The men's basketball team improved to 11-0 in the Skyline Conference after last night's 67-63 double-overtime win over host Yeshiva University. The Rams trailed by 10 points at the half and by 17 with 14 minutes remaining before mounting a huge comeback. Farmingdale came all the way back and led by four with three minutes remaining and held the lead until Yeshiva's Harel Vatavu (Ramat Gan, Isreal/Blich) tied the score at 53 with five seconds left in regulation to force the extra period. Farmingdale then tied the game with one minute remaining in the first OT on a Brandon Nieves (Harlem, NY/All Hallows) jumper. The Rams finally took control in the second OT and secured the win after Jimmy Williams (Philadelphia, PA/Cedar Grove) hit two free-throws with seven seconds left.
Kenny McMillan (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) had another great game for the Rams, scoring a game-high 24 points to go along 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Dashawn Warren (Astoria, NY/W.C. Bryant) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Farmingdale, who now play two non-conference games before their February 9th contest at Stevens Tech.
Conference leading scorer Roy Goldstein (Beer-Sheva, Israel/Magif Gimmel) led Yeshiva with 22 points, while Vatavu chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds.
Farmingdale needs one win in their final three Conference games to clinch the #1 seed and home court throughout the playoffs. The Skyline Conference Playoffs are February 22, 24 and the Finals on the 26th, all played at the higher seed.