Archive for December, 2012

Senior Taylor Jeffers Named Athlete Of The Week 12-17-2012

Athletes of the Week


Taylor Jeffers Women’s Basketball 12/17/2012 Link to Full Bio

Jeffers played a key role in helping the nationally-ranked Red Hawks to three victories last week as MSU upped its record to 10-0, the second-best start in school history. She recorded a career-best 20 points in the Red Hawks’ 79-42 win over Stevens and followed that up with 19 points and seven rebounds as MSU defeated NJCU, 76-41. She wrapped up the week with six points and seven rebound along with four steals in a 77-39 win over Drew. For the week, Jeffers shot 47.6 percent (20-of-42) from the fioor and averaged 15.0 points, seven rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Jeffers, who is averaging 10.8 points per game this season, is currently ranked in the Top 20 in the NJAC in four categories – scoring, rebounding (5.9 rpg), free throw percentage (.723) and steals (2.1).


12 2012

FBC Defenders Make Impact On NJ High School Basketball Around The State!

Follow the FBC Defenders players as they follow up a highly successful summer and fall season by becoming impact players on their respective teams! Follow these players by accessing the FBC Defenders Facebook Page for game recaps and links to boxscores. Enjoy and thank you for being a fan of the FBC Defenders!


12 2012

Brown Named NJAC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for Third Time

Freshman guard/forward Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the third time this season on Monday.

Brown earns NJAC Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season after averaging 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 steals per game in a 3-0 week of play which extended the No. 23 ranked Red Hawks’ season-opening winning-streak to 10 games. She opened the week with five points, five rebounds, five steals, and three assists in a 79-42 non-conference win over Stevens. Two days later, she helped MSU remain the only unbeaten team in conference play by posting 11 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and two assists in a 76-41 NJAC victory over NJCU. She wrapped up the week by tallying 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, while adding three rebounds and six steals in a 77-39 non-conference win over Drew.

Brown currently leads the NJAC and all of NCAA Division III in steals (5.2 per game). She is also ranked in the Top 15 in the conference in scoring (13th – 10.7 ppg), rebounding (14th – 6.2 rpg), field goal (5th – .494) and free throw percentage (10th – .724)


12 2012

Shalette Brown and Taylor Jeffers Keep Montclair State Undefeated!

Montclair, NJ – Freshman guard Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township)  scored 16 points and added three rebounds and six steals as No. 23/25 Montclair State breezed past Drew University, 77-39 at the Panzer Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon.Senior forward Taylor Jeffers (Franklin Township, NJ, Franklin)  added six points and seven rebounds. Montclair State collected 46 points off Drew’s 39 miscues in the game and added 18 second-chance point as they also outrebounded the Rangers, 47-33, including 27 on the offensive glass.


12 2012

No. 23/25 Women’s Basketball Powers Past NJCU, 76-41 Behind Jeffers, Brown Red Hawks Now 9-0 Matching Best Start Since 2003-04


Taylor Jeffers

Box Score

Montclair, NJ – Senior forward Taylor Jeffers (Franklin Township, NJ, Franklin) scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Montclair State University toa runaway 76-41 victory over New Jersey City in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game on Wednesday evening at the Panzer Athletic Center.Montclair State, ranked 23rd in the nation on the Top25 Poll and 25th in the USA Today/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll, remains unbeaten this season at 9-0 overall and 5-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and matches its best start since the 2003-04 season, when the Red Hawks also won their first nine games. MSU, which has never lost to New Jersey City at home and now holds a dominating 50-3 series record between the schools, defeated the Gothic Knights for the 19th straight time.

MSU, which has outscored its opponents by 28 points per game, opened up strong. The Red Hawks broke open an early 2-2 tie with a 17-4 scoring run to take control of the contest at 19-6 with 11:05 remaining in the opening stanza.  Jeffers topped the spree with seven of her 11 first half points. Montclair State, which led by as many as 16 points in the first half at 24-8 with 9:08 left, maintained its double-digit margin for the remainder of the period as it went into the halftime intermission, ahead 32-22.
New Jersey City, which dropped its record to 3-7 this season and 1-4 in the NJAC, never got any closer in the second half as Montclair State’s defense showed its dominance.
MSU held New Jersey City to just three field goals and six points over the first 11:13 of the second half. Montclair State also forced New Jersey City into 32 turnovers in the contest, the fifth straight game and sixth this season that the Red Hawks have caused the opposition into 30 or more turnovers. MSU, which was averaging 18 steals a game, pilfered 20 in the contest.
Montclair State, which outrebounded New Jersey City 48-25 in the game, including 34-15 in the second half, never looked back. Leading 40-26 with 15:09 to play, MSU went on a 19-2 run to a take a commanding 31-point bulge at 59-28 with 8:47 left.
Freshman guard-forward Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township) collected 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals and sophomore forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle Catholic) added nine points and a game-high eight rebounds for Montclair State.
Senior guard Gabrielle Rivera (Teaneck, N.J./Saint Joseph of the Palisade)  topped New Jersey City with 12 points and sophomore guard Jade Medley (Queens, N.Y./Hudson catholic) scored 10 points in a reserve role.

Montclair State is back in action on Sunday when they host Drew University in a non-conference contest at 1 pm.


12 2012