Rams Keep Perfect Season Alive with Win over Mount Saint Mary
Farmingdale State - 72, Mount Saint Mary - 57
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's basketball team improved to 13-0, 8-0 in the Skyline Conference with this afternoon's win over Mount Saint Mary. The Rams are now in first place in the Skyline.
In a low scoring first half, Farmingdale's senior guard Tiffara Steward (Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka) hit a three-pointer off the pass from Juanita Chappel (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grand Street), tieing the game at 20-20 with 6:54 remaining. Junior forward Jess Tice (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) scored the last eight points of the half for Mount Saint Mary (11-4, 8-1 Skyline), giving the Blue Knights a 28-24 halftime advantage.
Farmingdale opened the second on a 9-3 run, taking their first lead since they led 17-15 midway through the first half. A steal and layup by senior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker); put the Rams ahead 49-43 at the 9:40 mark. Sophomore guard Natalie Garbie (Bayville, N.J./Monsignor Donovan) answered with a layup for the Blue Knights, before Farmingdale went on a 10-1 run over the next 2:19, opening up the largest lead of the game at 59-46. The Rams held a double-digit lead throughout the remainder of the game, handing Mount Saint Mary their first conference loss of the season.
Blakney led all scorers with 29 points and added 10 rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots. Senior guard Kamaya Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood) scored 20 points, shooting 8-for-16 from the floor and grabbed nine boards.
Mount Saint Mary was led by Tice who had 17 points, eight rebounds and two steals.
Farmingdale State will host City Tech in a non-conference game on Monday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.