The women are playing excellent basketball under first year Head Coach Grahm Smith. In particular, opposing teams just do not know what to do with Forwards Shaina Rowley (sophomore, Killingworth, CT) and Janaysia James (freshman, Perth Amboy, NJ). Rowley is a monster on offense, putting up 20.9 points points per game to go along with 5.2 rebounds per game. Equally as impressive, James is almost averaging a double-double per game as she nets 16.9 points per game and a dominating 9.2 rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Marisa McCabe (Cedar Grove, N.J.) and freshman guard Brianna Hochwarter (Attleboro, Mass.) both played very well off the bench for UMass Dartmouth. McCabe tallied 16 points, six boards, four assists, two blocks and three steals in 29 minutes as she was 4-for-5 from three points range.
Ashley Palmieri Get First Start Against Stevens Institute Of Technology. Freshman guard Ashley Palmieri’s (Edison, N.J./Metuchen) tip-in handed the Pioneers a 69-68 advantage with 2:56 on the clock as William Patterson took on Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday. She finished the game with 9pts, 2asst, and 2 steals in 24 minutes of action.
Bryn Athyn, Pa. – The Lions defeated cross-town rival Penn State Abington tonight in Thursday night action. The Lions collected their first win ever in school history, with a score of 64-24.
The win was highlighted by three players in double digits. Hajaaha Stevens dominated the boards, scoring 18 points, going 8-9 on the floor and pulled back six rebounds. She was complimented by Kristina Clark with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Stevens and Clark developed a dominating defensive presence in the first half. The Lions caused 20 turnovers, with Bianca Feliciano snagging five steals and Taylor Davis with 2 blocks. The score going into half-time was 29-13.
Women’s Basketball Falls to Centenary College in their Home Opener, 67-62
Bryn Athyn, Pa. – Bryn Athyn Women’s Basketball team hit the floor for their inaugural game on Monday evening at Asplundh Field House. Coach Kayla Felty, first time head coach for the Lions, started with an all freshmen line up to face opponent Centenary (1-1).
The Cyclones initiated the game with a 14-4 run on the Lions. Stevens helped decreased the lead, by recording 11 points and 2 rebounds of her own in the first half. The Lions gained momentum going into intermission which was ignited by a three-point play led by Stevens. Cyclones finished on top in the first half 32-21.
Lions came out of half time with intensity, Vick led the charge scoring 14 points in the second. Bianca Feliciano created a dominating presence on the boards, and helped bring the Lions within 5 points at 10:25 in the game.
Freshman Janaysia James exploded for 34 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals as Dean College rolls through the field at New Hampshire Technical Institute Tournament! James has posted two 30+ point games this season and will only get better as the season goes on. Follow Janaysia and Dean College as they take on all opponents.
Freshman Alyssa McDonough and transfer Shalette Brown pay instant dividends for FDU-Madison as the team defeats SJC.
Devils junior forward Kyra Dayon (Trenton, N.J./Trenton Central) opened the season with a bang, posting a double-double (23 points and 17 rebounds) to lead the FDU-Florham women’s basketball team to victory over St. Joseph’s College (Long Island) 113-55 on Friday night at Hunter College.
FROSTBURG, MD. – The No. 18 William Paterson women’s basketball team (1-1) bounced back from a four-point loss for a 21-point victory, defeating host Frostburg State (0-2), 86-65, Nov. 16 in the consolation game of the Jim Crawley Tournament.
The Pioneers controlled the game from early on, shooting 58.1 (25-43) percent from the floor and outscoring the Bobcats 44-6 in the paint en route to building a 56-34 halftime advantage.
Jasmine Walker (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick) added a career-high 12 points and six rebounds, while Kasey Chambers (Belmar, N.J./St. Rose) had a career-best 10 point for Monmouth. Jordyn Peck had 21 points and seven rebounds for Wagner, while Jasmine Nwajei added 20 points and six rebounds. Lyndsay Rowe had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Ugo Nwaigwe had a game-high 11 rebounds and eight blocks. Click here to read the full story.
Game 1 – SJ Blitz
The Defenders benefitted from a 10 woman rotation, and senior leadership to maintain a double digit lead throughout the first game of the evening against the South Jersey Blitz. The Defenders got points from 7 players, and Jackie Rodriguez led the way with 27 points, fueled by an astounding, 7 three pointers! Brittany Vick contributed 10 points, and was the only other player in double digits. SJ Blitz tried mounting a comeback but, were met with pinpoint perimeter precision at every run. Ashley Opitz and Morgan Mitchell turned in another stellar defensive effort, featuring timely rebounds, blocked shots, steals, and forced turnovers.
Game 2 – JB Hoops
In the late game of the day, the Defenders faced off against a spirited opponent in the JB Hoops team. Hoops jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, and the Defenders found themselves in a position of having to battle their way back into the contest. The Defenders responded with their trademark defense, and 4 Jackie Rodriguez three pointers in a row, to take the lead 14-12, at the 8:00 mark. Both teams exchanged baskets, and several lead changes until a Kyra Fox 3 point play, an Ashley Optiz 3 pointer, and a J-Rod basket gave the Defenders 31-25 lead at the half.
In the second half, Defenders found their lead slipping as JB Hoops started earning trips to the free throw line. Defenders held the lead until the 6:00 mark, when the score was tied, and JB Hoops sank a 3 pointer. Defenders trailed for the first time in second half 47-42. The final minutes of play did not disappoint, as every possession became crucial. The Defenders found themselves on the wrong end of several foul calls, missed shots, and loose ball opportunities. The Defenders fall 54-50 in disappointing loss.