Union, N.J. (11/20/18) – Freshman Keidy Laureano poured in a double-double 20 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Kean University women's basketball team to a 77-46 win over New Jersey City University in the NJAC opener for both.
The win was also career win #200 for head coach Mandy King, who is in her seventh year in Union, N.J.
The first two periods were a tight affair as neither team was truly able to push out to a comfortable advantage. Kean, who held a slight lead for most of the first 20 minutes as able to hit the double digit advantage with 4:12 to go in the second period with Laureano's layup (28-18).
NJCU (0-3, 0-1 NJAC) responded and closed the quarter on a 12-5 run to pull within three at the break.
For the Gothic Knights, Marajiah Bacon had a team-best 12 points while Laureano collected 10 for Kean.
The Cougars then shutdown the Knights in the third quarter as NJCU was unable to register a basket (0-15). Kean outscored NJCU, 20-5 in the period.
Kean cruised in the fourth period as 13 members of the squad saw action.
The Cougars enjoy a short break and will return to NJAC action on Wednesday, November 28th when they head to Rutgers-Newark.