BRONX, NEW YORK, January 14- The Maritime basketball team was defeated by conference-opponent Farmingdale St., 80-50, Saturday afternoon at the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium. The loss drops the Privateers to 1-8 (0-4 Skyline) on the season, while the Rams improve to 8-4 (4-1 Skyline) with the victory.
“I’m very proud of the way our players competed,” commented first-year head coach Jake Scott. “We had a lot of opportunities to get back in the game, but were not able knock down some good looks. I’m pleased with our progress and am very confident we are getting better each game.”
Maritime was led by freshman Kevin Blohm (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville), who tallied 17 points off the bench. Senior Ron Behtea (Harlem, N.Y./Humanities Prep.) chipped in with 16 points and a team-high four rebounds, while sophomore Sean Corley (Harlem, N.Y./Thurgood Marshall) added six points and a game-high six assists.
The Privateers actually held a 19-18 lead at 8:13 of the first half, as Blohm scored five points in the first 12 minutes. Farmingdale took control from there and spun off a 22-4 run the rest of the half to take a 40-23 lead into the half.
The Rams’ senior big-man AJ Matthews recorded a double-double, leading all players with 22 points and 14 rebounds. 13 of his points came in the second half, where Farmingdale outscored Maritime, 40-27, to secure the victory.
Three other players scored in double-figures for the Rams: sophomore Justin Bailey had 12 and senior Leo Esonwune and freshman Ryan Davis each scored 10, apiece.
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