CAMDEN, N.J. (1/26/19)- Micah Kerr totaled a career-high 42 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Kean University men's basketball team got it's first road New Jersey Athletic Conference victory of the season with an 86-64 defeat of Rutgers-Camden on Saturday afternoon.
Jailen Jamison finished with 18 points and knocked down four triples for the Cougars who improve to 4-15 overall and 2-10 in the NJAC. Kyle Goodson Jr. totaled 13 points and eight rebounds for the Scarlet Raptors who fall to 2-18 overall and 2-11 in the NJAC.
Kerr was unstoppable in the first half scoring 22 of the Cougars 37 points. Kean opened the contest on a 24-9 run that included 12 points from Kerr and six from Justin Watson. After that the Cougars hit a cold spell, going 1-for-9 over the next 5:49, this allowed Camden back into the game with a 14-3 run and Kean holding a 25-23 advantage with 4:02 to play. Kerr poured in another nine points before halftime as Kean held a 37-30 lead at halftime.
The second half saw Kerr total 20 points and nine rebounds but wasn't alone in his scoring efforts. Jamison scored 16 of his 18 points, including knocking in four triples in the latter 20.
Rutgers hung around and closed the gap to 52-47 with 12:37 remaining before the Cougars slammed the door shut with a 24-9 run that pushed Kean's advantage to 76-53. That run allowed the Cougars to stretch their lead to 86-61 before the final horn went off.
Kerr's 42 points inches him closer to the 1,000-point plateau as the senior now sits at 984.
Head Coach Adam Hutchinson and the Cougars will return to action in Montclair, N.J. on Monday, Jan. 28th, against the Red Hawks of Montclair State University at 8:00 p.m. This game is rescheduled from a contest that was originally to be played on Jan. 19th.