Blakney Grabs School Record 26 Rebounds on Pink Zone Night

Blakney Grabs School Record 26 Rebounds on Pink Zone Night

Blakney Grabs School Record 26 Rebounds on Pink Zone Night

Farmingdale State - 71, Old Westbury - 65

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's basketball team (20-0, 14-0 Skyline) trailed by three at the half, but was able to hold off SUNY rival Old Westbury (11-11, 6-9) in the second to take the 71-65 victory in tonight's Pink Zone Game in Farmingdale, N.Y. Rams senior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) grabbed a school record 26 rebounds, while also scoring 24 points, as she broke Sharon Billips' record of 20 rebounds, set back on March 2nd, 2005.

The Panthers led 30-27 at the break and scored the first eight points to push the lead up to 11, before a 15-4 Farmingdale run, highlighted by a layup from sophomore guard Shemique Hooks (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury), gave the Rams a one-point lead, 44-43 with 12:50 left on the clock. Farmingdale pushed the lead to six, before freshman guard Krystina Agard (Queens, N.Y./August Martin) sank four free throws and freshman forward Abigail Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y./Frederick Douglas Academy) connected on a layup to tie the score at 49-49.

The Rams surged ahead to a 14-point advantage with a 19-4 run for a 68-54 lead with 4:05 remaining and would hold on for the conference win to increase their undefeated streak to 20 games.

Blakney's 24 points led the team, while senior guard Juanita Chappel (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grand Street Campus) scored 10 points and senior guard Kamaya Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood) scored eight points, eight rebounds and game-highs of six steals and three blocks.

Old Westbury was led by senior guard Carlie Moore (Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic) with 24 points, Agard with 21 points, and senior guard Avery Josey (Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis) finished with 18 rebounds and 10 points.

The Pink Zone Night raised over $800 towards the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and saw approximately 300 fans in tonight's Skyline Basketball double-header. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting breast cancer awareness. Go Rams!