The Richard Stockton College men's basketball team was eliminated from the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament with a 49-46 loss to host Rutgers-Newark on Tuesday night.

Stockton, the No. 3 seed, led for most of the game with the Scarlet Raiders grabbing their first lead with just 1 minute, 45 seconds to play.

Kevin Johnson was the lone Osprey to reach double figures in the defensive battle, finishing with 10 points plus seven rebounds and four steals before fouling out. Josh Blamon contributed nine points.

Darnell McCargo had eight points and eight rebounds for Stockton, which tied for game-high honors with Rameel Johnson.

Richard Stockton 22 24-46

Rutgers-Newark 18 31-49

RS-Blamon 3 1-3 9, Pistone 1 1-2 3, K. Johnson 5 0-3 10, Hunt 2 0-0 5, McCargo 3 1-1 8, R. Johnson 2 0-0 4, Perry 2 0-0 5, Usuwa 1 0-0 2. Totals-19 3-9 46.

RN-Garcia 3 1-2 7, Abdelmaksoud 3 0-0 6, Belfield 1 4-4 6, Snow 1 3-6 5, Ikwuegbu 2 0-0 5, Moorman 1 0-0 2, Muhammad 4 2-3 13, Bunch 0 3-4 3, Azoroh 1 0-0 2. Totals-16 13-19 49.

3-pointers-Muhammad (3), Ikwuegbu RN; Blamon (2), Hunt, McCargo, Perry RS.

Records-Stockton 19-7; Rutgers 20-6.

NJAC men's basketball All-Star team: Senior McCargo, junior Kevin Johnson and sophomore Josh Blamon all were named NJAC Honorable Mention for the first time.

McCargo leads the team in free-throw percentage (.798, 3rd in NJAC) and ranks second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and steals (1.8 spg, 7th in NJAC) as well as third in rebounds (5.0 rpg) and blocks (0.5 bpg).

Johnson leads the squad in assists (4.3 apg, 4th in NJAC) and steals (2.0 spg, 2nd in NJAC).

The point guard also ranks fourth in the league in assist-turnover ratio (1.4).

Blamon leads the team in scoring, putting up 11.9 points per game, and has hit 46 3-pointers for the season (2.1/game, 4th in NJAC).

The sophomore is second on the team with 0.5 blocks per game and has scored in double figures in five consecutive games and nine of the last 10.