Men’s basketball prepares for the NJAC tournament, beats TCNJ

Stockton competes against TCNJ. Photo courtesy of Rachel Rolle.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, fifth-seed TCNJ gave the Ospreys a great challenge at home. TCNJ led the first half with a score of 36-35 until the Ospreys gained momentum. The game ended with a win for Stockton and a score of 78-61. The lead scorers of the night were Martin Anguelov (#14) with 21 points, DJ Campbell (#4) with 20 points, and Kyion Flanders (#2) with 16.

At the start of the match, both Flanders and Campbell were recognized for each of their 1,000+ career points. “Coming into this program, I think most of us were not expecting a fifth year…Covid kinda ruined a lot for us, but at the same time it made characters, so we came back from the Covid year ready to play and know that every game could be our last. I think the 1,000 points just came along and I am glad that I was able to achieve that,” Flanders remarked.

Left to right: Campbell and Flanders. Photo courtesy of Rachel Rolle.

Stockton’s efforts won’t be stopping there. They will be competing against New Jersey City University this Saturday, Feb.11, and have one more match against Kean before heading to the playoffs. The NJACs tournament will be during the week of Feb. 18, and will end with the championship on Friday, Feb. 24. The Ospreys are looking forward to their rematch against Rowan. Flanders commented, “Rowan got some new guys this year and are definitely a team that did not take last year lightly. We beat them three times and this year you can tell that they are coming back with vengeance…we will see them again in the championship and get them back then.”