(Galloway, NJ) – Richard Stockton (11-11, 6-8 NJAC) took its first lead of the game with 8:13 remaining in the first half and stayed in front the rest of the way for 66-47 victory over Rutgers-Camden (10-13, 3-11 NJAC) on Wednesday night. The Ospreys used a 23-4 run to end the first half to take control of the game and never looked back.
Kelsey Brown (Washington Twp./Washington Twp.) led four Ospreys in double figures with 17 points. Teammates Che'Na Thompson (Salem/Salem) and Sara Farrell (Marlton/Cherokee) added 13 points each. Alex Nardoza (Woodbridge/Woodbridge) chipped in with 11 counters for her 10th straight double digit game and added a game-high eight assists. Thompson led the team with 11 rebounds, her fourth consecutive double digit rebounding effort, to go with five steals.
Rutgers-Camden jumped out to a 15-8 lead but went scoreless for the next 7:34. Stockton then finished the half on a 23-4 run highlighted by a Shannon Clark (Folsom, PA/Ridley) three-pointer with seven seconds left in the period. Stockton took a 31-19 lead heading into the locker room by holding the Scarlet Raptors to just 9-32 (28.1%) shooting during the first 20 minutes of play. Farrell led all players with 10 first-half points.
Rutgers Camden started the second half with an 11-3 run to close within four points at 34-30 with 13:19 remaining. Stockton later answered with an 8-2 spurt that featured another three-pointer by Clark and a three-point play from Brown to stretch the lead to 10 (48-38) with 9:11 remaining. After Rutgers-Camden pulled within five, the Ospreys then finished the game by scoring the last 14 points to set the 66-47 final score.
For Rutgers Camden, Brittany Turner lead all scorers with 21 points. Lillian Chukwueze added 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Teammates Tina Croxton and Rachel Hodge pulled down 11 and 10 rebounds respectively.
Stockton will travel to Ramapo for their next game on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm. Rutgers Camden will return home on Saturday for a game against William Paterson, also at 1 pm.