Rams Drop Non-Conference Game at St. Joseph's (Me.)
St. Joseph's (Me.) - 82, Farmingdale State - 76
Standish, Me. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team fell to St. Joseph's (Me.), 82-76, in a non-conference game on Saturday. The Rams now stand at 2-6 overall, while St. Joseph's improved to 7-1.
The Rams held the lead for a majority of the first half and led 26-21, after an Alby Skrelji (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings) layup at the 7:10 mark. The Monks responded with a 7-0 run over the next 1:08, holding a two point advantage with 6:02 remaining in the first half. Farmingdale would go into the break trailing 43-34.
The Rams would pull within six after a jumper by junior guard Shahee Martin (Queens, N.Y./West Hempstead) and a layup by Skrelji midway through the second half. The Monks countered, extending their lead to a game-high 13 points with 3:13 remaining. St. Joseph's would go on to win 82-76, earning their fourth straight victory.
Martin led all scorers with 28 points, shooting 10-for-17 from the field for Farmingdale. Junior forward Nikita Davis (Brooklyn, N.Y./Telecommunication) scored 16 and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, while Skrelji scored 12 and had eight rebounds.
St. Joseph's (Me.) was led by junior guard Tyler Kelley (Saco, Me./Thornton Academy) who posted a team-high 19 points, while sophomore guard Zach O'Brien (Schenectady, N.Y./Bishop Gibbons) pitched in scoring 17.
Farmingdale will host Skyline opponent NYU-Poly on Tuesday, January 5th at 6:00 p.m.