Feb. 5, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Jhazmine Lynch scored a game- and season-high 21 points, and Colgate erased a 12-point deficit in the second half but fell victim to a 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds to go and lost 53-51 at NJIT Tuesday in Newark, N.J.
With the loss, the Patriot League finishes its non-League record for the 2012-13 regular season at 63-56.
Josie Stockill narrowly missed a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench, while Lulu Brase added seven points and Lauryn Kobiela chipped in four assists.
NJIT led 22-20 at halftime and scored the first seven points of the second, forcing a Colgate (6-16) timeout.
Stockill converted a hoop and a harm opportunity to cut the Highlanders' lead to six immediately after the timeout, but NJIT scored the next six to take a 35-23 lead with 13:33 to go.
The Raiders spent the next 10 minutes chipping away at the deficit, and Lynch hit a 3-pointer with 3:32 to go to make it a 48-47 NJIT lead. Stockill's layup with 1:59 on the clock put Colgate ahead for the first time since the 4:01 mark of the first half.
The teams traded buckets, with Lynch's basket giving Colgate a 51-50 edge with 1:06 left. NJIT's Martina Matejcikova sank a triple with eight seconds to go to put the Highlanders ahead for good, as Lynch's game-tying try in the final seconds bounced off the rim.
Lynch's 21 points came on 6-of-19 shooting and 4 of 4 at the foul line. The Raiders shot 33 percent for the game and hit seven 3s. NJIT outscored Colgate 11-6 at the foul line.
at NJIT 53, Colgate 51