LIVE BLOG: FDU Women’s Basketball Against NJIT

8:58 p.m.

FDU improves to 2-1 on the season as they defeat NJIT 54-48 in their first game of the doubleheader.

Wilson led the Knights with 14 off the bench. Stanley had 13 points in her debut. Rotors added nine and Carbonell had eight off the bench.

Stoll led the Highlanders with 13 as Ltiwinko added eight for NJIT.

FDU shot 18-60 (30%) from the field, 4-14 (28.6%) from three and 14-19 (73.7%) from the free-throw line

NJIT shot 17-55 (30.9%) from the field, 4-20 (20%) from three and 10-12 (83.3%) from the free-throw line.

NJIT outrebounded FDU 46-34 and had 19 turnovers compared to FDU’s seven. FDU dominated NJIT with points off turnovers with 22 while NJIT had no points off turnovers in the game.

 FDU will be back tomorrow against NJIT again with tip-off set at 7 p.m.

That will conclude another live blog for this college basketball season. Thank you to our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing the live blog tonight and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game.

Thank you to everyone who followed along with us today for the game and we will be back tomorrow for another live blog with FDU vs. NJIT. Have a good night everyone.

8:41 p.m.

FDU is on a 7-2 run to take the lead, 50-45 with 31 seconds remaining in the game.

8:31 p.m.

FDU tied it up at 43 a piece with five minutes remaining. Both teams are still struggling with shooting in this game.

8:25 p.m.

NJIT and FDU exchanging the lead in this second half as NJIT are up 43-40 with seven minutes remaining.

8:17 p.m.

A low scoring start to the second half as FDU goes into the fourth quarter with a one-point lead, 34-33 with reigning NEC Rookie-of-the Week Chloe Wilson leading the Knights with 14 points.

8:07 p.m.

NJIT jumps out to a 29-26 lead in the second half as FDU’s shooting struggles continue early in the second half.

7:49 p.m.

With FDU only up by one, they will need to finish at the rim as they have missed easy layups in the first half. The defense has been great holding NJIT to eight baskets, but they will need to defend their shooting as half of NJIT’s baskets are three-pointers.

7:46 p.m.

At halftime the Knights have a 26-25 lead. Wilson leads the Knights with eight points and Stanley has seven in her debut.

FDU shot 11-34 (32.4%) from the field, 3-9 (33.3%) from three and 1-1 (100%) from the free throw line.

Stoll leads the Highlanders with seven points as Squier added four in the first half.

NJIT shot 8-28 (28.6%) from the field, 4-12 (33.3%) from three, and 5-6 (83.3%) from the free throw line.

Both teams have struggled shooting in the first half as they are both shooting less than 40% from the field. NJIT has kept it close in the first half as they are down by one, with only eight made baskets.

7:34 p.m.

Wilson is now up to eight points as FDU is up 24-23 with four minutes remaining in the second quarter.

7:26 p.m.

Celia Carbonell hits the three with five seconds remaining, FDU leads 19-13 after the end of the first quarter.

7:25 p.m.

FDU regains the lead 14-10  as Wilson checks in off the bench and has four points.

7:17 p.m.

NJIT now leads 9-8 with a 7-0 run. 3:45 remains in the first quarter.

7:14 p.m.

Stanley leads the Knights with five as NJIT heads to the line. FDU is up 8-5 with five minutes remaining in the first quarter. 

7:09 p.m.

Stanley drills the three for her first basket of the season and FDU is now up 6-0 in the first two minutes.

7:08 p.m.

DeAngelo draws the foul and scores and will head to the line to convert the three-point play as FDU is off to a 3-0 start.

7:05 p.m.

Tonight’s starting lineup for the Knights is Lindsey Mack, Devyn Scott, Sierra DeAngelo, Maria Roters and Madison Stanley who will be making her debut this season.

NJIT’s starting lineup is Kenna Squier, Lyzi Litwinko, Ellyn Stoll, Maria Fux and Kimi Evans.

6:56 p.m.

This is the Knights first game since Dec. 2,  their game at Fordham was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns but they are back playing a round-robin against NJIT at home at the Rothman Center tonight and then tomorrow at NJIT before conference play begins next week.

The Knights are off to a 1-1 start with Maria Roters leading the Knights with 13 PPG, Sierra DeAngelo with 10.5 PPG and Lindsey Mack averaging 10 PPG. These three players have been key contributors to start the season as DeAngelo had 17 points in their win over Binghamton

The Knights freshman class has also been stepping up early as Taylor Cristian is averaging 9 PPG and reigning NEC Rookie-of-the-Week Chloe Wilson is averaging 8.5 PPG. Overall, it has been a team effort to start the season out and the Knights are off to a great start with every player contributing thus far. 

6:52 p.m.

Good evening everyone and welcome back to another women’s basketball live blog. Anthony Covino, sports editor here ready for tonight’s game. I am joined by our Editor-In-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo who will be producing the live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain updating Twitter throughout the game.

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FDU women’s against NJIT, night one. Art by Naniyah McClain