Lions secure second seed for conference playoffs

February 21, 2017 Otto Gomez 0

The Lions finished their regular season on a strong note as they defeated Rutgers University-Newark 68-55 on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The team completed a perfect season at home this year, going 12-0 and winning every home game by at least six points. Their 14-4 overall conference record earned them the second seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament, resulting in a bye over this past weekend.

In their last regular season game, the Lions needed a strong performance from senior forward Corey Stanford because senior forward Bobby Bracket and junior guard Eric Murdock, Jr. were out of the lineup. Stanford came up big, scoring 22 points and grabbing seven rebounds as well. Junior forward Elias Bermudez also played a key role in the win, almost securing a double double with eight points and 10 boards. Sophomore guard Joe Montano added 13 points in the win off a strong shooting night. […]

Lions play final home game for Henderson

February 21, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

In the last game of head coach Dawn Henderson’s coaching career, the Lions scored a season low 38 points and lost 52-38 on Wednesday, Feb. 15, against Rutgers University-Newark.

With the loss, the Lions no longer qualify for the upcoming New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Raiders placed in the final sixth seed through a tiebreaker with Rutgers University-Camden. […]

Women’s basketball close to postseason play

February 14, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The Lions split last week’s games, beating William Paterson University, 50-37, on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and losing to Montclair State University, 56-47, on Saturday, Feb. 11.

With one game left in the regular season, the Lions sit on a three-way tie for fifth place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Only the top six teams qualify for the NJAC tournament. […]

Men’s Basketball chases top seed

February 14, 2017 Otto Gomez 0

The Lions continued their push for the New Jersey Athletic Conference title as they faced off against two conference foes this week. They first traveled to William Paterson University on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and came out victorious for the first time in more than 10 years, finishing on top after a 90-85 shootout.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, they squared off against Montclair State University on the road and conceded to the Red Hawks, losing 70-63. […]

Women’s basketball on brink of playoff berth

February 8, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The Lions split this week with a win and a loss that put them in a tie for sixth in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

A win on Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Rowan University put the Lions in a three-way tie with Rowan and Rutgers University-Camden for one of the final two spots in the NJAC playoffs. […]

Men’s basketball upsets No. 6 Roadrunners

February 7, 2017 Otto Gomez 0

The Lions suffered its first loss in about a month on Wednesday, Feb. 1, as they fell 88-74 to Rowan University. The loss was not enough to stop their hot play, however, as they bounced back with an 84-78 victory over No. 7 Ramapo College on Saturday, Feb. 4. […]

Fierce Lions crusade contentious Gothic Knights

January 31, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The Lions extended their winning streak to seven games this week, defeating Stockton University, 77-71 on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and New Jersey City University, 75-69 on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Being at home, the Lions won two conference matches to propel themselves into second place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. […]

Loss to Ramapo sparks Lions winning streak

January 24, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

After starting the season with seven wins and three losses, the Lions carried their winning momentum into January and accumulated a five-game winning streak.

Despite winning 13 games this season, the Lions are not the hottest team in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. […]

Lions in hunt for conference playoff spot

January 24, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

While students have been away, the Lions have been working to keep themselves in a good New Jersey Athletic Conference standing.

The Lions are currently ranked seventh in NJAC play with a 5-6 conference record. Winter break was filled with ups and downs for the team, but the highlight was handing Montclair State University its first loss of the season. Montclair was leading the NJAC with a 14-0 record and are ranked No. 8 nationally. […]

Cougars outlast Lions in NJAC nailbiter

December 6, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

In the final moments of the game that had fans out of their seats, the Lions lost to their conference opponents, the Kean University Cougars, 56-58, on Saturday, Dec 3. The loss came three days after a win against Stockton University.

The game was an absolute defensive standstill, where there was no guaranteed winner until an attempted three by senior guard Kim Dana was missed at the final buzzer. […]

Lions come back to beat the defending NJAC Champs

December 6, 2016 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The Lions continue their blazing start to the season with consecutive wins against New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opponents. After falling to Skidmore College, 84-96, on Monday, Nov. 28, the Lions defeated Stockton University, 66-62, two days later. The following Saturday, Dec. 3, the Lions crushed Kean University, 77-43. […]

Lions scratch up win against Seagulls

November 29, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

The women’s basketball team fell 81-76 last Tuesday, Nov. 22, in a close match against Rutgers University-Camden, who are currently tied for first in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). The game was the opening conference match-up for both schools. […]

Lions offense scorches in season debut

November 28, 2016 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The Lions were off to a good start after defeating the John Jay College Bloodhounds, 75-58, in their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The team followed with a 79-68 win against the State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo Knights, before conceding a 68-74 loss to Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg on Sunday, Nov. 20. […]

Lions ready to dominate NJAC opponents

November 15, 2016 Miguel Gonzalez 0

Second-year head coach Matt Goldsmith and the Lions were prepared to send a message to their New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) foes.

They are not underdogs anymore.

They are not the Cinderella team who defeated the No.1 seeded New Jersey City University during last season’s NJAC tournament.

Ranked third in this season’s NJAC preseason poll, the Lions are loaded with talent, speed and power from both sides of the court. […]

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