Archive for January, 2013

Taryana Kelly making an impact on the second half of the season!

Taryana Kelly scored a career-high nine points in the first half.

Taryana Kelly scored a career-high nine points in the first half.

Jan. 29, 2013

Final Stats

Game Highlights

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – UMES had possession with 13 seconds left and down by one, but after a missed Jessica Long layup and Shanyce Stewart turnover, the Lady Hawks fell just short 55-54 to Bethune-Cookman on Monday. UMES falls to 5-11 and 1-4 in-conference while BCU goes to 9-10 and 4-3 in the MEAC.

Terrenisha Hollis scored two baskets in a game-starting 7-0 run for Bethune-Cookman. The Lady Wildcats led 9-2 after the first 2:50.

After two minutes of no scoring, Sha-Kiyla Finney (Portsmouth, Va.) started a run for UMES with a three-point make. Then Taryana Kelly (North Brunswick, N.J.) added a layup followed by another layup and one. A Karona Roach (Bear, Del.) free throw completed a 9-0 UMES run for an 11-9 Lady Hawks lead.

BCU countered with seven straight points to take a 16-11 lead. UMES used the free throw line to keep close, getting to within three after a Kelly basket 25-22 with 1:35 in the half. But two late baskets by BCU to close out the half gave the home team a 30-22 advantage.

Out of the locker room, UMES attacked the paint with consecutive baskets from Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) and Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) to pull within four. After a Kiki Devane free throw, a Long (Fort Washington, Md.) fastbreak layup got UMES to within a possession 31-28 in the first three minutes of the second half.

The UMES defense remained strong, keeping BCU down early in the half. At 37-32 BCU, consecutive threes by Shawnee Sweeney (Colonial Heights, Va.) and Chalyse Taylor(Louisville, Ky.) gave UMES the lead 38-37. After a few free throws, a Taylor three and a Roach basket built the Lady Hawks’ lead to nine 48-39 at the 6:06 mark, finishing a 16-2 run.

BCU earned the next four points, but another Sweeney three put the lead back to seven for UMES 51-44 with under five minutes to play. A BCU 6-1 run put the Lady Wildcats within two.

With 1:55 to play, Roach hit a jumper to get UMES back up by two scores 54-50.

The next two possessions, Hollis earned a pair of free throws then a fastbreak layup in succession to tie the game at 54 with 1:20 left. Taylor Houston then forced a steal then got fouled, making a free throw to push the home team up 55-54.

UMES lost the ball on the next possession but got it back on a Claybrooks rebound after a missed Chastity Rene Taylor shot. Long missed a layup the other way, and Stewart (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) got called for a charge on an in-bounds pass with 1.3 seconds left. The Lady Hawks could not get possession again and fell 55-54 to Bethune-Cookman.

Roach led the Lady Hawks with 14 points, adding six rebounds. Kelly earned a career-high nine points, while Finney had a team-best nine rebounds and five assists, adding three points.

For BCU, Hollis concluded with a double double with 11 points and rebounds. Chastity Rene Taylor had 10 points and three assists, while Jasmine Evans got 10 points and six rebounds off the bench.

UMES will head back home, taking on North Carolina A&T at the Hytche Athletic Center on Saturday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.


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No. 8/10 Women’s Basketball Downs Ramapo to Clinch NJAC Regular-Season Title; Top Seed in Tournament Tobie Double-Double Paces Four in Double-Figures for 21-0 MSU

Monclair State University continues to roll behind Shalette Brown’s 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and Taylor Jeffers 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks.

1/30/2013 8:16:00 PM

Box Score

Mahwah, NJ – Sophomore forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle Catholic) posted her third double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds as Montclair State clinched the New Jersey Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 79-56 win over Ramapo College at the Bradley Center on Wednesday evening.

Freshman Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township) added a game-high 18 points along with nine rebounds as the Red Hawks, ranked No. 8 by and No. 10 in the USA Today Sports Division III Women’s Top 25, remained one of four unbeaten teams left in the nation improving to 21-0, 13-0 in the NJAC.

Montclair also locked up the No. 1 seed in the NJAC Tournament which gets underway on Saturday, February 16. MSU will receive a first-round bye and host a semifinal matchup at home on Wednesday, February 20 against an opponent to be determined. It will be the sixth straight season that Montclair State has reached the semifinals and the first time it will be the tournament’s No. 1 seed since the 2008-09 campaign.

