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RU Streak Continues with Road Win Over Michigan State

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 31, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments 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.

RU Captures First BIG 10 Victory with Win Over Purdue

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM Comments 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.  

Streak Reaches 7 with Win Over Houston, 75-57

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 16, 2017 at 9:55 PM Comments 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


Six in a Row for RU with Big Win Over Princeton, 70-50

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments 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.


RU Drops 101 on FDU in Convincing Win; Tops Seton Hall

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 10, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments 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.

Obituary for Glenys Manfre, 1954-2017

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Glenys Jayne Manfre celebrated her first day in heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.


Glenys was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Wilkes-Barre. She graduated from GAR High School in 1972 and received an associate's degree in general science in 1974 from Luzerne County Community College, after which she attended King's College for another two years.


On Nov. 17, 1978, she married her long-time love whom she met in seventh grade, Robert "Bob" Manfre, and moved to Hillsborough, N.J., their home for the last 39 years.


Glenys and Bob have been dedicated supporters of the Rutgers University Women's Basketball program for the last 17 years. Glenys served as the president of the fan club, the Cagers Club, from 2010 to 2014. She and her husband, Bob, were regular fixtures at home games played at the "RAC" in Piscataway, N.J., as well as at countless games played "on the road." Glenys' passion to watch her Scarlet Knights was a major motivation for her as she conquered numerous medical challenges in order to continue supporting her team.


In addition to supporting Rutgers women's basketball, Glenys loved to travel. She and Bob traveled domestically to visit extended family and friends, as well as internationally to Austria, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. They also enjoyed volunteering at LPGA golf tournaments as marshals and scorers.


There has been an outpouring of love for Glenys as a testament to the incredible impact she had on so many hundreds of lives during her life. If you were so privileged and honored to be included in her incredible aura of love, laughter and memorable adventures, she touched your heart and soul forever.


Glenys was preceded in death by her father, William H. Jones, and her mother, Phyllis Roberts Jones.


She is survived by her loving husband, Bob; sister, Gladys Ann Pusateri, and niece, Kimberly Dec, both of Harrisburg; niece, Carrie Pusateri, Wilkes-Barre; nephew and niece, Edward and Loren Pusateri, Huntington, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Nancy Manfre, Wilkes-Barre; sister-in-law and husband, Adele and Joseph Broody, Buford, Ga.; niece and nephew, Allyson and Patrick Doran, Marietta, Ga.; brother-in-law and wife, Eugene and Cindy Manfre, Wilkes-Barre; niece and nephew, Loriann and Eric Conahan, Wilkes-Barre Twp.; nephew and niece, Marc and Stacey Manfre, Kingston; niece, Nicole, Wilkes-Barre; and three great-nephews and one great-niece.


Glenys and Bob have a very special bond with Rutgers Athletics. Their love of athletics led them to endow an athletics scholarship, the Bob and Glenys Manfre Endowed Women's Basketball Scholarship. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the R Fund at the Rutgers University Foundation, 355 George St., Liberty Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, in memory of Glenys.


There will be a memorial service for Glenys at noon this Saturday in Meade Street Baptist Church, 50 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Chester F. Dudick Jr., pastor, will officiate.


Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church.


There will also be a celebration of life memorial for Glenys at noon Sunday, Jan. 14 in Kirkpatrick Chapel on the campus of Rutgers University, 81 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J., www.kirkpatrickchapel.rutgers.edu.


RU Takes 3rd Straight with Win Over Virginia

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 4, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Scarlet Knights continued their winning streak with a home victory over the Virginia Cavaliers, 52-43 on December 4 at the RAC. RU is now 8-2 on the season. Tyler Scaife again led the team in scoring with 22. Stasha Carey finished with 9 points - including a trey - and 9 rebounds, and Victoria Harris had a strong game with 6 rebounds and 5 points in 25 minutes on the court. Come on down on Friday for a 2 PM game against Seton Hall. And don't forget to sign up for the Cagers Huddle on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4:30, prior to the 6 PM start vs. Houston. Stop by the Cagers table on Friday.

Check the Scarlet Knights webite for a game summary at http://www.scarletknights.com/news/2017/12/4/womens-basketball-defeats-virginia.aspx

Rutgers redshirt senior guard Tyler Scaife was named to the Big Ten Honor Roll and the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday.

Scaife averaged 22.5 points in RU's victories over NC State and Siena last week helping the Scarlet Knight to surpass last year's win total and guide Rutgers to its first ever Big Ten/ACC Challenge victory. Additionally, the Little Rock, Arkansas, native moved up two spots on the all-time Rutgers scoring leaders list into place.


