Richard Stockton pulls off upset
Muniz scores game-high 18 points to power Ospreys to victory
GALLOWAY, N.J. -- Richard Stockton (8-1) extended its winning streak to seven consecutive games with a 75-65 victory against No. 8 Lebanon Valley (9-1). The loss was the first of the season for the Flying Dutchmen.
The Ospreys broke out of the gate quickly in the first half, leading by as many as 16 after a 19-5 run. The Flying Dutchmen closed to within four at the half with a 17-5 spurt in the last eight minutes to make it 40-36.
Lebanon Valley was led by Caitlin Bach who scored 10 of her team-high 16 points before the break. Aspen Price-Perry countered with nine of her 12 points in the first half for Stockton.
The second half saw Stockton extend the lead to as many as 12 points on four occasions before Lebanon Valley once again fought back to close within three with 1:21 remaining. Stockton then knocked down seven of 10 foul shots to seal the victory. Brittany Muniz and Che’Na Thompson each went 3-4 at the stripe to help Stockton seal the victory.
Muniz, a freshman, led the Ospreys with a game-high and career-high 18 points, with 13 coming in the second half. Thompson added 14 while teammates Price-Perry and Lauren Alwan chipped in with 12. LaTonya Oliver pulled down eight rebounds to lead Stockton.
Kiely Chaklos scored 15 points and tied Bach for a team-high eight rebounds. They were the only players in double figures for Lebanon Valley. The Flying Dutchmen shot just 24.3 percent from the field in the second half.