May 5, 2004

Women's Basketball 2003-2004 Season Report


In their first season in the Skyline Conference, the Women’s Basketball team had a successful season, making it to the Skyline Championship game and receiving a bid to the ECAC Tournament. They finished the season with an overall record of 20-7, including 12-2 in the Skyline. Farmingdale picked up their first Skyline post-season victories against St. Joseph’s and Manhattanville. After a tough loss to Mt. St. Mary’s in the Skyline Finals, the women were chosen as the #5 seed in the ECAC Division III Metro Region, where they faced the eventual Metro Division Champions Drew University. This marked the second consecutive year the Rams earned a post-season berth as last year’s team was selected to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Individually, the team was led by seniors Karen King and Danielle Houpe, as well as junior Sharon Billips and sophomore Angela Williams. King averaged a team best 7.6 rebounds per game and 55 blocked shots, along with 11.2 points per game. Houpe was the team leader in assists and steals and finished averaging 8.3 points per game. Billips, who joined the team in January, averaged a team-high 13.4 points per game as well as 7.5 rebounds per game. Williams finished the year averaging 9.8 points per game, including a team-high 44 three-pointers.

King was named Second Team All Skyline and First Team All WIAC for the second consecutive year. Williams was named to the WIAC First Team and Houpe was selected to the WIAC Second Team. Coach Chris Mooney was named WIAC Coach of the Year after the women picked up their second straight WIAC Championship.

March 5, 2004

Coach Mooney Selected WIAC Coach of the Year


After claiming the WIAC Conference Championship for the second year in a row, Women’s Basketball Coach Chris Mooney was recently named WIAC Coach of the Year. Coach Mooney has an overall coaching record of 60-44 throughout his four-years with the Women’s Basketball team. Over the past two years, he has amassed a 38-13 record, making appearances in the NCAA and ECAC Tournament.

Three Farmingdale players were selected to the WIAC All-Star team. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) and Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum) were named to the first team, while Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) picked up second team honors.

March 3, 2004

Drew Gets Past Farmingdale in ECAC Match-up


Farmingdale State 59

Drew University 76

The Rams were defeated by Drew University (14-10) in the first round of the ECAC Tournament 76-59. Farmingdale trailed at the half 41-24 and despite the second half tie of 35-35, was not able to take the victory, ending the season with a 20-7 record. Senior Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) led the Rams in scoring and finished with a double-double in her final game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY) scored 14 points and grabbed 5 boards. Shanell Reliford (Brooklyn, NY/Sheepshead Bay) finished with 6 points, 4 assists and 7 steals.

Drew was led by Jennifer Weldon (Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade) with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Courtney Cunningham (Garden City, NY/Our Lady of Mercy) tallied 15 points and 7 assists. Sarah Marquez (Orono, ME/Orono) finished 12 points, 8 steals and 7 assists.

March 1, 2004

Women’s Basketball Receives ECAC bid


Farmingdale State (20-6) has been chosen as the #5 seed in the Metro Region for the 2004 ECAC Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. They will now travel to play at #4 seed Drew University on March 3rd at 7pm. The winner of this game plays the winner of the #1 Montclair - #8 John Jay contest on March 6th. For more information, click on the ECAC logo below and go to Championships.

Mar 4, 2004

Karen King Named Women’s Basketball Second Team All-Skyline


Deana Ward, Sports Information Director at Farmingdale State, is pleased to announce that Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) has been named to the Skyline All-Conference Second Team for Women’s Basketball. Karen is a senior forward and co-captain of the basketball team, which currently holds a 20-6 record for the 2003-04 season. This year, in their first season in the Skyline Conference, the women were defeated in the Skyline Finals by Mt. St. Mary’s College, who has won the past six years and is undefeated (47-0) in the conference since it began in 1998. Farmingdale has just received a bid to the 2004 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament as the # 5 seed in the Metro Region. They face Drew University (NJ), the #4 seed on Wednesday March 3rd at 7pm.

