Last-Second Shot by Rutgers-Newark Sinks Women's Basketball, 73-72

Box Score

Newark, NJ (11/30/11) – Senior guard Kendra Johnson's 3-point jumper from the top of the key with 7.7 seconds left lifted Rutgers-Newark to a 73-72 win over Montclair State in the New Jersey Athletic Conference opener for each team in The Golden Dome Arena.

Johnson, who finished with 17 points, missed a trey with 14 seconds left, but Scarlet Raider sophomore guard ShaQuanna Marshall, who notched game highs of 24 points and seven steals, knifed through the middle of the lane for the rebound and kicked the ball back to Johnson for the game winning shot.  The Raiders improved to 5-0 overall.

Freshman forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ / Roselle Catholic) paced the Red Hawks (2-3, NJAC 0-1) with 17 points and six rebounds. Junior Taylor Jeffers (Franklin, NJ / Franklin) added 15 points while Jaime Ericson (Flemington, NJ / Hunterdon Central) had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, December 3 as they travel to Richard Stockton for another NJAC contest.