BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Felician University fell behind, 32-15, at halftime of its eventual 63-40 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball loss to host Bloomfield College on Tuesday evening at the BC Gymnasium. Bloomfield (13-6, 10-1 CACC) is ranked No. 10 in the most recent NCAA Division II East Region writers' poll.
Junior forward Marya Trapp (Red Bank, N.J.) paced the Golden Falcons with 11 points and seven rebounds. Felician (5-14, 4-8) had won its previous two games before entering a seven-day layoff.
Junior guard Jahniece Jaffe (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) came off the bench to lead all players with 17 points and grab eight rebounds for Bloomfield. Bear junior Zhane Robinson (Newark, N.J.) recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes.
Bloomfield took the lead, 6-5, on a Bobbi Floyd (Las Vegas, Nev.) lay-up mid-way through the first quarter and never trailed again. The Bears were ahead, 14-7, after one quarter and by nine with 2:51 to play until halftime. The hosts then completed the half with a 9-1 spurt, including a Jaffe three-point field goal on their final possession, for the 17-point halftime spread.
The Bears continued to steadily build their edge throughout the third period, to as high as 27 points following an Ilysia Lewis (Baltimore, Md.) lay-up at the 1:57 mark. Bloomfield was ahead, 51-26, at the end of the third, and never by fewer than 20 points the rest of the way.
Both teams struggled from the floor (36 percent for Bloomfield to 35 percent for Felician), but the Bears tallied 24 points off of 21 Golden Falcon turnovers. Bloomfield also amassed a 21-9 edge in offensive rebounds, leading to a 19-6 margin in second-chance points.
Redshirt freshman Kristin Smith (Hainesport, N.J.) posted nine points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots for Felician, which made only 7 of 19 foul shots (37 percent). Floyd totaled 11 points and five rebounds for the Bears.