Rams Get a Taste of Division I Play

Rams Get a Taste of Division I Play
Kimberly Blakney

Rams Get a Taste of Division I Play

Rutgers - 85, Farmingdale State - 25

Piscataway, N.J. - The Farmingdale State women's basketball team (14-6) took the court against Division I Rutgers University (14-9) on Wednesday night at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. The Rams got an experience to be remembered as they took on a tough Rutgers squad, played in a Division I arena and against Hall of Fame Rutgers Head Coach, C. Vivian Stringer.

Farmingdale State trailed 52-15 at the half, but held the Scarlet Knights to 33 points in the second half for a final score of 85-25. The Rams scored 13 of their 25 points off turnovers, forcing a total of 21 turnovers on the night.

Farmingdale junior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) led the team with 11 points, two steals and one block. Freshman guard Shemique Hooks (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) finished with seven points, junior guard Tiffara Steward (Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka) had three points, sophomore guard Janel Monah (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) and freshman forward Tiara Smith (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) each registered two points.

The Rams will host conference opponent St. Joseph's tomorrow night, Thursday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m.