Gwynedd Valley, Pa. (4/14/11) – The Kean University women's lacrosse team won the see-saw affair and defeated host Gwynedd-Mercy College, 15-14, Thursday night in non-conference action.
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Gwynedd Valley, Pa. (4/14/11) – The Kean University women's lacrosse team won the see-saw affair and defeated host Gwynedd-Mercy College, 15-14, Thursday night in non-conference action.
Camden, N.J. (4/7/11) – Junior Mike Russo hurled a four-hitter as the Kean University baseball team defeated Rutgers University-Camden, 8-1, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action Thursday at Campbell's Field.
Farmingdale, N.Y. (4/13/11) – The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team scored four straight goals to break a five-all tie on their way to defeating Kean University, 10-6, Wednesday afternoon in Skyline Conference action.
Union, N.J. (4/14/11) – Senior Joe Bartlinski edged Wendell Rodriguez in a classic pitchers' duel as the Kean University baseball team defeated New Jersey City University, 1-0, in NJAC action on a beautiful spring afternoon at Jim Hynes Stadium.
UNION, N.J. (4/13/11) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently assisted with the Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athletes Program (YAP) in conjunction with the University's Department of Occupational Therapy on Sunday, April 10, at Harwood Arena.
UNION, N.J. (4/7/11) – The Kean University softball team dropped a doubleheader to #24 Lebanon Valley College in non-conference action on Thursday evening. The Cougars battled the Dutchmen to nine innings in the opener before falling 9-4 and LVC completed the sweep with a 6-2 win in the nightcap.
UNION, N.J. (3/3/10) - For the eighth straight year, the Kean University football team participated in the National Education Association's Read Across America Day in celebration of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss' birthday.Under the fifth-year Head Coach Dan Garrett, the Cougar football team traveled to Wayside Elementary School of Ocean Township School District on Wednesday March 2, as the 19 student-athletes and four members of the coaching staff visited a total of 23 classrooms to read books by Dr. Seuss and discuss the importance of reading to the pre-K through fourth grade students. NEA launched the Read Across America program in 1997. The nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, who epitomizes a love of learning. Dr. Seuss's use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful.
UNION, N.J. (3/5/11) - Senior forward Tiffany Patrick had game-high of 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Kean University women's basketball team into the Sweet Sixteen, as the Cougars defeated Western Connecticut State University, 82-64, in the second round of the NCAA Division Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening.The Cougars (24-4) advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth time in the last five seasons and will square off against Christopher Newport University next Friday, March 11, at a site and time to be announced. WestConn senior center Melissa Teel had a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Colonials (24-4). Patrick scored the first six points of the game and quickly extended the lead to double-digits at 14-2 just 4:28 into the contest. The Kean lead grew to 30-11 with 7:51 left in the half following a lay-up by sophomore Naimah Clemons, however WestConn answered back with a 17-5 run to cut the deficit back to single digits at 35-28 with 4:13 left in the half. Teel opened the run with a pair of free throws, before the Colonials knocked down three-pointers on three straight possessions. The Cougars scored six straight points, including four from Clemons, to push the lead back out to double-digits, as Kean took a 45-33 lead into the break. The Cougars had three in double-figures in the opening half, as Patrick led the way with 12 points and seven rebounds. Clemons added 11 points and rookie Emily Cristaldi (pictured right) netted 10 points in the first half. For the Colonials, Teel had eight points and nine rebounds, however the Cougar defense held her to just 2-of-10 shooting from the floor. In the opening half, Kean shot nearly 54 percent (21-of-39) from the floor in the opening half, while limiting WestConn to just 10-of-30 shooting (.333). WestConn opened the second half with an 11-2 run to pull to within three points at 47-44 following a three-pointer by senior Heather Lee just 3:49 into the half. That would be as close as the Colonials could get however, as Kean scored the game's next eight points to extend the lead back to double-digits. The Cougars maintained a double-digit for much of the game's next seven minutes of action, before WestConn trimmed the lead back to six points following an 8-0 run, pulling to within 67-61 with 6:14 left in the game. Kean answered with a 12-0 run of its own to take a 79-61 lead with 1:30 left following a jumper Cristaldi to pull away for the victory. Clemons finished with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Cristaldi added 14 points and three assists. Senior forward Angelica Bermudez scored all 14 of her points in the second half, hitting 7-of-9 shots from the floor in the half. The Cougars held Teel, who entered the game shooting nearly 63 percent from the floor, to just 5-of-21 shooting for the game. The senior center hit all eight of her free throws and had seven blocks in her final career game. Also for the Colonials, senior guard Karli Spera had 15 points and junior guard Stephanie Slonski added 12 points.
