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Rutgers Women pick up road win over Badgers

After two losses to ranked teams, RU settles in for needed victory

Larry Levanti / Rutgers Athletics

Tyler Scaife didn’t start for Rutgers. She was sick, but convinced head coach C. Vivian Stringer that she was healthy enough to play.

We all should be that sick. Scaife captured her sixteenth 20+ point scoring effort of the 2017-18 on her way to netting 25 in 35 minutes of play, leading Rutgers (19-9, 7-7 B1G) to a 63-50 win at Wisconsin.

The Badgers (9-18, 2-12 B1G) started the game with six straight, and opened up a 17-9 lead at the end of one period. But the Knights charged back, outscoring the home team 14-11 in the second quarter, but still trailing at the half, 28-23.

The second half, though, was all Rutgers. Kathleen Fitzgerald (9 pts in 16 min) hit back to back threes to close the third quarter and give RU a lead it would not relinquish. All nine of her points, and shots, were from beyond the arc (3-5).

Stasha Carey had 12 points, a block and a steal on the night.

The Knights are off until next Wednesday, Feb. 21 when they return home to host Iowa for their regular season finale at the RAC. It will be Senior Night and prior to the 7 p.m. tipoff, RU will honor its senior Scarlet Knights – Scaife, Fitzpatrick, Jazlynd Rollins, and Nigia Greene. The game will be streamed on BTN.

Knight Notes

  • Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer’s career record improved to 996-399. She is four wins away from 1,000 career victories
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick set a new season-high with nine points. Her previous high was six against then-No. 11/10 Maryland on Feb. 1.