No. 12/13 FDU-Florham Still Unbeaten, Downs NJCU Women

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MADISON, NJ (NJCUGothicKnights.com| Junior point guard ASHLEY VAZQUEZ (Jersey City, NJ/Marist) exceeded 500 career points in only 39 games for New Jersey City University but the Gothic Knights didn't have an answer for an undefeated and nationally-ranked Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham squad that committed just six turnovers, falling 87-52 in a non-conference women's basketball game on January 13.
 
The game was the third straight for NJCU (4-10) against a team that reached the 2013 NCAA Tournament and was ranked in the 2013-14 preseason national poll. NJCU also dropped its fourth in a row. FDU-Florham improved to 13-0, entering the game ranked No. 12 in Division III in the USA Today Sports Top 25 Coaches Poll and No. 13 by D3hoops.com.
 
Vazquez scored in double figures for the 13th time in 14 games this season and 31st time in 39 career NJCU outings, finishing with 10 points (3-11 FG), eight rebounds (seven defensive), four assists and two steals in 32 minutes, giving her 501 career points in less than two seasons in Jersey City.
 

Team Stat Comparison

 

NJCU

FDU-F

Score

52

87

Half Time Score

27

36

Field Goal Percentage

.311 (19-61)

.391 (25-64)

Three-Point Percentage

.286 (4-14)

.375 (6-16)

Free Throw Percentage

.526 (10-19)

.721 (31-43)

Rebounds (O-D-T)

17-31-48

15-31-46

Assists

9

10

Turnovers

20

6

Blocks

5

5

Steals

3

7

Fouls

28

15

Largest Lead

2

35

Points in the Paint

20

36

Points off Turnovers

8

23

Second Change Points

20

14

Fast Break Points

2

0

Bench Points

13

44

The final score was not indicative of the first 30 minutes of the action as FDU scored 17 of the final 19 points of the game covering the last 7:17 of action and the final score was the Devils' largest margin (+35). NJCU trailed by nine at halftime (36-27) and pulled within six, 38-32, on a three by Vazquez at 17:28. With NJCU down 10, 53-42, with 12:49 to play FDU pushed the advantage to 63-48 with 9:17 to go. The Devils outscored NJCU 24-4 from that point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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