Union, N.J. (3/5/11) - The Kean University baseball team swept their first doubleheader of the season as they defeated visiting Franklin & Marshall College, 10-2 & 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Jim Hynes Stadium.Game One
PITMAN, N.J. (2/23/11) - For the second straight season, the Kean University women's basketball team earned three of the major honors awarded by the New Jersey Athletic Conference, as senior Tiffany Patrick was named Co-Player of the Year, guard Emily Cristaldi earned Rookie of the Year and head coach Michele Sharp was named Co-Coach of the Year.Sophomore guard Naimah Clemons joins Patrick on the NJAC first-team, while Cristaldi was also named an honorable mention all-star. The Cougars finished 12-1 in the conference this season and have won 25 of their last 26 conference games, while capturing the NJAC South Division in each of the last two seasons. The 2010 NJAC Defensive Player of the Year, Patrick was named co-Player of the Year along with William Paterson junior guard BriAnna Lucas this season after averaging 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds in the 13 conference games. A two-time first-team all-star, Patrick ranks in the top 10 in conference action in eight different categories, including third in blocks (2.1), fourth in rebounding and steals (2.5) and fifth in scoring. Patrick becomes just the second player in program history to earn Player of the Year honors, joining the program's all-time leading scorer, Melissa Beyruti, who earned the award last season. This season, the four-year starter became the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 career points and currently ranks seventh in school history with 1,266 career points. Cristaldi joins Clemons (2009-10), Beyruti (2005-06) and Chari' Cooper (2004-05) with Rookie of the Year honors, as she dropped in 10.9 points and 16 three-point field goals in 13 NJAC games this year. A four-time NJAC Rookie of the Week, she averaged a team-high 27.6 minutes per game in conference play and added 30 steals and 24 assists. Sharp shares Coach of the Year honors with The College of New Jersey head coach Dawn Henderson for the second time, after the two also shared the honor in 2001-02. A three-time Coach of the Year, Sharp also earned the award in 2002-03. The Cougars are seeking their fifth conference title in Sharp's tenure, as she has posted a 234-124 record in 13 seasons at Kean. Clemons earns NJAC honors for the second straight year after earning second-team accolades and the conference's top rookie honor last season. In 12 conference games, Clemons averaged 15.0 points and 3.0 assists, while adding a team-high 17 three-pointers. This season, the sophomore guard ranked in the top 10 in conference action in eight different categories, including second in three-point field goal percentage (17-of-37, .459), third in field goal percentage (69-of-126, .548) and fourth in free throw percentage (25-of-32, .781).
Union, N.J. (2/23/11) - Junior Julian Diaz threw a complete game, three hitter to help the Kean University baseball to a win in their season opener as they defeated Stevens Institute of Technology, 4-2, Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action.In the opener for both, Diaz started off the season right with a dominant performance as he fanned 10 and walked just one. Today's two runs scored were also unearned. The Cougars (1-0) wasted little time and scored on their first opportunity of the season as junior Vinny Galya led off the bottom of the first with a single. After stealing second and advancing to third on a fly out, he scored the game's first run as senior Nick Nolan (pictured left) singled him home. Stevens (0-1) then took their only lead of the afternoon in their next at-bat, aided by a Cougar miscue to leadoff the frame. With runners on first and second and no outs, senior Denis Ackermann got down a successful sacrifice. The Ducks tied things up with an RBI groundout and took the lead as Ryan Kiczek recorded an RBI single. Kean then took the lead for good as they plated two in the bottom of the third. Senior Ken Gregory helped tie things up with an RBI groundout and Nolan put KU ahead for good as he tallied his second RBI and hit of the day. The Cougars scored an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth as Galya (pictured right) hit a two-out single to score sophomore Stephen Nappe. Senior Ken Meerendonk suffered the loss in a complete game effort as well. Meerendonk allowed eight hits and walked one. It was one of the fastest nine-inning affairs in modern record keeping for the program, as the contest was complete in one hour and fifty-two minutes. The Cougars return to action on Thursday when they host the College of Mt. St. Vincent at 2:30 p.m.
