UNION, N.J. (1/6/18)- Marajiah Bacon finished with 30 points and seven rebounds as the Kean University women's basketball team dropped their second New Jersey Athletic Conference contest to Rutgers-Camden, 80-70 on Saturday afternoon.
Gabby Greene made seven three-pointers and finished with 30 points for the Scarlet Raptors who improve to 8-5 overall and 5-2 in the NJAC. Payce Lange finished with 15 points and five assists for the Cougars who fall to 6-7 overall 3-4 in the NJAC.
The Scarlet Raptors opened the contest with a 24-9 run, including a 10-0 run to start the second quarter, as the Cougars fell into a 38-19 deficit with 2:25 remaining in the first half. Ma. Bacon poured in 12 points and made two triples as Kean trailed 40-24 at intermission. Greene and Michelle Obasi combined for 26 points as Camden shot 43.9% from the floor.
In the second half, Camden continued to knock down the open shot and extended their advantage to 58-38 on an Obasi layup with 3:23 remaining in the third. Kean closed out the third with a 12-4 run over the final 3:20 and trailed 62-50 entering the fourth.
In the fourth, Rutgers maintained a 10 point advantage as the Cougars were unable to breakthrough and mount a comeback.
Camden finished the game shooting 46.3% from the field compared to 42.3% for the Cougars. Rutgers also made 11 triples and totaled 57.9% from behind the arc, while Kean made just three triples and totaled 18.8%.
Obasi totaled 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Scarlet Raptors in the victory. De'Mean Bond finished with six points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Head Coach Mandy King and the Cougars will return to action in Wayne, N.J. on Wednesday, Jan. 10th, against the Pioneers of William Paterson University at 6:00 p.m.