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Preview: TCNJ @ Rutgers-Camden WBB

On January 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Wednesday night, The College of New Jersey Lions women’s basketball team faces the Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors at the Rutgers-Camden Fitness and Athletic Center in Camden, N.J. The game is slated to tip-off at approx. 6 pm EST.

The Lions are 8-7 and the Scarlet Raptors are 9-6. TCNJ is 4-0 on the road and Rutgers-Camden is 3-2 at home.

Nikki Schott (Photo by TCNJ Sports Information Department)

Nikki Schott (Photo by TCNJ Sports Information Department)

TCNJ is 5-4 within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Rutgers-Camden is 3-5 in the NJAC.

Rutgers-Camden won the last meeting between these two teams. On Nov. 22, 2016, the Scarlet Raptors won 81-76 at Packer Hall.

In the past 10 games between these two teams, the Lions have won six times. Rutgers-Camden has won four straight games in this series dating back to Jan. 21, 2015.

Besides the Nov. 22, 2016 win, they also won 65-61 on Jan. 20, 2016, 74-71 on Nov. 24, 2015 and 60-46 on Jan. 21, 2015.

TCNJ has won three straight games, including an upset over previously undefeated and No. 8/11 Montclair State Red Hawks on Saturday afternoon. They have not lost a game since Jan. 4, 2017 when they were defeated 67-62 to the William Paterson Pioneers.

Rutgers-Camden has lost three straight games, including a loss to the ranked Montclair State on Jan. 11. They have not won a game since they defeated the Ramapo College of New Jersey Roadrunners on Jan. 7, 2017 when they won 48-35.

TCNJ is averaging 62.1 points per game. They are giving up 59.1 points.

Rutgers-Camden is averaging 70.4 points per game. They are giving up 64.3 points.

Jen Byrne — who has not played in a game since Dec. 7 against the Rowan University Profs — is leading the Lions attack with 12.7 points per game. It is believed that Byrne will miss the rest of the season with her injury.

Charlotte Schum is averaging 7.9 rebounds and Kate O’Leary is averaging 3.6 assists.

Jovan Childers leads the Scarlet Raptors attack with 15.8 points per game. Michelle Obasi is averaging 8.5 rebounds and Cara Racobaldo is averaging 3.9 assists.

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