The Stockton University women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season to The College of New Jersey 65-47, breaking its four- game winning streak Wednesday night.
TCNJ (4-1, 2-0 NJAC) maintained the lead over Stockton (4-1, 1-1) after ending the first quarter 19-9. The Lions scored 11 points off turnovers in the first quarter for a total of 24 throughout the game.
Stockton senior Sasha Williams played for 28 minutes and scored a game-high 16 points. Williams also made seven of her 16 field goal attempts. Fellow senior Lea Mendolla made seven rebounds, scored six points and made all four of her free-throw attempts for the Ospreys.
The Lions’ Jen Byrne scored 15 points and made nine rebounds playing for 35 minutes. Nikki Schott made all of her six field goal attempts, scored 13 points and made one steal for the Lions.
Stockton will play Ramapo College in an NJAC matchup in Galloway Saturday afternoon.
Men’s team loses
The Stockton University men’s basketball team came up short in a last-minute attempt to beat The College of New Jersey, losing 95-84 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game Wednesday night.
Kyle Philo made two free throws, and Zavon Johnson made a three-pointer to bring Stockton (4-3, 0-2 NJAC) from 79 to 84 in the last 36 seconds of the game. But the attempt to defeat TCNJ (4-1, 2-0 NJAC) was unsuccessful, with the Lions scoring 18 points off turnovers to the Ospreys’ eight.
Johnson played for 33 minutes to score the most points of the game with 24 and made all three of his free-throw attempts. The Opsreys’ Kashaun Barnes scored 19 points, made five rebounds and had a .385 field goal percentage after playing for 23 minutes.
The Lions’ Niall Carpenter and Eric Murdock Jr. both led their team with 23 points. Murdock made six of his seven free-throw attempts and made four rebounds. Randy Walko also made seven rebounds for TCNJ.
The Ospreys will take on Ramapo College in an NJAC matchup Saturday at 3 p.m. in Galloway.