RU Starts New Streak with Wins Over NC State and Siena

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

After losing 2 of 3 games on the road in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida last week, Rutgers bounced back to take two straight wins in the friendly confines of the RAC with victories over NC State on Thursday and Siena on Saturday, 59-47. Rutgers improves its season record to 7-2, surpassing last season’s win total of just 6 games in the first few weeks of the season.


Senior Tyler Scaife remains the team’s leading scorer, adding 18 points in 18 minutes in the Siena game. Redshirt sophomore guard Ciani Cryor scored 8 points. Newcomer Sasha Carey grabbed 9 rebounds, followed closely by 8 from Caitlyn Jenkins, who recorded 6 blocks in the game.


For a recap of the game and to see the post-game press conference, please visit the Scarlet Knights website at http://scarletknights.com/news/2017/12/2/womens-basketball-cruises-to-victory-over-siena.aspx

 

Former Cagers President Glenys Manfre Passes Away

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 30, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Cagers Club lost dedicated member and former president Glenys Manfre on November 29 following a lengthy illness. Cagers President Kathy Duff provided this moving tribute to our dear friend and fellow fan:


Today is a day of profound sadness for the Cagers Club & the Rutgers Women's Basketball Family as I share the news of the passing of long-time Cagers Club member and past president, Glenys Manfre. Glenys passed away on November 29th at 8:44 PM. I was with Bob and Glenys, along with her sister, nephew and 3 nieces, as she took her last breath to eternal slumber. She knew that she was surrounded by love and that was a comfort to her adoring husband, Bob. Bob and Glenys had a love story for a lifetime. They met 51 years ago in the 7th grade and have been together ever since, recently celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary.


Heaven welcomed a new angel tonight. Glenys fought the fight of her life for the past 16 years, never letting cancer defeat her nor define her. Besides Bob and her family, there was nothing that Glenys loved more than Rutgers Women's Basketball! Glenys was a longtime season ticket holder for both RUWBB and Rutgers Football. Glenys had a passion and love for RUWBB like none other! She traveled all over the country, to St. Thomas and San Juan, following RUWBB. She thought of RUWBB and the Cagers Club as part of her extended family. Glenys and Bob considered all of the players to be their children and the coaches were their nieces and nephews. For many summers, Bob and Glenys hosted RUWBB at their home for their annual pool party, welcoming all the new players and coaches to the family!


All of the Cagers knew Glenys and I believe that all RUWBB fans knew all about Glenys, too. She was a constant presence at all RUWBB home games, often being caught on camera and the big board at the RAC, cheering her heart out and leading the cheers with her red megaphone in hand. Defense Rutgers, Defense, Defense Rutgers, Defense!


We travelled to many, many away games on the Rolling RAC bus trips, especially when we were part of the Big East Conference. Glenys always made sure that our "sweet tooth" was satisfied by passing around the candy bag filled with all kinds of goodies and Twizzler rally-sticks. When we had over-nighters at the Big East Conference Championships or NCAA tournaments, there was always a pre-game or post-game celebration, win or lose. Oh, we had so much fun!


Glenys fulfilled a dream during the 2013-14 season. Glenys attended EVERY game that year, both home and away games. Sometimes she was the only Rutgers fan at the game, but everyone knew that she was there. She would sit right behind the team, leading the cheers for all of us. She was so proud of that accomplishment as it meant everything to her!


I'm sure that you share my sentiment when I say that I will be forever grateful for Glenys's love and friendship. When I joined the Cagers Club and didn't know anyone, she and Bob welcomed me with opened arms, as they did with everyone! There was nothing that she wouldn't do for us! One of our Cagers Club members (and Glenys' biggest fan) said to me tonight "All my Glenys memories include the word FUN." Amen, Glenys, God Bless You!


Bob told me tonight that he might go to the game Thursday night (but he wouldn't be selling 50/50s). He said that there is no other place that Glenys would want him to be and that he needed to be with his Rutgers Family and friends. Please keep Bob and Glenys and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Glenys is finally at peace and no longer suffering.


The cheering section in heaven just got a little bit louder. The RAC will just not be the same without Glenys Manfre! I will keep you posted when I know of the arrangements for Glenys.


RU Starts Season with Victory Over James Madison

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Rutgers traveled to James Madison on Friday, November 10 and came out with a 76-63 win behind 26 points from Tyler Scaife.  Jazz Rollins added 10 points and newcomer Caitlin Jenkins hauled down 14 rebounds in the victory.  Everyone played in the contest and nearly everyone scored. Check out the boxscore on the Scarlet Knights website at http://scarletknights.com/boxscore.aspx?id=6118&path=wbball

RU continues on the road on Monday, traveling to Philadelphia for a contest with the Temple Owls.  The Cagers will be boarding The Rolling RAC promptly at 4:30 from the Yellow lot.  Let's keep that road record perfect!  


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