Women's wrap: Ospreys upend Montclair

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How many years had it been since Montclair lost at home before Alex Nardoza and Stockton beat them?
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Richard Stockton dealt No 5 Montclair State its first loss at home in more than three years and its first loss anywhere this season.

Richard Stockton used runs of 12-0 and 11-0 in the first half to build a 34-21 halftime advantage on Montclair's home court. The Ospreys maintained a 13-point lead before the Red Hawks rallied to close the deficit to 61-60 with six seconds left. The Ospreys missed the front end of a one-and-one, but the Red Hawks couldn't get a final shot off.

Alex Nardoza scored 21 points for Richard Stockton (11-3, 7-1 NJAC), while Sarah Farrell added 16 points and nine rebounds in a full 40 minutes. Montclair (14-1, 7-1 NJAC) was led by Melissa Tobie's 22 points. The teams will meet again on Stockton's floor in the regular season finale.

Rowan (11-3, 7-1 NJAC) is also very much in the NJAC title hunt. The Profs scored 23 points in overtime and pushed past William Paterson, 96-86. Elsewhere in New Jersey, top-ranked FDU-Florham dispatched Eastern, 78-48. The Devils turned 28 Eastern turnovers into 29 points and their reserves outscored the Eagles' reserves 27-7.

Wednesday night's results put a new team atop the CCIW standings. Liz Rehberger scored 18 points and Soly Roman added 17 as North Park rolled past No. 12 Wheaton (Ill.), 62-48. The Thunder shot just 4-for-24 from 3-point range in the loss. Meanwhile Carthage topped Elmhurst 68-63 in overtime, despite getting outrebounded by 18 and missing head coach Tim Bernero. The Lady Reds (11-4, 4-0) take over first place with Wheaton and No. 24 North Central (Ill.) a game behind. The Cardinal improved to 14-1 and 3-1 in the conference with a 95-82 win at Augustana.

Nicole Coffman became the all-time scoring leader at Transylvania and the 19th ranked Pioneers had no trouble with Earlham. Coffman scored 16 points and Katelyn Smith had 21, all in the first half of the 69-39 victory.

No. 20 Salisbury defeated Marymount 70-57 to seize first place in the CAC. Melanie Mosniak had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting for the Sea Gulls (12-1, 6-0 CAC). No. 13 DePauw shook off a sluggish start and pulled away from Wittenberg, 63-54. DePauw had 20 points at the half but Savannah Trees matched that number in the second half by herself for the victorious Tigers.

Both sides of the Hope-Calvin rivalry stayed perfect in conference play, leading into Saturday's game against each other. Maura McAfee (20 points, 10 rebounds) led the 11th-ranked Flying Dutch past Olivet, 73-57. No. 14 Calvin built a 30-point halftime lead over St. Mary's (Ind.) and cruised past the Belles, 92-52.

Meredith Mesaris reached the 1,500-point mark for her career as No. 7 Scranton rolled out to a 42-10 halftime lead and cruised to a 79-55 win over Merchant Marine. Sara Tarbert had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lift Stevenson (12-2, 6-0 Commonwealth) to a 59-46 win over Hood.