Sophomore center Rasheen Merlin (Washington Township) and freshmen Chris Lyons (Pennsauken) and Don Bell (Eastern Regional) combined for a productive 67 points as the Roadrunner men's basketball team hung on for a 105-98 victory over Ocean County College in Region XIX action Thursday night.
Merlin, who had just five points in the first half, erupted for 18 second-half points to finish with a team-high 23 points. Lyons and Bell added 22 each. Sean O'Donnell led Ocean County with 24 to keep his squad close throughout the game.
RCGC held leads of 10 in the first half and 13 in the second half, but could not easily shake the 1-10 Vikings.
The Roadrunners, who have won nine straight games, improved to 15-2 overall and 8-1 within the conference. Coach Chris Martin's team is off until January 9th when they host Cumberland County College in a 7 pm contest.