|Posted by [email protected] on February 4, 2018 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
Rutgers snapped a four-game losing streak with a solid home win over Michigan, 63-56, on February 4. RU had dropped its most recent contests against Penn State, Nebraska (only home loss of the season), at Indiana and at Maryland. The vistory over the #13 Wolverines brings the RU season record to 18-7, with a 7-4 B1G Conference mark. CC Cryor led RU in scoring with 16, followed by Stasha Carey with 12 points and Caitlin Jenkins again pulling down double digit rebounds with 10. RU next travels to Ohio State for a February 8 match-up vs. the Buckeyes.
Only 2 home games remain on the schedule, a rematch vs. Maryland on February 11 and Senior Night against Iowa on February 21. The Cagers have a pizza party Huddle scheduled at 5 PM, prior to the Iowa game and Senior Night festivities.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
RUWBB suffered a tough road loss at the hands of the Lady Lions on January 18, 70-67. After trailing by as much as 12 points, the Knights fought their way back in the 4th quarter and took a 67-66 lead in the final seconds before a foul and technical were called on RU and Penn State pulled out the victory at the free throw line. Stasha Carey recorded her second straight double-double, with 11 rebounds and 10 points, and had a career high six steals. KK Sanders led the team in scoring with a season high of 14 and was joined in double figures by Tyler Scaife with 10. Nigia Greene had 9 points, going 3 for 3 on three-pointers. RU now stands at 17-4 on the season and 5-2 in B1G 10 play with Nebraska coming to the RAC on Sunday, January 21.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 13, 2018 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
With a 80-70 overtime win over Minnesota at the RAC on January 13, Rutgers remains undefeated at home with a 12-0 record. The victory put #21 RU at 17-3 on the season and 4-1 in the B1G 10 Conference. RU got offensive firepower from leading scorer Tyler Scaife, with 25 points, and a double-double from Stasha Carey, with 23 points on 8-11 shooting and 14 rebounds. Scaife was homored pre-game for reaching her 2000 point earlier in the week in a road loss to Purdue. Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivan Stringer needs just 6 more wins to join the acclaimed coaches in the 1000-win club. Her next chance to move up comes on Thurday, when RU travels to Penn State, which will look to avenge a loss to Rutgers on January 6.
Today's game also included a tribute to the late Glenys Manfre, former Cagers President and renowned "Super Fan." Glenys was named an honorary coach for the game and was represented by her husband, Bob Manfre. On Sunday, January 14, a special celebration of her life took place at noon at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the Rutgers campus.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
The Big Ten Women's Basketball Conference Tournament is scheduled for February 28 - March 4, 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana. Tournament tickets are now available for purchase through the Rutgers box office. Rutgers has an allotment so if everyone wants to sit together it would be best to purchase through us. The entire strip will be $55 if you purchase before January 31st. The pricing will increase after the 31st. All tickets are general admission but you will be issued a wristband that will allow you access to the "Rutgers Section", sitting behind the team bench when Rutgers plays its games. (This is standard practice during the tournaments). Anyone interested in purchasing can contact Adam Marcus in the box office starting on Monday. His direct line is 732-445-7743 or email, [email protected] We will supply possible hotel info at a later date.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 7, 2018 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
Rutgers knocked off Illinois and Penn State in January to improve to 16-2 on the season and maintain an unbeaten 4-0 B1G 10 Conference record. Those victories extend the RUWBB streak to 11 wins in a row.
Against Illinois at the RAC on January 3, RU pulled away in the 4th quarter and recorded a 76-37 victory, thanks to hot shooting by Nigia Greene and a tenacious defense. RU had an exciting win over Penn State, 70-65 at the RAC, on January 6. Tyler Scaife matched her career high of 29 points and stands just 2 short of the magical 2000 point total for her career. Nigia Greene knocked down another 4 three-pointers and notched 16 points, Stasha Carey fell just short of a double-double with 9 points and 10 boards, and Caitlin Jenkins pulled down 9 rebounds. Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer now stands 7 wins away from the 1000 plateau. And Tyler Scaife needs just 2 points toi reach 2000 for her career, a total exceed only by the legendary Sue Wicks and Cappie Pondexter in the RU record books.
