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Betnijah Laney Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
Sophomore Averaged 13.5 Points and 5.0 Rebounds in Wins
  • Posted on February 04, 2013 11:48:42 AM
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  • Betnijah Laney
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J.  (February 4, 2013) –  Rutgers women’s basketball sophomore guard/forward Betnijah Laney (Clayton, Del.) was named to the BIG EAST honor roll on Monday, it was announced by the league office.

    Laney helped the Rutgers women’s basketball team to a 2-0 mark last week with wins at Marquette (72-54) and against Villanova (58-50) in overtime by averaging 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in the two contests. 

    In the win at Marquette, Laney poured in 15 points and shot 5-of-6 from the free throw line.  In the overtime win vs. Villanova, Laney scored eight of her 12 points in overtime helping RU overcome an eight-point second half deficit to pull out the win over the Wildcats.  Laney scored the first six points in overtime as Rutgers outscored Villanova, 12-4, in the extra stanza and held the Wildcats without a field goal.

    On the season, Laney is averaging 9.4 points and 4.3 rebounds, while in BIG EAST action she is averaging 12.8 points and 4.6 boards per contest.

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