Cougars Get Past Baruch, 72-70

Cougars Get Past Baruch, 72-70
Kean Athletics

New York, N.Y. (1/21/09) - The women's basketball team survived a late Baruch rally to record a 72-70 non-conference victory on Wednesday night at the ARC Arena in New York City.Kean, ranked #24 in the poll and tied at #22 in the USA Today/ESPN Div. III Coaches poll, led for most of the contest and held a comfortable 68-57 advantage with only 1:42 left on the clock.

Baruch went on a last minute 13-2 rally to tie the game (70-70) with Awa Diop connecting on her sixth 3-pointer of the evening with 36 seconds left.

Ebony Jackson (Newark, N.J.) scored on KU's next possession with a jumper inside the paint for a two-point lead with 11 seconds remaining.

Baruch had the final possession and raced down the court, but missed their final two attempts.

Kean (14-3) dominated the scoring in the paint (28-14) and received balanced scoring with four players in double-figures to earn their 14th win of the season.

Cardiss Jackman (Tobyhanna, Pa.) led the Cougars with a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) in 38 minutes of action, while Angelica Bermudez (Belleville, N.J.) added a double-double of her own with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Danielle Brown (North Brunswick, N.J.) missed a double-double with 13 points, nine rebounds, five blocked shots and four steals. Jackson, who hit the winning jump shot, finished with 12 points and also contributed seven assists and eight rebounds.