PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior guard Dawn McCullouch (Long Beach, CA) recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Rutgers women’s basketball team past the New York Gazelles AAU, 81-43, in RU’s final exhibition game. " />
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Rutgers Defeats NY Gazelles in Final Exhibition, 81-43
  • Posted on November 13, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior guard Dawn McCullouch (Long Beach, CA) recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Rutgers women’s basketball team past the New York Gazelles AAU, 81-43, in RU’s final exhibition game.

    McCullouch led Rutgers in the first half, grabbing nine rebounds and adding five points. Sophomore point guard Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) added seven points on 3-of-4 (.750) shooting and two steals in the opening half as Rutgers led 34-20 at intermission. Rutgers’ full-court press defense held the Gazelles to 8-of-31 (.258) field-goal shooting in the first half, while the Scarlet Knights shot 15-of-30 (.500).

    The Scarlet Knights continued the defensive pressure in the second half, forcing the Gazelles to commit 19 turnovers. RU had nine steals in the half and 17 for the game, including five apiece by junior guard Mauri Horton (Minneapolis, MN) and McCullouch.

    Rutgers displayed a balanced scoring attack, with five players scoring double figures. Freshman Michelle Campbell (Princeton, NJ) led the team with 17 points on 6-of-10 (.600) shooting, while McCullouch and Pondexter added 14. Horton had 13 and sophomore center Amber Petillon (Brick, NJ) contributed 11 points and five rebounds. For the game, Rutgers shot 32-of-62 (.516) from the floor.

    Rutgers will begin the regular season on Friday, Nov. 22, at No. 6/No. 6 Stanford at 7 p.m.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    New York Gazelles vs Rutgers
    11/13/02 7:30 p.m. at Louis Brown Ath. Center; Piscataway, NJ
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    VISITORS: New York Gazelles
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    35 THOMAS, Octavia..... f  4-9    0-1    0-0    2  3  5   3   8  4  2  0  0  28
    32 CROMER, Leah........ c  4-13   0-0    1-1    1  1  2   5   9  1  3  0  2  26
    11 GREEN, Lawanda...... g  1-5    0-2    2-2    2  1  3   4   4  3  9  0  0  34
    22 NELSON, Erica....... g  2-8    2-6    0-2    0  0  0   1   6  0  2  0  0  20
    23 CLARKSON, Mama...... g  2-2    2-2    0-0    0  5  5   2   6  1  6  0  0  20
    00 ALFORD, Yolanda.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   4   0  0  2  0  0   2
    14 FELICIANO, Jasmin...    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   3
    15 LLOYD, Candice......    1-6    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   1   2  0  4  0  0  19
    21 COKE, Kimberley.....    3-8    0-1    1-5    2  4  6   0   7  1  1  0  2  31
    33 BOYKINS, Sasha......    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  0  0  0  0   1
    34 BROWN, Rachelle.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
    40 BERRYMAN, Nikke.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  0  0  0  0  10
       TEAM................                         5  4  9
       Totals..............   17-51   4-13   5-12  13 21 34  22  43 10 30  0  4 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-31 25.8%   2nd Half:  9-20 45.0%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-8  25.0%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 30.8%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  2-7  28.6%   2nd Half:  3-5  60.0%   Game: 41.7%    3
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    34 CAMPBELL, Michelle.. f  6-10   0-0    5-6    5  1  6   2  17  2  1  1  0  24
    22 PETILLON, Amber..... c  5-9    0-0    1-3    2  3  5   1  11  1  5  1  0  29
    15 HORTON, Mauri....... g  6-14   1-3    0-1    1  5  6   1  13  4  2  0  5  36
    25 PONDEXTER, Cappie... g  5-8    2-4    2-2    1  1  2   4  14  6  2  0  4  34
    35 McCULLOUCH, Dawn.... g  6-14   0-0    2-4    3  9 12   0  14  4  2  0  5  29
    03 LOCKE, Courtney.....    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  6  1  0  3  20
    42 THEODORIS, Mariota..    0-0    0-0    1-2    1  0  1   2   1  1  1  0  0   9
    52 CAHOE, Aquisha......    0-0    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   1   2  0  1  0  0   3
    55 RICHMAN, Rebecca....    4-5    0-0    1-3    3  3  6   3   9  1  1  1  0  16
       TEAM................                         1  2  3
       Totals..............   32-62   3-8   14-23  18 24 42  14  81 25 16  3 17 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-30 50.0%   2nd Half: 17-32 53.1%   Game: 51.6%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 37.5%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half: 12-17 70.6%   Game: 60.9%    1
    
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    Officials: Jerry Donohue, Janice Aliberti, Jerome Skirione
    Technical fouls: New York Gazelles-None. Rutgers-None.
    Attendance: 712
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    New York Gazelles.............   20   23  -   43
    Rutgers.......................   34   47  -   81
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