Karen has played two years at Farmingdale State after transferring from Tallahassee Community College (FL) in 2001. During her two seasons with Farmingdale, she has scored a total of 578 points, averaging 11.3 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. She led the team in blocks last season with 34, and led the league in blocks this season with 52. Karen led the team to the NCAA Tournament last year in their first year eligible for a bid, where they were defeated by the eventual National Champions Runners-Up Eastern Connecticut State University. In this game, Karen led the team with 18 points and 13 rebounds. During the 2002-02 season, Karen was named the Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) MVP, selected to the Division III Metro First Team and to the ECAC All-Star Second Team. Karen is a Liberal Arts and Sciences major and will graduate this spring. After graduation, she is traveling to the Dominican Republic for a chance to play basketball next year.

Feb 28, 2004

Women Fall to Mt. St. Mary’s in Finals


Farmingdale State Rams 39

Mt. St. Mary’s Blue Knights 63

Farmingdale (20-6) fell to Mt. St. Mary’s (22-5) 63-39 in the Skyline Conference Finals this weekend, giving the Blue Knights their sixth conference title in as many years. Mt. St. Mary’s was on fire from behind the arc as they hit four three’s in the first half, helping them to a 13-point half time lead 27-14. Kellie Stuart (Massapequa Park, NY) scored a game-high 20 points for the Blue Knights, including 5-for-8 from three-point land.

Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum) led the Rams with 12 points and 2 blocks, Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) finished with 11 points and Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) tallied 7 points and 9 boards.

The Rams await a possible ECAC bid, which will be determined on March 1, 2004.

Feb 26, 2004

Women Take Manhattanville 75-63 and Advance to Skyline Finals


Manhattanville Valiants 63

Farmingdale State Rams 75

The Rams (20-5) defeated the Skyline Conference #3 seed Manhattanville (16-11) tonight 75-63. It was a close game throughout as Farmingdale only led by seven points at the half, 36-29. The Valiants kept the deficit to around six points until 4:55 on the clock when the Rams broke out to a 10-point lead. Farmingdale was able to hold the lead until the buzzer, winning by a margin of 12 points. Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) and Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) both scored 20 points for the Rams, leading their team into the Skyline Finals. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) finished with 14 points and 3 blocks for Farmingdale, while Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M. Bergtraum) grabbed 10 boards and chipped in 8 points.

Manhattanville’s Nicole Terzian (Bronx, NY) scored a game-high 21 points. Kait Herman (Fairfield, CT) tallied 12 points and Kim Reznicek (Dobbs Ferry, NY) finished with 11.

Farmingdale will now travel to Newburgh, NY on Saturday, February 28th for the Skyline Conference Finals where they will face #1 seed Mt. St. Mary’s College, game time is yet to be determined.

Feb 24, 2004

Farmingdale Advances to Skyline Semifinals


St. Joseph’s Golden Eagles 42

Farmingdale State Rams 80

As the #2 seed in the Skyline Conference Playoffs, Farmingdale State (19-5) was able to come out with a victory tonight over #7 St. Joseph’s College (14-12) 80-42. With a commanding lead at halftime 42-22, the Rams were able to hold St. Joseph’s to 20 points in the second half. Farmingdale was led by senior Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals and sophomore Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum) with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M. Bergtraum) chipped in 10 points, 2 blocks and 7 boards for the Rams, while Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) finished with 11 points and 6 boards. Shanell Reliford (Brooklyn, NY/Sheepshead Bay) and Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) both scored 9 points each.

The Golden Eagles were led by Abigail Konicke (W. Babylon, NY/W. Babylon) with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Kristen Mando (W. Babylon, NY/W. Babylon) finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Farmingdale will now host #3 Manhattanville on Thursday, February 26th at 7pm.

February 21, 2004

Women Defeat Centenary 66-59


Farmingdale State 66

Centenary 59

Farmingdale State (18-5, 12-2 Skyline) picked up their sixth win in a row with a win over Centenary College (4-20) 66-59. The Rams finished with five players in double figures, as freshman Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) was the team leader in scoring with 12 points.

Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies), Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M. Bergtraum), Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum), and Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) all finished with 10 points on the day. Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) led the Rams with 5 assists.

Tanyall Law finished with 21 points for Centenary. Solaris Ortiz scored 14 points and grabbed 9 boards. Dana Tobia talled 11 points and 9 rebounds.

The Rams are seeded 2nd in the Skyline Playoffs and will host the Quarterfinal’s on Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm. Stay tuned to the website for all playoff results and info.

February 19, 2004

Farmingdale Dominates St. Elizabeth’s 91-39


College of St. Elizabeth 39

Farmingdale State 91

Farmingdale (11-2 Skyline) dominated the game tonight against St. Elizabeth’s (10-13) 91-39. With the playoffs coming up next week, the Rams showed they were ready as they shot 53 percent from the field. The Rams led 47-25 at the half and came out in the second to score 44 more points en route to their 17th win this season. Farmingdale almost doubled the Eagles in rebounding as they grabbed 54 rebounds (29 offensive), leading to 34 points scored on second chances.

Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum) led the scoring for the Rams with a game-high 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals. Two double-doubles were recorded by Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M. Bergtraum) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) had an all-around game with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals. Shanell Reliford (Brooklyn, NY/Sheepshead Bay) also ended in double figures with 10 points and 6 boards.

St. Elizabeth’s Trista Wenrich (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional) led the Eagles with 10 points and 4 steals. Mary Kate Lanzo (Caldwell, NJ/Montclair Kimberly) finished with 8 points and Malissa Doster (Dover, NJ/Dover) grabbed 8 boards and tallied 6 points.

Farmingdale plays their last regular season home game at Centenary College on Saturday, February 21st at 2pm.

Feb 16, 2004

King Leads Farmingdale Over St. Joseph’s 61-49


Farmingdale State 61

St. Joseph’s 49

Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) finished the game with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead Farmingdale (16-5, 11-2 Skyline) over St. Joseph’s (11-13, 6-7 Skyline) 61-49. Leading by one point at halftime, the Rams pulled away in the second toward their 11th Skyline conference win. Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum) also finished with a double-double for Farmingdale, scoring 10 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and also blocking three shots.

Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for the Rams. Freshman Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) totaled 10 points and 6 rebounds.

St. Joseph’s Kristen Mando (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon) led the scoring with 15 points and 9 boards, while Abigail Konicke (West Babylon/West Babylon) finished with 13 points and 9 boards. Jen Moore (Miller Place, NY/Miller Place) led the rebounding with 10 boards and also chipped in 8 points.

Farmingdale has two regular season games remaining, with their next contest at home on Thursday, February 19th at 7:30 pm against St. Elizabeth’s College.

Feb 11, 2004

Farmingdale Takes 59-49 Decision Over NJCU to Win Back-to-Back WIAC Championships

Farmingdale State 59

New Jersey City U. 49

The Rams (14-5, 4-0 WIAC) defeated the NJCU Knights (5-16, 4-1 WIAC) 59-49, winning their second straight Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship. The league title is based on regular season standings, so as both teams entered unbeaten in WIAC play, the game happened to be the deciding factor for the 2004 WIAC Champions. Farmingdale finished with four players in double figures, led by Angela Williams (New York, NY/M.Bergtraum) who scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the second, helping the Rams pull away from the Knights late in the second half.

Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M.Bergtraum) finished with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) tallied 13 points and 5 steals. Taisha Roberts (New York, NY/M.Bergtraum) had 12 points and 3 steals.

New Jersey City’s Dar-Neshia Joyner (Long Branch, NJ/Long Branch) posted a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Erika Cubile (Jersey City, NJ/Academy of St. Aloysius) and Latrese McNair (Elizabeth, NJ/Elizabeth) both recorded 11 points, McNair also added 8 assists.

The Rams travel to SUNY Maritime with the men’s team on Saturday, February 14th for a double-header conference match-up starting at 1pm.

