After a strong start to the season, the Montclair State men’s basketball team has struggled to make things click over the winter break. Despite an impressive win over NJAC leaders New Jersey City University on Jan. 16, the Red Hawks went 4-4 in their games after Dec. 25. Starting with a 71-58 non-conference win over Farmingdale State, consecutive losses to McDaniel College and Kenyon College, along with an NJAC loss to Rowan University, put Montclair State in a 5-7 hole to start the season.
The Red Hawks went 2-1 in the next three NJAC games, defeating Rutgers-Camden and NJCU, while losing to third place Stockton University.
Montclair State’s most recent win came over Washington College on Jan. 18 in Maryland. The game against Washington College was their last non-conference game of the season, as the Red Hawks will fight for positioning in the NJAC Tournament in their remaining nine games this season.
Erick Loften-Harris and Brandon Channer have been outstanding for the Red Hawks as both athletes are two of the top three in scoring and Channer has a large lead in the rebounding category. The Red Hawks will continue their season in a road NJAC game against TCNJ on Jan. 23.