April 14, 2004

2003-04 Season Recap

The Men’s Basketball team finished with a record of 13-13, including 9-7 in the Skyline Conference. Farmingdale’s successful season came to an end in the Skyline Semifinal playoff game as the Rams were defeated by eventual Skyline Champions SUNY Old Westbury. Farmingdale opened up the playoffs by defeating defending champions King’s Point by a score of 64-62. In that game, Farmingdale was down by 16 points at the half before making an improbable comeback.

Individually, the team was led by sophomore forward Kenny McMillian who led the team in scoring (16.5 ppg), rebounding (9.1 per game) and steals (57). McMillian was named First Team All Skyline after finishing fourth in the conference in scoring and third in rebounding. Junior guard Willie Samuels averaged 16 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Rams. Samuels finished sixth in the conference in scoring and was named Honorable Mention All Skyline. Junior point guard Mike Kerrigan led the team in assists with 98 and finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.5 per game. Kerrigan led the team with 62 three pointers and provided solid defense throughout the season. Junior forward John Antoine had a solid season for Farmingdale, averaging 9.5 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. Antoine also led the team in blocked shots (27) as well as field goal percentage. His 57 percent from the field was third best in the conference. He was named to the All-Tournament team at the Virginia Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament.

New coach Erik Smiles looks forward to next season. Farmingdale should have the entire roster back along with a talented group of freshman and transfers.

Feb 26, 2004

Men Lose to #1 Seed Old Westbury 73-66

Farmingdale State 66

Old Westbury 73

Farmingdale (13-13) dropped their Skyline Semifinal game to rival Old Westbury (18-8) 73-66. Leading 34-33 at the half, the #5 seed Rams had a chance to pull off another upset in the Skyline Playoffs over the #1 seed Panthers. Proving to be a great semifinal game between two SUNY rivals, the score was tied 6 times throughout the game with seven lead changes in the second half. Farmingdale took the lead with 4:06 remaining on two free throws by John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) before Old Westbury went on an 11-3 run to take a deciding 7-point lead.

Antoine finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams, while W illie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) scored 16 points and grabbed 7 boards. Jimmy Williams (Philadelphia, PA/Cedar Grove) tallied 7 points and 4 assists. Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) led the team with 6 assists.

Michael Garrett led the Panthers with 18 points and 7 assists. Sal Clark finished with 16 points, while Dervent Williams and Chris Roberts both scored 12.

Farmingdale will now wait for a possible ECAC bid, while the Panthers move on to the Skyline Finals against Mt. St. Mary’s on Saturday, February 28th.

Feb 24, 2004

Farmingdale Sinks Shot with 1.1 Seconds Left to Defeat Defending Skyline Champs 64-62

Farmingdale State 64

Kings Point 62

Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) finished the game with 30 points and hit a baseline reverse lay-up with 1.1 seconds left to help the Rams beat the defending Skyline champions Kings Point (15-11) 64-62. Farmingdale (13-12) trailed 37-21 at the half and hit two quick three’s in the second to start the comeback. The Mariners were up 15 points with 12:51 to go, before the Rams scored the next 14 points. Farmingdale’s John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) hit a jumper to take a one-point lead at 6:47 and the lead would change hands four times throughout the next five minutes. Samuels hit one-of-two free throws with 40 seconds to go and Kings Point’s Gabe Whitney (Nashua, NH/Brewster Academy) sunk a three to tie the score at 62 all with 11.2 seconds remaining. After two quick timeouts, Samuels received an inbounds pass, took the ball in the corner and drove the baseline to hit the game-winning lay-up and give the Rams their first-ever Skyline Conference Playoff victory in their first season in the conference.

Antoine finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Rams. Jimmy Williams (Philadelphia, PA/Cedar Grove) scored 8 points.

Whitney finished with a team-high 24 points and 13 rebounds for Kings Point. Zach Wyatte (Camp Hill, PA/Trinity) tallied 10 points and 10 boards. Josh Buck (Warsaw, IN/Warsaw) scored 15 points and blocked 2 shots.

The Rams will now travel to rival SUNY Old Westbury on Thursday, February 26th for a Semifinal Conference Game at 7:30pm.

