By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: February 12, 2014 at 11:52 PM EST
Ewing – The College of New Jersey continued its win streak that dates back to the end of January.
The Lions picked up their sixth straight win on Wednesday night, as they picked up another conference win. They have not lost since January 25th at Kean University in overtime.
TCNJ defeated Rowan University, 83-57, last night at Packer Hall on the TCNJ campus.
The Lions improved to 17-6 on the year, and are 13-3 in the conference, including a series sweep against Rowan this season. Rowan, on the other hand, dropped to 6-17 and 5-11 within the conference.
With a win on Saturday at New Jersey City University, or next Wednesday night against Montclair State, the Lions would clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament. The Lions have only one loss at home, dating back to November 20th against Moravain College.
Kelly Roddy, a Lions senior, led TCNJ with 18 points in the game after going 7 of 11 from the field. Tiffany DeTulio chipped in 13 points, while Colleen Duffy had 10 points.
Kate Matthews, a Profs sophomore, led Rowan with 14 points. Valerie Garofalo chipped in 10 points.
The Lions led by nearly 30 points in the second half. After Kim Dana scored a two-point basket late in the second half, the Lions went up 69-40.
Rowan would then outscore the Lions from that point on, as the Profs scored 17 points to TCNJ’s 14 points to end the game.
The Lions began the second half on an 18-2 run. The half started with a 34-25 score, then after the Lions scoring burst, it was 52-27.
Neither team had a double digit lead in the first half. The Lions largest lead was 8 points to end the first half, while the Profs only lead of the entire game came at 3-2 when Kaitlin Schullstrom made a three-pointer seconds after the Lions went up 2-0.
Schullstrom added 6 points overall for the Profs, and Allison Murphy added 6 points, as well. Annie Wenz had 9 points, while four players scored a 2-points. Mandy Jiang was the lone Profs player with 1 point.
The Profs was able to get within 1-point again after being close at 3-2 when the score was 9-8. Garofalo made a 3-point basket to make it 9-8, before the Lions went on a 4-0 run to make the score 14-8.
Kylie O’Donnell chipped in 9 points for the Lions, and her teammate Kelly Coughlin scored 8 points. Jess Lynch and Christina Merlin scored 6 points. There were four Lions players, who scored 2-points.
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