TCNJ’S KLIMOWICZ TALLIES 1,000th CAREER POINT
Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s
basketball team hosted the Profs of Rowan University in the Lions’ home
regular-season finale. The Lions came away with the 74-61 victory to improve to
19-5 overall and 10-2 in the NJAC, while posting their sixth straight victory.
Rowan drops to 14-10 overall and 6-6 in the league. With Wednesday’s win, the
Lions took the series on the season after collecting the win at Rowan on January
TCNJ’s junior center Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) joined the 1,000 point club on Wednesday night after starting the night just eight points shy of the plateau. A transfer from Division I St. Joseph’s University, Klimowicz added 275 of those points in her first season at St. Joe’s and has since scored 731 while playing for the Lions. Overall on her collegiate career, she now has 1,006 as well as 695 rebounds.
TCNJ led 34-19 at the break as they opened on an 11-0 run to start the game. Klimowicz paced the Lions adding 10 points in the first stanza to join the 1,000 point club, while freshman Kelsey Kutch (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) added eight points in the first half as the Lions held the Profs to 21.2% effort from the floor (7-33).
Junior guard Lisa Koch (Oak Ridge, NJ/Washington Township) had a career night as she finished with 19 points, bettering her previous high of 14 points set in December against Marymount (VA). Koch added five three-pointers and paced all players on the night. TCNJ would get additional double-digit scoring on the contest from junior guard Alyssa Michella (Washington Township, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) as she added 11 points with eight rebounds, while Kutch finished with 16 points.
Rowan’s freshman Gina Catanzariti (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) added seven of her 10 points in the first half to lead the Profs as she came in off the bench. Senior guard Kristina Wallace (Logan Township, NJ/Clearview Regional) led the Profs as she poured in 16 points, while sophomore forward Jessica Nimbley (Middletown, NJ/St. John Vianney) added 10 points with three assists.
Overall on the night, TCNJ shot 50.9% from the floor (28-55) and hit 47.1% from three-point range (8-17), while Rowan was held to just 14.3% from three-point range (2-14) and 34.3% overall from the floor (23-67).
Prior to the contest, TCNJ recognized their 2007-2008 senior, forward Sara Best (High Bridge, NJ/Voorhees) in conjunction with Senior Night in Packer Hall. Best finished with seven points, six rebounds and five assists to elevate her career totals to 693 points, 239 rebounds and 136 assists.
CNJ returns to action on February 23 travelling to Rutgers University-Camden for a 1 p.m. match-up in the regular-season finale, while Rowan University hosts Kean University in a 1 p.m. home contest in Glassboro, NJ as they hold their Pack the Gym Day event.