Feb 9, 2004

Houpe Helps Turn Around the Rams Luck Against Lehman


Farmingdale State 63

Lehman College 45

After falling in the past two games, the Rams (13-5, 9-2 Skyline) were able to return to their winning ways by defeating Lehman College (4-16, 2-8 CUNYAC) 63-45. Farmingdale led 22-20 at the half and was able to turn up the heat in the second as they outscored the Lightning 41-25. Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) finished with a game-high 18 points, as she was perfect at the free throw line (8-for-8).

Angela Williams (New York, NY/M.Bergtraum) scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the Rams. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) played solid as she tallied 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals and 1 block.

The Lightning had a bit of foul trouble with 4 players fouling out. Melissa Escalera (Bronx, NY/Adlai Stevenson) led the Lightning with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Shatsia Little (Bronx, NY/Grant St. Campus) finished with 6 points and 11 rebounds. Paulette Baldwin (Bronx, NY/Trenton Central) had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

Feb 8, 2004

Rams Lose Second Straight Conference Game


Farmingdale State 59

Manhattanville 72

The Rams (12-5, 9-2 Skyline) lost their second straight conference game today as they were upset by Manhattanville (12-9, 7-2 Skyline) 72-59. Trailing 35-30 at halftime, the Rams were not able to make up the 5-point difference as the Valiants came out in the second only to build upon their lead. Manhattanville hit 24 of their 31 free throws, which proved to be the edge they needed to come up with the win.

Nicole Terzian (Bronx, NY) led the Valiants with 17 points and 6 assists, while Chioma Udeoglanya (Westbury, NY) finished with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Farmingdale’s Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) led the Rams with a double-double of her own, scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) and Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) both added 8 points, while Angela Williams (New York, NY/M.Bergtraum) came up with a game-high 3 blocks.

The Rams next game is Monday, February 9th where they will travel to Lehman College for a 7pm game.

Feb 5, 2004

Rams Suffer First Conference Loss to Undefeated Mt. St. Mary's


Farmingdale State 47

Mt. St. Mary's 63

Farmingdale (12-4, 9-1 Skyline) lost their first conference game tonight at the hands of conference opponent Mt. St. Mary's College (14-5, 8-0 Skyline) 63-47. Tonight's game was a fight for first place in the Skyline, as both teams entered the game undefeated in conference play. The Rams led 28-18 with less than two minutes remaining in the first, but the Blue Knights were able to cut their deficit to 28-22 going into the half. Mt. St. Mary's came out flying in the second half going on a 23-4 run during the first eight minutes and led 45-32 with 11:57 remaining. Farmingdale was unable to cut the lead as they trailed by as much as 25 throughout the second. The Rams now stand at second place in the Skyline and Mt. St. Mary's has moved into first place.

Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) led Farmingdale with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) finished with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Tanya Thompson (Rockville Centre, NY/Malverne) was the scoring leader for the Blue Knights, finishing with 13 points. Oneisha Staples (Newburgh, NY/Newburgh Free Academy) scored all of her 11 points in the second half and also had 8 assists. Stacy Schultz (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream Central) and LaSheena Brown (Rockville Centre, NY/Malverne) both tallied 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Feb 3, 2004

Angela Williams Leads Rams Over Old Westbury


Old Westbury 45

Farmingdale State 55

For the second time this season, the Rams (12-3, 9-0 Skyline) have defeated their SUNY rival Old Westbury (9-11, 4-7 Skyline). With a slow start in the first half, Farmingdale led at the half 23-13 and was able to come away with another Skyline victory 55-45. Angela Williams (New York, NY/M. Bergtraum) led the Rams in scoring with 13 points and 4 steals. Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) finished the night with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Melanie Caesar came up with 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Ashley Embry (Hempstead, NY) led the Panthers with 16 points and 14 rebounds, shooting 10-for-12 from the free throw line. Christina Squillante (Levittown, NY) finished with 12 points.

Farmingdale faces conference opponent Mt. St. Mary’s (12-5, 7-0 Skyline) on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm as they compete to remain undefeated in the Skyline.

