Rams Wrap up Regular Season at 19 Straight; Look towards
Farmingdale State - 107, Mount Saint Vincent - 81
Riverdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team (23-2, 17-1) wrapped up the regular season with a 107-81 victory over Skyline opponent the College of Mount Saint Vincent (12-13, 9-9) on Saturday afternoon, winning their 19th straight game. All five Rams starters scored in double figures for the second time in as many games and third time this season.
With a slow start in the first half, Farmingdale held a 44-39 advantage at halftime and bursted out in the second shooting 62-percent from the field to score 63 second half points. Rams junior forward Mike Campbell (Bronx, N.Y./Samuel Gompers) finished with game-highs of 31 points and 15 boards, while senior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.y./Grady) had the games other double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, to go along with six assists and four steals. Senior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) scored 17 points, junior forward Dan Phillips (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) finished with 16 points and senior guard Joe Cammarata (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) scored 11 and dished off four assists.
The Dolphins scoring was seen mainly from two players. Senior guard Joe Cooke (Mount Vernon, N.Y./Fordham Prep) finished with 28 points and junior guard Nick DiMaggio (Croton, N.Y./Croton-Harmon) had 24 points. Sophomore guard Dino Johnson (Amsterdam, N.Y./Amsterdam) was the other leader for the day with 15 points.
Farmingdale State holds #1 seed for the upcoming Skyline Conference Playoffs, receiving a Bye for the Quarterfinal round - Tuesday, February 24th. The Rams will now host the Skyline Semifinal game on Thursday, February 26th at 8:00 p.m., against the winner of #5 Purchase at #4 Old Westbury.
CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Farmingdale State (17-1)
2. St. Joseph's (16-2)
3. Maritime (11-7)
4. Old Westbury (10-8) – owns tiebreaker by splitting with Maritime
5. Purchase (10-8)
6. Mount Saint Vincent (9-9)
QUARTERFINALS - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
#1 Farmingdale State, BYE
#2 St. Joseph's, BYE
#6 Mount Saint Vincent at #3 Maritime, 7:00 p.m.
#5 Purchase at #4 Old Westbury, 8:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26
#4/#5 winner at #1 Farmingdale State, 8:00 p.m.
#3/#6 winner at #2 St. Joseph’s, 7:00 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
At Higher Seed – TBA