Feb 16, 2004

With Two Double-Doubles, Farmingdale Able to Top St. Joseph’s 69-60

Farmingdale State 69

St. Joseph’s College 60

Trailing 31-24 at the half, the Rams (12-12, 8-6 Skyline) were able to outscore the Golden Eagles (11-13, 6-7 Skyline) 45-29 in the second to come away with another conference victory. Farmingdale recorded two double-doubles by John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) and Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows), as four players finished in double figures. Antoine recorded 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. McMillian tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) had 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for the Rams, while Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) recorded 12 points and 5 assists.

Steven Drury (Bellmore, NY/Bellmore JFK) led for St. Joseph’s with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Tim Trava (Patchogue, NY/Patchogue-Medford) finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Ryan Baumbach (Bethpage, NY/Holy Trinity) grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.

The Rams will play their last regular season game on Saturday, February 21st at Mt. St. Mary’s at 1pm.

Feb 11, 2004

Farmingdale Falls to Stevens 67-64

Stevens Institute 67

Farmingdale State 64

Farmingdale (10-12, 6-6 Skyline) lost their third straight game at the hands of Stevens Institute (6-17, 5-8 Skyline) 67-64. The Rams led at the half 29-27, before the Ducks came out in the second to take a quick one-point lead in the first minute of play. Farmingdale trailed 65-60 with 9 seconds to go, before Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) was fouled and sunk both free throws to cut the Rams deficit to three, 65-62. Samuels then stole the inbound pass for an easy lay-up, making the score 65-64 with 7 seconds left. After a quick foul by Farmingdale, Stevens' Jimmy Dominkewicz (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) was able to seal the victory by hitting both free throws. The Rams were unable to convert the three at the buzzer, giving the Ducks their third straight conference victory.

Dominkewicz led Stevens with 33 points, including 22 points scored in the second half. Michael Collins (Bronx, NY/ Trinity Pawling) finished the night with 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) led Farmingdale with 16 points and 11 boards. John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) finished with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Kerrigan had 11 points and 4 assists, while Samuels tallied 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Jimmy Williams (Philadelphia, PA/Cedar Grove) finished with a game-high 6 assists.

The Rams travel to SUNY Maritime on Saturday, February 14th for a game at 3pm.

Feb 9, 2004

Farmingdale Unable to Tie it Up in Final Seconds

Farmingdale State 58

Old Westbury 61

Farmingdale fell to 10-11, 6-5 in the Skyline after losing to conference rival Old Westbury (14-7, 10-1 Skyline) 61-58. The Rams had a slow first half as they only scored 15 points and trailed at halftime 26-15. Despite outscoring the Panthers by eight points in the second half, Farmingdale was unable to take the conference victory. With 19 seconds remaining in the second, Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) hit a three-pointer to get the Rams within two points 60-58. The Panthers’ Chris Roberts was then fouled and able to hit one of his two free throws to increase the lead to three 61-58. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) had a chance to tie it up as time expired, but was unable to capitalize, giving Old Westbury their 10th conference victory of the season.

Samuels finished with a game-high 20 points. John Antoine (Queens, NY/ Van Buren) had 11 points and Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) had 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Michael Garrett led the Panthers with 17 points and 4 assists. Dervent Williams had 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Roberts finished with 11 points and 3 steals.

Feb 7, 2004

Farmingdale Falls to 10-10 After Lancaster Bible Loss

Farmingdale State 70

Lancaster Bible 71

The Lancaster Bible Chargers edged Farmingdale (10-10, 6-4 Skyline) today 71-70 to give the Rams their second straight loss. The Chargers took a 3-point lead 37-34 into the locker room at halftime and were able to hold on until the final buzzer. Lancaster’s Scott Long (Lancaster, DE) scored a game-high 22 points to lead his team to victory.

John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) was able to tally a team-high 20 points and grab 7 rebounds for the Rams, while Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) finished with 19 points. Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.

Jonah Lathbury (Dagsboro, DE) netted 18 points and grabbed 9 boards for the Chargers. Eric Lee (Bradenton, FL) finished with 12 points and Matt Lynskey (Columbia, NY) added 10 points and 4 assists.

The Rams face conference rival Old Westbury on Monday, February 9th with a game time of 7:30pm.