January 31, 2004

Billips, King and Houpe Help Rams to 8-0 in Skyline


Centenary 58

Farmingdale State 70

Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Rams toward their eighth conference victory over Centenary College (3-13, 1-7 Skyline) 70-58. Farmingdale remains undefeated in the Skyline conference and improves to 11-3 overall. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) had a balanced game as she scored 13 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, dished out 5 assists and blocked 3 shots. Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) recorded 9 points, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block while she controlled the backcourt for the Rams.

The Rams led at halftime 31-24, but Centenary was able to take a one-point lead at the 14:44 mark in the second. Farmingdale scored 11 consecutive points in the next 2 minutes to take back the lead and led by as much as 15 throughout the second half. Farmingdale’s Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M. Bergtraum) grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds (10 offensive) and blocked 2 shots.

Centenary’s Lenaya Price (Jersey City, NJ/James J. Ferris) led the Cyclones with 16 points and 5 assists. Solaris Ortiz (Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield) scored the games only double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Tanyall Law (Trenton, NJ/Trenton Central) finished with 10 points and Coyea Bowman (King of Prussia, PA/Upper Merion) had 7 points and 10 rebounds.

January 29, 2004

Farmingdale Defeats Yeshiva 90-35


Yeshiva University 35

Farmingdale State 90

Farmingdale State improved to 10-3 and 7-0 in the Skyline as they easily defeated Yeshiva University (8-5, 3-0 HVWAC) 90-35. The Rams led throughout and were up 43-16 at halftime. Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/M. Bergtraum) led the scoring in the first half with 10 points, while Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) and Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) both had 8 points at the half. King, Billips, Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) and Shakeema Speaks (Jersey City, NJ/Lincoln) each scored 8 more points in the second as the Rams came away with the victory.

Billips led with a 16 point, 12 rebound double-double. King had a total of 16 points and 2 blocks. Caesar finished with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds as well as a team-high 3 blocks. Lovelace recorded 11 points and 6 steals.

Debbie Ginsberg finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds (7 offensive) and 3 blocks for the Lady Maccabees.

Jan 21, 2004

Williams Leads Rams to Victory


Stevens Institute 53

Farmingdale State 61

Farmingdale (8-3) remains undefeated in the Skyline as they picked up their 6th conference win tonight against Stevens (7-7, 2-2 Skyline). As Farmingdale led 54-53 with 1:20 left, Angela Williams (New York, NY/ Bergtraum) hit a key 3-pointer after she blocked a shot at the other end of the court. The Rams hit their free throws, including 2 by Williams, to secure the victory. Williams finished with a game-high 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) ended with 13 points, 3 blocks and 8 rebounds, while Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/Bergtraum) grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) had a game-high 9 steals and dished out 4 assists.

The Ducks had four players in double-figures, including double-doubles by Lauren Bialko (Cedar Grove, NJ/Cedar Grove) with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Emily Weaver (Prince Frederick, MD/The Calverton School) with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Jaime Mehnert (Waldwick, NJ/Waldwick) tallied 13 points and Jenna Gambino (Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa Academy) totaled 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Gina Joyce (Fort Myers, FL/Cypress Lake) contributed 7 assists.

The Rams now travel to Old Westbury on Saturday, January 24th for a match-up at noon.

Jan 17, 2004

Rams Back on Track With Win Over King’s Point


Farmingdale State 78

King’s Point 64

The Rams (7-3) remain undefeated in the Skyline as they improve their conference record to 5-0. Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) recorded a double-double against the Mariners (8-6, 3-3 Skyline) as she helped lead the Rams (7-3, 5-0 Skyline) to a 78-64 Skyline victory. Billips finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals.

Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) scored a team-high 19 points along with 5 steals and 4 assists. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) tallied 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, while sophomore Angela Williams (New York, NY/Bergtraum) finished with 11 points and 3 blocks.

