Ramapo Takes Tip-Off Championship over Rams
Nov 19, 2006

Mahwah, NJ - The Ramapo College men's basketball team played host to Farmingdale State in the Championship round of the 2006 Roadrunner Tip-Off Tournament at the Bradley Center in Mahwah, NJ. Ramapo posted a 70-65 victory to improve to 2-0 on the year. Farmingdale fell to 1-1.

The Roadrunners jumped out to a 40-34 halftime lead behind John Wojcik (Sayreville, NJ) who shot 4-5 including three three-pointers sinking 11 points in the first 20 minutes. Junior transfer Omar Alston (Carteret, NJ) netted eight points hitting 6-8 from the line while Antoine Pryor (Elizabeth, NJ) sunk seven of his own. The Roadrunners hit 12-31 (39%) as a team while Farmingdale went 12-34 (35%). For the Rams, Peter Lipka (Shelton, CT) posted 13 points hitting 5-7 including three three-pointers and Damien Santana (Brooklyn, NY) netted six of his own with a team high five rebounds.

In the final half, Ramapo held the lead throughout but Farmingdale came within one at the 7:52 mark when Brian Robinson (White Plains, NY) sunk two free throws to close the gap, 52-53. Farmingdale tied the game at 54 before the Roadrunners pulled away as Ahmad Mosby (Jersey City, NJ) registered six points in the final minutes. Mosby, tournament MVP, finished the night with 11 points and 12 rebounds while dishing out a team high six assists. Pryor and Wojcik wrapped up the night with 11 each and Alston walked away with 16 points and 13 boards hitting 2-10 and 12-16 from the line.

Lipka and Terry Menefee (Mission, KS) led the Rams with 14 points each and Santana posted nine in the loss with five steals. The Roadrunners finished hitting 21-59 (36%), while Farmingdale went 22-65 (34%).

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Berkeley - Jahil Shannon

Yeshiva - Shuki Merlis

Farmingdale - Peter Lipka

Farmingdale - Terry Menefee

Ramapo - Antoine Pryor

Ramapo - MVP - Ahmad Mosby

(Story by Ramapo SID)