Union, N.J. (2/24/11) - Junior Mike Russo fanned 11 in his first appearance of the season to help the Kean University baseball team to a 9-2 win over visiting the College of Mt. St. Vincent Thursday afternoon in non-conference action. The win marks number 400 for head coach Neil Ioviero in his 14th season at the helm of the program. Ioviero has the second highest win total of any coach in Kean Athletic Department history behind longtime head men's soccer coach Tony Ochrimenko who has 440. Russo (1-0) earned the win after tossing six innings of shutout ball allowing just one single. The #3/4 Cougars (2-0) scattered their offensive production scoring in five separate frames. Kean plated two runs a piece in the first two innings. In the bottom of the first the Cougars scratched across two unearned runs after two Dolphin miscues. In their half of the second, junior Vinny Galya hit a one-out single to right-center and junior Dylan Laguna added a sacrifice fly for an early 4-0 lead. Kean would go on to score runs in the final three frames thanks to an RBI singles from sophomore Stephen Nappe and senior Nick Nolan. Sophomore Nick Ramagli recorded an RBI through a bases-loaded walk and pinch-hitter Joe Lentini added an RBI groundout. The Dolphins (0-1) were able to break up the shutout in the eighth inning as sophomore Kevin Coogan had an RBI groundout. Senior Mike Trainor suffered the loss for Mt. St. Vincent. He allowed four runs, two earned, in four and two thirds innings of work. He also allowed four hit and two walks. Galya finished the afternoon with a 2-for-3 performance with two stolen bases while Nappe (pictured right) added a 2-for-4 day. Rookie Shane Alvarez recorded Kean's first extra-base hit of the season with a pinch-hit double in the eighth. The Cougars return to action on Saturday when they face Gwynedd-Mercy College at 1 p.m.
Union, N.J. (2/17/11) - The Kean University baseball team is just one week away from the 2011 season and already they have received pre-season recognition for the upcoming season.In the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)/D3baseball.com Top 25 poll the Cougars are currently third while the Collegiate Baseball pre-season poll has Kean tabbed fourth. In today's release of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) pre-season poll, the Cougars are selected by the league's coaches to finish first, with eight first-place votes. Two individual players have received pre-season recognition. Junior transfer Mike Russo has been selected as the top 2011 Division III draft prospect by Baseball America while senior Ken Gregory has been tabbed as a D3baseball.com 2nd Team Pre-Season All-American. The Cougars are slated to open the 2011 season on Wednesday, February 23rd when they host Stevens Institute of Technology at 2:30 p.m. 2011 NJAC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll: 1. Kean (8) 2. Rowan (2) 3. Montclair State 4. The College of New Jersey 5. Rutgers-Newark 6. Richard Stockton 7. William Paterson 8. Ramapo 9. Rutgers-Camden (dark horse) 10. New Jersey City
POMONA, N.J. (2/16/11) - In a battle for the New Jersey Athletic Conference South Division and a first-round bye in the upcoming NJAC playoffs, the Kean University men's basketball captured a 55-53 win over host Richard Stockton College on Wednesday evening.Senior forward Jonathan Jones had game-highs of 23 points and 15 rebounds and scored seven of the team's final 11 points, as the Cougars (18-7, 10-3 NJAC) erased a 50-44 deficit in the final four minutes of the game. Trailing 50-44 after a basket by Richard Stockton's Kai Massaquoi with 5:53 remaining, it was nearly two minutes later when Kean rookie J.J. Hladik had a jumper and Jones followed with a free throw to cut the lead in half at 50-47 with 3:11 remaining. The Ospreys extended the lead to 53-47 when Pat Kelly knocked down a three-pointer, however Jones answered with a three-point play to again cut the deficit in half with 2:22 left in the regular season. Kean rookie Andrew Kirey converted 1-of-2 foul shots and Jones grabbed an offensive rebound off of his own miss and converted the putback to tie the game at 53-53 with 1:13 remaining. After the Ospreys missed a three-point attempt, Kean sophomore guard Mike Shaughnessy was fouled and hit the second of two free throws to give the Cougars the one-point lead in the final minute. The Ospreys had a pair of opportunities on their next possession when they missed their first shot and retained the ball with the offensive board. But a turnover gave the ball back to the Cougars and the