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After stumbling out of the blocks to start, the Rutgers women's basketball team rebounded to rout visiting Wisconsin, 61-41, at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Thursday night.The Scarlet Knights (11-4, 2-1) hit just one of their first 10 shots to open the contest, but a strong defensive effort led by junior guard Tyler Scaife gave them an opportunity to regroup before pouring it on the Badgers (5-8, 1-2). An 11-0 run to start the third quarter led to 36-point second half points, ultimately fueling a 20-point win.Senior wing Kahleah Copper had a complete game, leading all scorers with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds to give Rutgers its seventh consecutive win at the RAC.Copper scored 12 points in the second half in part because of the energy she was gaining from pulling down rebounds, she said.“Getting rebounds and just putbacks, that just gives me easy points,” she said.
Senior wing Kahleah Copper led all scorers with 19 points and all rebounders with 13 boards in Rutgers 61-41 rout of Wisconsin Jan. 7,
Freshman guard KK Sanders drives the lane in her second start at the collegiate level against Wisconsin.
Senior guard Briyona Canty scored 11 points off the bench to help lift the Knights to their seventh consecutive win at the RAC.
Shirita Parker releases a shot from the wing in the third quarter of the Knights 61-41 win over Wisconsin Thursday night. Parker finished with five points and five rebounds.
Not even a visit from perennial powerhouse LSU was enough to derail the Rutgers women’s basketball team as the Scarlet Knights rolled the Lady Tigers 69-57 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center Saturday afternoon.
Freshman guard KK Sanders hits a jumper from the foul line in the Knights 69-57 win over LSU on Saturday afternoon. Sanders career-high 12 points made the difference in Rutgers fourth-straight win to close the non-conference schedule 9-3.
It ended with a 25-point margin of victory, but it was never even close.The Rutgers women’s basketball team set the tone early against Iona, making a 7-0 run from the opening tip and carrying that momentum to close the first quarter with a 29-10 lead.
Win the games you are supposed to win, and the rest will sort itself out.It’s an old slogan that rarely rang more true than for the Rutgers women's basketball team regarding the Scarlet Knights' next two scheduled games.The Knights (6-3) will take on Iona (2-5) on Wednesday before matching up with Savannah State (2-6) on Sunday, with both games coming at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.Scarlet and White won last year's matchup, 66-58, in New Rochelle, when senior wing Kahleah Copper poured in a team-high 19 points.Rutgers will try to build on its 20-point win over Arkansas last Sunday, now with a legitimate shot to assemble a three-game winning streak before hosting SEC powerhouse Louisiana State at the RAC next Saturday.But the first order of business will be the game with the Gaels.Iona takes the ride down the New Jersey Turnpike to Piscataway pushing for back-to-back wins over schools from Central Jersey after defeating Rider, 59-46, on Sunday.Junior guard Tyler Scaife is coming off a 24-point performance versus the Razorbacks where the Little Rock native continued her near-spotless shooting from the free throw line, knocking down all four of her attempts from the charity stripe.Scaife has missed just one free throw in 29 tries in her junior season, ranking second in the nation in free throw percentage (96.6), according to NCAA.com.The 5-foot-7 guard believes that getting to the line early in games allows her to get into a shooting groove from the field.“I was attacking the rim early on,” Scaife said after the 60-40 win over the team from her home state.
She positions herself behind the 3-point line awaiting an opportunity. And then it comes, often on a swing pass where her teammates rotate them the ball quickly around the perimeter.Once the ball is in her hands she takes flight, rising from the floor to align her eyes with the circular target.At the top of her vertical she releases, flicking her wrist toward the rim and following through until her fingertips run nearly parallel to her forearm.
Senior guard Cynthia Hernandez used to spend hours after grade school perfecting her shot, needing 200 shots to go down before she was permitted to return home. Hernandez has made more 3-pointers (35) than any other player on the Rutgers roster since arriving on the Banks.
It felt good for the Rutgers women’s basketball team to return home to play at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Senior center Rachel Hollivay scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in Rutgers 60-40 win over Arkansas at the Louis Brown Athletic Center Dec. 6.
Junior guard Tyler Scaife scoots around an Arkansas defender to move toward the rim in the Knights 60-40 win over the Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon.
In a complete role reversal, the Rutgers women’s basketball team played the part of bully in the Scarlet Knights 61-38 win over Arkansas on Sunday afternoon.
After averaging 23 points and eight rebounds to earn the Paradise Jam MVP, senior wing Kahleah Copper struggled to nine points and six turnovers in the 65-43 loss at No. 13 Florida State.
Head coach C. Vivian Stringer was disappointed in her team's performance in the Knights 22-point loss to No. 13 Florida State. Stringer said postgame that she thought the team played scared.
A trip to paradise was just what the doctor ordered for the Rutgers women's basketball team.After beginning the season with a win at St.
Senior wing Kahleah Copper averaged 23 points and eight rebounds in three games at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, earning her the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.
In what has seem to become a common trend for the Rutgers women’s basketball team, the offense appeared as if it was stuck in the mud to open Sunday's game against Temple. The Scarlet Knights made just one of their first 10 shots as a slow-starting offense seemed like it was going to put them in a deep, early hole for the third consecutive game.