Pomona, NJ (12/3/11) – . LaTonya Oliver (West Berlin/Overbrook) led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds for her fourth straight double-double as Richard Stockton won its fifth straight while handing Montclair State (2-4, 0-2 NJAC) its fourth consecutive loss in a 76-67 NJAC victory on Saturday.
The Ospreys fought back from a seven-point deficit midway through the period to tie the game 40-40 at the half. Aspen Price-Perry (Lindenwold/Lindenwold) scored 12 of her 14 points before the break to keep Stockton in the contest. Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth/Roselle Catholic) paced all scorers with 17 first-half points for Montclair State and the Red Hawks shot 53.1% from the field.
The Ospreys then turned up the heat in the second half. Stockton scored five points in a row to open up a 55-47 edge with 11:28 remaining. Oliver later hit consecutive baskets to extend the lead to double figures at 61-51 with 7:14 to play, and Stockton led by at least six for the rest of the game.
In addition to Oliver, Lauren Alwan (Winslow/Timber Creek) scored 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Stockton. Price-Perry added four assists to go with her point total. The Ospreys out-rebounded the Red Hawks 50-32 for the game, with 20 of those boards coming on the offensive glass and leading to 23 second-chance points.
Tobie led all scorers with 21 points and a team-high eight boards for the Red Hawks. Jaime Ericson (Flemington/Hunterdon Central) chipped in with 13 while Michelle Montagna (New Providence/New Providence) and Sara Farrell (Marlton/Cherokee) tallied 10 points apiece. Montclair shot just 29% from the field for the second half and went just 4-21 (19%) from three-point range in the game.
The Red Hawks are now off until next Saturday, December 10 when they travel to Drew University for a 2:00 pm matchup with the Rangers in Madison, NJ.