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Sunday, January 28, 2007

MU women's game day for Monday vs. SFPA per EO

MONMOUTH WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTES VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA.), JAN. 29, 7:00 P.M.


SETTING THE SCENE:



Monmouth (11-8, 4-4 NEC) vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (5-16, 2-8 NEC)



January 29, 2007



Tip: 7:00 p.m.



Location: Boylan Gym (2,200) West Long Branch, N.J.



Fans can listen to the game on WMCX-88.9 FM around West Long Branch or www.wmcx.com





The Monmouth University women's basketball team (11-8, 4-4 NEC) takes on their second straight Northeast Conference opponent from Western Pennsylvania when they host St. Francis (Pa.) (5-16, 2-8 NEC) Monday night at Boylan Gym. The Hawks currently sit in sixth place in the NEC after falling to Robert Morris 81-72 on Saturday afternoon.



Jennifer Bender (Staten Island, N.Y./Staten Island Tech) led the Hawks against the Colonials by logging her fourth double-double of the season with a career-high 24 points and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds. Marisa Jimenez (Carteret, N.J./Carteret) added 12 points and Brianne Edwards (Bloomfield, Conn/Suffield) contributed 10 points. Monmouth shot 47.2 % from the floor, but was done in by 25 turnovers with the Colonials converted into 33 points.



The game was closely contested as the lead changed hands seven times, even though the Hawks biggest lead was only two points. The Colonials shot 52.6 % from the field in the game.



The Red Flash have struggled since winning four consecutive Northeast Conference Tournament titles form 2002-2005, and nine out of ten postseason league championships since 1996.

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