Women's Basketball Falls to TCNJ

Ewing, N.J. (1/20/18) – The Kean University women's basketball team dropped a 48-34 decision to The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon in NJAC action.

The loss drops the Cougars to 6-11 and 3-8 in the conference while TCNJ improves to 13-4 overall and 8-2 in the NJAC.

It was the second straight game that the Cougars held their opponent to below their scoring average, but unfortunately could not use that to their advantage. 

Both teams had trouble finding points as the Lions held a slim 7-6 lead after the first quarter with both teams shooting 20%.  TCNJ would take the lead for good in the second quarter as Nikki Schott hit back-to-back free throws breaking a 12-all deadlock.  The Lions held a 22-14 lead at the intermission.

Schlott pushed the advantage to double-digits in the third quarter with 8:16 to go with a layup and TCNJ would hold on to that double-digit lead throughout.

TCNJ finished the game shooting 27% (19-57) while Kean was held to 24% (13-60).  Both teams brought down 42 rebounds.  The Lions edged Kean in points from behind the arc with 21 while the Cougars had just nine.

Payce Lange led Kean with 11 points while Marajiah Bacon provided 10.  Cindy Foresta and De'Mean Bond combined for 17 rebounds on the afternoon.

Kean returns to NJAC action on Wednesday when they host Rutgers-Newark at 6 p.m.