Women’s basketball earn overwhelming victory against Westbury Panthers

The Ramapo College women’s basketball team showed no signs of slowing down on Friday night after they earned their second win of the season over Old Westbury College, 76-29. The Roadrunners move to 2-0 overall while the Panthers fall to 0-1 overall.

The Roadrunners’ defense did not allow a single point to be scored in the first quarter by the Panthers, as they took the lead 26-0. At the end of the second quarter, Old Westbury finally got on the board, scoring seven points. By the end of the first half, Ramapo had a 44-7 lead. 

In the second half of the game, Old Westbury scored six points in the third quarter and their most in the fourth quarter, putting up 16 points. Ramapo was able to add a combined 32 points in the final quarters of play. 

Several Roadrunners were involved in the win. Jackie Ventricelli, Jada Thompson and Karly Wittenbauer all led the Roadrunners with nine points in the game. Brianna Michel Carter added eight points, six rebounds and two assists while Daria Pontone and Salma Eddahiri each added seven points. Pontone also posted six rebounds. Olivia Cosenzo recorded six points and a team-high seven rebounds and six assists. 

Ventricelli shared, “A key takeaway from this week’s games would be the importance of playing as a team in order to win.” 

As for what they are focusing on, “It is communication this season. To guide, help and play with one another while using our voice,” she added. 

Nia Owens led the Panthers with nine points while she added five rebounds and two steals. Gianna Ventiere posted seven points and nine rebounds while Malaura Olivier posted four points and five rebounds.

Ramapo shot 45% (32-70) from the field, 25% (3-12) from the three-point line and 56% (9-16) from the free-throw line. Old Westbury shot 18% (9-50) from the field and 64% (11-17) from the free throw line. 

Ramapo returns to action on the road on Nov. 16 when they travel to York College for a non-conference game at 6 p.m.



 Photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics.