Five Straight Wins for Women's Basketball as Red Hawks Beat Cabrini, 66-47

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Radnor, PA (1/23/12) – Freshman forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ / Roselle Catholic) scored a season-high 27 points along with seven rebounds as Montclair State won its fifth straight knocking off Cabrini College, 66-47 on Monday evening.

Sophomore guard Theresa Towns (Morristown, NJ / Morristown) had 13 points as the Red Hawks closed out their non-conference schedule improving to 13-6 this season. It is the second five-game win streak for MSU this year.
The Red Hawks raced out to a double-digit lead in the first five minutes of the game as Tobie scored six points in a game-opening 11-1 run as Montclair led by 10 with 14:55 to play before half.

Cabrini would counter with a run of its own and eventually cut the deficit to 19-16 with 6:08 to go on a three-pointer. However, Montclair answered with 10 of the game’s nest 11 points to take a 29-17 advantage with 1:58 to play before halftime. Tobie, who had 14 points in the first half, scored six in the spurt as the Red Hawks ended the half on a 12-3 run taking a 31-19 lead into the break.

In the second half, MSU would maintain its double-digit lead. Towns would score 11 of her points over the final 20 minutes.

Junior guard Michelle Montagna (New Providence, NJ / New Providence) finished with nine points, all on three-point field goals, with Colleen Kelly (Rockaway, NJ / Morris Hills) pulling down a team-best eight rebounds. Taylor Jeffers (Franklin Township, NJ / Franklin) chipped in with seven points and four rebounds with Jenny Malone (North Plainfield, NJ / Roselle Catholic) collecting six points.

Montclair State returns to action on Wednesday, January 25 as they host Ramapo College at the Panzer Athletic Center beginning at 6:00 pm.