Walko’s game-winner beats Ramapo

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ewing, New Jersey — The game came down to the final shot. Randall Walko hit the game-winning shot.

Walko’s jumper gave The College of New Jersey Lions a 66-64 win over the No. 19 Ramapo Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon at Packer Hall. After making the game-winning shot, he was mobbed on the court by his teammates.

The win gave the Lions a 10-3 record. They are on a one-game win streak after losing to the William Paterson Pioneers on Wednesday night.

The Roadrunners fell to 10-4 overall. They have lost two of their last three games.

TCNJ snapped Ramapo’s 11-game win streak against conference opponents. The Lions were the last team to defeat the Roadrunners prior to Saturday’s win.

Ramapo tied the game at 64 all with 7.7 seconds. Lions Head Coach Matt Goldsmith then called a timeout.

After the timeout, Goldsmith drew up the inbounds pass to go to Eric Murdock Jr. The plan was then for him to pass to Niall Carpenter; however, Murdock Jr. then passed it to Walko, who dribbled first, then made the shot for the win.

Walko had five points. The Lions were led by Murdock Jr., who had 19 points. He also had three rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Niall Carpenter was the other Lions player, who scored in double-figures, as he had 14 points.

TCNJ had 24 bench points. Carpenter, who has started this season, led the bench with the aforementioned 14 points.

Christopher Moseley led the Ramapo starters with 14 points. He also had three rebounds and three blocks.

Moseley was one of four Roadrunners in double-figures. Three were from starters, while Patrick Peterson came off the bench with 20 points.

The Roadrunners had 20 bench points, all from Peterson. Eight players came off the bench to play.

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