February 4, 2004

Yeshiva Takes Conference Win From Farmingdale

Yeshiva 67

Farmingdale State 63

Farmingdale (10-9, 6-4 Skyline) lost a close game to Yeshiva (7-10, 4-6 Skyline) tonight 67-63. Yeshiva had a five-point lead at the half and was able to stay in front for the majority of the second. The Rams took the lead twice in the second but were not able to hold on. John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) put the Rams within three with 57 seconds remaining, but Benji Golbert (Los Angeles, CA/Amit Dror) came back with a three on the next possession to secure the victory.

Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) recorded another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) tallied 12 points and 9 rebounds. Gerald Brady (Rochester, NY/East) and Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) both scored 9 points.

The Maccabees finished with four players in double figures. Golbert scored a game-high 19 points, while Jack Yulzary (Ramla, Israel/Ramla Lod) and Harel Vatavu (Ramat Gan, Israel/Blich Ramat Gan) both finished the night with 14 points. Ian Ribald (Dallas, TX/Yeshiva Academy) finished with 11 points.

The Rams travel to Lancaster Bible on Saturday, February 7th at 3pm.

Feb 2, 2004

Rams Beat NYCCT 66-53

Farmingdale State 66


Farmingdale State (10-8, 6-3 Skyline) defeated New York City College of Technology (10-10) 66-53. John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) scored a team-high 15 points, along with three other Rams in double figures. Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) shot 80-percent from behind the arc (4-for-5) and finished with 14 points and 3 steals. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) grabbed 9 boards and scored 11 points and Curtis Henry (Brentwood, NY/Brentwood) finished with 10 points.

NYCCT’s Shacun Melave (Bronx, NY/Dewitt Clinton) had the games only double-double finishing with game-highs of 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks. Roger Redhead (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) chipped in 13 points and 5 boards. Clyde Forteau (Bronx, NY/St. Raymond’s) finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.

Farmingdale State now hosts Yeshiva University on Wednesday, February 4th at 8pm.

January 31, 2004

Samuels 28 Points Secures Rams Conference Win

Farmingdale State 65

Mt. St. Mary’s 63

The Rams were victorious in this Skyline Conference game as they defeated Mt. St. Mary’s 65-63. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) hit 2 free throws late in the second to give the Rams a four-point edge over the Blue Knights 65-61, before Brendan Twomey (New Windsor, NY/Newburgh Free Academy) came back with two free throws to cut the lead in half 65-63. With seconds remaining, Twomey had a chance for the tie, but was unable to capitalize. Samuels scored 21 points in the second half and finished with 28 points and 8 rebounds.

Farmingdale’s Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) scored yet another double-double finishing with 14 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Newcomer Curtis Henry (Brentwood, NY/Brentwood) was 4-for-7 in field goals scoring 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Mike Hoyt (Florida, NY/S.S. Seward) led Mt. St. Mary’s with 20 points and 6 assists, including 8-for-11 on free throws. Twomey finished with 18 points and 3 steals. Kenny Lane (East Meadow, NY/Holy Trinity) grabbed 11 rebounds for the Blue Knights. Roberto King (Hempstead, NY/Holy Trinity) shot 2-for-4 behind the arc and had a total of 10 points.

January 29, 2004

Roberts Free Throws in OT Give Old Westbury 72-71 Victory

Old Westbury 72 (OT)

Farmingdale St. 71

Old Westbury (10-7, 6-1 Skyline) defeated Farmingdale (8-8, 5-3 Skyline) tonight in overtime 72-71 to remain at first place in the Skyline. The Rams led by 12 points in the first half at the 12:27 mark before the Panthers went on a 13-1 run to tie the score at 19-19 with 6 minutes to go. Old Westbury took a quick 6-point lead, but Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) fired back to tie the score at 28-28. Michael Garrett (Brooklyn, NY) sunk a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Panthers a 3-point lead at halftime 31-28.

