WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OUTLASTED BY RIDER TUESDAY, 75-63
Monmouth Hawks (12-15, 7-11 MAAC) – 63
Rider Broncs (21-6, 15-3 MAAC) - 75
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Taylor Nason’s three-point play with 7:01 remaining in the game cut Rider’s lead to four, but a 14-6 Broncs advantage the rest of the way defeated the Monmouth University women’s basketball team, 75-63. Behind two double-doubles and a late push, Rider re-joined Quinnipiac at the top of the MAAC standings at 15-3. Julia Duggan registered 18 points and 19 rebounds, while Kamila Hoskova added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncs. McKinzee Barker went into double-figures for the fourth straight game for Monmouth, scoring 13 points with five rebounds. The Hawks set the program record for three-pointers made in a season, as they hit nine more on Tuesday to total 241. The record was previously held by the 2015-16 team who made 238. Freshman Kayla Shaw went 3-5 from beyond the arc and now has 79 three-pointers on the season, just one away from tying the individual single-season program record with two games to play. Monmouth drops to 12-15 (7-11 MAAC) on the season and will travel to Manhattan this Friday.
NOTES AND QUOTES
“We were struggling a little on the defensive end tonight. We have to protect the paint better, and they started to hit a couple three-point shots. We had to pick our poison on that so we decided to go back to playing a man defense. We were able to get a couple stops to cut it to four, but we gave up an and-one then a missed box out. You have to maximize possessions against a team like Rider, especially when you are trying to get back into the game. We just gave up some easy possessions at critical times.” - Monmouth head coach Jenny Palmateer
-Shaw opened the first quarter with two quick three-pointers, but Rider took a 25-16 lead after the first quarter.
-Monmouth began to battle back in the second quarter, outscoring the Broncs 18-13 in the frame. Rider kept the slight lead heading into halftime at 38-34.
-Rosa Graham's three-pointer with 6:04 left in the third quarter tied the team single-season program record. The Hawks set the record of 238 last season.
-Rider built a lead of in the third quarter at 13, and kept that lead at the end of three. The Broncs led 59-46 heading into the final frame.
-Monmouth rattled off an 11-2 run at the beginning of the fourth quarter and made the 13-point Rider lead a four-point Rider lead.
-The Hawks would get no closer than four points, as Rider slowly rebuilt their lead back to 12 to take the 75-63 win.
-Rider led for 37:18 of the contest after Monmouth led for 38:21 of the first meeting between the teams this season.
-In what has become a commonplace, Monmouth’s bench outscored the opponent’s bench for the 25th time in 27 games this season, taking the 30-18 advantage on Tuesday night.
-All of Monmouth’s 13 active players saw minutes in the first half.
-McKinzee Barker scored in double-figures for the fourth straight game. She scored 16 against Iona, 11 against Manhattan, 16 at Marist, and 13 tonight.
-Rider grabbed 21 offensive rebounds on the night, compared to just 13 for Monmouth. The Broncs ended with 49 total rebounds to the Hawks’ 38.
-Both teams went 10-15 from the free throw line.
-Rider shot 29-71 (40.8%) from the floor, while Monmouth had 10 less shots, going 22-61 (36.1%).
- Freshman Rosa Graham scored in double-figures for the sixth time this season and for the second straight game.
-Dana Carbone hit two three-pointers in less than two minutes off the bench in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to nine with 7:52 remaining.
With just two games left in the regular season, the Hawks will finish their road schedule and travel to Manhattan on Friday. Tip from Draddy Gymnasium is set for 7:00 PM. Monmouth will wrap up the regular season on Sunday, as it hosts Niagara at 2:00 PM on Senior Day.