When the Roadrunners men's basketball team was crushed during an early season home loss to Brookdale Community Colleges, the Roadrunners received quite a wake-up call, said Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Jared Price.
Since that November defeat, RCGC has certainly answered the challenge. The Roadrunners picked up their seventh straight victory Saturday, a 100-63 bashing of visiting Garden State Athletic Conference rival Sussex County -- and they only needed to remember the sting of defeat as their motivating force.
"Yep, that was our wake up call," said Price, a veteran assistant under head coach Chris Martin. "Brookdale really took it to us, and we knew we needed to pay a lot more attention to details and stay aggressive. We're starting to grease the wheels a little now, and hopefully we'll continue on this path."
Sophomore guard Tashawn Tokely (Woodrow Wilson) pumped in 21 points to lead a solid offensive effort as the Runners raced to a commanding 53-24 halftime lead. Freshman guard Na'Quan McPherson (Washington Township) scored 14 of his 18 in the first half, while center Rasheen Merlin netted 19, freshman forward Chris Lyons had 14, and freshman forward Wiley Roberson added 10.
RCGC improved its overall record to 14-2, while running their conference record to 7-1. Their next opponent will be Mercer County College on Tuesday in a 7 pm home contest.