Archive for December, 2017

Carly Rice becomes 16th 1,000-point scorer in Pennington hoops history

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Carly Rice has had numerous coaches and players help her over the years, but she points to one guy in particular as making an impact: her brother D.J.

Carly is in the senior year of what has been an outstanding career with the Pennington girls’ team. Proof of her impressive body of work came on Nov. 29, when she scored her 1,000th point in a win over Abington Friends, making her just the third girl in school history to reach that milestone. Click here for full article…

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Kristina Donza and Bianca Giordano Making Noise As Jackson Memorial Rolls To Championship!

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Kristina Donza had 20 points, six rebounds, three blocks, an assist and a steal for Jackson Memorial in a 42-30 win over Barnegat in the Jackson Memorial Holiday Tournament final in Jackson.

Bianca Giordano added a team-high nine assists with five points, six rebounds and three steals for Jackson Memorial, which jumped ahead 11-4 after the first quarter. Click here for full Article…

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AUSBWA, D3Hoops, ECAC Honor Williams

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USBWA, D3Hoops, ECAC Honor William

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MADISON, N.J. (December 19, 2017) – Sophomore Kendrea Williams of the FDU women’s basketball received three additional honors Tuesday.

Williams becomes the first Devils student-athlete to be named National Player of the Week by the United Stats Basketball Writers of America. The prestigious organization selects one male and female from each division to be player of the week.

A day after being named the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Player of the Week for the second straight week, the sophomore was selected to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week. Williams averaged 32.5 points, 3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 21-of-38 from the field, including 12-of-22 from three. The sharp-shooter was the D3Hoops.com National Rookie of the Year in 2016-17, and is the first Devil named Team of the Week since Alyssa McDonough last February 6.

For the second consecutive week, Williams gained ECAC Metro Region Player of the Week honors. The 2016-17 ECAC Rookie of the Year was also the subject of a D3 Sports News article by Scott Schultz.

In a setback against No. 17 Messiah, the sophomore shot 6-of-16 for 20 points while pulling down five rebounds. In a dominant win against Hartwick, Williams set a new-school record while also breaking Scranton’s gym record (male or female) with 45 points on 15-of-22 shooting. She tied her own mark with nine three pointers and outscored Hartwick 33-31 in the opening half.

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Carly Rice Commits To Gettysburg College!

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COMMITTED TO GETTYSBURG COLLEGE!!

Please join the Franklin Basketball Club as we congratulate Carly Rice as she commits to play at Gettysburg College in the fall! Well done Carly Rice! They are getting one heck of a player! Carly only played one season with our program but quickly became a cherished member of the family. This 5′ 9″ shooting guard is much more than just a scorer as she demonstrated throughout her extremely successful season with the program. She has a high basketball IQ, winning attitude, silky smooth skills around the basket, and a ferocious drive to win! We have no doubt this kid will be yet another alumni that will leave a long lasting mark on college basketball!

Congratulations to Carly and the Rice family!

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Kendrea Williams Sets New School Record!

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Williams Sets Single Game Three-Point Record as Women’s Hoops Tops Drew

MADISON, N.J. (December 4, 2017) – Sophomore Kendrea Williams set a school-record with nine three-pointers as the FDU women’s basketball team overcame a slow first half to top Drew 86-64 Monday.

Williams broke the previous mark of seven, which she jointly held by with Leigh Ann Lively. The Piscataway, N.J. native hit the mark twice last season, while also knocking down seven in the win over Cortland back on November 18.

The Devils and Rangers both are now 3-3 after the contest tonight.

After trading three’s to open the game, the teams played each tight to the hip, as neither side was able to jump ahead by more than six. A jumper by junior Kayla Croswell put FDU up four, but Drew tallied a pair from the charity stripe to cut the gap to two heading into the second quarter.

The Rangers began the second with a 6-0 spurt, and a jumper with 3:23 left gave the hosts their biggest lead at six points. Sophomore Gabrielle Harris scored five straight for the Devils and Williams hit a pair of free throws, but a layup with 39 seconds left gave Drew a one point edge entering the halftime break.

Drew led at the half thanks to 13-of-25 shooting (52%) while each side pulled down 16 rebounds.

FDU surrendered the first four tallies of the second half, but Williams converted treys on back-to-back possessions to give the Devils a lead. The consecutive three-pointers kick-started an 11-0 run, before Drew responded with seven straight of their own.

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