Women’s basketball secures a win and two losses

Coming off a 103-29 blowout against York College, the Ramapo women’s basketball team lost two and won one game over the past two weeks. The team now sits 3-3 for the season and 1-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).

The Roadrunners fell to Centenary University on Nov. 18 in a close 51-47 game. Ramapo held a strong lead for the first half of the game, leading 31-18 at halftime. The Cyclones then overtook them by gaining 23 points in the final quarter. 

Senior Jackie Ventricelli led the team in points with 18, and senior Jada Thompson was dominant on the glass with eight rebounds. 

Ramapo scored 17 points off of Centenary’s turnovers. Their offense was weaker in this game, shooting 30% (17-57) from the floor, 33% (5-15) for three-pointers and 53% (8-15) from the free-throw line.

While there were few stand-out performances for Centenary, their teamwork in the final quarter brought them the win. Centenary’s Carmen Escano led the Cyclones in points with 13, and Vatijah Davis led them in rebounds with 11.

Ramapo next prevailed with a 76-54 win against Rutgers-Newark on Nov. 21 in their first NJAC match-up of the season. Ramapo kicked off the game by tallying 23 points in the first quarter and kept the momentum up for the game’s duration.

Ventricelli once again led in points, scoring an impressive 21 for the day. Senior Shannon Burns contributed the most rebounds with 11.

The Roadrunners played strong defensively, scoring 25 points off of turnovers, while the Scarlet Raiders scored a mere 10 points off of turnovers. Ramapo shot 36% (27-76) on the floor, 35% (12-34) from three-point range and an impressive 91% (10-11) from the free-throw line.

Rutgers-Newark’s Samiyah Horton led the team by far in points with 25. The team did well offensively, shooting 41% (23-56) from the floor and 46% (5-11) from the free-throw line.

On Sunday, the Roadrunners lost to No. 2 New York University (NYU), 96-54. Ramapo scored consistently throughout the game but could not catch up with the Bobcats. 

Junior Alison Ahern and Thompson led in points with 19 and 16 respectively. Ahern also was a strong contributor with 12 rebounds. 

Ramapo’s defense resulted in 11 points off of NYU’s turnovers. They shot 34% (21-62) on the floor, 17% (3-18) from the three-point line and 60% (9-15) from the free-throw line.

The Bobcats played well all around, which kept them far ahead of Ramapo during the game. Morgan Morrison, Natalie Bruns, Erica Miller and Mary Kate Fahey were high-scorers for NYU with 17, 15, 14 and 11 points respectively. 

NYU’s defense prevailed over Ramapo in turnovers with 20, and their offense was strong, shooting 51% (38-74) on the floor, 39% (13-33) for three-pointers and 78% from the free-throw line.

The Roadrunners will take on Stockton University in their second NJAC game on Saturday in Galloway at 3 p.m.




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