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Preview: NJCU @ Rutgers-Camden WBB

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Saturday afternoon, the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights 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 start at approx. 1 pm EST.

The Gothic Knights are 4-13 and the Scarlet Raptors are 10-6. New Jersey City is 1-7 on the road and Rutgers-Camden is 4-2 at home.

Cara Rocobaldo (Photo by Rutgers-Camden Sports Information Department/Curt Hudson)

Cara Rocobaldo (Photo by Rutgers-Camden Sports Information Department/Curt Hudson)

The Gothic Knights have not won on the road since their season-opening win 68-30 over the York College N.Y. Cardinals on Nov. 15, 2016.

Rutgers-Camden lost on Dec. 14 at home against the Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders when they were defeated 65-53. They were also defeated 83-64 to the Rowan University Profs on Nov. 30, 2016.

New Jersey City is 0-10 within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Rutgers-Camden is 4-5 in conference play.

Rutgers-Camden won the last game between these two teams on Dec. 3, 2016. The Scarlet Raptors won that game 87-59 at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center in Jersey City, N.J.

New Jersey City has not won in this series since Feb. 18, 2015 when they won 72-66 at their home arena.

In the past 10 games between these two teams, Rutgers-Camden has won six times. Besides the Feb. 18, 2015 win, New Jersey City also won 73-55 on Feb. 19, 2014, 69-50 on Jan. 15, 2014 and 55-49 on Feb. 13, 2013.

Rutgers-Camden won their last game, as they defeated The College of New Jersey Lions 69-40 on Jan. 18. They have not lost a game since they were defeated 63-56 to the William Paterson Pioneers on Jan. 14.

New Jersey City has lost five straight games. They have not won a game since Dec. 20, 2016 when they defeated the Vaughn College Warriors 123-44.

New Jersey City is averaging 62.6 points per game. They are giving up 70.9 points.

Rutgers-Camden is averaging 70.3 points per game. They are giving up 62.8 points.

Tu-ziah Hall leads the Gothic Knights attack with 16.1 points per game. Shege Haxhaj is averaging 7.1 rebounds and Hall is averaging 4 assists.

Jovan Childers leads the Scarlet Raptors attack with 15.5 points per game. Michelle Obasi is averaging 8.6 rebounds and Cara Racobaldo is averaging 3.9 assists.

 

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