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Women's Basketball recap: Laney leads Rutgers to win over Michigan, 81-68

F Betnijah Laney's double-double paced RU in the victory over the Wolverines.

Senior F Betnijah Laney (No. 44)
Senior F Betnijah Laney (No. 44)
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The Scarlet Knights were victorious over the Michigan Wolverines Wednesday night and avoided a four-game losing streak at home. F Betnijah Laney was the star of the game, leading the Knights in points (20), rebounds (10), and steals (5) on her way to her 11th double-double of the season.

It was a game of scoring runs as both Rutgers and Michigan traded knockout blows with the Scarlet Knights coming out on top at the final whistle. Eight minutes into the game, RU raced out to a 25-8 lead over the Wolverines, and that margin would last until halftime with the score at 42-25. In the second half, Michigan fought back to make it a three-point game after going on an 19-3 run. The Wolverines would tie the game at 51 on a huge three-pointer from Siera Thompson at the 10:43 mark.

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However, Stringer and the Knights answered Michigan's run and never relinquished the lead, scoring seven unanswered points to put RU ahead for good.

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Tyler Scaife continues to be a good scorer for the Knights, as she finished with 20 points in the win, her sixth 20+ game of the season. F Rachel Hollivay logged the most minutes off the bench with 22, scoring 10 points on the night. Kahleah Copper struggled against the Michigan defense, shooting 4-12 from the field. Copper finished with 9 points.

The win marked Women's Basketball's first B1G conference win at the RAC, where they are now 5-3 overall on the season. Attendance was 2,554. Rutgers next game will be @ Penn State on Saturday, Jan. 10 at noon.