BRONX, NEW YORK, January 30- The Maritime basketball team lost to conference opponent Farmingdale St., 76-48, Tuesday night at the Rams’ Nold Hall Gymnasium. The defeat snaps the Privateers’ three-game winning streak and drops their record to 4-12 (3-8 Skyline) on the season, while Farmingdale improves to 14-5 (10-2 Skyline) with the win.
"I felt we played very well in the first half,” commented head coach Jake Scott. “Unfortunately, in the second half, we did not execute as well and played into their game. We'll continue to work and get ready for two more games this week."
Senior Ron Bethea (Harlem, N.Y./Humanities Prep.) notched his third-straight 20-point performance with 20 and a team-high six rebounds. He was the only Privateer to score in double-figures on the night.
Maritime kept the game close midway through the first half, actually holding a 17-16 lead at 10:37. However, a 13-3 run by the Rams gave them a nine-point, 29-20 lead, at 3:04. The Privateer cut the deficit to within four points before the half, going into the locker room trailing 33-29.
Farmingdale State’s lead hit double-digits quickly into the second, as they started the half on a 13-0 run. Maritime struggled to stay with the Rams, as senior AJ Matthews dominated the play all over the court, recording a double-double with a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Ryan Davis and junior Tim Johnson both registered 11 points, apiece, to round out the double-digit scorers.
The Privateers are back in action Thursday night in a very important conference matchup against Sage. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium.
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