In the second half, it was a close game throughout as the score was tied five times and the greatest lead being only 5 points. Farmingdale led by four with 1:24 remaining as Dervent Williams (Queens, NY) hit a three at 1:13. John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) sunk two free throws to give the Rams a 3-point lead with 1.6 seconds left. Old Westbury's Jarrod Weir (Elmont, NY) hit a turnaround three at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Antoine and Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY) quickly scored 7 points to the Panthers 3 and gave Farmingdale a four-point lead with 1:18 left in OT. Old Westbury's Garrett again came up with a big three and cut the lead to one at 1:03. The Rams were unable to score on their next possession and Chris Roberts (New York, NY) hit two foul shots at :04 to lead the Panthers to a conference victory.

McMillian and Antoine both had 3 blocks on the night. McMillian led the scoring for the Rams with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds (10 offensive). Antoine also finished with a double-double at 11 points and 13 rebounds. Kerrigan sunk five three's (5-11) to his total of 19 points and a game-high 5 assists.

Garrett led for Old Westbury with 24 points, including four three's (4-9). Sal Clark (New York, NY) totaled 11 points, 4 steals and 3 assists. Carl Gervais (Queens, NY) finished with 7 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.

The Rams travel to Mt. St. Mary's for another Skyline Conference game on Saturday, January 31st at 4:30pm.

January 24, 2004

Farmingdale Wins Fourth Straight Conference Game

Mt. St. Vincent's 60

Farmingdale State 92

The Rams (8-7) picked up their fourth consecutive win today as they defeated Mt. St. Vincent's (5-9, 4-5 Skyline) 92-60. This is the third straight conference victory for Farmingdale as they improve to 5-2 in the Skyline. The Rams had a comfortable halftime lead 44-28 and were able to hold the lead throughout the second. Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) has recorded five double-doubles in the last six games, as he scored game-highs of 20 points and 14 rebounds against the Dolphins.

Shawn Campbell (Bridgeport, CT/Central) hit 5 three-pointers for his 15 points (5-for-8). Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) registered 19 points including 3 three's (3-for-8) and was perfect from the free throw line (8-for-8). Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Pat Narciso (Long Island, NY/Sachem) led the Dolphins with 19 points and shot 3-for-7 from behind the arc. Luigi Nikci (Bronx, NY/St. Raymond's) finished with 11 points and a team-high 7 rebounds, while Greg Casey (Mt. Vernon, NY/Blessed Sacrament) had 10 points and 6 rebounds.

The Rams will now host City College of New York (CCNY) on Tuesday at 8pm.

January 22, 2004

Three Double-Doubles Equals Conference Victory for Farmingdale

King’s Point 69

Farmingdale State 85

Farmingdale State (7-7, 4-2 Skyline) had three players with double-doubles as they defeated conference opponent King’s Point (9-6, 4-2 Skyline) 85-69. Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows), John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) and Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/ Hempstead) provided balanced scoring throughout for the Rams. McMillian finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 6 steals. Antoine tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds. Samuels scored 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Farmingdale’s Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) totaled 23 points, as he shot perfect from the free throw line (10-for-10) and was 3-for-7 from behind the arc.

The Mariners put the pressure on all night and had four players in double figures. Joe Hart (Frackville, PA/North Schuykill) led with 15 points for the Mariners. Mark Medvetz (Medford, NJ/Shawnee) scored 13, while Gabe Whitney (Nashua, NH/Brewster Academy) finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Josh Buck (Warsaw, IN/Warsaw) controlled the boards for King’s Point with 8 rebounds and 11 points.

The Rams face conference opponent Mt. St. Vincent’s on Saturday at 1pm.

Jan 20, 2004

Brady and Samuels Help Secure Rams Victory

Farmingdale State 74

Centenary College 71

The Rams improved to 6-7, 3-2 in the Skyline tonight as they defeated conference opponent Centenary College (1-13, 0-6) 74-71. The Cyclones led in the first by as much as 14 points before Farmingdale went on an 18-4 run to tie the score at the half. The game remained close in the second with the score tied four times. With 1:06 left, Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) hit a jumper to give the Rams a 4-point cushion, before Kelvin Kennedy (Paterson, NJ/Paterson Catholic) hit three free throws in the last minute to cut the lead to one. Farmingdale’s Gerald Brady (Rochester, NY/East) stole the ball with 3 seconds left and finished the game off with a dunk, clinching the Rams second straight conference victory.

