Byrne leads TCNJ past Kean

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ewing, New Jersey — The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team won on Alumni Day, which was also their Play 4 The Cure game. They defeated the Kean Cougars, 48-34, on Saturday afternoon at Packer Hall.

The Lions improved to 13-4 on the season. They are 8-2 within the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

TCNJ is the second-best team in the conference with an 8-2 record. Only the Montclair State Red Hawks, who the Lions lost to 54-51 on January 13th, have a perfect conference record with an 11-0 mark.

Kean fell to 6-11 on the season with the loss. They are 3-8 overall within the conference.

The Cougars only outscored the Lions in the fourth quarter. Kean had 14 points, while TCNJ had 12.

The Lions led by as many as 19 points when they went on an 18-5 run. TCNJ led 45-26 when Samantha Famulare made a three-point basket.

Kean did not scored for more than eight minutes in the quarter.

TCNJ trailed when the score was 10-7 in the second quarter. They then went on a 13-4 run to make it 23-11 when Charlotte Schum made a three-pointer.

Jen Byrne led the Lions with 15 points. She also had five rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

Byrne was one of two TCNJ players, who scored in double-figures. Kate O’Leary also had 10 points.

The Lions has six bench points. They were all scored by Shannon Devitt.

Payce Lange led Kean with 11 points. She also had three rebounds, an assist, and three steals.

Lange was one of two Cougars, who scored in double-figures. Marajiah Bacon also had 10 points.

The Cougars had 12 bench points. Bacon led the bench with 10 points.

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