Rams Force Overtime to Defeat Baruch

Rams Force Overtime to Defeat Baruch

Farmingdale State – 79, Baruch – 72


New York, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating non-conference opponent Baruch College Tuesday night in overtime.

The Rams started slowly, trailing the Bearcats by 24 points with 5:43 remaining in the first half. Junior Michael Campbell (Bronx, N.Y. / Samuel Gompers) led Farmingdale with 12 first half points, helping to cut the deficit to 14 at halftime.

The Rams fought back, eventually tieing the game at 69 on a Daniel Phillips (Baldwin, N.Y. / Baldwin) layup with 17 seconds remaining. The game would remain 69-69 after the Bearcats missed a shot as time expired. Farmingdale State scored the first five points in overtime and went on to defeat Baruch College 79-72.

Campbell led the team in scoring with 21 points and recorded eight rebounds. Phillips was 5-for-9 from the field scoring 16, while seniors Damian Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Grady) and Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y. / Copiague) each had 12 points for the Rams. Joe Cammarata (Levittown, N.Y. / MacArthur) had a team-high four steals in the road victory.

Farmingdale State will travel to Polytechnic University on Tuesday, December 2nd for their first Skyline Conference game of the season at 8:00 pm.

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