January 21, 2013

Baruch Now 15-1, Defeat Richard Stockton (62-53), Next Play Rival Hunter on Wednesday

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Jessica Duleba recorded a double-double with 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Baruch College Bearcats to a 62-53 non-conference road win against Richard Stockton College on Monday afternoon at the Jersey Shore in Pomona, New Jersey.

The victory improves the team to a school best 15-1 record, while the Ospreys from the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) drop to 9-7.

The visiting Bearcats trailed by a point at halftime (28-27), but Francess Henry scored a layup at the start of the second half for a 29-28 advantage. The Bearcats would never relinquish that advantage the rest of the game.

The advantage would grow to as much as 42-34 with 11:24 remaining, but the Ospreys rallied by scoring six straight points to get as close as 42-40.

Alex Nardoza would later connect on a three-point play to get the Ospreys even closer at 44-43, but Duleba nailed a momentum-busting 3-pointer on the next possession to go back up, 47-43, with 7:12 left.

The Bearcats managed to control the action the rest of the way and took a 10-point lead (45-55) on a jumper by Iyana Abrams with four minutes left. That was enough to walk away with the road victory.

The Bearcats out-rebounded the Ospreys by a 49-35 advantage with Sheridan Taylor (16) and Duleba (11) leading the way in the important defensive category.

Henry (3 blocks) and Abrams (5 assists) scored 11 points each in the 15th victory of the season.

Nardoza led the home team Ospreys with 14 points, six assists and three steals.

Baruch will return to action on Wednesday, January 23, with a 5:30 pm CUNYAC home contest against rival Hunter College Hawks.

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