#3 Kean Handles John Jay, 84-38

Kean Athletics

UNION, N.J. (11/25/08) - Senior guard Melissa Beyruti (Union City, N.J.) led four Cougars in double-figures, scoring a game-high 19 points to guide Kean University to a 84-38 victory over visiting John Jay College in non-conference women's basketball action on Tuesday evening. The third-ranked Cougars (4-0) shot 55.6 percent (20-of-36) from the floor in the first half and used a 34-2 run in the first half, while the Bloodhounds (1-2) hit just 22.9 percent (16-of-70) of their shots for the game.

Sophomore guard Maxine Jenkins (Astoria, N.Y.) led John Jay with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Tied at 6-6 with 13:21 remaining in the first half, Kean closed out the first half on a 43-9 run to build a 34-point lead at halftime.

Sophomore Angelica Bermudez (Belleville, N.J.) led the Cougars with 10 points, hitting 5-of-7 from the floor, while junior Danielle Brown (North Brunswick, N.J.) added 10 rebounds in the opening half. Sophomore Dominique Grice (North Babylon, N.Y.) led John Jay with seven points.

The Cougars continued to extend the lead in the second half to close out the 46-point margin of victory, the second time this season they have won by at least 40 points.

Beyruti finished with three three pointers, while Bermudez hit all three of her second half shots to finish the night 8-of-10 from the floor with 17 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Cardiss Jackman (Tobyhanna, Pa.) had 16 points, while Brown had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

For the Bloodhounds, Grice finished with nine points, while junior forward Parker Griffin (New York, N.Y.) added seven points and a team-high nine rebounds.