January 17, 2009

Blakney Breaks Single-Game Assists Record in Win Over Mount Saint Vincent

Blakney Breaks Single-Game Assists Record in Win Over Mount Saint Vincent

Farmingdale State - 76, Mount Saint Vincent - 66


Farmingdale, N.Y.- The Farmingdale State women's basketball team (8-4, 6-1) defeated the College of Mount Saint Vincent today, 76-66, in a Skyline Conference game. Junior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) broke the single-game assists record with 13, surpassing Danielle Houpe and Danerky Perez's record of 11.

Freshman guard Shemique Hooks (Westbury,N.Y./Westbury) led all scorers in the first half with 17 points, while junior guards Tiffara Steward (Elmont,N.Y./Sewanhaka) and Kamaya Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood) had six points a piece. Blakney finished the half with eight assists, four blocks, four steals and three rebounds. The Dolphins were led by junior guard Lauren Percodani (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea) who had a team-high nine points in the half.

Farmingdale State would hold the lead throughout the second half. Hooks finished the game with 20 points and seven rebounds, Miller added 10 more points in the second, giving her 16 for the game. Blakney finished with 14 total points, her record-breaking 13 assists, nine steals, six rebounds and five blocks. Mount Saint Vincent was led by junior center Courtney Heesemann (New Hyde Park,N.Y./New Hyde Park), who led all scorers with 23 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

The Rams will travel to Sage for a Skyline Conference game on Monday, January 19th at 6:00pm.

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