(Jersey City, NJ) – Richard Stockton (10-9, 5-7 NJAC) snapped a four-game losing slide with a 70-51 win over New Jersey City (5-16, 1-11) that was the Ospreys' first victory in two weeks. Stockton shot 52 percent from the field and held NJCU to 25-percent shooting in defeating the Gothic Knights for the 20th straight time since 1998. Sara Farrell (Marlton/Cherokee) led the Ospreys with a game-high 18 points on 8-12 shooting. Farrell also contributed eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
Three additional Stockton teammates reached double figures as well. Alex Nardoza (Woodbridge/Woodbridge) flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, a career-high nine rebounds and nine assists. Che'Na Thompson (Salem/Salem) went 6-9 from the floor and notched her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 boards. Jennifer Galamb (Toms River/TR North) tossed in 11 points for the Ospreys.
Stockton held a slim lead of four points or less for the majority of the first 13 minutes before pushing the lead to seven at 30-23 after Nardoza scored four consecutive points at the free throw line. Despite 13 first-half turnovers, the Ospreys led 33-28 at the break behind 13 points from Nardoza who went 4-6 from the floor and 4-4 at the stripe.
Stockton broke the game open in the second half by shooting 53.3 percent and holding the Gothic Knights to 21.4 percent from the field. Farrell netted the first two baskets of the period to ignite an 8-0 spurt that resulted in a 41-28 advantage. NJCU pulled within eight three times before the Ospreys put the game away with a 13-4 run that featured eight more points by Farrell. Stockton led 58-41 with 9:17 to play and maintained a cushion of at least 13 the rest of the way to snap its four-game skid, 70-51.
Stockton will visit #10 Montclair State, which is unbeaten at 20-0 on the season, on Saturday for an NJAC game at 3 pm.