Ospreys were forced to foul with just nine seconds left. The Cougars were unable to extend the lead after a pair of missed free throws and a Kean foul gave Richard Stockton a chance tie the game or take the lead with a pair of free throws. However, the Ospreys missed both foul shots and Jones hit 1-of-2 in the final seconds to give Kean the two-point lead with three seconds left. The Ospreys were able to get off one last shot before Kean freshman Michael Burton grabbed the defensive board as time expired to give the Cougars their first NJAC South Division titie. Both teams had sluggish starts to the game, with Kean taking a 7-4 lead midway through the first half following a pair of free throws from Jones. The Cougars opened up a 17-6 lead following a 12-2 run, before taking a 28-15 lead into halftime. Jones led the Cougars with eight points and eight rebounds, while Nnamdi Usuwa led Richard Stockton with six points. After a dunk by Jones opened the second half to give the Cougars the 15-point lead, the Ospreys scored the next seven points of the second half and opened the half with a 22-8 run to take a 37-36 lead on a pair of free throws from Adam Floyd with 13:43 left. With the game tied at 40-40, the Ospreys opened up their largest lead at six points for the 50-44 advantage following the lay-up by Massaquoi with 5:53 left in the game. Jones recorded his 24th double-double of the season, as he converted 11-of-15 foul shots. Burton finished with 10 points in the victory as Kean has won 18 games for the first time since a 19-8 record in 1994-95. For the Ospreys, who enter the upcoming NJAC playoffs as the second seed from the NJAC South Division, Ibn Moye finished with a team-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Usuwa and Kelly added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Kean hosts a NJAC semifinal playoff game next Tuesday, February 22 against the winner of New Jersey City University and Rowan University.
Pomona, N.J. (2/16/11) - Sophomore Naimah Clemons had a game-high 18 points along with nine rebounds as the Kean University women's basketball team defeated Richard Stockton College, 80-64, in the regular season finale for both.With the win Kean concludes the regular season with a 22-3 overall record and a 12-1 NJAC mark. The Ospreys (17-8, 9-4 NJAC) jumped out to a quick 10 point lead (14-4) in the first five minutes of action but that sparked the Cougars who responded with 10 unanswered points and tied things up at 14-all with just under 10 minutes to go in the first half. The teams then see-sawed for the remainder of the first half before Stockton took a small three point advantage into the break (37-34). Rookie Emily Cristaldi led Kean with nine points while junior Noel Mathis added six points and three assists. The game remained close but Kean took their final lead of the matchup with 5:30 remaining as senior Tiffany Patrick scored two of her total 15 points. The Cougars then ended the game on a 15-1 run to seal the win. Patrick finished the night with a double-double 15 points and 15 rebounds while Mathis tallied 17 points and four steals in the win. The Cougars earn a first-round bye in the upcoming New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) playoffs and will host the semifinal round on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.
Brooklyn, N.Y. (2/15/11) - Sophomore Steve Vahalla led all players with 13 kills as the Kean University men's volleyball team defeated NYU-Poly in straight sets Tuesday evening in non-conference action. The Cougars improved to 4-9 overall as they defeated NYU-Poly 25-15, 25-19, 25-21. Vahalla had a .476 attack percentage in addition to four digs, three aces and three assists in the win. Junior Sam Haimann tallied 24 assists along with eight digs, three aces and four combined blocks. Freshman Arthur Kosakowski recorded five assisted blocks as the Cougars tallied 13 combined blocks in the win. Kean returns to NECVA-Metro competition on Thursday when they host New Jersey City University at 7:30 p.m
Newark, N.J. (2/8/11) - The Kean University men's volleyball team fell to host New Jersey Institute of Technology, 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-19) Tuesday evening in non-conference action.The Cougars were led by sophomore Steve Vahalla who had nine kills, four assists and five digs. Rookie Christian Portera had eight kills and three digs while junior Sam Haimann added 22 assists, two kills and two assisted blocks. Kean returns to action on Wednesday when they host Ramapo College in conference action at 7:30 p.m.
