UNION, N.J. (11/30/16) – Kean University forwards Kenya Adams and De'Mean Bond posted double-doubles as the women's basketball team dismantled NJAC rival Rutgers-Newark 83-51 on Wednesday night. The Cougars won every quarter and nearly doubled up the Scarlet Raiders on the rebound sheet, 59-36.
Adams' final stat line included new career highs in both rebounds (14) and points (12). Bond (pictured left) finished with 16 rebounds and 15 points. The duo also combined for five blocks in the game.
Bond came off the bench to put up six points and pull down four rebounds in the first quarter. She hit all three of her shots in the first 10 minutes. Fellow sub Brianna Burgess also had a successful first quarter, with four points and two assists.
Rutgers led for stretches of the first half, but after two ties and six lead changes in the first quarter, Kean had outscored the Scarlet Raiders by 10 through halftime.
Jaquetta Owens had a remarkable 10 assists in the opening half, putting her on pace to break the Kean school-record of 18 in a game. Bond finished the half 4-for-4 from the field and tied with Miesha Bacon for the team lead with eight rebounds.
The teams combined to miss their first seven field goals of the second half, but the Cougars added to their lead by outscoring Rutgers 18-10 in the third.
Other impressive performances occurred for Kean as well. Miesha Bacon shot 50 percent from the floor with a dozen points, and Marajiah Bacon added 11 with a game-best four steals. Freshman Payce Lange set a new career high with 12 points as well.
Ruby Asabor was 2-3 from the floor, and Burgess finished with a solid seven rebounds and five points.
Kean earned its first NJAC win and is now 1-1 in the league and 3-2 overall. Rutgers-Newark sank to 1-4 and is also 1-1 in the league.
The Cougars will hit the road on Saturday for an NJAC date with The College of New Jersey with tipoff set for 1 p.m.