Last Tuesday, November 22, men’s basketball played their first home game against their rival team, Rowan. Fans were invited to show their support by wearing all black. Despite their best efforts, Rowan took the game with a score of 109-98.
A great defense was evidenced by the small gap in the score. However, key moments to take the lead were not taken advantage of. DJ Cambell (#4) is the top scorer on the team and currently averages 22.4 points per game. Cambell had shot 42.1% from the field along with his teammate, Martin Anguelov (#14) with 57.1%. Although these players contributed to the majority of Stockton’s points, Rowan bested them in team shooting percentage and number of rebounds. At the start of the season, against the top team in the NJAC conference, this challenge highlighted weaknesses that needed to be improved.
Although it was difficult to accept the outcome of the first home game, fans were still excited to see the Ospreys rise to the occasion. This week they did just that. The men’s team beat Widener 67-56 on Saturday, November 26, and put on a show against Rutgers Camden on Wednesday, November 30. After having faced a loss last week, the team did not let up, taking the win with a score of 75-57. The top scorers were DJ Campbell with 14 points and Jonathan Azoroh with 12.
The Ospreys wasted no time sulking over their loss and made the necessary adjustments to continue a great season, with a 5-1 record overall. Their last home game before winter break will be December 10 against William Paterson University. They will resume their season on Jan. 4 at The College of New Jersey. Follow the Men’s Basketball season using this link: https://stocktonathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule