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The Rutgers women's basketball team entered the Louis Brown
Athletic Center yesterday with a negative rebounding margin of 0.4
during its three-game losing streak. That trend continued for head
coach C. Vivian Stringer and Co. in the team's 54-47 win against
Big East-rival Syracuse, as the Knights lost the battle on the
The backbone of the Rutgers women's basketball team was always
Junior guard Khadijah Rushdan scored 14 points and led Rutgers
with nine assists to help avoid a four-game losing skid.
Head coach C. Vivian Stringer, top, saw her team lose the battle
on the boards for the 13th time this season as junior forward April
Sykes came off the bench after not scoring against St. John's.
Sophomore center Monique Oliver (44) shot 7-of-15 from the field
and led the Knights with 15 points in the team's 54-47 victory over
Syracuse on Sunday afternoon.
Three games, three different identities and three instances of
the same outcome.
The struggles continued for the Rutgers women's basketball team
Tuesday night, as a missed free throw and lane violation proved to
be the difference in the squad's 51-48 loss to St. John's.
Junior forward April Sykes, the Scarlet Knights' leading scorer
this season, struggled in her last outing, going 0-for-12 from the
field and finishing the game with zero points.
Sophomore center Monique Oliver leads the Scarlet Knights this
season with 17.3 points per game in Big East play. The Las Vegas
native looks to continue that trend Sunday against Syracuse, as she
scored 27 points en route to a win in teams' first meeting.
Sophomore center Monique Oliver exploded for a 22-point outing
Tuesday in the Scarlet Knights' 51-48 loss to St. John's.
With the final stretch of the season winding down for the
Rutgers women's basketball team, consider it judgment day.
Rutgers head women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer will
take her squad on the road five more times this season, beginning
tonight with a matchup against St. John's at Carnesecca Arena.
Stringer and'Co. lost each of their last two games after winning
Junior forward Chelsey Lee struggled in the Scarlet Knights'
last two games, averaging just 4.5 points in the pair of conference
It was exactly what head coach C. Vivian Stringer did not want
The last time Rutgers head women's basketball coach C. Vivian
Stringer matched wits with Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, the
Scarlet Knights cruised to a 20-point victory.
Junior forward April'Sykes, the team's leading scorer this
season, eclipsed the 20-point mark in the Scarlet Knights' 63-44
loss to No. 2 Connecticut on Wednesday at home. The Starkville,
Miss., native averages 14.2 points per game this season.
There were plenty of instances when the Rutgers women's
basketball team managed to send the Louis Brown Athletic Center
crowd into a frenzy last night in Piscataway. But these flashes did
not light up the scoreboard enough in the Scarlet Knights'
Rutgers junior April Sykes got the fans on their feet for one of
the loudest cheers of the season in the first minute of action last
night against No. 2 Connecticut. Sykes stripped the ball from Husky
freshman Bria Hartley at midcourt and put the Knights ahead, 2-0,
with a transition layup.
Junior Jaymee Tucker scored one point on a late foul shot last
night in her first game as a Scarlet Knight after walking on to the