Samuels led the team with 17 points, while Brady finished with 13. John Antoine (Queens, NY/Van Buren) had 15 points, 8 rebounds and was 6-for-6 at the free throw line. Shawn Campbell (Bridgeport, CT/ Central) hit 3 three-pointers of his 11 points scored and Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) tallied 10 points and 3 steals.

Bryan Sherlock (Franklin, NJ/Walkill Valley) scored a game-high 19 points and shot 4-for-7 from behind the arc. Chris Stewart (Jamaica, NY/Jamaica) added 17 for the Cyclones and was 8-for-11 from the field. Kennedy finished with 12 points including his 8 of 9 free throws and Mano Dunkian (Cliffside Park, NJ/Cliffside Park) finished with 10 points and 4 assists.

Jan 17, 2004

Balanced Attack Leads Farmingdale to Victory

Lehman College 62

Farmingdale State 76

Farmingdale (5-7, 2-2 Skyline) finished the day with four players in double-figures as they defeated Lehman (12-3, 5-1 CUNYAC) 76-62. Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) and Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) led the Rams in scoring. McMillian had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals in the first half and finished the game with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 steals after getting into foul trouble. Kerrigan scored 16 points with 14 coming in the second half, as he carried the Rams shooting 4-for-6 from behind the arc.

Other players in double-figures were Farmingdale's Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) with 13 points and John Antoine (Queens, NY/ Van Buren) with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Andre Bagot (Bronx, NY/ Sullivan C.C.) led the Lightning as he totaled 14 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.

The Rams will be traveling to Centenary College on Tuesday, January 20th for a 7pm Skyline Conference game.

January 14, 2004

McMillian Registers Second Straight Double-Double

Farmingdale State 58

New Jersey City U. 88

Although the Rams (4-7, 2-2 Skyline) came up short against New Jersey City (11-3, 3-0 NJAC) 88-58, Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) registered his second double-double in as many games. He finished the night with game-highs of 31 points and 12 rebounds and team-highs of 4 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals. McMillian had not received the starting nod before the past two games, but has definitely proven himself worthy of the position.

The Gothic Knights lead the series 4-0 all time against Farmingdale. The score was tied 23-23 with 5:30 left in the first half, before NJCU went on a 20-6 run to lead 43-32 at halftime. Senior Guard Samar Battle (East Orange, NJ/Clifford Scott) scored a team-high 23 points, scoring 13 in the first half. Mark Washington (East Orange, NJ/West Side) led the team with a career-high 10 assists.

The Rams had a tough night offensively as they shot 41-percent from the field and 66-percent from the free-throw line. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) was second in team scoring with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.

The Rams return to action on Saturday, January 17th at 1pm as they face Lehman College.

January 12, 2004

McMillian Records Double-Double to Lead Rams over St. Joseph's

St. Joseph’s 60

Farmingdale State 72

Farmingdale (4-6, 2-2 Skyline) came out with the victory tonight as they defeated St. Joseph's College (4-5, 1-2 Skyline) 72-60. Sophomore Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) finished the night with game- highs of 31 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.

The Golden Eagles Steven Drury (Bellmore, NY/Bellmore JFK) hit a three-pointer to cut the Rams lead to 6 with 5:05 left in the game. But the Rams went on a 13-4 run to make the score 70-55 with one minute to go and secure the victory.

Shawn Campbell (Bridgeport, CT/Central) shot 4-for-7 from three-point territory and finished with 14 points for Farmingdale, as well as 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Drury led the Golden Eagles with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals, while Ryan Schneider (Floral Park, NY/St. Mary's) chipped in 10 points and 2 steals.

The Rams will now travel to New Jersey City University on Wednesday, January 14th for a game at 7pm.

January 10, 2004

Rams Lose Conference Game 87-70

Farmingdale State 70

King’s Point 87

The Rams (3-6, 1-2 Skyline) dropped a conference game today as they faced King’s Point (7-4, 3-1 Skyline) 87-70, giving the Mariners their 38th straight conference home game victory. The Rams were down at halftime 42-31 and had cut their deficit to seven with 16 minutes left. King’s Point went on a 15-0 run, sinking five 3-pointers to put the game away.