Rebecca Segert (Merritt Island, FL/Merritt Island) scored a game-high 26 points for the Mariners, shooting 15-19 from the free throw line. Ashley Carlisle (Oakton, VA/James Madison) finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

Jan 16, 2004

Rock Leads Staten Island over Farmingdale


Farmingdale State 63

Staten Island 94

Despite having multiple players in double-figures, Farmingdale (6-3, 4-0 Skyline) suffered another loss to the College of Staten Island (10-4) today 94-63. Jacclyn Rock (Staten Island, NY/New Dorp) led the Dolphins as she finished with game-highs of 28 points and 18 rebounds. Staten Island led at halftime 43-33 and was able to pick up their fourth straight win by holding their lead through the second half.

Tamara Taylor (Staten Island, NY/Curtis) scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Dolphins and Kim Thompson (Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa) added 13 points and 5 steals.

Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) led the Rams with a team-high 19 points and 6 rebounds. Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) scored 12 points, while Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) and Taisha Roberts (New York, NY/M. Bertrum) both added 10 points.

Jan 14, 2004

Womens Winning Streak Halted at Six


Farmingdale State 50

NYU 73

The Rams’ (6-2, 4-0 Skyline) winning streak ended at six by number 20-ranked NYU (11-1, 1-1 UAA). The Violets led at halftime 38-16, but it was too much for Farmingdale to overcome as NYU led by as much as 25 in the second and took the victory 73-50.

Rachel Wojdowski (Bethel Park, PA/Bethal Park) collected a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Violets and Stephanie Hunn (Toms River, NJ/Toms River North) grabbed a game-high 19 rebounds.

Farmingdale’s Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) led the team with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals. Taisha Roberts (New York, NY/M. Bertrum) scored 10 points. Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) and Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay), finished the game with 8 rebounds each.

The women will travel next to College of Staten Island for a 5pm game-time on Friday, January 16th.

Jan 12, 2004

Rams Remain Undefeated in Skyline Conference


St. Joseph’s College 54

Farmingdale State 94

Farmingdale (6-1, 4-0 Skyline) picked up their fourth conference win tonight as they defeated St. Joseph's College (4-5, 0-2 Skyline) 94-54. The Rams were led by newcomer Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) who recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Five others from Farmingdale finished in double figures. Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) scored 14 points, while Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY/Bellport) and Karen King (New York, NY/Env.Studies) finished the game with 13. Houpe also tallied a game-high 5 steals. Jennifer McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY/Lincoln) netted 12 points and Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/Bergtraum) ended with 10.

The Golden Eagles were led by Kristen Mando (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon) with a game-high 18 points and 7 rebounds. Abigail Konicke (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon) also finished with a double-double tonight as she scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Rams look to NYU next as they travel on Wednesday, January 14th for a 7pm tip-off.

January 5, 2004

Rams Increase Unbeaten Streak to Five


Farmingdale State 72

NYCCT 41

The Rams improved to 5-1 this season as they defeated NYCCT with a final score of 72-41. Farmingdale (5-1, 3-0 Skyline) currently holds first place in the Skyline Conference and is on a five-game winning streak. The Rams shot an overall 56-percent from the field tonight and grabbed 37 defensive rebounds as they overpowered NYCCT (1-6).

Farmingdale finished with four players in double figures, while Senior Forward Karen King (New York, NY/Env. Studies) recorded a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY/Bergtraum) led the team with 12 points as she shot 6-for-8 from the field. Jennifer McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY/Lincoln) added 11 points for the Rams and Caress Lovelace (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) notched 10 points and 4 steals.

NYCCT was led by Aurora Troche with a game-high 17 points. Camille Manning chipped in with 14 points and 8 rebounds.

The Rams next game is against St. Joseph’s College on January 12th a home game at 5pm.

December 13, 2003

Rams Crush Privateers 103-24


SUNY Maritime 24

Farmingdale State 103

Farmingdale (4-1) picked up an easy win over SUNY Maritime today 103-24, as six players finished the game in double figures. Jennifer McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY) led the team in scoring with a game-high 23 points as the Rams moved to 3-0 in the Skyline.