UNION, N.J. (2/5/11) - Rowan senior guard Sean Hughes converted 5-of-6 free throws in the final 30 seconds en-route to scoring a game-high 27 points, as Rowan University defeated host Kean University, 78-70, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. Kean senior forward Jonathan Jones had his 21st double-double of the season, finishing with 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Cougars (15-7, 7-3 NJAC). Hughes led three Profs in double-figures, as he hit 8-of-11 shots from the floor, including 4-of-5 from long range, and added 12 rebounds for Rowan (9-11, 3-6 NJAC). The Cougars scored the first seven points of the game, with five coming from Jones, however Rowan used a 17-7 run to take a 17-14 lead midway through the first half. A three-pointer from Kean's J.J. Hladik knotted the score at 17-17, but the Profs netted seven unanswered points to build a 24-17 lead and would eventually lead by nine points before taking a five-point lead at halftime at 34-29. Sophomore guard Kendall White had 14 points and junior guard Roger Loatman scored 11 points in the opening half for Rowan, while Jones scored 15 points for Kean. Kean scored the first five points of the second half to quickly tie the game and used a 9-1 run, taking a 46-39 lead on a three-pointer by freshman guard Michael Burton with 13:36 remaining. Hughes knocked down back-to-back three-pointers for Rowan to trim the lead to 46-45 and hit his third in a row to again keep Rowan within one point at 49-48. An alley-oop dunk for Jones pushed the Cougar lead back to 53-50, however a three-point play by Loatman tied the game and a lay-up by Loatman put the Profs ahead 55-53 with 8:21 remaining. Rowan extended the lead to 59-54 on a free throw by Hughes, before a three-pointer by Hladik sparked an 8-2 run for the Cougars, as they regained the lead one final time at 62-61 on a pair of free throws by Jones. With the game tied at 62-62 with six minutes remaining, three straight Cougar turnovers helped Rowan regain the lead at 66-62, as the turnovers resulted in a jumper for Hughes and a lay-up for Loatman. The Cougars managed to tie the game on a free throw and lay-up by Jones on back-to-back possessions, however Loatman broke the 68-68 tie with a pair of free throws with 2:02 remaining to give Rowan the lead for good. A jumper by White and single foul shots from freshman guard Jason Rosenberg and Hughes extended the lead to six points, as the Cougars only had a pair of free throws by Hladik to pull back to within four points before Hughes knocked down his final four foul shots to seal the victory. Hladik tied his career high with 15 points off the bench, while Burton added 12 points and three assists for the Cougars. For Rowan, Loatman finished with 22 points and four steals and White hit 8-of-11 shots from the floor en-route to finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds. The Cougars host Richard Stockton College on Monday, February 7, in a key NJAC match-up between the top two teams in the NJAC South Division. Men's tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
UNION, N.J. (2/7/11) - Senior forward Jonathan Jones led a balanced scoring attack, finishing with 24 points, 14 rebounds and three assists, as the Kean University men's basketball team defeated Richard Stockton College, 75-64, in a key New Jersey Athletic Conference match-up on Monday evening. Freshman forward Kyle Latorre had his first career double-double with career-highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds in support of Jones, as the Cougars (16-7, 8-3 NJAC) took sole possession of first place in the NJAC South Division. The 16 wins for the Cougars is also the most since 2004-05, when the Cougars won 17 games. Junior DiAndre Brown had a career-high 24 points to lead the Ospreys (14-8, 6-4 NJAC). In the opening half, the Cougars took an early 14-5 lead eight minutes into the game, as Latorre had eight points to lead the way. The Ospreys took advantage of 7-of-12 shooting from long-range to tie the game at 20-20 following a pair of three-pointers from junior guard Pat Kelly and a trey from Brown, however the Cougars regained the lead on a three-pointer by freshman Michael Burton and extended the lead back out to nine points at 31-22 on Burton's second three-pointer of the half with just under five minutes remaining. The Ospreys again hit back-to-back three-pointers to trim the lead back to three-points and junior forward Colin Horsch would knock one down to pull Richard Stockton to within one point in the final minute of the opening half, before sophomore Mike Shaugnessy knocked down a