MONTCLAIR, N.J. (1/28/19)- Micah Kerr became the 33rd player in program history to score 1,000 career points as the Kean University men's basketball team dropped a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest to Montclair State University, 82-59 on Monday evening.
Jordan Roberson posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Red Hawks who improve to 14-6 overall and 9-4 in the NJAC. Kerr finished with a game-high 22 points for the Cougars who fall to 4-16 overall and 2-11 in the NJAC.
Kerr came into tonight's contest sitting at 984 and needing 16 points to reach the elusive milestone. The senior led the Cougars with nine points in the first half as MSU took an early 16-7 lead, but Kean answered with a 9-1 run to even everything at 16-16 with 8:37 to play.
The Red Hawks bounced back with a 17-4 run over the final 6:30 of the first half. Roberson scored five of his 10 first-half points during the run and Montclair held a 38-23 advantage at the break.
Kerr reached the milestone just over three minutes into the second half, when the senior caught a pass for an easy layup from fellow classmate Jodrell Thompson with 16:47 remaining.
The Red Hawks maintained a 10 point advantage early in the second stanza before a 10-2 run stretched Montclair's lead to 68-48 in the blink of an eye.
Kerr now sits at 1,006 points and climbing with five games left in his Cougar career.
Nate Lyles totaled 11 points, six rebounds, and two steals.
Head Coach Adam Hutchinson and the Cougars will return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 30th, hosting the Roadrunners of Ramapo College at 8:00 p.m.