NYCCT – City Tech 68
Farmingdale State 66
Farmingdale State (17-7) fell short 68-66 despite fighting off a 12-point deficit in the second half against NYCCT (18-5). The Rams trailed 38-26 at the half, but quickly showed promise as they cut the lead to three after three 3-pointers by Brandon Nieves (Harlem, NY/All Hallows) and Peter Lipka (Shelton, CT/Shelton). Farmingdale pressured throughout the second and took the game down to the wire trailing by two points with eight seconds remaining. Dashawn Warren (Astoria, NY/W.C. Bryant) took the final shot for the Rams, but a blocked shot by Shacun Malave (Bronx, NY/Dewitt Clinton) gave NYCCT the victory.
Kenny McMillan (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds for Farmingdale along with 11 points and three blocks. Lipka and Nieves also finished with 11 points for the Rams.
Clyde Forteau (Bronx, NY/St. Raymond’s) led the Yellow Jackets with 19 points, 6-for-10 from three-point land. Terrin Johnson (Brooklyn, NY/Curtis) contributed 18 points, while Malave racked up 14 points, seven boards and five blocks. Ray Paul (Brooklyn, NY/Thomas Edison) finished with nine points and grabbed 10 boards.
The Rams finish up the regular season away on Saturday, February 19th against Old Westbury for a Skyline Conference game.