The Rams led 55-15 at halftime and held the Privateers to nine points in the second half. Karen King (New York, NY) led the team on the boards with a game-high 15 rebounds and added 14 points to complete her double-double. Farmingdale had a total of 25 steals against Maritime. Taisha Roberts (New York, NY) had an impressive game as she led the team in steals with 10, scored 17 points (8-for-11), grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. Shakeema Speaks (Jersey City, NJ) came off the bench to score 13 points for the Rams. Danielle Houpe grabbed 12 rebounds and led the team in assists with 11.

This was the Rams final game of the semester, as they will resume play on January 5th at NYCCT with a game time of 7:00pm.

December 9, 2003

Caesar Grabs Game-High 22 Points en Route to Conference Win


King’s Point 54

Farmingdale State 83

Sophomore Center Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY) scored a game-high 22 points as the Rams (3-1) grabbed their second Skyline Conference win of the season. Farmingdale improves their conference record to 2-0 tonight with four Rams scoring in double-figures. King’s Point (3-3) now falls to 1-1 in the Skyline.

The Rams led 41-20 at halftime, shooting 53 percent from the field. Farmingdale’s Jennifer McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY) went 6-for-11 in field goals and finished the game with a double-double (15 points and 12 rebounds). Karen King (New York, NY) and Taisha Roberts (New York, NY) each scored 10 points, while Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY) played well as she dished out a game-high eight assists, scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and 5 steals.

The Mariner’s had a rough night finishing 28 percent from the field and 64 percent from the free throw line. Kaitlin Mulgrew (Gloucester City, NJ) scored a team-high 16 points and Marisa Olson (Weatherford, TX) tallied 11 points and grabbed 9 boards.

November 24, 2003

Moultrie and McKenzie Lead Rams to Victory


Mt. St. Vincent's 61

Farmingdale State 71

Tonight's Skyline Conference game was the first home game of the season for the Rams. Shavon Moultrie (New York, NY) and Jennifer McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY) both scored 15 points as the Rams (2-1, 1-0 Skyline) defeated Mt. St. Vincent’s 71-61. The Rams led by only one point at the half as Mt. St. Vincent's Meagan Fitzpatrick (Yonkers, NY) and Andrea DiNizo (Cortlandt Manor, NY) kept it close with 10 points each for the Dolphins.

Farmingdale pulled out in front in the second half with 3 pointers by Angela Williams (New York, NY) and McKenzie. Melanie Caesar (Brooklyn, NY) and Karen King (New York, NY) grabbed a combined 19 rebounds for Farmingdale as they picked up their first Skyline Conference win.

November 22-23, 2003

Rams Take Third at Abgott Invitational Tournament


Farmingdale traveled to Buffalo State this weekend for the Betty Abgott Invitational Tip-Off Tournament. The Rams were 1-1 at the tournament, losing their season opener against McDaniel (MD) and defeating Penn State-Altoona in the consolation game.

McDaniel 91

Farmingdale State 66

McDaniel (1-0) took the lead just over a minute into the game and cruised to a 25-point victory over the Rams (0-1). Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ), Katy Powell (Smithsburg, MD) and Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ) finished the game in double-figures, scoring a combined 48 points for the Green Terror. Karen King (New York, NY) led the Rams with 23 points and nine boards, while Danielle Houpe (Bellport, NY) tallied 12 points, five boards and four steals.

Farmingdale State 66

Penn State Altoona 59

Sophomore Jennifer McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY) led the Rams with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Farmingdale (1-1) took third place at the tournament. Senior Karen King (New York, NY) added nine points and 12 rebounds for the Rams, while Shavon Moultrie (New York, NY) grabbed 10 boards and eight points. Scoring leaders for Altoona (0-2) were Lindsey Barr (Altoona, PA) with 18 points and Erin Shields (Hollidaysburg, PA) with 16.

Farmingdale’s Karen King was named to the All-Tournament Team as she posted a team-high 32 points, 21 rebounds and 5 blocks.

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