Women's Basketball Falls to Brooklyn in Season Opener

Brooklyn, N.Y. (11/15/16) – Brooklyn College used a strong third quarter to propel past the Kean University women's basketball team in the season opener for both by the final of 79-54 on Tuesday evening.

Marajiah Bacon led all scorers with 21 points on the night as the Cougars dropped the season opener for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

The game was a see-saw battle as neither team was able to gain breathing room in the first two quarters of action.  Kean held a slight one point advantage after halftime behind a perfect effort at the free-throw line as well as eight offensive boards.

The Bulldogs surged out of the break and outscored the Cougars 29-10 during the next 10 minutes to take a lead they would not relinquish.  Kean was held to 27% shooting in the quarter while Brooklyn buried six treys in the span. 

Rookie De'Mean Bond had a team-high nine rebounds while senior Jaquetta Owens registered 11 points and six assists. 

The Cougars play their first home game of the season on Friday when they open the Kean Classic against Alma College at 7 p.m.