Destiny Adams Has Career Night Despite RU Loss to Hall
Destiny Adams is one of the newest members of the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team, and already she is having a major impact.
Adams, who started her career with North Carolina, poured on a career best 27-points and eight rebounds in a 82-63 loss to cross-state rival Seton Hall in Orange, New Jersey on Wednesday night. The 20-point performance was only the second such effort of her young basketball career.
Still the Pirates proved tough to stop on the opposite end. Anza Baines led the Hall with 25 points, while Micah Gary put down 18-points in the victory. Overall, Seton Hall connected on 43 percent of their shots from the floor, and were especially deadly from the charity stripe where they hit on 82 percent of their shots (22-of-27).
Rutgers did get to within three points of the lead thanks to a 5-0 run at the start of the second quarter, due to buckets by Adams and Chyna Cornwell, but the Pirates began to pull away with Baines connected on a bucket and four consecutive free throws.
Seton Hall led by 12 at the break, and would never look back.
Kaylene Smikle also reached double figures with 13 points for her 29th career game with over 10 points. In addition, the sophomore guard tied for a team-high eight rebounds and contributed two blocks.
Rutgers returns home to face St. Francis on Sunday at 12 noon.