Women’s Basketball Plays in Tournament

The Ramapo College women’s basketball team hosted the Roadrunner Tip-Off Tournament on Friday and Saturday as four teams participated in the season opening event.

The State University of New York Institute of Technology, Arcadia University and the College of Old Westbury traveled to Ramapo’s campus to take part in the event.

Ramapo finished the tournament 1-1, as they fell to SUNYIT in the season opening match 65-53, but defeated Old Westbury 70-63, in the consolation game on Saturday.

Arcadia took the championship game in a 74-64, battle with SUNYIT after the Ramapo-Old Westbury game.

One of the 135 people in attendance at Saturday’s game was junior Sara Pendleton, who said she came to support the basketball team.

“Now that volleyball season is over, I like to go to other games to support our teams,” she said. “I thought that the girls played really well today.”

Ramapo forward, freshman Kellie Lane, was the only Roadrunner named to the All-Tournament team, and helped lift the Roadrunners over Old Westbury with 21 points.

In Saturday’s game, she made seven of 12 field goal attempts and seven of nine free throws, while logging 24 minutes.

In the game against SUNYIT, she registered four points in 10 minutes, making two of four field goal attempts.

Lane finished the weekend with 25 points in her first two games as a Roadrunner, while logging 34 minutes with a field goal percentage of .563, a free throw percentage of .778, three assists and collecting six offensive and eight defensive rebounds.

“I think she had a breakout game tonight. That’s awesome to see from a freshman in her second game,” Pendleton said.

Senior forward Micaela Moore also had 25 points on the weekend and was eight for 21 in field goal attempts and nine for 14 in free throws, while gathering four offensive and 15 defensive rebounds and nine steals.

Junior guard Kelly Haspel, who was six for eight in field goal attempts for a .750 shooting percentage, made her only three-point attempt and added three assists on the weekend.

The Roadrunners will look to use these first two games as a building block for two upcoming New Jersey Athletic Conference matchups against New Jersey City University on Saturday and Kean University on Tuesday.

NJCU will come to Ramapo to face the Roadrunners after earning their first win against John Jay College Tuesday. The Gothic Knights lost their first two games of the season.

The Roadrunners will then travel to play Kean University on Tuesday to play the winless Cougars. Kean is currently 0-2 and will play Richard Stockton in an NJAC matchup before hosting the Roadrunners.