January 19, 2008

Sistrunk Repeats Game-Winning Layup

Farmingdale State - 70, Mount Saint Mary - 68


Farmingdale, N.Y. – After taking the first win in eight previous encounters from Mount Saint Mary College (13-2, 7-1 Skyline) last year at home, 67-66, with a buzzer-beater, senior forward Jasmine Sistrunk (Brooklyn, N.Y./South Shore) decided history would repeat itself. Sistrunk took a pass from sophomore guard Kamaya Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood) to the hoop for a lay up as the clock struck zero today. The score put Farmingdale State (11-3, 9-0 Skyline) up by two for a 70-68 victory, which gives them sole possession of first place in the Skyline Conference. 

The Blue Knights led by eight shortly before the half, but the Rams cut the lead to four before the break. The second half remained close with neither team leading by more than three.

The Farmingdale State offense was lead by sophomore guard Kimberly Blakney, who had a season-high 29 points and game-high seven steals. Miller added a double-double, 13 points, and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Mount Saint Mary had three players in double figures. Sophomore forward Shannon Sangster (Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) led with 19 points. Senior guard Vanessa Lawson (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) added 12 points and Meredith Paggi (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes) followed with 11 points and a team-high six boards.

The Rams will now host Mount Saint Vincent College on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 p.m., for another Skyline Conference game. The men’s team will host Mount Saint Vincent College as well, following the women at 3:00 p.m.

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