Women's Basketball Takes Second Place In Region XIX Tournament

Photo Credit: Tom Smith
Photo Credit: Tom Smith

By: John Sorce

Lincroft, NJ – Third-seeded Passaic County Community College defeated top-seeded Brookdale Community College, 65-60, in the NJCAA Region XIX Women's Basketball Championship Game at Collins Arena on Sunday.

Brookdale led throughout, holding leads of 10-4, 24-20, and 46-34 after the first three quarters. But Passaic sparked a comeback in the fourth, outscoring the Jersey Blues 31-14 over the final 10 minutes.

Zeniya Thomas led Passaic with 22 points, with 12 coming in the fourth quarter. Kathy Davis netted 20 points and Jada Camacho, who was named Tournament MVP, added 15 for the Panthers.

Dayjah Anderson led Brookdale with 16 points. Three other Jersey Blues netted double-figures in Danielle Griffith (12), Jessica Poplawski (11) and Rachel Rouse (10).

Passaic will represent Region XIX in the NJCAA Women's Basketball Division III National Championship, which begins on Thursday, Mar. 14 at Northampton Community College in Allentown, PA.

Photo above courtesy of Tom Smith