Keri Washington scores a carer-high for the Lions

Ewing — The College of New Jersey had a key New Jersey Athletic Conference game with the Rowan Profs.

The battle had playoff ramifications, and the Lions were able to stay perfect at home. They improved to 10-0 at home with a 67-53 win.

The Lions improved to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in the NJAC. The Profs dropped to 12-9 and 6-6 in the league.

It is also Lions head coach Dawn Henderson 7th time in her career that she coached the Lions to a 20-win season.

Keri Washington scored a career-high 15 points, and came up strong down the stretch. She had 10 second half points.

Gina Catanzariti, a Rowan sophomore, also added 15 points. She made three three-point baskets in the game.

TCNJ jumped out to a 10-0 run in the second half and trailed by two points with 17:07 left. With 7:45 left, the Lions held a 49-44 lead.

Their lead would increase to as much as 12 points with 3:10 left. The Lions led 58-46 at that time.

Rowan could only muster a 27.6% shooting percentage in the second half. They were 8 of 29 from the field.

The Lions made 19-of-33 shots for 57.6%.

The Lions trailed 32-20 at halftime. It was the first time all season that they trailed at home.

Alexandra Gregorek, a forward/center, added 11 points off the bench for the Lions. Senior center Hillary Klimowicz and sophomore Kelsey Kutch chipped in 10 points apiece. With the 10 points, Klimowicz has now scored 1,493 points in her career.

There have been 1,218 of those points in a Lions uniform.

Profs junior forward Amanda Jennings had 14 points, including 10 points off the bench. Senior forward Ashley Cieplicki chipped in 10 points, and each had six rebounds each.

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