Women’s Basketball Rolls in Victory over NJCU

UNION, N.J. (1/31/18)- Lorenzah Hammer finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Kean University women's basketball team rolled to their third straight victory with a 74-25 defeat of New Jersey City University on Wednesday evening.

Latice Cunningham totaled 10 rebounds, six points, five steals and four assists for the Cougars who improve to 9-11 overall and 6-8 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Pamela Ramnarain finished with a team-high six points for the Gothic Knights who remain winless at 0-17 overall and 0-14 in the NJAC.

After surrendering the opening basket, the Cougars went on a 20-2 run and held a commanding 22-4 lead with 7:19 remaining in the second quarter. Kean held the Gothic Knights to 17.9% shooting and five made field goals. Hammer came in off the bench to collect eight points and five rebounds in just 11 minutes. Cunningham grabbed eight boards as Kean took a 32-11 into halftime.

Kean extended their halftime advantage with an 18-5 run, which pushed their lead to 34 points at 50-16 with 2:37 remaining in the third quarter. The Cougars maintained control for the remainder of the contest.   

Payce Lange totaled 12 points, while De'Mean Bond chipped in with 10 points and four blocks. Brielle Colgero totaled a season-high nine points in 14 minutes played. Gianna Benacquista, Arielle Cortes, and Melissa Etienne tallied four points apiece for NJCU.

Head Coach Mandy King and the Cougars will return to action in Camden, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 3rd, against the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden at 1:00 p.m.