January 20, 2009

Rams Notch 62-50 CACC Win at Nyack

Nyack, NY- The Philadelphia University Rams (12-3, 5-0 CACC) seized a 62-50 road victory over the Nyack College Warriors (5-11, 3-3 CACC) on Tuesday evening.  The Rams were led by a game high 16 points and seven rebounds from junior forward Malcolm Ingram (Philadelphia, PA/ Solebury Prep).

The Rams out-shot Nyack 46%-35% from the floor, and shot 80% from the charity stripe.

PhilaU led by as many as eight points through the first nine minutes of the opening half, but a NC trey at 11:18 cut the Ram lead to 14-13.  Senior guard Mike Dunn (Harrisburg, PA/ Central Dauphin) hit a three of his own to give the Rams back the lead.  Dunn had 13 points in the game, including three treys. 

The Rams led 35-24 at the break.

Junior guard Marcus Lemon (Alexandria VA/ T.C. Williams) nailed the first basket of the second half at 18:37.  He finished the night tied for a game-high 10 boards. 

A jumper by junior forward Mike Yocum (Dresher, PA/ Episcopal Academy) pushed the PhilaU lead to 48-36 at 12:08 as the Rams held the Warriors scoreless for the next four minutes. Yocum had the Ram's only double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

NC's Valiant Jones broke the silence with a made free-throw at 7:51, he led the Warriors with 14 points on the night.

The Rams made six of seven from the free-throw line in the final minute to finalize the 62-50 CACC win.

PhilaU returns to action on Thursday, January 22nd at the Gallagher Athletic Center vs. Goldey-Beacom College at 8 p.m. 

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