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Lea Mendolla of Stockton women’s basketball team. Nov. 13, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer/

Lea Mendolla scored her 1,000th point as the Stockton University women’s basketball team defeated Kean University 83-72 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game Saturday.

Mendolla scored 16 points, needing just nine points to reach the milestone. The senior guard now has 1,007 career points.

Sasha Williams led the Ospreys with a career-high 31 points. She also had six rebounds.

Najha Treadwell scored 21 points and had a game-leading 19 rebounds.

The Ospreys were leading 29-17 after the first quarter but allowed the Cougars to go on a 26-21 run to end the half.

But the Ospreys responded with an 18-4 outburst to start the third quarter and did not trail the rest of the game.

Stockton will host Rowan University in another NJAC game Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Men’s basketball: Stockton ended its two-game slide with a 68-59 victory over Kean University in a NJAC game.

Stockton improved to 10-6 (4-5 NJAC).

Absegami High School graduate Steve Ferebee led the Ospreys with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Zavon Johnson added 16 points and had five rebounds.

The Ospreys were leading 34-25 in the last six minutes of the second quarter, but allowed the Cougars to finish the half on a 6-2 run.

Stockton’s Kashaun Barnes scored 13 points and had five rebounds.

Kean made it 56-51 with 3 minutes, 56 seconds left but could get no closer. The Ospreys finished the game by outscoring the Cougars 12-8.

Stockton will play another NJAC game when it hosts Rowan University on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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