Men's Hoops Falls to Richard Stockton

Kean Athletics

Pomona, N.J. (12/3/08) - The Richard Stockton men's basketball team made it four in a row as they defeated Kean University, 71-42, Wednesday evening as both team's opened league play. The Cougars were paced by junior Vinnie Darpino (Colonia, N.J.) (pictured right) with nine points. With the loss KU falls to 3-4 overall and 0-1 in the NJAC.

Stockton (7-1, 1-0) took control early on and used a 12-0 run to open a 30-11 lead in the first half of action and headed into the break with a 38-15 advantage. Sophomore Akinwande Oshodi (Florence, N.J.) had six points in the first 20 minutes of play.

The Ospreys continued their pace in the second half and lead by as many as 31 in the final minutes of action.

For Kean, guard Dean Hughes (Pemberton Twp., N.J.) finished with eight points while teammate Oshodi added eight of his own.