Jackie Jerkovich had 10 points, four rebounds and six assists for the Roadrunners, who fell to 15-6 overall, 8-4 in the NJAC. Ramapo is currently in a third-place tie with The College of New Jersey.

Montclair swept the season series with the Roadrunners for the second straight year and now holds a 45-9 lead in the series in addition to capturing 12 of the last four meetings, including a 61-40 victory at home on December 5.

The Red Hawks scored the first four points of the game as Nicosia Henry (Bolingbrook, IL, Bolingbrook) and Taylor Jeffers (Franklin Township, NJ, Franklin) each connected on short jumpers. Following a basket by Ramapo, Montclair State scored 12 straight points to take a 16-2 lead. Jeffers had four points and Kelly Williams (Titusville, NJ, Hopewell Valley) buried a three-pointer as Montclair State built a 14-point cushion with 14:23 to go in the opening half.

Ramapo responded with a 10-0 run of its own to trim the lead back to 16-12 however Tobie scored five points as part of a 10-0 spurt by Montclair as the Red Hawks led 26-12 with 7:43 left.  The Red Hawks would go on to outscore the Roadrunners 18-11 the rest of the way to take a 44-25 halftime lead.

Brown had 12 points and Tobie 13 for Montclair State, which grabbed 14 offensive rebounds in the first 20 minutes and forced 15 turnovers which led to 23 points.

Jeffers finished with 11 points and seven rebounds for MSU, which got nine rebounds from junior Nicosia Henry. Williams had 11 points off the bench to give Montclair, which totaled 24 offensive rebounds in the contest, four players in double figures.

Hannah Jensen led Ramapo with 12 points while Micaela Moore had eight points and eight rebounds.

The Red Hawks return home on Saturday, February 2 to face Richard Stockton at the Panzer Athletic Center beginning at 3:00 pm.


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Monclair State Freshman Shalette Brown grabs her sixth rookie of the week honor!

Monclair State Freshman Shalette Brown grabs her sixth rookie of the week honor as the Red Hawks set a new school record at 20-0. Monclair is now ranked 8th in the country! Congratulations Shalette! FBC Defenders are so very proud of you!


Tobie, Brown Named NJAC Women’s Basketball Player, Rookie of the Week

Duo Helps No. 11 Red Hawks Set School Record for Consecutive Victories
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Montclair, NJ – The Montclair State women’s basketball team, which set a new school record with its 20th  straight victory last week, earned a pair of awards on Monday as sophomore Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle Catholic) was named NJAC Player of the Week while freshman Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township)was tabbed Rookie of the Week.It is the first honor for Tobie this season and the second consecutive week that the No. 11/12 Red Hawks have claimed the honor. Brown earned her sixth Rookie of the Week accolade.

Tobie averaged 20.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games as Montclair State knocked off William Paterson and Rutgers-Camden. She shot 75 percent (15-of-20) from the field and added three assists, three blocks and four steals.  Tobie opened the week with 17 points and three rebounds as MSU swept rival William Paterson for the first time since the 2001-2002 season with a 75-62 victory at home. She then matched her season high with 24 points along with eight rebounds as Montclair State reached the 20-win mark for the first time since 2004 with a 65-49 win versus Rutgers-Camden. Tobie was 9-of-10 from the field in the game as MSU surpassed the longest winning streak in program history set by the 1978 AIAW Final Four squad.

The 20-game winning streak is tied for the third-longest in athletic history matching the 2012 national runner-up field hockey team.

Brown had a fine all-around week for No. 11 Montclair which reached the aforementioned milestones in the 2-0 week as the Red Hawks improved to 20-0, 12-0 in the NJAC. She came within a steal of a triple-double finishing with 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals in the victory over William Paterson and then had seven points, three rebounds and three steals as the Red Hawks downed Rutgers-Camden.

Tobie currently ranks in the Top 15 in the NJAC this season in six different categories. The 2012 NJAC Rookie of the Year leads the conference in field goal percentage (.533) and is four in scoring (14.4 ppg), 14th in rebounding (5.9 rpg), sixth in free-throw percentage (.765), fourth in steals (3.1 per game) and third in blocked shots (1.3 per contest).

