PHOTO TEST: TCNJ Men’s and Women’s Basketball Sweeps

The men’s and women’s basketball teams here at Montclair State University have been on a roll lately, with both teams picking up huge conference wins on Jan. 22.

The men’s basketball team capitalized on their scorching second-half shooting from downtown (7-19, 36%) to defeat The College Of New Jersey (TCNJ), 71-53. First-year goaltender Mike Jackson led his team with 18 points, a season high for him.

First-year guard Mike Jackson tries a nifty layup on a defender.
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The women’s basketball team followed that up with a 53-39 victory over the TCNJ Lions with junior guard Nickie Carter leading with 19 points and freshman hitter Olivia Vero recording five blocks in a small-ball performance. groups.

Junior guard Nickie Carter and second Kendall Hodges celebrate a great play. Chris Krusberg |  The Montclairon

Junior guard Nickie Carter and sophomore guard Kendall Hodges celebrate a big game.
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Senior forward Kelly Smith hugs freshman forward Olivia Vero after a great performance.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclarion

Senior forward Kelly Smith hugs freshman forward Olivia Vero after a great performance.
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The Red Hawks will return to the Panzer Athletic Center against the University of Stockton this Saturday, with denunciations beginning at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

Tipoff starts in the men's basketball contest against TCNJ.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclarion

Tipping begins in the men’s basketball game against the TCNJ.
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Sophomore forward Megan Duffy and a TCNJ player battle for a rebound.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclairon

Sophomore forward Megan Duffy and a TCNJ player battle for a rebound.
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Second-year forward/center Francisco Paulino goes up for a shot inside the paint.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclarion

Second-year forward/center Francisco Paulino goes up for a shot inside the paint.
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Left to right: Red Hawk Sports Network interns junior Campbell Donovan, senior Jon Kociban and senior Jack Barteck live streamed the men's and women's basketball games last weekend.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclairon

Left to right: Red Hawk Sports Network interns junior Campbell Donovan, senior Jon Kociban and senior Jack Barteck live streamed the men’s and women’s basketball games last weekend.
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Sophomore guard Kendall Hodges drives down the lane with a nearby TCNJ defender.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclarion

Sophomore guard Kendall Hodges drives down the lane with a nearby TCNJ defender.
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Freshman forward Olivia Vero and senior guard Rylee Mulligan celebrate on the sidelines.  Chris Krusberg |  The Montclarion

Freshman forward Olivia Vero and senior guard Rylee Mulligan celebrate on the sidelines.
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