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Blakney breaks 2,000 mark for Farmingdale State

Senior guard Kimberly Blakney became the first Ram to score 2,000 points, hitting a jump shot with 7:42 left in Farmingdale State's 72-68 win over Purchase last night in women's basketball.

Blakney reached the milestone in her final regular-season home game. She finished with 31 points, 18 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks to lead Farmingdale State (23-0, 17-0 Skyline).

With the Rams up three points, Tiffara Steward hit a free throw with 12 seconds left to create the final margin. Juanita Chappel added 10 points and six rebounds and Shemique Hooks had nine points and three steals. Jessie Domes had 17 points and Liila Mack had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Purchase (11-14, 8-10).

Hofstra 59, George Mason 49: Shante Evans had 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead Hofstra (15-11, 8-6 CAA), which won the fourth of its last five games and improved to 10-3 at home. Evans was a rebound shy of tying her career-high. Jess Fuller added 15 points and two blocks and Nicole Capurso had 12 points and three steals. Rashauna Hobbs' three-pointer pulled George Mason within 46-45 with 6:46 left, but Hofstra pulled away and led by as many as 12 points with 38 seconds left after a Capurso free throw. Amber Easter had 14 points and four rebounds for George Mason (8-17, 1-13), which lost its ninth straight. Brittany Poindexter added 13 points and two steals.


Purchase 81, Farmingdale State 69: Michael McNair scored 19 points to lead Purchase (16-8, 13-6 Skyline). Corey Orgias added 18 points and eight rebounds and Charles Thompson had 15 points and nine rebounds. Christian Nunez had 15 points and four rebounds and Terrence Howard had 11 points and nine rebounds for Farmingdale State (12-11, 12-6).


Denver 14, Stony Brook 4: Bonnie Wells scored four goals and Lexi Sanders had five assists to lead host Denver (2-2), which scored the game's first five goals and led 14-1 at one point in the second half. Samantha Djaha scored two goals and junior Trish Molfetta had a goal and a career-high six ground balls for Stony Brook (0-2).

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