WAYNE, N.J. (2/15/17) – The Kean University women's basketball team fell to William Paterson University in the final game of the regular season on Wednesday despite an efficient double-double effort by Kenya Adams.
Adams finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, plus a block, a steal and an assist.
The Pioneers were playing for their playoff lives, needing a win to guarantee themselves a spot in the NJAC Tournament. The Cougars were locked into the No. 2 seed coming into Wednesday's game.
Kean and William Paterson were tied after three quarters at 56. Adams had 16 points on 8-13 shooting with nine rebounds at that juncture to lead the Cougars, while Paterson was paced by Julie Rovito, who had 12 points and was shooting 60 percent.
WPU played a fantastic fourth quarter, however, and outscored Kean 21-7 in the final period to pull away to win by the largest margin of the night. Paterson's Tori Wetzel also posted a double-double (12 points, 13 rebounds) in the game.
Miesha Bacon posted 14 points – including 4-for-5 shooting from three-point range. Jaquetta Owens (pictured left)and Marajiah Bacon both eclipsed double figures in scoring, while De'Mean Bond had seven rebounds and five assists to go with her six points.
Coming into Wednesday's action, the Cougars already knew they had second place and a bye in the opening round of the NJAC Tournament sewn up. Kean will enjoy its bye on Saturday and then host the NJAC semifinals on Wednesday night.