RU travels to Purdue on Wednesday to face the Boilermakers again before returning to the RAC on Saturday, January 13, to play Minnesota at 2. There is a Cagers Huddle at noon, prior to the game against Minnesota.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 31, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
RU's winning streak continued on December 31 with 61-58 road victory over the Michigan State Spartans. RU improves to 14-2 on the season and 2-0 in the B1G 10 conference as RU now has 9 straight wins. Tyler Scaife scored 25 points, and Caitlin Jenkins pulled down 12 rebounds. Stasha Carey chipped in 8 points. Rutgers returns to the RAC on Wednesday to face Illinois. Happy New Year, Scarlet Knights.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
RU captured its first BIG 10 game and victory with a 58-50 win over Purdue at the RAC on December 28. Senior Tyler Scaife notched 23 points and is drawing closer to reaching 2000 for her career. Grad transfer Nigia Greene knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 11, her RU career high. Stasha Carey led the team in rebounding with 8, while guard KK Sanders dished out 9 assists. With its 8th straight win, RU improved its record to 13-2 on the season and 1-0 in Conerence play. Next up is a New Year's Eve game at Michigan State before RU returns to the RAC for its first home game of 2018, January 3 vs. Illinois.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2017 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Improving in nearly every category -- from scoring average to steals, rebounds, margin of victory and turnovers -- RU has extended its winning streak to 7 games with a home victory over Houston on December 16. RU stands at 12-2 heading into Big 10 conference play, beginning December 28th at the RAC vs. Purdue. Tyler Scaife led the scoring with 24 points and Victoria Harris notched her first double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Caitlin Jenkins had 11 and 12 for a double-double. For a game recap and the box score, visit the Scarlet Knights website at http://www.scarletknights.com/news/2017/12/16/womens-basketball-extends-win-streak-to-seven-straight-with-victory-over-houston.aspx
|Posted by [email protected] on December 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
With a convincing 70-50 drubbing of Princeton, RU improves its season record to 11-2 and wins its 6th in a row, the last three of which were against New Jersey teams (Seton Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson and Princeton). Tyler Scaife, with 24 points, including four 3-pointers, surpasses former teammate Kahleah Copper to move into 3rd place all-time on the RU scoring list. She needs just 116 points to top 2000 for her RU career. On the night, Jaz Rollins chipped in 12 points, CC Cryor notched 12 assists and Caitlin Jenkings pulled down 8 rebounds. On Saturday, Cager fans are invited to the pre-game Huddle prior to the 6 PM games vs. Houston, which last year beat RU. RU then takes an extended break from games and returns on Thursday, December 28th, to face Purdue at the RAC at 2 PM to begin the BIG 10 Conference schedule.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2017 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
The Scarlet Knights topped the century mark in a beautiful victory over in-state opponent Fairleigh Dickinson, 101-35. Tyler Scaife scored 25 points in just 18 minutes, Caitlin Jenkins had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 13 minutes, CC Cryor played 15 and scored 15, and the team had 9 3-pointers and shot 50% for the game. It doesn't get much better than this kind of team effort. The win was Rutgers' 5th straight to improve to 10-2 on the season. For more about the game, visit the Scarlet Knights website at http://scarletknights.com/news/2017/12/10/womens-basketball-hits-100-point-mark-in-dominate-victory-over-fairleigh-dickinson.aspx
The FDU win follows a victory over rival Seton Hall on Friday, 70-45. RU poured in 29 points in the fourth quarter to seal the game. Tyler Scaife led all scorers with 23 points, with help from Ciani Cryor with 16 and a double-double from Stasha Carey (10 points and 15 rebounds). RU now stands at 9-2 on the season with Fairleigh Dickinson visiting the RAC this Sunday at 2.
RU completes a 3-game stretch facing New Jersey opponents with a Wednesday night contest against Princeton at the RAC. The game gets underway at 6.