Strong Second Half Powers Rams Past Sage

Strong Second Half Powers Rams Past Sage
Janel Monah

Strong Second Half Powers Rams Past Sage

Farmingdale State - 82, Sage - 43

Troy, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's basketball team traveled to Sage yesterday and defeated the Gators 82-43, despite only leading by five points at the half. The Rams improved to 9-4 overall, 7-1 in the Skyline Conference, while Sage fell to 1-13, 1-7 in conference play.

With a 26-21 lead at halftime, the Rams scored 56 second half points and forced 22 turnovers allowing a season-low 43 points. Farmingdale State had five players score in double-digits, led by junior guard Tiffara Steward's (Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka) game-high 14 points. Freshman guard Shemique Hooks (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) scored 13, while sophomore guard Janel Monah (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) and junior forward Gabrielle Green (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) each scored 10 for Farmingdale. Junior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) recorded her second consecutive double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to go along with nine assists, eight steals and five blocks. Blakney is now eight points shy of tying Mercedes Miller for first place on Farmingdale State's All-Time Scoring List.

Sage was led by junior forward Amber Muir (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons), who shot 6-for-8 from the field and recorded a team-high 12 points. Muir had nine rebounds in the game, eight of which came on the defensive end. Junior guard Carlin DeMarinis (Sartatoga Springs, N.Y.) scored eight points and recorded six rebounds for the Gators.

The Rams will travel to Purchase for a conference game on Thursday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm.