MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Nov. 16) – The Florida A&M Rattler Men’s Basketball team suffered their first loss of the early 2018-19 season, dropping a 66-59 verdict to Campbell (N.C.) University in the opening round of the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay Friday afternoon.
FAMU (2-1) held a 34-25 halftime lead, thanks to torrid shooting from the floor, especially from distance, as they splashed seven of 12 shots from beyond the arc, while shooting 32 percent (11 of 26) overall in the opening frame.
Campbell (2-2) rode a 41-25 second half scoring surge to squeeze past the Rattlers, which was still hot from downtown, cashing in on six of nine shots from distance in the second stanza.
Senior guard Justin Ravenel continued his hot shooting Friday, leading FAMU with 25 points, splashing eight of 12 shots from three-point range. JUCO transfer guard Richard Anderson hit four of six long range shot en route to a 12-point game. Bryce Moragne pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for FAMU, which finished the day 13 of 21 from distance (good for 61.9 percent).
Campbell’s Chris Clemons led all scorers with 27 points, aided by Trey Spencer with 11 points and Andrew Eudy with 10 points.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Rattlers were slated to play at 9:00 p.m. Sunday against Central Connecticut State in a game to be televised by CBS Sports Network.