Three Score in Double Figures as Men’s Basketball Falls to Ramapo

MAHWAH, N.J. (12/5/18)- Micah Kerr, Jared Latane, and Nate Lyles all finished in double figures as the Kean University men's basketball team fell to Ramapo College, 80-67 on Wednesday evening.

Kashaun Barnes totaled 22 points for the Roadrunners who improve to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Kerr totaled 13 points and six rebounds for the Cougars who fall to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in the NJAC.

Despite never holding a lead in the contest, Kean posted a 63.6% field goal percentage in the first half and remained in striking distance at 25-21, when Kerr knocked down a triple with 8:49 to play. The Roadrunners pulled away with a 14-6 run over 4:26 to hold a 45-33 lead at halftime.

 The Cougars opened the second half with five straight points from Latane as Kean cut their deficit to 47-38 with 17:34 remaining. The Cougars continued to hang around multiple times in the second stanza as both squads traded buckets. Ramapo increased their lead to 54-40 before back-to-back triples from Justin Watson cut the deficit down to 54-46 with 13:06 to play. A six-minute turnover-free stretch allowed the Roadrunners to take their largest lead of the game at 72-53.

Lyles scored eight of his 12 points as the Cougars outscored Ramapo14-10 in the final 7:44, cutting the lead to 77-67 with 1:32 left in the game.

Lyles added five rebounds, while Latane finished with 10 points and five boards.

Head Coach Adam Hutchinson and the Cougars will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 8th, hosting the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden at 1:00 p.m.