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King’s women down Rutgers-Camden

WILKES-BARRE -- Jenna Palumbo scored a game-high 16 points to lead the King’s College women’s basketball team to a 69-50 victory over visiting Rutgers-Camden University on Sunday in Scandlon Gymnasium.

King’s (3-1) scored the first eight points of the game and led throughout the majority of the first half. Rutgers-Camden (2-2) fought back, though, grabbing a brief 23-21 lead at the 3:37 mark on a pair of foul shots by Carmen Oyola. Almost immediately, Monarchs’ guard Kaitlyn Fiorino responded with a three-pointer that launched a 13-5 run for King’s. Heading into halftime, the Monarchs led 34-28.

The Scarlet Raptors would close to within 51-45 with 5:57 left on a basket by Imani Hafiz, but King’s used a three-pointer from Fiorino and two foul shots each from Palumbo and Paettie to extend the lead to 60-46 with 4:09 left in the contest.

Palumbo was 5-of-14 from the field, including 4-of-11 from three-point range. Fiorino added 14 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Paettie finished with 10 points. Krystina Durako contributed with nine points and six boards while Lauren Kendra chipped in with six points and six rebounds.

Rutgers-Camden was paced by Amber Parker with 15 points while Hafiz followed with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Oyola chipped in with 3 points and six boards.

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