MONTCLAIR CLAIMS SECOND IN NJAC NORTH, DOWNS NJCU WOMEN, 70-42
MONTCLAIR, NJ (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | Sophomore forward Alnisa Hernaiz (Irvington, NJ/Irvington) tallied her eighth career double-double and fifth of the season but New Jersey City University committed 24 turnovers and Montclair State University converted the Gothic Knights giveaways into a 33-8 margin in points off giveaways as the Red Hawks cruised to a 70-42 win in a New Jersey Athletic Conference North Division women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the Panzer Athletic Center.
The Red Hawks improve to 17-7 and 7-5 in the NJAC, and claimed second place in the NJAC North Division. NJCU falls to 4-19 and 0-11 in conference play. Montclair leads the all-time series, 48-3 and the Hawks have won the last 17 meetings.
Montclair committed just seven turnovers in the entire contest (three in the second half) while recording 17 steals. Meanwhile, MSU demonstrated good ball movement, recording an assist on 20 of 31 baskets.