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!

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

Duo Helps No. 11 Red Hawks Set School Record for Consecutive Victories
1/28/2013 1:37:00 PM
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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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