|Posted by [email protected] on March 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
The season ended for Rutgers officially on March 12 when the team did not secure an invitation to the NCAA Tournament despite wins over several Tournament-bound teams. The team declined an opportunity to play in the WNIT Tournament, which it won in 2014. Rutgers Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer said, "I believe in my heart that our team was worthy of an NCAA bid. It pains both the players and the staff to not have our name called this evening. We have decided that our season should end at this point and focus on the future and putting ourselves into a position to control our destiny come next season."
The Cagers saw this year's team score an 11-game winning streak and drop only three home games. Overall, the team finished with a 20-12 record, putting Coach Stringer just 3 wins shy of the vaunted 1000-win plateau. Wait til next year!
|Posted by [email protected] on March 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Several dozen Cagers and RU fans watched live as Rutgers topped Purdue 62-60 on a jumper by Tyler Scaife with 4 seconds left in the game in their second round game at the B1G 10 Tournament in Indianapolis on Thursday, March 1. Scaife, who finished with 19 points, passed RU legend Cappie Pondexter to move into second place on the RU scoring chart. Victoria Harris added 11 points, and Caitlin Jenkins had 5 blocked shots in the game. The reached 20 wins on the season with the victory.
On Friday, March 2, RU suffered a 82-57 loss to eventual champion Ohio State, ending the season with an overall record of 20-12. Tyler Scaife again led the scoring with 13 points, moving her career total to 2,232 points, trailing only the celebrated Sue Wicks on the all-time scoring list. Caitlin Jenkins finished with double-digit rebounds (10) and had another block to set a Tournament record with 6 in the two games. RU now anxiously awaits the NCAA Selection Show on March 12, when the team will learn whether they will participate in this year's NCAA Tournament. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Coach C. Vivian Stringer's overall record stands at 997-402, leaving her just 3 wins shy of 1000 for her career.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 25, 2018 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
Rutgers dropped its season finale with a loss at Northwestern, 63-50, to finished the regular season at 19-11 and the B1G 10 season at 7-9 heading into the B1G Tournament on February 28. RU faces Purdue on Thursday at noon.
Tyler Scaife scored 17 points and Stasha Carey had 10 in the loss. KK Sanders, back in action, notched 6 assists and Caitlin Jenkins led the rebounding with 8 off the bench. Tyler Scaife needs 11 more points to pass Cappie Pondexter and become the 2nd leading scorer in RU basketball, trailing only Sue Wicks.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 21, 2018 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
Despite an 11-point lead and being ahead with 4 minutes left in the game, Rutgers lost to Iowa 77-67 in overtime on Wednesday, leaving the RAC with a sad loss on a Senior Night that saw Tyler Scaife pour in 30 points in front of family and friends. Caitlin Jenkins hauled down 10 boards to lead Rutgers. No other Knight scored in double figures for the game. After missing several games with an elbow injury, KK Sanders was back on the court and led the team with 5 assists. The loss leaves RU with a 19-10 record overall and a Conference mark of 7-8 with only a road game remaining on Sunday at Northwestern before the start of B1G 10 Tournament play next Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Prior to the game, the Cagers celebrated our volunteers who assisted with Cager activities all season. Service Awards were given to Dwayne Van Kline, treasurer Sharon Kosmo, and John and Patty Phillips. Outgoing president Kathy Duff was also honored for her outstanding leadership through her two terms as the Cagers chief.
|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.