Women's Basketball Runs Past Rowan for Fourth Straight

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Montclair, NJ (1/16/10) - Senior forward Catherine Cristino (Farmingdale, NJ / Colts Neck) scored 17 points to lead three players in double figures as Montclair State won its fourth straight with a 73-53 victory over Rowan University in a New Jersey Athletic Conference inter-divisional contest at the Panzer Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon.

Junior forward Kisandra Ayanbeku (Brockton, MA / Randolph) added 15 points and nine rebounds while junior Jamilee Pflug (Clark, NJ / Arthur L. Johnson) collected 11 points and five assists as the Red Hawks remained tied for the NJAC North lead at 5-1 while upping its overall mark to 11-5.

Junior guard Gina Catanzariti (Cinnaminson, NJ / Cinnaminson) had 13 points and four rebounds for Rowan, which had its two-game winning streak snapped with the loss. The Profs are 9-6 overall, 3-2 in the NJAC South.

Montclair State jumped out to a 9-0 lead as they kept Rowan off the board for the first 3:14 of the game. The Profs responded with a with a 10-3 run of its own as Catanzariti hit a jumper to make the score 12-10 with 13:20 left. The Red Hawks then seized control with a 15-5 run to take a 27-15 advantage on Pflug's layup with 8:11 to play. MSU led 37-21 at the break.

The Red Hawks and Profs both return to action on Wednesday, January 20 with home conference games. Montclair hosts division co-leader and 13th-ranked William Paterson while Rowan faces Richard Stockton College. Both games are scheduled for 6:00 pm.