The Mariners had four players in double figures, led by senior Mark Medvetz (Medford, NJ/Shawnee) with 19 points and 4 assists. Other players for Kings Point in double-figures were Josh Buck (Warsaw, IN/ Warsaw) with 17 points, Brian Kelly (Belle Harbor, NY/Abp. Molloy) with 15 and Joe Hart (Frackville, Pa./N. Schuylkill) with 10 points.

Farmingdale Sophomore Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) came off the bench and scored a game-high 26 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and had a game-high 5 steals. McMillian is second on the team in scoring this season, averaging 14.9 points per game. Sophomore Kenny Cooper (Brooklyn, NY/Canarsie) netted 12 points and 3 assists for the Rams.

January 5, 2004

Farmingdale Falls Short Against William Paterson

William Paterson 70

Farmingdale State 61

Farmingdale (3-5, 1-1 Skyline) fell short against William Paterson (7-3, 2-1 NJAC) tonight, losing a tight game 70-61. The Pioneers led 28-25 at halftime and were able to keep the lead throughout the second half. Although the Rams cut the lead to five in the final minutes, they were unable to turn it around for the win.

The Pioneers shot 51-percent from the field and played well defensively throughout the entire game. Khayrie Battle (Newark, NJ/Bayley-Ellard) led the Pioneers with 20 points, while Rory Caswell (Toms River, NJ/ Toms River East) scored 11 points. Nick Torres (Hazlet, NJ/Rarian) controlled the boards for William Paterson as he grabbed 9 rebounds.

Farmingdale’s Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY/Hempstead) netted a game-high 22 points. Shawn Campbell (Bridgeport, CT/Central) shot 4-for-5 from behind the arc and finished the game with 13 points. Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) was able to grab 9 rebounds for the Rams as well as chipping in 9 points.

The Rams next game is Saturday, January 10th at King’s Point with a game time of 4pm.

December 13, 2003

Men’s Victory Completes Sweep Over Maritime

SUNY Maritime 63

Farmingdale State 91

The Rams (3-4, 1-1 Skyline) picked up their first Skyline victory in today's win over Maritime. Farmingdale took a quick 7-point lead early in the first and then went on a 15-0 run to lead 44-24 with 2 minutes to go. With the score 46-28 at the half, the Rams finished off the victory in the second as they shot 51 percent from the field (17-for-33) and led by as much as 36 points.

Rams Junior Guard Shawn Campbell (Bridgeport, CT) led the team with 16 points, and was 4-for-10 from behind the arc. Junior Forward Gerald Brady (Rochester, NY) scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 8 rebounds. Junior Guard Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY) went 4-for-6 on 3-point field goals and finished the game with 13 points. Coming off the bench, Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY) scored 14 points for the Rams.

Freshman Guard Jimmy Berkeybile (Pickerington, OH) led the Privateers with 10 points and Lionell Watlington (Amityville, NY) added 9 points for Maritime.

The Rams will continue their season on January 5th, 2004 in a Home game against William Paterson at 7:00pm.

December 11, 2003

Farmingdale Rally Falls Short at the Buzzer

Baruch College 63

Farmingdale State 62

The Rams (2-4, 0-1 Skyline) lost a close game to Baruch College (4-4, 2-1 CUNYAC) after a second half rally that fell short 63-62. Baruch held the lead at halftime 29-28 and was able to pull off the victory after a close fought game. The Bearcats went 6-for-11 in 3-point field goals in the first half and then shot 54 percent from the field in the second half.

Baruch's Garry Etienne (Jamaica, NY) netted a team-high 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. Senior Guard Jonathan Rosario (Brooklyn, NY) scored 10 points for the Bearcats. John Burzo (Brooklyn, NY) and Chris Alesi (Staten Island, NY) both finished with 9 points for Baruch.

Farmingdale's Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY) recorded a double-double, scoring a game-high 20 points and adding 10 rebounds. Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 14 points, shooting 3-for-6 from 3-point territory. John Antoine (Queens, NY) led both teams in rebounding with 13.

