Rutgers women’s basketball opens season with a win over St. Peter’s

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Rutgers women’s basketball got their season off to a solid start, a comprehensive 59-38 win over St. Peter’s on Tuesday night.

The scoring for Rutgers was led by sophomore guard Liz Martino who had 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting and added six assists – both team highs on the night. Rutgers rolled out to a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and was up 24-13 at halftime.

A season ago, St. Peter’s was 13-15 (10-9 MAAC) and advanced to the MAAC Championship Game where they lost to Marist.

Rutgers had a balanced and productive night, moving the ball efficiently and getting contributions from its deep roster. It was a big night from forward Osh Brown, a transfer from Ball State who finished the game with eight points and 11 rebounds. Guard Jailyn Mason, a transfer from Arkansas, had five points and five rebounds in her first game at Jersey Mike’s Arena.

Rutgers opens the season with five straight home games. They face South Alabama on Friday and Fairfield on Sunday at Jersey Mike’s Arena.

St. Peter’s were led in scoring by Kendrea Williams who had 10 points as well the strong play of Kassondra Brown (eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block).