2014-2015 Women’s basketball team
By Alyssa Davis
In the final game of the Women’s Basketball season, the Cougars fell to New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) rival, The College of New Jersey, to finish the season with a 12-13 record.
Kean started the 2014-2015 season strong scoring a season-high, 90-points and securing a 49-point win against Simmons College in their first contest.
In their next five games, the Cougars went 3-2; besting two NJAC teams, New Jersey City University and Ramapo College, along the way.
Throughout Dec. and Jan. the Cougars secured eight wins and fell in defeat in six contests. In 10 of those 14 games, the women went toe-to-toe with NJAC rivals. They managed to secure wins in five of those games. The team ended up posting a 7-11 record in the conference. The last games of the season proved to be difficult, as Kean lost all five by seven points or more.
One of the nine players who will return next season is center Najha Treadwell, a 6ft., freshman starter who scored a season-high 24-points in the last game of the season.
Treadwell lead the team in points-per-game scoring an average of 16. She also had 15 assists, 27 steals, 49 blocks, 9.5 rebounds and a total of 400 points on the season. Treadwell is looking to improve on her play for the next season.
“I am looking forward to perfecting my skills and being more aggressive,” said Treadwell.
The team will be without seniors Shanice Jones, Shay Collins and AnnaRose Pierre in 2015-2016, all of whom were guards.
Jones scored 83 points on the season with 37 assists. She had a total of 48 rebounds – 34 defensive and 14 offensive.
Pierre had a strong season with 217 points and 25 assists. She had 124 rebounds in total, 76 defensive and 48 offensive, with an average of five per game.
Collins, who had 83 points on the season, 37 assists and 48 rebounds, 34 defensive and 14 offensive, believes that the team has potential for next season:
“The team has good players, even with three seniors leaving,” Collins said. “It all depends on their leader and how they jell together as a team.”