Farmingdale State, 73
Merchant Marine, 60
Kings Point, N.Y. - Freshman guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) had a big day against Merchant Marine (6-9, 3-3 Skyline) as she finished with a career-high 31 points to lead the Rams to a 73-60 conference victory. Farmingdale improves to 9-3, 5-1 in the Skyline with the win.
The Rams held just a 25-24 halftime lead, before Blakney posted 21 points in the second and junior center Mercedes Miller (New York, NY/Manhattan Center) helped with nine in the second for the convincing lead en route to a 13-point victory. Miller finished with a total of 13 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Rochelle Clark (Bellport, NY/Bellport) added five points, five board, six steals and four assists.
Merchant Marine's Andrea Carey led with a team-high 15 points, while teammate Morgan Gartner grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
Farmingdale State will play next at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, NY on Thursday, January 18th in a conference doubleheader starting at 6:00pm. The men's game will follow at 8:00pm.