The Stockton University women's basketball team lost to visiting Alvernia University 60-56 on Saturday in Galloway ¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥, as a rally in the final minute fell short.
Stockton's Imene Fathi, a Wildwood High School graduate, hit nine of 11 from the field, including six-of-seven from 3-point range, to lead all scorers with a career-high 24 points.
The loss evened Stockton's record at 2-2. Alvernia, of Reading, Pennsylvania, improved to 4-1.
The Ospreys were up 26-21 at halftime but were outscored 19-6 in the third quarter to trail 40-32.
Fathi's final 3-pointer cut the Alvernia lead to 58-54 with 33 seconds left to play. Alvernia hit 1 of 2 free throws, but Stockton's Skylar Fowlkes made a layup to make it 59-56 with 20 seconds remaining. A foul shot and a Stockton turnover helped to preserve the win for the Golden Wolves.
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Fowlkes scored eight and had three rebounds, and Stockton's Trina Deveney-Bethea (Cedar Creek) added 10 points and five rebounds. Emma Morrone contributed seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Kayla Williams topped Alvernia with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Taliyah Malone scored 14 and had four steals, and Jordan Karmonick added eight points, seven rebounds, four steals and five assists.
Men's and women's cross country: Stockton sophomore Kayla Kass placed 166th out of 292 female runners in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Kass finished in 22 minutes, 55.6 seconds. Junior teammate Jaelyn Barkley placed 200th in 23:06.2.
On the men's side, Erik Ackerman placed 217th out of 294 runners. The junior finished in 26:26.2. Ackerman was named the New ¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥ Athletic Conferenceâ€™s Runner of the Year on Oct. 30.
Men's basketball: DJ Campbell scored 30 points, but the Ospreys lost to Saint John's University (Minnesota) 77-64 on the second and final day of the Small College Basketball Champions Classic in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Campbell (Vineland) also had eight rebounds and three steals. The Johnnies (1-2) led 40-23 but Campbell scored eight straight points to cut the lead to 40-31. Saint John's was up 43-33 at halftime but Stockton (2-2) cut it to 53-49 and 59-55. The Johnnies outscored Stockton 18-9 the rest of the way.
Tayvon Gaither added 12 points and six rebounds for the Ospreys, and Diante Miles (Wildwood) scored six. Martin Anguelov (Wildwood Catholic) contributed five points, and Jamar Johnson had five rebounds and three assists.
Blake Berg scored 20 for Saint John's, all in the first half. Kooper Vaughn and Zach Longueville each added 17, and Luke Budzyn had six points and 12 rebounds.