Newman Leads Rams Past Purchase
Farmingdale State – 63, Purchase College – 40
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State women's basketball team defeated Purchase College today, 63-40, in a conference game in Farmingdale, N.Y. With the win, the Rams improved to 8-6 overall and remain undefeated in Skyline play with a 7-0 record. The Panthers dropped to 5-10, 0-7 with the loss.
Farmingdale State pulled away at the 11:57 mark, using an 11-0 run to take the 20-9 advantage with six minutes left to play. Junior forward Siohban Purvis (Amityville, N.Y.) made a layup with two seconds to go in the half and the Rams lead 26-13 at the break.
In the second, Farmingdale held Purchase to six points over the first 10 minutes, ahead by 31 points, 50-19, and would cruise to the 63-40 victory.
Newcomer to the Rams squad, junior guard Baytania Newman (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the team with 15 points and three steals. Senior forward Dominique Cunningham (Amityville, N.Y.) finished with eight points and seven rebounds.
For Purchase, senior guard Alyssa Guido (Cliffside Park, N.J.) posted a game-high 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
The Rams will travel to face Old Westbury on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. for another conference game.