Women's Hoops Cruises Past NJCU, 93-46

Women's Hoops Cruises Past NJCU, 93-46
Kean Athletics

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1/17/09) - Junior guard Cardiss Jackman (Tobyhanna, Pa.) scored a team-high 17 points to lead five players in double figures, as the Kean University women's basketball team cruised past New Jersey City University, 93-46, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The 24th-ranked Cougars (13-3, 6-0 NJAC) shot 53.0 percent from the floor for the game (35- of-66). Freshman guard Lashawn Overton (Jersey City, N.J.) scored a game-high 21 points for the Gothic Knights (4-11, 1-4 NJAC).

The Cougars shot a blistering 63.6 percent (21-of-33) from the floor in the first half to take a 50-30 lead at halftime. Kean had a 12-0 run early and later followed with a 15-0 spurt to break the game open.

Sophomore forward Tiffany Patrick (Piscataway, N.J.) had 11 first-half points, while Jackman (pictured right) chipped in with nine points for the Cougars. Overton paced the Gothic Knights with eight points, as the Cougars limited NJCU to just 7-of-32 shooting (21.9 percent).

In the second-half, the Cougars used a 13-3 run to extend the lead to as many as 49 points en-route to the 47-point victory and the Cougars scored more than 90 points for the second-straight game.

Patrick finished with a double-double, posting 15 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and three steals.

Also in double-figures for the Cougars, junior forward Danielle Brown (North Brunswick, N.J.) hit all four of her field goals en-route to 12 points, while junior Olivia Triano (Keyport, N.J.) and sophomore Angelica Bermudez (Belleville, N.J.) each came off the bench to score 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Senior guard Ebony Jackson (Newark, N.J.) posted nine points and eight assists.