Rutgers Newark Has Several Great Players from New Jersey

Rutgers Newark Has Several Great Players from New Jersey

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Rutgers Newark before the game against William Paterson University.

Fans of New Jersey basketball should definitely check out a Rutgers Newark Women’s Basketball game. The entire roster is comprised of players from New Jersey. The Rutgers Newark facility is fantastic and the team is strong and competitive.

This season the team has experienced wins over Cedar Crest College, St. Joseph’s College, New Jersey City University, Goucher University, Wilkes University, and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. They recently fell short to William Paterson, 72-56, in a home game on January 6, 2018. Here is a closer look on how their players did in the game:

The center from Woodbridge High School, Comfort Akinbo, was a major presence inside. She had 20 points and dominated the boards. She has several nice post moves and is good at drawing fouls. She also had 6 blocked shots. She is very athletic and has good leaping ability.

The sisters from Teaneck High School, Hannah Ashby and Faith Ashby, are scoring machines. These two have improved their overall games since high school. They have great conditioning and do not need to rest. Faith had 15 points and Hannah had 10 points. Both players are deadly from the three-point line, but are also good at finding open teammates. Faith had 5 assists and Hannah had 7 assists.

Both from Immaculate Conception High School, Nicole Skelly and Autumn Webster, are guards who are strong from the wing. Both are shooters. During the game both did a good job of boxing out and following shots. Skelly directs her teammates on both ends of the floor and is good at drawing fouls. Webster can read the open seams and drive to the basket.

Ania Harrell, a guard from Passaic County Tech, came off the bench and played good help defense. As a freshman, she is developing her skills at the college level. She has good speed and strength.