Chalk up another victory for Rutgers women’s basketball, as the ladies scored a 73-67 victory over Big Ten rival Wisconsin. The victory moves Rutgers to 10-14 on the season and 4-8 in Big Ten play this season, as the Scarlet Knights are in the thick of the Big Ten Tournament race.
Four Scarlet Knights players were in double-figures Sunday, led by Chyna Cornwell, who enjoyed here eighth double-double of the season, leading Rutgers in points (16) and rebounds (11) on Sunday.
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“This game was really important for us,” Head Coach Coquese Washington said. “We spoke before the game about how we have always talked about doing things that are bigger than yourselves. So, today was a perfect opportunity for us to come out and play for something besides just our own personal joy of winning and competing but playing for all the survivors.”
The back-and-forth affair included 13 lead changes. Rutgers reclaimed the lead on a free throw from Kaylene Smikle with 2:16 to go in the game. Smikle finished with 13 points. The Scarlet Knights scored 12 of the game’s last 18 points to secure the win.
Rutgers welcomed over 5,000 fans to Jersey Mike’s Arena and honored those fighting and defeating all cancers that affect women.
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