New York University, 59
Farmingdale State, 48
Farmingdale, NY – In a game that saw 57 turnovers and a low scoring first half, the Farmingdale State women's basketball team ran with NYU tonight, but fell short in the second half, falling to the 16th ranked team in the nation 59-48. NYU remains unbeaten at 5-0 with the victory, while Farmingdale suffers their first loss of the season and stands at 3-1 overall.
The Rams led by 10 points, 19-9, with 9 minutes left in the first before NYU went on a 15-4 run by way of eight Farmingdale turnovers to take a 24-23 halftime lead. In the second, the Rams continued to score and held the Violets lead to five points or less until the 8-minute mark when NYU senior guard Adrienne Rochetti (Vineland, NJ/Sacred Heart) hit a jumper to push the lead to seven. Farmingdale sank four free-throws to cut the lead back down to three, but the Violets ran away in the final six minutes for the 11-point victory.
Both teams had three players in double figures. For the Rams, sophomore guard Ashley Ruballo-Kline (New York, NY/Newburgh Free Academy) led with 13 points and eight rebounds. Junior center Mercedes Miller (New York, NY/Manhattan Center) finished with 12 points, nine boards and four blocks. Junior guard Dankery Perez (New York, NY/Manhattan Center) had 12 points.
NYU's sophomore forward Jessica McEntee (Flushing, NY/Archbishop Molloy) registered the games only double-double of 10 points and 18 rebounds. Senior forward Stephanie Ryba (New Britain, CT/New Britain) finished with 15 points and Rochetti totaled 12 points and five assists. Senior forward Karen Bachman (Avon, CT/Avon) grabbed 11 boards and blocked three shots.
The Rams will open up their conference schedule this Wednesday, December 6th at home against St. Joseph's at 7:00pm.