Rutgers-Camden Tops Women's Basketball

Camden, N.J. (1/30/17) - Junior center Michelle Obasi collected a double-double 18 rebounds and 14 points, to lift the Raptors to an 87-49 victory over Kean University.

Obasi added four steals, two blocked shots and six assists as the Scarlet Raptors improved to 13-7 overall and 7-6 in the NJAC.
 
Kean, which entered the contest only one game behind conference-leading Montclair State University, dropped to 13-7 overall and 10-3 in the NJAC, snapping a three-game winning streak.
 
The victory was only the Raptors' second in their last 23 games against Kean, which holds a 47-19 lead in the all-time series. The last Raptor win in that span was a 67-48 victory in Camden on Feb. 2, 2013.
 
Clinging to an 18-16 lead in the second quarter, the Scarlet Raptors rattled off 12 straight points to gain a cushion. Junior guard Jovan Childers provided bookend three-pointers to open and close the run.
 
By halftime, the Scarlet Raptors had built a 36-22 lead, aided by 14 points from Childers and 12 rebounds from Obasi. Rutgers-Camden led by as many as 38 points twice in the final quarter, including the final margin.
 
Childers finished with a game-high 22 points, while sophomore guard Gabby Greene nailed five more three-pointers on her way to 19 points.
 
Kean received 12 points apiece from senior guard Jaquetta Owens and sophomore guard Marajiah Bacon. Freshman center De'Mean Bond grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds and added two blocked shots.
 
The Scarlet Raptors limited Kean to only 17-for-70 (24.3 percent) shooting from the floor, including 2-for-22 (9.1) from three-point range. Rutgers-Camden shot 30-for-67 overall (44.8), including 8-for-17 (47.1) from three-point range. The Scarlet Raptors also held a 52-45 advantage off the boards.

The Cougars stay on the road against New Jersey City University on Wednesday.