Women's Hoops Handle CSE, 64-33
UNION, N.J. (12/21/09) - Junior Tiffany Patrick (Piscataway, N.J.) recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Kean University women's basketball team to a 64-33 win over College of Saint Elizabeth in non-conference action on Monday afternoon.
Patrick (pictured right) hit 6-of-9 shots from the floor and added three steals and two blocks in the ninth straight win for the #7 Cougars (9-1).
Senior forward Bridget Sweeney (Roselle, N.J.) finished with a team-high 10 points for the Screaming Eagles (7-5).
The Cougars scored the first nine points of the game and took an early 20-6 lead en-route to the 24-point lead at halftime (40-16). Patrick scored all 12 of her points in the opening half and grabbed six boards, while rookie Brittanie Payne (Willingboro, N.J.) added five points in the first half. Sweeney netted six points for CSE in the opening half.
In the second half, Kean used a 13-1 run to build their largest lead of the game at 64-26 with just under two minutes remaining in the game.
Freshman Naimah Clemons (Newark, N.J.) finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Payne finished with nine points, three steals and three assists.
For Saint Elizabeth, sophomore Sabrina Jarmolinski (Lakewood, N.J.) added eight points and eight rebounds.
The Cougars travel to Wesley College for the Wesley Holiday Tournament, where they face Widener University in the opening round on Monday, December 28, at 7 p.m.