Bacon and Lange Combine for 42 points as Women’s Basketball Drops Road Contest at Stockton

UNION, N.J. (1/13/18)- Marajiah Bacon and Payce Lange combined for 42 points as the Kean University women's basketball team extended their losing streak to six games with an 83-72 loss to Stockton University on Saturday afternoon.

Sasha Williams totaled 31 points on 12-for-13 shooting for the Ospreys who improve to 9-7 overall and 5-4 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Ma. Bacon finished with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Cougars who fall to 6-9 overall and 3-6 in the NJAC.

Stockton opened on a 27-10 run and didn't look back as they lead from opening tip to the final buzzer. The Cougars climbed back into the contest with a 16-4 second quarter run capped off by an Emily Dominguez layup. Kean trailed 41-37 with 2:53 to play in the contest. Ma. Bacon scored eight of her 16 first points during the run. Stockton recovered and closed the half on a 9-1 run, including seven points from Lea Mendolla, and lead 50-38 at halftime.

In the second half, an 18-4 run extended Stockton's halftime lead to as large as 26 at 68-42 with 3:30 remaining in the third. Ma. Bacon and Lange combined for 16 points during a 27-10 run, which dwindled the Cougars deficit down to 78-69 with 2:28 to play in the fourth.

Kean wouldn't have a chance to make up any more ground as the Cougars went cold for nearly the next two minutes before Lange notched a layup with 19 seconds remaining in the contest.

Najha Treadwell totaled 21 points and 19 rebounds, while Mendolla tallied 16 points and reached 1,000 points for her career.

Head Coach Mandy King and the Cougars will return to action on Wed. Jan. 17th, hosting the nationally Red Hawks of Montclair State University at 6:00 p.m.