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As One: Devils Make History With Perfect Season

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The FDU-Florham Devils are National Champions, after completing a perfect 33-0 season by defeating Whitman College 80-72 on Saturday night at the Quandt Fieldhouse.

Kyra Dayon (Trenton, N.J./Trenton) received Tournament MVP honors for her performance over the weekend and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by senior point guard Jalessa Lewis (Irvington, N.J./Mount St. Dominic). Lewis led the way for FDU-Florham with 21 points, six assists and four rebounds on the night.

The game began with a fast pace that set the tone for the entire first half. Whitman junior guard Heather Johns consistently pushed the ball up the floor for the Missionaries and they held an 11-4 lead five minutes into action. Johns led all scorers with 25 points and left it all on the floor for the Missionaries in defeat.

Kyra Dayon scored the Devils first 10 points of the game to keep FDU-Florham within striking distance. Kara Dayon (Trenton, N.J./Trenton) converted a layup off of an on-point outlet pass from Alyssa McDonough (Parlin, N.J./Sayreville) to cut the Missionaries lead to 15-12. Shortly after, Kyra Dayon capped a 12-5 scoring run by the Devils with a layup to knot the game up at 16-16. Dayon led all scorers at the break with 15 points on 5-for-9 from the floor. The junior drained a long three-pointer to give the Devils their first lead of the contest, 21-18 with 8:58 to play in the opening half.

However, the Missionaries responded and continued to push the tempo, which resulted in 20 points in the paint and a 33-32 lead at the break. Johns led the Missionaries with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists at intermission.

The second half started as a see-saw battle, Shalette Brown nailed a  jumper but Traver countered with back-to-back three-pointers to give Whitman a 41-37 lead with 17:18 to play

A steal and a jumper by Johns gave Whitman 45-39 lead but Kyra Dayon retaliated with a trey to bring the Devils back within three points with 15:53 to go. After the media timeout, Coach Mitchell’s team executed to perfection, which led to a game-tying three-pointer by Leigh-Ann Lively (Bangor, Pa./Notre Dame).

Johns answered with another bucket to put the Missionaries in front 47-45, but Alyssa McDonough (Parlin, N.J./Sayreville) reclaimed the lead for the Devils by converting an and-one opportunity with 14:33 to play in regulation.

With 8:51 to play, Traver drilled another three-pointer to put the Missionaries back on top 59-57 but after a Whitman free-throw, Lively knocked down her own three-pointer to even the score at 60-60 with 8:03 remaining in the contest.

Kyra Dayon found Delisha Thompson (East Orange, N.J./East Orange Campus) for a back-door layup, which put the Devils ahead 64-62 with 6:24 to go. Two minutes later, Lewis gashed the Whitman defense for the basket and a foul, and after knocking down the free throw the Devils led 69-62.

The Devils held a 74-68 lead with 1:16 to play, when Lewis hit Groom for an easy layup, which built the FDU-Florham lead to eight. With 48 ticks to go, Lewis iced the game with two free throws to complete the historic season.

FDU-Florham is the first NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion in New Jersey history and the first team to claim a hoops championship in the state since 1996.

Read More About FDU-Florham’s Amazing Run To NCAA Division III Title by clicking here…


03 2014

Jasmine Walker Has Career High!


Jasmine Walker (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick) added a career-high 12 points and six rebounds, while Kasey Chambers (Belmar, N.J./St. Rose) had a career-best 10 point for Monmouth. Jordyn Peck had 21 points and seven rebounds for Wagner, while Jasmine Nwajei added 20 points and six rebounds. Lyndsay Rowe had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Ugo Nwaigwe had a game-high 11 rebounds and eight blocks. Click here to read the full story.


11 2013

Montclair State University 25-0! Ties Best Record Ever!

Congratulations #5 Taylor Jeffers and #3 Shalette Brown(#3)!

Senior Night 25-0


02 2013

Defenders Alum Taylor Jeffers Is A Senior Worth Celebrating!

Congratulations Senior Taylor Jeffers! From Franklin Recreation to FBC Defenders to Monclair State University 25-0 Undefeated Season!

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02 2013

No. 7/9 Women’s Basketball Runs Away from New Jersey City, 79-36 For 23rd Victory Tobie Scores 19, Brown Double-Double as MSU Moves to 23-0, 15-0 NJAC

2/6/2013 8:13:00 PM

Shalette Brown

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Jersey City, NJ – Sophomore forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle Catholic) scored a game-high 19 points while freshman Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township) added a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds as Montclair State continued its winning ways as the Red Hawks remained unbeaten with a 79-36 win over New Jersey City University on Wednesday evening.

Senior Taylor Jeffers (Franklin Township, NJ, Franklin) had 17 points and eight rebounds for MSU, ranked No. 7 by and 9th in the latest USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Montclair upped its record to 23-0, 15-0 in the NJAC. The 23 wins are the most by Montclair since it won 23 during the 1989-90 campaign while its 14 league victories is its highest since that same season when it went 17-1 and won the NJAC regular-season championship.

MSU, which has already clinched the regular-season title and No. 1 tournament seed this year, defeated the Gothic Knights for the 20th consecutive time and improved to 51-3 all-time against NJCU, including a 76-41 win at home on December 12.

Montclair State, which posted a 40-plus point victory for the third time this season, trailed twice early in the game the last coming at 7-6 as NJCU’s Ashley Vazquez score on a layup. But the Red Hawks would score the next 13 points to take control of the contest.

Brown, the seven-time NJAC Rookie of the Week, started the run with a layup and a pair of baskets by Jeffers, who had six points in the spree, made the score 13-7 with 14:42 to play. Brown added another bucket and, after a layup by Jeffers, finished off a fast break giving MSU a 19-7 advantage with 11:37 to go.

A jumper by Janitza Aquino (Kearny, NJ, Kearny) extended the lead to 27-11 with just under eight minutes to go and the lead grew to as many at 28 points at 44-16 when Tobie converted a pair of free throws with 1:17 left before the break.

Tobie had 15 points in the opening 20 minutes while Jeffers netted 13 as Montclair State shot 18-of-41 from the field while holding the Gothic Knights (5-18, 1-14 NJAC) to just 8-of-25 shooting. Brown registered her second straight and fourth double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 boards in the first half.

Junior Nicosia Henry (Bolingbrook, IL, Bolingbrook) finished with nine points and five steals for the Red Hawks , which dominated NJCU on the glass 53-21, including 21 offensive caroms.

Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, February 9 as they face Kean University at the Harwood Arena in Union, NJ at 1:00 pm.


02 2013