January 24, 2009

Blakney Powers Rams Past Old Westbury

Blakney Powers Rams Past Old Westbury

Farmingdale State- 104, Old Westbury - 92


Old Westbury, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State women’s basketball team traveled to Old Westbury this afternoon and defeated the Panthers 104-92. The Rams improved to 11-4 on the season, 9-1 in the Skyline Conference, while the loss drops Old Westbury to 10-7 overall, 6-4 in conference play.

Farmingdale State started the game slowly, trailing 41-35 at halftime. Junior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) led the Rams with a game-high 35 points. Blakney also recorded nine rebounds, five blocks, four steals and four assists. Freshman guard Shemique Hooks (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) scored 22 points, grabbed 10 boards and had nine assists, while junior forward Gabrielle Green (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) added 17 for Farmingdale. The Rams outscored Old Westbury 69-51 in the 2nd half, en route to a season-high 104 points.

Senior guard Pamela Robertson (Wheatley Height, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) led the Panthers with a team-high 34 points. Sophomore guard Samantha Johnson (Queens Village, N.Y./Martin Van Buren) recorded 27 points and three steals while junior forward Krystal Garner (Staten Island, N.Y./Fashion Industries) had a team-high 11 rebounds.

Farmingdale State will host Skyline Conference opponent Polytechnic on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:00pm.

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