Rams Lose Close Game to Conference Rival Mount Saint Mary
Jan 15, 2005

Mount Saint Mary 65

Farmingdale State 61

Farmingdale State’s (9-4, 6-1 Skyline) 25-game home win streak was snapped after a disappointing 65-61 loss to the Mount Saint Mary College Blue Knights (12-1, 6-0 Skyline) on Saturday afternoon. The Rams took a 33-29 lead into the locker room and led up until the 7:07 mark in the second when Kellie Stuart (Massapequa Park, NY/Massapequa) sunk two free throws for the 52-51 MSMC lead. Nneka Cruse (Highland Falls, NY/James I. O’Neill) added two more points for MSMC with a lay-up at 6:30, before Stuart hit her only three of the game at 6:00 to increase the lead to 57-51. Farmingdale’s Sharon Billips (Brooklyn, NY/John Jay) retaliated with two quick lay-ups, cutting the lead to two, but the Blue Knights held on through the final minutes and will now move into first place in the Skyline Conference.

Mount Saint Mary’s LaSheena Brown (Rockville Centre, NY/Malverne) totaled game-highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Oneisha Staples (Newburgh, NY/Newburgh Free Academy) finished with 17 points, seven boards and nine assists.

Farmingdale junior Angela Williams (New York, NY/Murry Bergtraum) scored 18 points and was 4-for-8 from three point range. Senior Sharon Billips finished with 13 points.

The Rams travel to John Jay College tomorrow for a 2:00 pm non-conference game.