December 9, 2003

Manhattanville Takes Conference Win from the Rams

Farmingdale State 67

Manhattanville 76

The Rams (2-3, 0-1 Skyline) fell short in their first Skyline Conference game of the season against Manhattanville College (3-3, 2-0 Skyline) with a final score of 67-76. Despite Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY) game-high 26 points, it was not enough to overcome the Valiants…

Manhattanville led at halftime 28-27, before the Rams came on strong and held a seven-point lead during the second half. But the Valiants took a 15-point lead with just over a minute to play. The Rams fought hard to the end cutting the Valiants lead to only six, but could not finish off the comeback to take the victory.

Manhattanville’s Farid Johnson (Yonkers, NY) led the Valiants with 24 points. John Danielski (Ansonia, CT) and Johnson led the team in rebounds with 10.

Farmingdale’s John Antoine (Queens, NY) was perfect at the free throw line (4-for-4) and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, which improved his league-leading rebounding average to 11.0 rebounds per game. Junior Guard Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 12 points and 10 assists, shooting 3-for-6 from 3-point land.

December 1, 2003

McMillian Nets 25 to Lead Rams Over Rutgers-Camden

Farmingdale State 85

Rutgers-Camden 74

Sophomore forward Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY) scored a game-high 25 points in a road victory over the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers- Camden (0-2). Farmingdale (2-2) led Rutgers-Camden 16-14 early in the first half, before outscoring the Scarlet Raptors 26-2 to give them a commanding lead at halftime 42-16. Junior guard Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY) scored 10 points in the first half as the Rams shot 58 percent from the field (18-for-31).

The Scarlet Raptors played solid in the second half dropping 58 points as they shot 48 percent (23-of-48) from the field. Rutgers-Camden’s Dane Nicholson (Pleasantville, NJ) scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, while Gene Mergenthal (Sicklerville, NJ) added 16 points and seven assists. Samuels and John Antoine (Queens, NY) ended the game with 15 points each for Farmingdale. Antoine also added a game-high 11 rebounds.

November 25, 2003

Second Half Surge Propels Staten Island over Farmingdale

Col. of Staten Island 68

Farmingdale State 64

The College of Staten Island (2-1) spoiled Farmingdale States (1-2) home opener tonight after erasing a 10 point halftime deficit en route to a 68-64 win. Junior guard Terry Downing (Staten Island, NY/Curtis) came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points for the Dolphins. Freshman guard Matt Saunders (Yonkers,NY/Cardinal Spellman) added 13 points and junior guard Michael Stewart (Brooklyn, NY/Westinghouse) chipped in with 12 for Staten Island, who outscored the Rams 49-35 in the second half.

Sophomore forward Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) led Farmingdale with 16 points and 10 rebounds and guards Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) and Shawn Campbell (Bridgeport, CT/Central) scored 11 points for the Rams, including three 3-pointers each.

November 22, 2003

Farmingdale Tallies First Victory

Farmingdale State 71

Messiah College 70

The Rams (1-1) picked up their first win of the season against Messiah (0-2) in the final second of the game. Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY) sunk a lay-up with one second remaining to tie the score at 70 and was fouled by Messiah’s Will Cabrera (Miami, FL), sending Kerrigan to the free throw line where he would make the game-winning basket for Farmingdale. John Antoine (Queens, NY) finished with a team-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Rams, while Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY) sunk 11 points. Messiah’s Quinn McCullough led the team with 21 points, while Dave Carter (Warrenton, VA) and Greg Bernhardt (Lancaster, PA) each scored 15.

November 21, 2003

Farmingdale Finishes Third at Tyson Tip-Off

Farmingdale took part in the Tyson Tip-Off this weekend, which was hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. The Rams split their two games, with a loss against Methodist College and a victory over Messiah College. Farmingdale’s John Antoine (Queens, NY) was named to the All-Tournament Team as he recorded 25 points, 21 rebounds and shot 81 percent from the field in the two games played.

Methodist 80

Farmingdale State 66

Farmingdale (0-1) shot 52 percent from the field in the first half, but was down at halftime 35-23. The Rams improved in the second half scoring 43 points, but were unable to take the Monarchs as came out with the win. Willie Samuels (Hempstead, NY) scored 19 points and 10 boards, while Kenny McMillian (Bronx, NY) tallied 12 points, Mike Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 11 points and John Antoine (Queens, NY) grabbed 10 rebounds.