pair of free throws to give the Cougars a three-point lead at halftime. Jones led the Cougars with 10 points and eight rebounds and Burton added 10 points, while Brown had 17 points on the strength of 3-of-5 shooting from long range. A three-pointer by Brown to open the second half sparked a 7-0 run that would give the Ospreys their first lead of the game at 43-39 less than two minutes into the half. The next seven minutes of the game featured five ties and five lead changes, with Richard Stockton taking the lead one final time on a free throw by sophomore forward Nnamdi Usuwa with 12:24 left in the game. Jones gave the Cougars the lead for good with a lay-up with 11:34 remaining and capped a 9-0 run with a dunk, giving the Cougars a 60-52 lead with 8:51 left in the game. Senior guard Kai Massaquoi scored five straight points for Richard Stockton and Brown capped a 7-0 run for the Ospreys to pull back within one point at 60-59, however that was as close as they would get, as a jumper by Shaughnessy, a three-pointer by Burton and a pair of free throws by guard Rob Lewis pushed the Kean lead back to 69-61 with just 3:27 left in the game. Jones would seal the win for the Cougars, knocking down all four of his free throw attempts in the final minute for the 11-point victory. Jones recorded his 22nd double-double of the season and hit 9-of-10 shots from the floor for the Cougars. Burton finished with 13 points, including three three-pointers, while Shaughnessy added a season-high 11 points and seven assists. Freshman Tim Steward added eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in 15 minutes of action off the bench. For the Ospreys, Brown hit 8-of-13 shots from the floor, including four from long range, while Kelly added four three pointers of his own en-route to scoring 15 points. Massaquoi finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. The Cougars return to action on Saturday, February 12, when they travel to Rutgers-Camden for a NJAC doubleheader. The men tip-off at 3 p.m.
UNION, N.J. (2/5/11) - Senior Tiffany Patrick recorded a double-double with game-highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Kean University women's basketball team to an 81-66 win over visiting Rowan University in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon.Patrick added three blocks to lead the #3/2 Cougars (18-3, 9-1 NJAC), who rebounded from their first conference loss of the season. Junior Lauren Gregg led the Profs (11-8, 6-3 NJAC) with 22 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double. After Rowan scored the first four points of the game and held a 6-2 lead in the early minutes following back-to-back lay-ups by Gregg, the Cougars scored eight straight points to take a 10-6 lead on a lay-up by sophomore Naimah Clemons less than four minutes into the contest. The Profs would use five straight points to take their last lead of the game at 13-12 after a three-pointer by Gregg, before the Cougars used a 7-0 run to build a 21-14 lead with just under 13 minutes remaining on a lay-up by senior Angelica Bermudez. Kean extended the lead out to double-digits at 35-25 on a lay-up by sophomore Simone Smith en-route to taking an eight point lead at the break at 35-27. Patrick had 10 points and six rebounds in the opening half, while rookie Emily Cristaldi scored eight points and had two assists for Kean in the first half. Gregg scored nine points and had five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the first half. Rowan opened the second half with an 8-2 run to pull within 37-35 less than three minutes into the half and again trailed at 39-37 before the Cougars reeled off nine unanswered point to extend the lead back to double-digits at 48-37 with 13:32 remaining. A three-pointer by Kean junior Brittany Powell pushed the Cougar lead to 13 points midway through the half and after Rowan pulled back to within seven points on a pair of occasions, the Cougars pushed the lead out to double-figures for good. A pair of Clemons free throws gave Kean its largest lead at 21 points with the 72-51 lead, however Rowan had one final run with nine straight points to pull back to 12 points at 72-60 before the Cougars pulled back away for the 15-point victory. Clemons had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists, while adding five steals and five rebounds, while Cristaldi and Smith chipped in with 12 points and 11 points, respectively. Junior forward Brittany Baum and senior guard Gina Catanzariti each had 17 points for Rowan. Kean hosts Richard Stockton College on Monday, February 7, in a NJAC doubleheader. The women tip-off at 6 p.m.