Archive for November, 2015

Janaysia James opens her season with back-to-back double digit games!

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2015) – On Sunday afternoon, the LIU Post women’s basketball fell to Adelphi University, 63-55, as it wrapped up play at the East Coast Conference/Northeast-10 Conference Challenge, hosted by Pace University at the Goldstein Fitness Center in Pleasantville.

For the second-straight game, the Pioneers (0-2) were led by a newcomer. Junior forward Janaysia James (Perth Amboy, N.J.) paced LIU Post with 18 points in 26 minutes of action.

In the first quarter, the Pioneers got on the board first, but the Panthers (1-1) took control soon after, outscoring the green and gold 17-10 to bring a 17-12 lead into the first intermission.

In the second quarter, LIU Post struggled from the field, shooting just 18.1 percent (2-for-11), as Adelphi took a 31-19 lead into halftime.

The Pioneers turned up the offense, as they tried to mount a comeback starting in the third quarter. LIU Post outscored Adelphi, 19-13, in the period.

In the final 10 minutes, the Pioneer offense came alive again. With LIU Post trailing 44-38 to start the quarter, the green and gold went on an 8-2 run to tie the game at 46-all with 5:42 to go. Freshman guard Robyn Francis (Rosedale, N.Y.) drained a three, before fellow freshman guard Amber Jones (Bronx, N.Y.) went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line to even the score.

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Freshman Jada Atchison opens season at home like a seasoned veteran!

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Lakewood, NJ- The Georgian Court University women’s basketball team opened the home portion of its 2015-2016 schedule on Wednesday with a tough loss to perennial CACC power, Holy Family University, by the score of 89-69.

Georgian Court battled hard in the first quarter of action, trailing only by one, 17-16. However, the Tigers came out in the second quarter and roared past the Lions to open up a 25-point halftime (54-29) lead by scoring 37 points in the quarter. The Lions started to find their groove in the second half of play as they outscored Holy Family by a score of 40-35. The Lions held a 39-33 lead on the boards and connected on a season- high 10 three point baskets. With the victory Holy Family gets their first win on the young season to make their record 1-2, 1-0 CACC while the Lions fall to 0-3, 0-1 CACC.

Georgian Court put three players into double figures led by freshman Jada Atchison who poured in 20 points grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists. Jaelyn Tweedy helped out with 16 points while Alliyah Berger had 12 points in the losing effort.

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11 2015

Brown Captures First MAC Freedom Player of the Week of the Season

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ANNVILLE, Pa. – After helping lead the Devils to a 2-0 start and capturing the Most Outstanding Player Award at the Dan Greene Memorial Invitational this weekend, senior forward Shalette Brown was named MAC Freedom Player of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.Brown averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds as the ninth-ranked Devils (2-0) swept the two-game weekend at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

In the team’s 49-41 season-opening win over York College (N.Y.), Brown was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The preseason All-American followed that performance with a 10-point, 12-rebound effort in just 23 minutes as the Devils routed the host Seahawks 99-55 on Saturday.

The Devils return to action this Tuesday, November 17 when they travel to Hackettstown, N.J. to take on Centenary College at 7 p.m.

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11 2015

Senior forward Shalette Brown double-doubled for the third straight game

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Senior forward Shalette Brown double-doubled for the third straight game as the ninth-ranked FDU-Florham women’s basketball team coasted to 94-62 victory at Centenary College on Tuesday night.

The Devils (3-0) outscored the Cyclones (1-1) by 18 points in the third quarter and broke the game open. Brown led the way with 22 points and corralled 13 rebounds in the win. The MAC Freedom Player of the Week was incredibly efficient as well and knocked down 11 of her 14 shots on the night.

The Devils raced out to a 10-point lead (16-6) in the early going after a 3-pointer by Danielle Leguillou and four combined free throws from Alyssa McDonough and Rachel Groom.

As a team, the Devils knocked down five 3-pointers over the first 20 minutes of action and carried a 43-34 advantage into the break. The Cyclones did a good job of limiting the turnovers with only six giveaways and shot 46.9 percent from the floor but the long-range shooting by the Devils was the difference in the first stanza.

The stifling Devils’ defense was on display in the third quarter, applying constant pressure that in total resulted in 13 second-half turnovers by the home team. The swarming defense held the Cyclones to just 10 points in the frame and a 17.4 percent shooting clip in the second half.

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11 2015

Brown Named Preseason All-American by D3hoops.com

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. –FDU-Florham women’s basketball senior forward Shalette Brown has been named to the D3hoops.com All-American as announced by the outlet on Tuesday.

Brown, who set a school record with 333 rebounds last season, is one of 25 players selected as an All-American entering the 2015-16 season.

The senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game a season ago as the Devils posted a 29-2 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.

In the first D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll of the season the Devils are ranked 14th in the country. Additionally, the team was selected to win its fourth-straight MAC Freedom title. The Devils begin their season on November 13 against York College (N.Y.) at the St. Mary’s College Classic.

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