PISCATAWAY, NJ - Sophomore guard Quincy Douby scored 21 points and hit the basket that put Rutgers ahead to stay in a 66-58 victory over St. Mary's Saturday night." />
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Rutgers Defeats St. Mary's in Home Opener 66-58
  • Posted on November 27, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ - Sophomore guard Quincy Douby scored 21 points and hit the basket that put Rutgers ahead to stay in a 66-58 victory over St. Mary's Saturday night.

    Playing its home opener, Rutgers (2-0) handed St. Mary's (4-3) its first loss in three road games, although the Gaels also have two defeats on neutral courts against nationally-ranked foes Memphis and Mississippi State. St. Mary’s of the West Coast Conference owns road victories over Pac-10 member California as well as UNLV.

    A putback by St. Mary's Frederic Adjiwanou, who had 13 points, gave St. Mary's a 44-42 lead midway through the second half. But Adjiwanou missed the ensuing free throw on the three-point play attempt and Douby drilled a three-pointer that gave the Scarlet Knights a 45-44 lead with 10:15 remaining, and they never trailed again.

    Douby's three-pointer started Rutgers on a 10-0 run, allowing the Knights to equal their largest lead of the game at 52-44. But St. Mary's got to within 61-58 with 1:54 remaining on a putback by Daniel Kickert.

    Douby then fed sophomore center Byron Joynes for an emphatic slam which staked the Scarlet Knights to a 63-58 lead with 1:21 left. That started Rutgers on a 5-0 run to end the game, with senior guard Juel Wiggan's fast-break layup with 22.3 seconds left sealing the win.

    Both teams shot just 1-for-5 from the foul line in the final four minutes. St. Mary's was 5-for-14 for the game and Rutgers 9-for-20.

    Freshman forward Ollie Bailey had 15 points and eight rebounds for Rutgers, while senior guard Ricky Shields had 14 points and sophomore guard Marquis Webb had eight rebounds and five assists. Kickert led St. Mary's with 19 points while E.J. Rowland had eight of his 10 in the second half.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    WITH THE WIN
    Rutgers is now 2-0 on the season and will be back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 1 against Big Ten foe Penn State. It marks the second consecutive season that Rutgers has opened 2-0.

    SHIELDS MOVES UP IN CAREER CHARTS
    With his 14-point performance, senior guard Ricky Shields moved past Kevin Black (1979-83) into 17th place on the Rutgers all-time scoring list. Shields now has 1,236 career points and is just nine points away from passing Bucky Hatchett (1946-50) for 16th place.

    DOUBY SCORES 20 … AGAIN
    Sophomore guard Quincy Douby has picked up where he left off in 2003-04, notching his second consecutive 20-point outing to open the 2004-05 campaign. Douby scored a team-high 21 points against the Gaels, knocking down three-of-four three point attempts.

    ALL-TIME IN HOME OPENERS
    With tonight’s 66-58 victory over Saint Mary’s, the Scarlet Knights are now 76-17 all-time in home openers. Additionally, Rutgers is a perfect 4-0 in home-openers under head coach Gary Waters.

    TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
    Rutgers’ backcourt of sophomore Marquis Webb, sophomore Quincy Douby and senior Ricky Shields had just three turnovers. As a team, Rutgers had 12 turnovers while forcing the Gaels into 18 turnovers, scoring 17 points off those miscues.

    DOUBY-SHIELDS SPARK BACKCOURT
    After combining for 40 points in a 73-71 season-opening win against Charlotte, guards Quincy Douby and Ricky Shields contributed 35 points in tonight’s 66-58 victory.

    BAILEY: JUST MISSES FIRST CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE
    Freshman forward Ollie Bailey made the most of his second collegiate start, notching a falling just two rebounds shy of his first career ‘double-double.’ He finished with 15 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes of action. Against Charlotte, the 6-7 freshman from Chicago, IL had 12 points and seven rebounds.

    A SPARK OFF THE BENCH
    Junior center Jimmie Inglis provided a much-needed spark off the bench, contributing seven points and one rebound in 14 minutes of action, hitting three-of-four shots from the field. Senior guard Juel Wiggan tied for team-high honors in assists with five in 21 minutes.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Saint Mary's (CA) vs Rutgers
    11/27/04 7:30 p.m. at Louis Brown Athl. Center; Piscataway, NJ
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    VISITORS: Saint Mary's (CA) 4-3
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    14 KICKERT, Daniel..... f  9-13   1-5    0-0    3  7 10   3  19  0  1  0  0  30
    33 SHOLBERG, Blake..... c  2-5    0-0    1-1    1  1  2   0   5  0  1  0  0  16
    02 ROWLAND, E.J........ g  4-10   0-2    2-7    1  2  3   1  10  3  6  0  0  34
    21 WALBERG, Jason...... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   5   0  1  0  0  0  16
    32 SANDERS, Jonathan... g  4-5    0-0    1-3    3  3  6   3   9  0  3  1  0  31
    05 RHALIMI, Reda.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  1  0   1
    10 WADDY, Daniel.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   4   0  0  0  0  0  18
    23 COLLINS, Brett......    1-7    0-3    0-0    1  1  2   1   2  1  2  0  0  24
    50 ADJIWANOU, Frederic.    6-9    0-1    1-3    4  4  8   3  13  0  5  0  1  30
       TEAM................                            2  2
       Totals..............   26-49   1-11   5-14  13 21 34  21  58  5 18  2  1 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-23 52.2%   2nd Half: 14-26 53.8%   Game: 53.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-5   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-6  16.7%   Game:  9.1%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half:  4-13 30.8%   Game: 35.7%    3
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers 2-0
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    01 WEBB, Marquis....... f  0-4    0-2    0-2    5  3  8   2   0  5  1  0  1  32
    40 BAILEY, Ollie....... f  6-12   0-0    3-4    6  2  8   4  15  0  1  1  0  26
    21 JOYNES, Byron....... c  1-7    0-0    1-2    4  1  5   3   3  1  3  0  1  24
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... g  6-13   2-4    0-1    0  2  2   2  14  2  1  0  1  32
    05 DOUBY, Quincy....... g  7-13   3-4    4-8    0  2  2   2  21  1  1  0  1  35
    10 QUEZADA, Manny......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  1  0  1   3
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    2-3    0-0    0-1    1  0  1   1   4  5  2  0  2  21
    45 WATERSTRADT, Dan....    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  4  4   1   2  1  0  2  0  13
    55 INGLIS, Jimmie......    3-4    0-0    1-2    1  0  1   1   7  0  2  0  0  14
       TEAM................                         1  1  2
       Totals..............   26-58   5-10   9-20  18 15 33  17  66 16 12  3  7 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-31 38.7%   2nd Half: 14-27 51.9%   Game: 44.8%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-5  20.0%   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  6-15 40.0%   Game: 45.0%   4,1
    
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    Officials: Fran Connolly, Paul Faia, Bill McCarthy
    Technical fouls: Saint Mary's (CA)-None. Rutgers-None.
    Attendance: 6427
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Saint Mary's (CA).............   25   33  -   58
    Rutgers.......................   28   38  -   66
    
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