-9 in the league.

Ramapo was led by Bonacum, who posted a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds. The Roadrunners led the rebounding column 38-13.

The Cougars got five steals from Diego Pujols and four rebounds from Micah Kerr to lead the team in those categories. Justin Watson also had two blocks for the Cougars.

Kean will head to Rutgers-Camden this Saturday to tangle with the Scarlet Raptors in an NJAC contest at 3 p.m.