TCNJ Features Plenty of NJ Natives

TCNJ Features Plenty of NJ Natives


On January 3, 2017 The College of NJ (TCNJ) traveled to Wayne to play William Paterson University (WPU) in women’s college basketball. TCNJ won the game 72-46. Both rosters feature many New Jersey natives who were fan favorites in high school.

TCNJ is blessed with post players and as a result they are strong inside. They began the game by scoring three lay-ups in a row from the opposite block. They run a crafty screen and roll offense and the forwards are good at dropping from the elbow to the block. They have strong hands, good footwork, and can lay up the ball, even when contested.

Here is a look at how the players from New Jersey did during the game:

  • Charlotte Schum from Morris Catholic, is a tough guard who can handle and shoot. She played a solid 32 minutes and added 8 points plus 3 assists.
  • Jen Byrne, a tall forward from Shawnee High School, was also a starter, and played 25 minutes. She is a good defender inside.
  • Samantha Famulare from Freehold High School also played more than half the game. She had 9 points.
  • Nikki Schott, power forward from Warren Hills High School played a solid 25 minutes and added 12 points.
  • Shannon Devitt, a center from Westfield High School, came off the bench for TCNJ and was deadly from inside. She had 14 points off layups and finished with 16 points.
  • Lauren Barlow, a guard who played for Bishop Ahr High School, had 8 points. This included two shots from outside the arch.
  • Christine Woods, who played both guard and forward, came in as the third sub for TCNJ and gave them an added boost of energy. She was a powerhouse for River Dell High School, a major asset to the team both inside and out. She is strong from the foul line for TCNJ.
  • Bianca Nicolini, a guard from Southern Regional High School, played good defense.

The following players closed out the game for TCNJ:

  • Jane Beiermeister, a guard from Montville High School, she made some good decisions on offense by looking for open teammates.
  • Nicole Shatsky, a guard from Marlboro High School, also did a good job passing.
  • Jillian Jover, the speedy fast point guard from North Bergen High School, brings the same speed to the college floor. She had a great cross-court assist to a teammate running hard to the basket.
  • From Brick Memorial High School is guard Samantha Bialoblocki who earned a steal in the final minute of play.