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MAHWAH, N.J. (Jan. 28, 2012) – Sophomore forward Micaela Moore (Lindenwold, NJ/Lindenwold)scored 13 points, collected eight rebounds and added four steals to power the Ramapo College women’s basketball team over Rutgers University-Camden, 64-45, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Saturday afternoon.

Ramapo improves to 12-7 overall and 4-5 in the NJAC, while Rutgers-Camden falls to 12-8 and 2-7. The Scarlet Raptors fall to 31-17 in the all-time series against the Roadrunners.
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The Roadrunners scored the first four points of the game and never trailed. After Rutgers-Camden cut the gap to 4-2, Ramapo went on a 14-point run, aided by four points apiece from Moore and freshman forward Alex Milne (Howell, NJ/Howell).

By halftime, the Roadrunners held a 38-20 advantage, with Moore scoring eight of those points and senior forward Lindsey Gripenburg (Bloomingdale, NJ/Butler) adding all seven of her points for the game.

In addition to Moore, junior guard Alexa Ryan (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan) added 12 points for the Roadrunners, while Milne scored 10. Junior guard Faith Flannery (Keansburg, NJ/Keansburg) added nine points. Gripenburg tied Moore with a game-high eight rebounds as Ramapo held a 39-33 advantage off the boards.

The Roadrunners shot 22-for-50 (44.0 percent) from the field, including 4-for-8 (50.0) from three-poinLillian Chukwuezet range. The Scarlet Raptors shot only 17-for-54 (31.5), including 4-for-15 (26.7) from three-point range.

Senior forward Brittany Turner (Belleville, NJ/Queen of Peace) paced the Raptors with 16 points, while junior guard Alex Koutras (Washington Township, NJ/Washington Township) added 12. Freshman guard Lillian Chukwueze (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East) notched seven points, five rebounds and tied junior center Jasmin Ramos (Oxford, NJ/Warren Hills Regional) for team-high honors with three steals apiece.

Ramos also added three assists and five boards. 

Freshman swingman Irene Grimanis (Brooklawn, NJ/Gloucester) paced the Raptors with six rebounds.

The Scarlet Raptors travel to Bryn Mawr College Thursday for a 7 p.m. non-conference game.