Brown is ranked second in the league in steals at 4.1 per game and is third in field goal percentage at .461. She is 20th in scoring (9.6 ppg), 14th in rebounding (5.9 per game) and 12th in free-throw percentage (.656).


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Candace Vigo, FBC Defenders Alumni, is playing extremely well in her senior campaign at TCNJ.

EWING — Early on, the College of New Jersey women’s basketball team’s 50-49 loss to Ramapo College Saturday had head coach Dawn Henderson at a loss for words. Before long, she found them.

Then came her challenge: Believe.

Believe in what begat a 12-3 run through the first eight minutes of play, when Ramapo College hit its first field-goal attempt.

Believe in what filled second-half holes of seven (15:48 mark) and eight (7:27 mark) with runs of 8-0 and 10-0 to keep TCNJ in it.

Just believe. In equal parts scheme and self.

“I know they can be who they should be. I completely believe in everything they have,” Henderson said. “But they have to believe.”


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Freshman Sensation Shalette Brown Has Near Triple Double For Montclair State!






Box Score

Montclair, NJ – Freshman guard-forward Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township) collected 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals to lead Montclair State University to a 65-52 victory over William Paterson University in a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest Wednesday evening at the Panzer Athletic Center.

Brown,, a five-time NJAC Rookie of the Week recipient, got help from sophomore guard Janitza Aquino (Kearny, NJ, Kearny), who scored a team-high 20 points and sophomore forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle Catholic), who added 17 points. .

Montclair State, ranked 11thin the nation on the Top25 Poll and 12th in the USA Today/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll, remains one of six unbeaten teams in NCAA Div. III this season at 19-0 and tops the New Jersey Athletic Conference standings at 11-0

MSU, which has already set the school record for the best start to a season, tied the school mark for consecutive victories which was set during the 1977-78 season when it advanced to the AIAW Final Four in Los Angeles and also tied last year’s win total. The Red Hawks, who snapped a seven-game losing streak in defeating William Paterson, 62-41, earlier this season, sweep the season series from the Pioneers for the first time since the 2001-02 season and lead the all-time series 40-34.

The nation’s leader in scoring margin (30.7 ppg.) and ranked second in scoring defense (43.4 ppg.), Montclair State won by its closest margin and gave up its second-largest scoring total this season. MSU never trailed in the game, taking control from the tip. The Red Hawks made their first eight shots, including two 3-pointers by Aquino and two layups by Tobie, who scored 12 and 13 points, respectively, in the first half, to establish an 18-4 lead with 16:40 remaining in the opening stanza. Montclair State held the 14-point bulge, the biggest of the half, twice more, the last at 22-8 with 13:47 left.

William Paterson, which saw a three-game losing streak snapped, dropped to 13-6 on the year and 7-4 in NJAC play. The Pioneers got as close as seven points at 39-32 with 1:27 to go in the first half, following a 3-point field goal by junior guard Floriana Borova (Cresskill, N.J./Cresskill), who scored a game-high 24 points in the game. WP never got any closer as MSU went into the halftime, ahead 41-32.

The Red Hawks came out flying again in the second half, quickly building the lead back up to double digits and never relinquishing it the rest of the way. MSU outscored William Paterson 17-7, including eight from Brown and five by Nicosia Henry (Bolingbrook, IL, Bolingbrook), who scored nine points in the contest, to take a 19-point advantage, the biggest of the game, at 58-39 with 9:56 left

Montclair State, which also leads nation in steals per game (19.2), pilfered 20 in the contest, the 11th time that it has had 20 or more steals in a game. MSU also forced William Paterson into 30 turnovers, the 12th time this season the Red Hawks have forced the opposition into 30 or more turnovers.

Sophomore guard Ashley Marfo (Bergenfield, N.J./Bergenfield) scored in 10 points and junior forward Dana Jeter (Hamilton, N.J./Steinart) chipped in nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds for William Paterson.

Montclair State and William Paterson are back in action on Saturday with both teams hosting New Jersey Athletic Conference matchups. MSU plays Rutgers University-Camden at 3 pm while William Paterson meets Rowan University at 1 pm.


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