MSU Captures Fourth Straight; Moves Into Second in NJAC Race

Galloway, NJ – Junior forward ALEX MCKINNON and freshman guard JULIA SUTTON each scored 14 points helping Montclair State to its fourth straight victory with a 65-48 win over Stockton University at the Sports Center on Saturday afternoon. DOMONIQUE WIRSING collected 13 points and eight rebounds as the Red Hawks (16-8) not only extended their winning streak but moved into a tie for second place with Rowan University in the NJAC standings at 12-5. The puts MSU, which defeated Rowan twice in the regular season, in the driver's seat to earn the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the conference tournament. All it has to do is win its final regular-season game on Wednesday, February 13 at home versus Rutgers-Camden (6pm). A loss and Rowan victory on Wednesday would make the Red Hawks the No. 3 seed with a home game in the first round on February 16. Both teams began the game cold with neither scoring in the first three minutes until McKinnon connected on a jumper for the first points of the game. She would hit a three a minute later with a basket by Wirsing giving MSU a 9-3 advantage. Montclair would hold the Ospreys to just two points over the final five minutes of the opening period. Sutton hit once from the line giving the Red Hawks a 12-5 lead heading into the second quarter. CERYS MACLE