CAMDEN, N.J. (Dec. 4, 2019) – The Stockton University men’s basketball team went on a 10-point run early in the game, overcoming a one-point deficit, and went on to race past Rutgers University-Camden, 91-67, in the second New Jersey Athletic Conference game of the year for both teams here Wednesday night. It was the Scarlet Raptors’ home conference opener.
Stockton improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the NJAC, while Rutgers-Camden fell to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Stockton has won 23 straight games and 69 of its last 70 against Rutgers-Camden. The Ospreys lead the all-time series, 77-8.
The Scarlet Raptors took their final lead of the night at 7-6 on a layup by sophomore guard Keysean Simmonds, but the Ospreys took the lead for good, 9-7, on a three-pointer by freshman guard DJ Campbell moments later. Campbell, who shot 4-for-5 from three-point range, sparked a 10-point run with that trey, his first of two three-pointers during that spurt.
Stockton opened up a first-half lead as large as 27 points (48-21) before settling for a 49-23 advantage at the break. The Ospreys led by as many as 34 points three times in the second half, with the last time coming at 79-45.
Sophomore guard Kyion Flanders paced the Ospreys with 19 points, while Campbell netted 14 and senior forward Steve Ferebee added 11. Stockton placed 15 players in the scoring column.
Flanders also added game-high totals of four assists and three steals, while tying Ferebee and sophomore forward Jonathan Azoroh for Stockton’s team high with five rebounds apiece.
The Scarlet Raptors were paced by junior guard Arian Azemi, who scored 19 points to tie Flanders for game-high honors. Sophomore forward Jake Petrik added nine points for the Raptors.
Senior forward Isaac Destin grabbed a game-high seven rebounds and tied Simmons for the Raptor team high with three assists.
Stockton shot 29-for-58 (50.0 percent) from the floor and a blistering 14-for-29 (48.3) from three-point range. Rutgers-Camden shot 22-for-57 (38.6) from the floor. Both teams had 37 rebounds, but the Ospreys forced 21 Scarlet Raptor turnovers, compared to 13 by Stockton.
The Scarlet Raptors return to action Saturday with another NJAC game, traveling to Wayne, New Jersey, to face William Paterson University at 3 p.m.